Do I Need a Water Filtration System?
Do you wonder about the quality of your tap water or dislike the taste? You aren’t alone. Most people in the U.S. question whether their tap water is safe to drink, and only about one in three people will drink water from the faucet without first purifying it with a filtration system of some kind.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the water supply in the nation is safe to drink from the tap 90% of the time. A certain level of contaminants in water is allowed and is not believed to cause health issues, though there are exceptions. Some individuals are especially vulnerable to contaminants in water, including:
- Children and infants;
- Transplant patients;
- Individuals with severely weakened immune systems, including those undergoing chemotherapy treatments or with HIV/AIDS; and
- Pregnant women and their unborn babies;
What’s in my Tap Water?
Water is essential to our life and health, and it’s important for all of us to stay hydrated with safe water. Though water may contain many different kinds of contaminants, treatments for tap water are designed to purify the supply to a safe level. The EPA monitors public water systems and sets enforceable health standards, to ensure that drinking water isn’t dangerously contaminated, but the system is not foolproof.
Taste is not a reliable test of how pure your water is, since not all organic and microbial contaminants are detected by smell, sight, or taste. There are several sources of water contamination that can enter the water through runoff from the land. Examples include nitrates from fertilizers and chemicals from spraying crops or from industrial waste.
You can contact your local water supplier for the latest report on the safety of your water. You can also get a free in-home water analysis from us at Tri-Florida Water Treatment. If water testing shows that you have a high level of lead, radon, arsenic, nitrates, radium, or pesticides in your water, you can use a water purification system designed to eliminate those particular contaminates.
How do Water Purification Systems Work?
At Tri-Florida Water Treatment, the latest technology is used to remove impurities such as fine particulate matter and sediment from your home at the point of entry. Gravity does much of the work in our two-step filtration process.
- First, the water flowing into your home passes through a sieve-like filter that separates sediment, dirt, and particles from the water.
- Second, the filtered water passes through an activated carbon filter. This filter removes any impurities that may remain, such as arsenic, chlorine, and other chemicals. In some system configurations, water softening agents can be added, to soften hard water.
The clean filtrated water is then stored in a separate tank that is ready for use from any tap, faucet, or spigot in your home.
Enjoy Clean, Pure Water
A whole home water treatment and purification system can provide your family with clean water for drinking, cooking, and bathing, whether you use city water or have your own well. Instead of buying bottled water, you can fill up your own bottles of pure, clean water at a fraction of the cost.
Find out what’s in your water by calling us at Tri-Florida Water Treatment for a free in-home water analysis. Call us today at (863) 965-1439.