Access to clean water should be a human right. We’re lucky in America to have a solid infrastructure system that strives to provide contaminant-free drinking water to every city and town—but, as we’ve seen in Flint, Michigan, that’s not always the case. City water sources can become contaminated, leaving residents susceptible to all kinds of harmful bacteria and toxins.
Instead of relying on the city to provide you with clean water, take matters into your own hands by installing a water purification system. Keep reading to learn a few benefits of having purified water in your home.
Add a layer of security
Lead in Flint’s water is just one example of times municipal water systems fail a town’s citizens. But it actually happens all the time—it’s just not as publicized. Polluted water supplies are a problem across the country, and the issue can get much worse after a heavy storm.
The best way to protect your family from contaminants is to install a whole house purification system that kills germs and removes harmful toxins.
Protect your health
- coli, iron bacteria and coliform are just a few of the microorganisms that can make their way into private wells. While they may not make you sick right away, ingesting these bacteria for sustained periods can have dire health consequences.
If you have a private well, the only way to ensure your water is safe is to install a whole house purification system that kills the microorganisms before they reach your home’s plumbing.
Remove unwanted contaminants
Some of the contaminants in our water aren’t necessarily harmful to our health. Calcium and magnesium, for example, are found in hard water supplies. These minerals are perfectly safe to drink, but they can stain sinks, tubs and clothes.
A water purification system gets rid of these minerals before they enter your home plumbing system. Your water will be as fresh as possible, so you’ll never have to worry about contaminants.
Improve your water’s taste and odor
The minerals mentioned above also tend to make tap water taste or smell funny. Even if it’s safe, nobody wants to drink water that smells bad. Your water purification system removes traces of contaminants like chlorine and other organic substances that are known to cause foul-tasting or smelling water.
Reduce plastic waste
Buying a case of bottled water seems like the best solution if you don’t like the taste of your tap water; however, all of those bottles wreak havoc on the environment. Once we toss those plastic bottles away, they never fully decompose—they just collect in landfills or eventually make their way to the ocean.
Do your part to protect Mother Nature by installing a water purification system that gives you great-tasting drinking water without taking a toll on the Earth.
Install your water purification system today
Stop living with unclean water, and talk to our pros at WES Water about installing a water purification system. Our residential systems are easy to install, simple to maintain and affordable on any budget.
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