Water water everywhere and not drop to drink or bathe in…?
Well not quite, but it doesn’t mean we should’nt be taking a closer look at the quality of our water we use every day. If you get the water from public water supply, have you ever asked how good is my water? Probably not, we all assume we are drinking safe water, and for all intents and purposes it is potable. However, what’s lurking in the water we may not know about, or be fully aware of the consequences of long term exposure?
Getting clean water in the first place is quite a process, but one that is conducted all over the United States around the clock. Common to almost every one of these filtration processes is chlorination. Adding chlorine is necessary to eliminate virus’, bacteria, and other harmful things from our water supply. Chlorination is a very effective and efficient way of disinfecting water and prevents many diseases from making their way into human consumption. On the flip side, we must deal with residual chlorine and it’s affect on the human body.
Besides the poor taste and odor, when chlorine is used to disinfect, a by product from the disinfection process known at THM’s (Tri-Halomethanes) can be produced. THM’s in their common forms are known potential carcinogens, and have the potential to cause heart disease. Despite the risks, residual chlorine must remain in the public water supply in order for it to make it to your home.
There’s got to be a better way…
Home filtration is one way to eliminate the chlorine after it’s performed its task of keeping the water safe to the tap. Home filtration systems are a very effective means of eliminating the residual chlorine left in the public water. Home filtration systems are easy to install and provide a safe means of eliminating chlorine, chlorine by-products and other unwanted pollutants from the water we drink and bathe in. When evaluating water systems there are a few things to look for:
- Does the filtration system filter beyond public water supply quality standards – if not, what’s the point?
- Does the filtration remove chlorine and chlorination by products completely?
- Does the filtration media include anti-microbial properties?
- What sort of maintenance is required? Is this something you are ready to commit to?
- Does the filtration system eliminate nitrates, Total dissolved solids, and flourides?
- Does the filtration system offer options for re-mineralization to make the drinking water more alkalinic. (Alkalinic water has many known health benefits)
- Does the filtration system oxygenate the water and further reduce the chance of bacteria growth within the home?
Finding a system that accomplishes this is no small task, but it does assure you and your family get the best water you deserve. Public water systems in the US are very good, and do prevent outbreaks of diseases more common to lesser developed nations. However, taking control of the quality of the water within your home is the only way to assure your family gets the prisitine water they deserve.
SuperGreen Solution – Ellicott City MD