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City Water Problems – Haferman Water Conditioning
How Safe is City Water?
Municipal water treatment facilities, for the most part, provide you with clean, safe water, but are the government regulations and standards they follow for allowed contaminant levels good enough for you? What about the more than 20 percent of systems in the U.S. that are in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act? It’s no wonder people are looking for ways to safeguard their drinking water when you combine this information with reports of other contaminants and pharmaceuticals in water.
Water treatment facilities test water quality on site, and these are done before water travels through large, outdated distribution systems to be used by your home. What happens to its quality during this process? Water can accumulate a number of contaminants as it travels through the pipes to and in your home. This is not very comforting, especially when the American Society of Civil Engineers rated and gave a grade of D to the U.S. drinking water infrastructure.
Chlorinating the water is necessary for disinfection in city water supplies, and must remain in the water while it’s being distributed. Once it reaches your home, however, it is no longer necessary. There’s also unpleasant taste and smell of chlorinated water, and many have heard about possible side-effects from drinking chlorinated water. Chlorinated water is also known to cause skin and hair to dry out, as well as damage rubber seals found in water-using appliances.Another issue is hard water. Contrary to popular belief, city water supplies are frequently hard, and contain elevated calcium and magnesium amounts. Should the water supply be softened prior to getting to your home, it usually is not “zero soft,” like you will have with a water softener. Haferman Water Conditioning can help. We’ll test your water, see if it contains anything of concern, and then recommend any needed solutions. A free water analysis is a great way to get started. Contact us to schedule yours today.