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Does your water fit your family’s standards

AUTHOR: Peacock Water February 22, 2017

 

When we think of our family’s housing needs we often think of the standards such as heating and cooling, good quality food and various technologies that we have come to depend on. Families today are more concerned about the quality of the tap water then in the past and because of this, the majority of Americans do not drink tap water.

Today families purchase bottled water right along with bread and milk. Consider how much money you would save if there was good quality water coming from the tap in your home. An option for better health is to filter water that comes from the tap in your home. The cost is far less expensive than the cumulative cost of the bottled water you purchase every week and better for the environment as well.

Whether your water is from the city or a private well it is important to know the quality of the water that is coming directly into your home and what major contaminants may be in the water.

Regulation

The EPA regulates a number of contaminants in public water including arsenic, e-coli, chlorine and lead and many others, at the source. But studies have found that due to a combination of pollution and deteriorating equipment, deliverable drinking water contains contaminants exceeding the EPA limits. Public water may contain contaminants that are picked up on the way to your tap and some of these contaminants studied by the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) include rocket fuel, lead, fecal waste and chemical by-products that are created during water treatment. Even trace amounts are not something you would want to shower with and certainly not drink.

Testing

There are reports that tell you what is going on with the water in your area but only a test from your specific tap can give you the information needed specifically for your home.

A family well is not regulated by the EPA so having it tested every year is a necessity, especially when you notice a change in your water.

Filtering

There is not one type of water filter that fits every home, family, and situation. Not every filter type will eliminate every contaminant. Finding the type of filter that meets your standards for the water in your home can be complex because different filters provide different types of services and filter different contaminates.

If you only have one or two contaminants in your water than a smaller unit for under-the-sink or on the countertop could meet your needs. If you learn that your water has safety issues you might want to opt for a multi-stage filter that can take care of various contaminants.

Resources

Choosing a local company to work with for your home filtering needs will save money. They will help you find the highest standard filtering system to eliminate the specific contaminants entering your water. Contact us for a free water analysis to determine your needs and a water specialist will work with you to find the best filtration system your family.