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Water is Everywhere

Dihydrogen oxide is one of the world’s most dangerous compound chemicals. It kills almost 4 million people every year. And yet, it is the most crucial element in the universe for sustaining life. You see, dihydrogen oxide is water.

On a day-to-day basis, you may not even think about it – but water is everywhere. It’s in the seas, it’s in the skies, it’s even in lava. It is flowing through the pipes in your walls and in the sewers under your feet. Water is the one thing that drives life on this planet more than anything else – it connects all living things and helps all living things to grow. Because of this, water is one of the greatest signifiers of life on other planets in our solar system and beyond.

We use water for travel, for adventure. We use it to drink. We use it to wash and play. Water is a part of everything we do – and it makes up a huge part of our own bodies. In fact, between 45 to 78 per cent of our body can be made up of water. Water is essential to our health, our hygiene, our business, and our pleasure.

You see, water isn’t just good for our bodies and buildings – but also for our souls. Many of the world’s most visited natural attractions are formed or found by water – Niagara Falls, the Great Barrier Reef, Ha Long Bay, even the Grand Canyon. We are drawn, inexorably toward it, whether we realise it or not.

Water Really is Everywhere

The tumultuous nature of oceans has made water a symbol of power and change, but its presence in and around every living thing has made it a symbol of connectivity, of family. Even though we may not know it, we all have a relationship with water, regardless of whether we are having our suits steam-pressed or walking for two hours to pump water from a well in the blistering heat – water is a part of our day to day lives.

Is it possible that some of us take for granted the water all around us? It’s understandable. When something appears so frequently, it is considered common. But how common is it?

From oceans to ice caps and atmosphere to river, the entire accumulated mass of water on this planet comes to an outstanding estimated 1,385 million cubic kilometres. A cubic kilometre of water equals about 1 trillion litres. That’s a lot of water.

But only 2.5 per cent of that water is fresh. And less than 1 per cent of fresh water is accessible. According to National Geographic – ‘in essence, only 0.007 per cent of the planet’s water is available to fuel and feed its 6.8 billion people.’[1]

And even the water that is fresh must still be treated.

Over 2 billion people around the world live in countries that use water sources contaminated with faeces. That’s over a quarter of the world’s population drinking water that could lead to numerous diseases, and even death.

Governments around the world issue regulations regarding the quality of water, ensuring that the little water we do have access to is safe to use. But these regulations just make water safe enough. They don’t make it perfect.

[1] It is unclear when this article was published, but the estimated world population is now closer to 7.75 billion people.

That Is Where We Come In

Here at Genus Water, it is important to us that your water is as good as water can get. Because you use it to clean your food. Your clothes. Your skin. It runs through your equipment. It is a key ingredient in your Monday morning coffee and your Friday night beer. It is the cornerstone in everything you do – and if your water isn’t perfect, neither is anything you do with it.

It’ll taint your food, dull your clothes, and irritate your skin. It’ll clog up your equipment and make your coffee bland.

Everyone deserves access to clean water. But why stop there? Water isn’t the essence of survival – it is the essence of life. And we want you to live your life to its fullest.

Water is everywhere.

And we believe that water should be perfect.

We are connected. We are family. We are Genus Water.