Since the establishment of CROSSLINK in 1986, the company has been very active and focused in the design and construction of various water purification system for numerous industries.
On the job, two of the many encounters with the doubtful quality of our city water triggered the company’s decision to move into the domestic market. Before these incidents, we assumed that household filter was not necessary, as our municipal water supply was adequate for direct consumption.Read More
After so many years, I still wonder if the residents had already been supplied with the barely-treated water before our system was installed, considering that the water supply source was scarce prior to my arrival. Also, had the JE outbreak not occurred and attracted media attention, would the residents have gotten a properly treated water supply? Until today, I had qualms that perhaps, the soiled water may also have had an indirect link to the JE outbreak, or was the outbreak truly from the spread of JE virus (Nipah virus)?
The second case took place when I was going through a project tender in 1993. While I was going through the documents of a fairly large international bidding project, I noticed a special note attached to the list of water analysis reports on our city water stating, ‘(in an epidemic)’ – documented just beside the Free chlorine content. To me, the comment by the consultant was a tad sarcastic as he assumed that our city water had to maintain such a high chlorine level because our country had been and would be encountering an epidemic forever.
Our municipal water authority may have their reasons to maintain this epidemically high chlorine content, but as a consumer and a professional myself, I could not sit still and do nothing. Distastefully, I noticed that the situation took a turn for the worse lately, as there is a considerable rise in the number of unprofessional traders, capitalizing on the problem of high chlorine content. Although these traders sell water filters that can remove chlorine, these filters also generate tasteless toxin in the process – poisoning households without consumers’ notice.