Well Water Filtration Systems Protect Your Family
Colorado residents and outdoor enthusiasts along a chemically tainted river are the most recent people to be concerned about well water filtration systems. When thousands of Coloradoans saw a beautiful recreational river suddenly colored a murky yellow, they couldn’t help but wonder how long it would be before the chemicals creating the problem in the river poisoned their drinking water. While not all drinking water issues are this visible, having clean water for your family’s use for drinking, cleaning and gardening is a top priority for many Americans.
While many rural residents have long known the importance of a properwell water filtration system, the majority of the people who live in urban city centers often think very little of their water source. It only takes a few pictures and videos though of tainted river water to realize that the water you drink in your home is only as safe as its source. Without a proper and efficient well water filtration plan you are putting you and your family’s health at risk. While local and federal agencies both make huge efforts to monitor and control the cleanliness of the water you drink, small amounts of questionable chemicals that they deem safe are being ingested daily by your loved ones.
Some experts advice that if you live in an area with iron, rust, sulfur and/or manganese problems, you should seek a specialized treatment or sediment filter for your well water before drinking or cooking with it. Sulfur, or hydrogen sulfide, produces a rotten egg odor and taste to water. Sulfur will also turn copper plumbing black and is very corrosive. It is a dissolved gas that may be found in your well water supply. Regular testing and a whole home water filtration process can protect you from this chemical.
The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day. Unfortunately, here are more than 2,100 known drinking water contaminants that may be present in tap water you drink. Without proper filtration you may be exposing your family to unnecessary hazards. There are approximately 161,000 public water systems in the U.S. and most Americans (268 million) get their water from a community water system. In theory, these public water systems are closely monitored and maintained, but in the U.S. there are also 48 million people who receive their drinking water from private or household wells. These private well users are responsible for monitoring their own water quality issues.
Don’t you think it is time that you joined the more than four out of ten Americans who use a home water treatment unit to protect the safety of your family’s drinking water?