Drinking water risk of royal family,
the company was founded in England, 1931
In the 19th century, the quality of water in the River Thames was unbearable, which led to several outbreaks of the Great Stink pollution and Cholera. Prince Albert was suspected to die of typhoid. Therefore, the royal family noticed the importance of clean drinking water and was aware of the necessity of high quality water. In 1931, the water supply network of Epping District was polluted. In the same year, WATPURE was founded. There were over 143 billion Salmonella Paratyphi B flowing into supply pipes. The safety of drinking water was threatened again.
Development of Water Filtration Technology
In 1960s, the British government started to invest in water treatment of the Thames. A series of regulations to industrial and domestic waste water treatment were implemented in order to improve the sewage treatment system of London. After over 20 years, the River Thames had returned to a clean condition.