Why does your city water need filtered?
Approximately 85% of the U.S. population receives its water from community water systems. A typical American uses 80-100 gallons of water every day. If that sounds like a lot, consider that the total includes not just drinking water, but also the water used for washing – showers, hands, dishes, clothing – watering lawns, and waste disposal.
Although community water systems are required to meet the standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), these standards may not filter out enough to prevent health side effects including skin, hair and responsiveness to medications OR prevent build-up and degradation of water-related appliances including water heaters, dishwashers and washing machines. Not to mention, the network of pipes and pumps are aging and degrading which can affect the water quality before reaching the tap.
Water Genius understands these concerns and has solutions to improve the water quality above and beyond the EPA standards. We will test your water and suggest the best water treatment equipment for your water quality concerns, including:
- Combination Water Softener
- Whole House Filtration
Typically, pipes bring the water supply from a facility that treats the water to your home or business. A well-built and maintained distribution system of pipes helps ensure its quality.
The water we consume and use every day comes from two main sources: groundwater and surface water.
- Groundwater: When rainwater or melting snow seeps into the ground, it collects in underground pockets called aquifers, which store the groundwater and form the water table. Groundwater usually comes from aquifers through a drilled well or natural spring.
- Surface Water: Surface water flows through or collects in streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs and oceans — not underground like groundwater. Surface water can be beautiful, even pristine-looking, but most of it isn’t directly fit for drinking.
Raw and untreated water is obtained from an underground aquifer (usually through wells) or from a surface water source, such as a lake or river. It is pumped, or flows, to a treatment facility. Once there, the water is pre-treated to remove debris such as leaves and silt. Then, a sequence of treatment processes — including filtration and disinfection with chemicals or physical processes — eliminates disease causing microorganisms.
When the treatment is complete, water flows out into the community through a network of pipes and pumps that are commonly referred to as the distribution system. Unless you have your own well, you likely have to pay something for the water you use.