Water Treatment Silver Spring, Maryland
Silver Spring has grown into one of the hippest and hottest suburbs of Washington D.C. Located within the Beltway and just minutes from Washington DC, Silver Spring is convenient for people who in the capital. At the same time, the city is family-friendly and not quite as crowded as in-town neighborhoods. So what’s the catch? Unfortunately, low-quality drinking water is always a concern, and water treatment is a necessity for many Silver Spring families.
First off, water quality in Silver Spring, Maryland scores only 50/100 in the annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index, below the national average of 55/100. Below average water is concerning, especially given how widespread water quality issues are.
An aging infrastructure, pollution, pathogens, and various other things can impact water quality. That’s why it’s vital to have your water tested and treated if you live in Silver Spring, and the water experts at Hague Quality Water of Maryland are here to help.
What Could My Silver Spring Water Contain?
Many different contaminants can affect your water. It’s important to have your water regularly tested to see if any dangerous substances are present. If contaminants are found, you can use water treatment to remove many if not all of them. Even if contaminants aren’t discovered, you may opt to treat your water for peace of mind.
Pathogens are among the most dangerous contaminants. Bacteria and viruses can infect water supplies and sometimes the chlorine treatment provided at local water treatment plants isn’t enough. Bacteria, amoebas, viruses, and other pathogens can cause people to become ill and potentially even die. Fortunately, Hague Quality Water of Maryland offers various water treatment options like a UV light treatment system or reverse osmosis filter that can remove or kill many pathogens.
Another serious problem are heavy metals, including lead, chromium 6, copper, magnesium, and zinc. Pollution, especially from heavy industries, can expose water to heavy metals. These chemicals have been linked to a variety of serious health problems.
Lead, for example, can cause cardiovascular diseases and stunt childhood growth. Unfortunately, for many years we didn’t realize the dangers of lead. In fact, lead was commonly used in water pipes. To this day, many pipes contain lead and it may leach into your drinking water.
Forever chemicals are another serious issue. We’re still not sure of the extent of harm from forever chemicals are but they may be carcinogenic, meaning they could increase the risks of cancer. Also known as PFAS chemicals, they are widely used in industrial and military applications.
Fertilizers are also a problem. There aren’t too many farms around Silver Spring. However, as a state, Maryland is home to a large agricultural industry. Rain or water used to irrigate fields can wash fertilizers into drinking water sources, such as the Potomac or Patuxent River.
Treating the Water at Your Silver Spring Home
We’ve outlined many contaminants that could be found in your water. Unfortunately, we only scratched at the surface. Many other contaminants could be found in the drinking water at your Silver Spring home. That’s why water treatment is so important.
These days, many people install “whole home” water treatment systems. This may include reverse osmosis water filters, UV systems, or another water treatment system, such as the Hague WaterMax® BEQ system. This particular system is specially designed for city water and efficiently removes harmful contaminants from your water.
The first step to treating your water is to have your water tested by the water professionals at Hague Quality Water of Maryland. Then we can find a water treatment system that works best for you. Call us today at (410) 757-2992 to learn more about our water treatment options.