Ponder for a moment exactly what is in the water you drink and use for cooking, bathing, washing dishes and even washing laundry. Do you actually know what is in the water and just how safe it really is for you and your family? Sure, you might have city water, and your water company has reassured you of its safety, stating the water was tested and found to be within accepted parameters.
But, what exactly are the acceptable parameters for bacteria, lead, chlorine, radium, iron, and other such minerals, deposits, and contaminants? It largely depends upon several factors, including:
- Federal Government Clean Water Act Requirements and Regulations
- State Government Clean Water Requirements and Regulations
- Local Municipality Clean Water Requirements and Regulations
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires local water companies to provide customers with annual reports reflecting the quality of the water you drink, yet millions of Americans never actually take the time to read these reports, and quickly discard them. Most people would be surprised, if they were to sit down and read through one of their annual reports, by what they are truly drinking.
For people who live in homes with private wells, the water could have contaminants even if there is no odor or floating residues. Since the water is not regulated by a local utility, it often goes untested and is assumed to be safe for consumption.
Regardless of whether you have city water or well water, it is highly recommended to have water tested annually by qualified home water treatment companies. The tests these companies perform are extensive and look for particulates, bacteria, minerals, and other such things that could indicate potentially unfavorable and unclean drinking water.
Depending upon the results, in most cases, after the water is tested it can be treated using the appropriate home water filtration system(s) and/or well water treatment systems. In addition, for hard water homes, water softeners can be combined into a customized whole house water softener and treatment solution to deliver safe and refreshing water to the entire home.
In order to select the best solution, you need to have your water tested and use the test results to have a system custom designed for your home or business. Contact Hague Water of MD at (410) 757-2992 or (410) 213-2380 to arrange getting your water tested and to discuss your water filtration and softening needs.
Isn’t a Water Softener and Water Filtration System the Same Thing?
One common misconception people have when it comes to water filtration and softener systems for their home are that they are the same. This is not entirely accurate or true. Water softeners help remove calcium deposits from hard water, whereas water filtrations systems remove particulates, bacteria, minerals, and other such unwanted things from the drinking water.
Most city water is already softened when it reaches your home. On the other hand, if you have a well, your water is more than likely hard water, as most wells are throughout the United States. As such, the water systems recommended for your home can and do vary on a case-by-case basis. To get your water tested, and to learn more about water treatment and softener systems, contact the water experts at Hague Water of MD by calling (410) 757-2992 for further assistance.