Clean water is an issue for millions of people around the world. Even in the United States where clean water is more readily available, contaminants can get into the water we use for drinking, cooking and bathing. It has been estimated that about 900,000 people are sickened every year from water contaminants around the country. From getting an Everpure water filter to looking at different whole home water purification systems, there are ways to make sure the water your family uses and drinks is as safe as possible.
1. Start by testing your water.
Even the best municipal water can become contaminated on its way from the source to your home. Old pipes, at any point along the way, can add substances such as lead to your water. Moreover, many municipalities add substances to the water that may not be dangerous or harmful but do have a real impact on the quality and taste of the water in your home. Chlorine is added to many city and town water and not everyone enjoys the way this tastes.
In addition to that, more and more medications are finding their way into the drinking supply. This happens for a number of reasons and it a good reason to get an Everpure water filter. Many of these substances may not be filtered out by the city or town system.
There are also chemicals that may be in your water that are not regulated by government agencies. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is the law that governs what chemicals can legally be in the water supply. The SDWA has a number of limitations. Not all substances that can find their way into the water supply that can cause problems for human health are covered by this legislation. Before you start looking at filtration systems, you need to know the current state of your water. Knowing what your problems are with the water can help you get the filtration system that is right for you.
2. Decide what your goals are and how much water you use.
The average home uses about 350 gallons of water every day. The typical American uses about 100 gallons of water a day in their home. Knowing the amount of water you and your family use and the size of your home can help narrow down the kinds of filtration systems that will work for you and your situation.
You also need to think about what you are trying to achieve with your Everpure water filter. Are you looking to just contain and neutralize any contaminants? Have you noticed that your water is not tasting very good? Some people need to get certain substances out of their water in order to help alleviate problems associated with dry and itchy skin. Hard water can also be a problem for the various appliances that use water and when doing laundry.
3. Take the information from your testing and your goals for your water to decide what you need to get out of your water supply.
When it comes to water filtration systems, there really is no “one size fits all” solution. You need to work with the water purification and whole home water treatment company to get the right system for your needs. Like with just about anything else, water purification and filtration systems are very specific. Not every system is appropriate for every water contamination issue. This is why it is so important to find out what it in your water before you start talking to companies about how to purify it.
If you know you have softer water, buying a filtration system that helps with that issue will be nothing but a large waste of time and money. By the same token, if you know water in your area has problems with chlorine or other additives, you need to make sure you get a system that can handle those in the way that you want it to.
Few things can impact your quality of life like good or bad tasting drinking water. This is one reason Everpure water filters are so very popular. Getting the right system can make a real difference.