The Importance of Water Treatment and Filtration
Regardless of its source, water must be treated before it is consumed by humans. When you get water through conventional means, the water is treated for you at the source. When you have your own well and provide your own water for your home, you need to make sure that you are also treating the water at its source. Appropriate water treatment and filtration systems are vital to your family’s safety and health.
Chlorinating water is important. When you add chlorine to water, even in small amounts, it cleanses the water of microorganisms and bacteria that can cause illness in humans. It also takes away the odor of the water and makes it taste better.
The pH level of your water is important. If your water is acidic at all, it will taste horrible and can cause some health problems when ingested frequently. It is important that your water has the appropriate pH balance. You can use simple pH testing strips to determine the acidity of your water, then take measures to filter it until it has an appropriate pH.
Ground water often contains traces of heavy metals such as iron, gold, silver, or even mercury. When these metals are present in your water, it makes it dangerous to drink. Although miniscule trace amounts of heavy metals will not damage your health, high concentrations of heavy metals or frequent consumption can lead to some health concerns.
Bacteria and Microorganisms
Groundwater can have almost anything in it. Bacteria and microorganisms live in groundwater, and you do not want to consume them. Water filtration and treatment allow for these things to be eliminated from your water so that it is safe to drink. Groundwater can also contain other contaminants, depending on the proximity of your groundwater source to industry. Pollution from industry can easily infect groundwater with chemicals and other unwanted substances. This makes having a quality water filtration and treatment system of high importance.
If you are unsure if your water is truly safe, contact us today for more information or to schedule a well inspection. We will test your water and let you know if your current treatment and filtration system is adequate. If you need a new system or repairs to your current system, we can help with that as well. Contact us today.