Every living thing depends on water to survive. Your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate your joints. Most people set a goal of drinking six to eight glasses of water each day to stay healthy and hydrated, but it’s also important to remember that the quality of the water is just as important as the quantity. At Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc., we value the health and safety of our customers – and that includes the safety of their drinking water. That is why today, we are discussing reverse osmosis water systems.
In general, tap water is considered to be safe to consume if it comes from a public water system that is run and maintained by a municipality. However, just because the water meets certain standards, doesn’t mean it is free of contaminants. Additionally, accidents can sometimes happen and the water supply can become contaminated with pollutants that can cause health risks. Tap water can also come with certain taste and odor issues, depending on where you live and what water sources are nearby.
Types of Contaminants
There are a few ways that water can become contaminated. Water can contain microorganisms, like parasites and bacteria, that enter the water from human or animal feces. It can also become contaminated from industrial waste, such as chemicals sprayed on crops or nitrates used in fertilizers that run off the land. There are also other types of natural deposits from underground that can enter the water supply, and even some older lead pipes can cause contamination.
Reverse Osmosis Water Systems
The only way to be sure the water you are drinking is clean is by drinking purified water. However, buying bottled water is costly, and drinking out of plastic comes with its own set of risks. Your best bet is to purify your drinking water with a reverse osmosis water system from QPH. This filtration system can remove nitrates, sodium, pesticides, and petrochemicals, leaving you with 99% clean drinking water.
To learn more about reverse osmosis water systems, contact the experts at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. at (765) 450-4008. Since 1968, we have been serving the Kokomo area with plumbing services including water heaters and sewer drains, as well as providing quality HVAC services. We look forward to your call!