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Do I need a water filter?

1 May, 2014 (07:36) | Drinking Water, Drinking Water System | By: admin

Drinking water quality is not something to take for granted, but many of us still do. We assume that water from both our private wells or from the tap and a municipal water system is safe to drink when we cannot take, smell or see anything wrong with it. However water that has not been treated with a reverse osmosis drinking water system could be at risk, as could the people drinking it on a daily basis.

Our reverse osmosis water filters are available for lease or purchase and for a low monthly fee and we take care of everything – maintenance, filters and repairs. But should you invest in a water filter if you are unsure if you need it? How will you know? Well for starters, even though the United States has some of the best drinking water in the world in comparison, there are still some public concerns that are justified. The New York Times revealed in one disturbing report that one in ten Americans have been exposed to drinking water that contains dangerous chemicals, including carcinogens in the tap water of major American cities and unsafe chemicals in drinking water wells in more rural areas. The primary reason, according to the report is that the laws intended to protect our water supplies, the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act, are not being enforced. In fact, researchers found, barely 3% of violations resulted in fines or other significant penalties by state officials responsible for enforcing the law.

These contaminants could be affecting the most at-risk people in your household, too. Pregnant women, babies, elderly, children or ill people could fall sick from drinking water contamination which could have been avoided with reverse osmosis. Most households have at least one of these people and they could benefit from high quality drinking water. Guarding your home from contaminants that can find their way into ground water or tap water is one of the best decisions you could make.

Similarly, private wells must run their own tests, especially for lead contamination, since lead is especially dangerous and levels can vary enormously from house to house. Wells, which are not typically regulated, are more likely to contain contaminants than municipal water systems. The E.P.A. advises that you test well water annually.
With an RO system, a little peace of mind goes a long way. No matter how at-risk you or someone in your household may be, an RO system can remove those harmful contaminants known or unknown before they begin to affect your life and your health.