Concerned about the quality of water in your home?
You are not alone. A survey by the Water Quality Association found that 3/4 of Americans don’t believe their household water supply is as safe as it could be. In a recent USA Today/CNN/Gallup Pool, 47% of respondents reported they won’t drink water straight from the tap. And with good reason – here’s a brief story to explain why:
Second only to oxygen, water is the most essential element to life on our planet. And yet, contrary to popular belief, water is not a renewable resource. The earth does not make new water – it recycles it. This means the water you drink today is essentially the same water that the dinosaurs drank back when the earth was formed. And although 70-75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water, only about 3/10 of a percent of this water is usable by humans.
Why does this matter? With a finite amount of fresh water available, it is important to understand the earth’s water recycling process. Existing water on the surface of the earth evaporates at the rate of about one trillion tons per day. During evaporation, it picks up toxic materials in the air – carbon dioxide, smoke, smog, molds, bacteria, etc. This water then returns to earth in the form of rain and snow. As it falls to the ground, it picks up more toxic materials – chemicals from industrial waste such as phosphates, nitrates, herbicides, pesticides, arsenic and more. As it works its way down into the ground, it dissolves a little bit of everything it touches. Along with herbicides, pesticides, or other chemicals found on the ground, calcium, iron, mercury, magnesium and other substances end up in the water and in our freshwater lakes, rivers and natural underground aquifers.
In order to use (or re-use) the water, we pump it to the surface. If you have a private well, it is delivered straight into your home, along with everything else that’s in it. City water treatment plants filter out the large sediment, and usually disinfect the water with heavy doses of chlorine to kill any bacteria, viruses or molds. Everything that’s left, along with the chlorine and chlorine by-products, is pumped into your home. In fact, tap water often contains at least as much, if not more, chlorine than is recommended for use in swimming pools.
When you consider all the ways you and your family use water (drinking, cooking, bathing, cleaning, laundry, etc.), and then count all of the contaminants that are not filtered out, it is understandable that many people are taking matters into their own hands. The good news is, There is a simple way to enjoy refreshing, clean water in your home!
At Sun State Water, we can help you bring clean water, the way it was meant to be, straight into your home and available at every faucet. Just contact us and one of our trained professionals will provide a complimentary testing of the water in your home and give expert advice on what will make your water clean.