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Help Choosing A Water Filtration System
Use Water Filtration Systems At Home?
Just because you are on a
municipal system, doesn't mean that you don't need a drinking water
filtration system in your home. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) helps but it
does not regulate all possible contaminants. The is even truer if you are
on a private well.
are many factors that impact the quality of water that comes out of your
household tap. The water treatment plant adds chemicals to the water
through the process of treating the water, which may become contaminants
with potential health risks. Some of these water treatment chemicals may
not be eliminated and can be transported in the water to your home.
Municipal water treatment plants can not remove every possible contaminant
in water. The (SDWA) sets legal limits for
certain contaminants that consider human health and the ability of
municipal water treatment systems to achieve these levels based on
available technology. Considering the average person uses 100 gallons per day, there is a tremendous load on a municipal treatment
system to meet the SDWA standards. 90% of people
that get their water from a community source are serviced from a
medium to very large system (serve 3,301 to 100,000 people). Your local water
filtration systems may be responsible for delivering 330,100 to 10,000,000
gallons per day. With this kind of demand, it may not be economically feasible for a municipal
treatment facility to remove certain contaminants to a level that will have
no health risk to humans.
If you are bottling your own
water in jugs at a local supply, you may be putting yourself at
risk. Storage requires specific guidelines to prevent bacteria
growth during storage. Containers should be sterilized prior to
filling and contamination is easy during the filling process. Direct light
has an impact on storage as well as the room temperature.
Some Tips To Help Conserve
By Using Less & Not Wasting:
- Don't let the tap run while shaving or
- Take short showers instead of tub baths.
- Keep drinking water in the refrigerator
instead of letting the faucet run until it is cool.
- Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before
loading into the dishwasher; wash only full loads.
- Wash only full loads of laundry or use
the appropriate level or load size selection on the washing
- Buy high-efficient plumbing fixtures
- Repair all leaks (a leaky toilet can
waste 200 gallons a day).
- Irrigate the lawn or garden during the
coolest part of the day (early morning is best).
- Water plants differently according to
what they need. Check with your local extension service or nurseries
- Set sprinklers to cover the lawn or
garden only – not the street or sidewalk.
- Use soaker hoses or trickle irrigation
systems for trees and shrubs.
- Keep your yard healthy - dethatch, use
- Sweep outside instead of using a hose.
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If you need help choosing the right water
filtration system for your needs, or need
additional information, please call our
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