As much as we would all love to trust our local water supply, not everyone has clean, quality water flowing through their pipes. In fact, some of the most popular cities in Nevada, California, Texas and Florida have been listed as having the worst water quality in the United States after dangerous and sometimes illegal levels of alpha particles, haloacetic acids, arsenic, tetrachloroethylene, radium, lead, chloroform and even cyanide were discovered. There are easy ways of making your home’s water safe for drinking.
Home Water Purification Systems are the perfect option for safe, clean and tasty water in your own home, without contributing to the ever-growing bottled water waste. Drinking water purification systems come in sizes and styles to meet every budget. For top of the line purification, consider having a reverse osmosis system installed in your home. Systems like the K5 from Kinetico are certified to remove more contaminants than other filtration systems, while being completely customizable to your specific water needs.
Some contaminants may be too small to filter out. Polyoma virus, SARS, Polio, Gastroenteritis and many more waterborne viruses can be spread through drinking water. When it comes to viruses and bacteria, most homeowners feel more comfortable with eradication than filtration. If you live in an area with poor water quality, you can boost your protection by supplementing your drinking water purification system with a virus-killing UV Disinfection System. When your drinking water passes through a UV Disinfection system, it is exposed to ultraviolet light that destroys viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms. This level of protection provides the peace of mind of knowing you have the cleanest and safest drinking water available.
Having a drinking water purification system or UV disinfection system at home is also a great reason to drink more water. It is estimated that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated due to drinking far less than the recommended eight glasses of water a day. This dehydration contributes to dry skin and aging skin, headaches, high blood pressure, constipation and digestive disorders, weight gain and fatigue. Knowing that you have safe, delicious water at your own tap can encourage a healthier water-drinking regimen in your household. That’s not all! Better tasting water means better tasting food. Ever wonder why the bagels, pizza and pasta are so amazing in Manhattan? To start with, buildings in Manhattan use water softeners and drinking water purification systems so that the water they cook with is of the highest quality.
There are many avenues of water purification, all of them having their perks. The best of them being that it is a safe, tasty and eco-friendly way to lead a healthier life.