You Might Be Surprised What’s in Your Drinking Water
July 19, 2015
Water is essential to our everyday life. The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day. We use it wash, to clean and most importantly to drink. A healthy person can drink about three gallons of water each day, but do we really know what we are drinking? Just because it is clear and cool doesn’t mean that it is exactly pure.Did you know that there are more than 2,100 known drinking water contaminants that may be found your tap water?
Impurities In Home Water
268 million Americans get their water from a community water system and are using what is called hard water. Pure water ,solely hydrogen and oxygen, has a neutral pH of 7 whereas hard water has high mineral content including sulfur and maganese. Sulfur can produce a rotten egg odor and taste to the water. Manganese can cause blackish stains on your fixtures and laundry. It is typically found in combination with iron. Iron contamination can cause sediment, slime, smell and staining. It blocks up pumps, taps and filters. Running hard and iron water through appliances can cut efficiency by up to 48%. If you have iron, rust, sulfur, chlorine, and manganese problems with your well or city water then you will need treatment.
Cleaner Water Through Home Filtration
Your bath and shower should be contaminant-free. By installing a water filter shower head ,your showers will be free from chlorine, but shower filters alone, are not completely effective at removing all contaminants; a home water purifier can be an effective solution. A water softener can eliminate the effects of hard water. Tell-tale signs of hard water are scale buildup on showers, tubs, and fixtures. Iron water filter cartridges unlike regular filters are able to remove iron and other impurities and increase water aeration in drinking water. Iron water filter cartridges work to help filter iron in showers as well. If you believe that your water purity may be compromised due to chlorine, iron or minerals, research city water and well water filtration.