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Protect Your Drinking Water

15 November, 2011 (21:43) | Drinking Water, Impurities Found in Drinking Water, Impurity Solutions | By: admin

Drinking water from our tap isn’t always safe and it seems more and more that there is more public awareness regarding the topic of what to do to protect yourself and your family from harmful contaminants in our drinking water. Consumers are constantly being introduced to products which will provide safe drinking water such as water filters, water coolers, and bottled water, but often times we may not know why the tap water isn’t totally safe.

The water cycle is quite simple and at times affecting what we drink. The earth has a limited amount of water. The water that keeps going around and around throughout the life cycle is called the water cycle. The water cycle is made up of 4 main parts: evaporation (and transpiration), condensation, precipitation, and collection. According to the Groundwater Foundation, “the water cycle begins when water from the earth’s soil, plants, and water bodies turns into water vapor through the process of evaporation. This invisible vapor, most of which comes from the world’s oceans, travels up into the atmosphere and condenses, forming clouds. This is called condensation. The vapors in the clouds condense more and more until they form water droplets. More and more water vapor combines with the water droplet until it is too heavy to stay in the sky any longer. The water falls to the earth far below as precipitation. Examples of precipitation include rain, hail, sleet, and snow. When the water reaches the earth’s surface, some of it will flow along the surface of the earth as runoff while the rest of it soaks into the soil–called recharge. Down, down, down the water goes through the soil until it becomes groundwater.”

In the water cycle, water is always on the move. Groundwater is depended upon for daily consumption by fifty percent of the United States. With millions and millions of people relying on the safety of their drinking water, it is important for the public to know that groundwater is susceptible to contamination and pollutants. There are concerns that contamination may increase as toxins dumped on the ground in the past make their way into groundwater supplies. Drinking contaminated groundwater can have serious health effects. Diseases such as hepatitis and dysentery may be caused by contamination from septic tank waste. Poisoning may be caused by toxins that have leached into well water supplies. Other long term effects such as certain types of cancer may also result from exposure to polluted water.

To combat these potential problems and to protect your drinking water, consumers should be aware of the advancing technologies of water filters, reverse osmosis systems, and water cooler options which can provide any household with a continuous supply of safe drinking water. The EWG has identified 316 chemicals in U.S. tap water — 202 of which aren’t regulated. EPA’s failure to protect drinking water sources from pollution and to develop enforceable standards for scores of common tap water contaminants leaves the public at risk. But with a water filter, you will alleviate your bodily systems from filtering any harmful contaminants and leave them behind in the treatment system. The RaynePure® Plus reverse osmosis drinking water system effectively reduces contaminants and is certified by NSF and the California Department of Health Services. Visit your local water treatment professional today to see how you can protect your drinking water.

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