TDS for healthy water consumption is the fundamental thing that we should look after. It certainly tells the quality as well as nature of the water. We always see ads beaming up saying that the following water purifier has the TDS controller in it or it’s best suited for water level above 500ppm and so many others.
Well, in this article we’ll see what is the best possible level of TDS you need to watch out for when having water. Before we look out for the TDS let’s understand first the pH level of water.
“Purified water took its name from Pure which means the pH it should be neutral at 25 *C. Ideally, speaking extremely pure water has a pH level of 7. Anything below 7 makes the water acidic, soft and corrosive. A figure over 7 and the water becomes alkaline.”
The normal range for pH in surface water systems is 6.5 to 8.5, and the pH range for groundwater systems is between 6 to 8.5. The drinkable water ranges from 7-8.5. Have a look at the following markings for better understanding—
Water with the level of 7 and nature of neutrality doesn’t contain any taste and mineral hence it is odourless, colourless and tasteless. In order to improve the taste of it you need to include some TDS level and minerals into it. Just because of it, the TDS controller and mineralizer have the importance in the water purification system.
Well, besides the TDS effect in water if you are having water with low pH & thinking to have the equipment to balance it out. We have something great for you.
Vivid Star pH Balance Jug
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Coming back to the point of TDS. As per the guidelines given by WHO here is the list of TDS level for water and their nature for the drink-
Of course, by the above image, we can understand that the water with the lesser TDS level is the best fit for drinking. For the detailed knowledge about the TDS level see the following—
Less than 50– Not acceptable because the water with low TDS will have a lesser amount of minerals
Between 80-150 – Considered as the good level for TDS as it delivers a nice amount of minerals to the water
150-250 As far as the cardiovascular health is concerned, this is considered as the fittest level of TDS for drinking.
250-350 In India you’ll definitely encounter this range of TDS in water, it is acceptable though it is not the best.
350-500 People in the villages usually encounters this level. Sometimes, even now in urban areas, we can see this level. It is too acceptable for drinking but still not as good as the 250ppm range.
500-900 This level of water is not at all acceptable but with the help of RO purifier you can decrease the level below 500ppm
900-1200 The range is by default can’t be advised for drinking unless you’re using RO along with TDS controller which will demineralize the water to the drinkable level
1200-2000 Counted as Groundwater. Not fit for drinking even though there are several water purifiers available in the market.
For your ease Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) & Methods to Reduce Them
Is TDS Level Good or Bad for the drinking water?
Whatever we say, this is the by far most researched question about concerning TDS level of water. So, here’s the answer to this most famous question. See, the TDS does what, it simply adds minerals to the water. But, the excessive presence or negligible presence of anything affects the quality of the thing it’s giving hand in. Same goes with the TDS level. Here with the excessive amount we see the water gets salty, corrosive and acidic whereas with the lesser amount it gets bland and tasteless.
You might be thinking then, how to understand the quality of water? Of course, you cannot keep that TDS meter along with yourself everywhere or a filter paper and a scale. Then How? The simple and easy way through this is to check it with your own sensors. Yes, your organic taste buds have got the ability to check which water is suitable for drinking or not for you or your loved ones.
If you taste the water is salty, brackish or strangely unpleasant then it’s high in TDS means reject it. Or if it is bland, tasteless, going flat for your taste buds then it’s low in TDS, reject it also. In short, the TDS level in water explains you about the potability of it.
For your feasibility to understand more about TDS and different methods to reduce them, I’ve written a separate article for you.
TDS of Low-level
TDS level below the acceptable range can be harmful as it may result in hair fall and even you can face heart diseases. It is recommended that people with kidney problem should drink pure water having TDS level below 100 mg/L for better recovery. Much less Concentration of TDS in water is not acceptable as it causes bitter taste and absence of valuable minerals which are essential for our body.
TDS of High-level
This can cause Kidney Stone, Arthritis and many such diseases caused due to the intake of high mineral salts. Higher blood pressure etc. The recommend Tds for drinking water is below 100ppm.
It’s Very Dangerous in Long Run.
You know, the water without minerals is just a fluid whether in less or more amount. You must understand that the TDS in water is inevitable. You might be thinking that if it is inevitable then your life on earth is also an unimaginable dream without water. So, we are not saying that TDS is bad. In fact, it’s necessary but everything looks good up to a limit. So it is. It is absolutely safe to drink water with a normal TDS level but with alarming high level you need to use RO & UV based purifier which is easily available in the market. For your ease, I’ve compiled the list of –Top 8 RO Purifiers Available Between ₹10K- ₹15K