Water in the rivers and lakes where our water comes from contain pollution which is unfit for human consumption. Water needs to undergo numerous treatments to make it safe to drink and use. Water purifiers are designed to eliminate or reduce nitrates, pesticides, heavy metals, organic materials, and other pollutants to improve the quality and taste of the water.
While the government does treat drinking water, incidents such as the Flint Water Crisis illustrate why it is important to have a secondary filtration system for your home. Extreme cases aside, chemicals do end up in your water glass every day despite stringent filtering. In the United States, chlorine is regularly used to disinfect the pipes that water travels through, the containers it is stored in, and the water itself. While the CDC says that only levels safe for human consumption are used, many people do not like the idea of ingesting small amounts of chlorine each time they have a glass of water. In these cases, secondary filters for your home are an ideal direction to go in to insure the filtration of chemicals, bacteria, or parasites that may have gotten past preliminary disinfecting.
While some people take drinking unfiltered water for granted, there are many diseases that take a long time to present the visible symptoms, but that does not mean they are inactive in your body. The World Health Organization lists diarrheal disease, Hepatitis A, Cholera, Botulism, Typhoid, Dysentery, Cryptosporidiosis, Polio, and other waterborne diseases that can be caused by protozoa, viruses, bacteria, and intestinal parasites in water. This is why it is absolutely crucial to have your water properly treated. Call the experts at Woodall’s today to discuss your water treatment needs.