We all know drinking water is essential for good health. We’re also aware that most of us don’t drink enough water each day and should try to drink more.
But do we give much thought to what is in the water we do drink? If not, it’s time we did.
An Unexpected Culprit
In the United States, most of us get our water from a public water supply. We trust that this water is clean and ready for drinking, showering, cleaning and cooking.
Although regulations and monitoring are in place, the quality of our drinking water can change daily.
Municipalities work hard to provide clean water for their customers, but contaminants can infiltrate aquifers and springs, and corroded pipes can introduce impurities into the water lines even after water has been processed at a water treatment plant.
Another factor affecting our water is the aging infrastructure of our water systems.
In many parts of the country, the municipal water lines are decades old and in need of repair. It’s been reported that hundreds of water main breaks happen each year, leaving homes without water, or with “boil water advisories.”
Water utility companies issue boil notices as a precautionary measure to protect consumers from water that may be contaminated with impurities or disease-causing pathogens.
The “boil water advisory” might be issued because a municipal water plant experienced a loss of pressure in the distribution system, a water main break, loss of disinfection, or other unexpected water quality problem.
Education is Key
Boil notices are generally short lived, but to provide the best protection for our families, it is good idea to be informed and understand what’s in our water. Federal law requires municipal providers to distribute annual “consumer confidence reports” that show the levels of regulated contaminants.
Yet many of us do not understand how to read the report or what it means. A water treatment professional can help you decipher the report as well as provide you with additional water testing and analysis.
Defense Barrier for the Home Brings Peace of Mind
Many water experts recommend ultraviolet (UV) purification technology as a final barrier to protect the family from water-borne contaminants entering the home.
- With UV technology, water is exposed to a UV light that kills micro-organisms, including Cryptosporidium and Giardia –microorganisms that cannot be killed by chlorine in a water treatment plant.
- UV is an environmentally-friendly way to purify water as no chemicals are added during the process.
- UV purification can destroy 99.99% of microorganisms without changing the water’s taste, odor, pH or chemistry.
UV systems install easily into your existing water lines so that the water you drink is clean, safe, purified, and available at your kitchen sink or distributed to every tap in your home.
Best of all, UV technology is proven to be reliable and cost effective. In fact after the initial purchase of the system, the cost of operation is quite low and produces hundreds of gallons of purified water for pennies per day.
Learn more about WaterTech’s UVMAX ultraviolet water purification system by talking with an authorized WaterTech dealer in your area.