Kuwait water shortage - The water problem is a result of many factors besides limited natural resources, such as the policy used for desalination of seawater, combining desalination units with steam turbines in power plants and limited water to power production ratio imposed by power plant design, lack of timely response to match water . There are no permanent surface water flows. Rainwater accumulates in the natural depressions where water remains for several weeks. Only a small part of this water percolates into the ground because of the high evaporation and the presence of an impervious layer in some regions.
RO (Reverse Osmosis) purification technology works best for water with higher TDS levels of more than 500ppm. RO technology filters heavy metals, particulates, minerals through selective permeable membranes and provides purified water.
A water filter is designed to remove waterborne protozoa and bacteria, but not viruses. A water purifier is designed to remove protozoa, bacteria and viruses, offering a higher level of defense.