Water filtration will become an important part of everyday life as we continue to put demands on available supply.
As most of us know, two thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water; yet only 2.75% of it is fresh water. As the population grows so will it's demand on this precious resource.
Since water is not a renewable resource, it is fortunate for us that Mother Nature is one of the worlds biggest recyclers.
Water Safety a Major Concern
If you are like most people, you have a great concern about the purity of the water your family uses. One gallop poll done by USA Today stated that nearly 50% of all the poll respondents don't drink water from a tap for fear of pathogens and contamination.
In late 2006, the EPA created the Ground Water Safety Rule. This new rule was set in place to improve your drinking water quality and provide additional protection from disease-causing micro-organisms.
Still can one ever be sure that the area they live in is abiding by the rules?
If you are concerned about your families drinking water, you can purchase a Test Kit and check for contaminants yourself.
What Can Be Done to Protect Your Family?
Today's water filtration systems can be as simple as a carbon filtered add-on to your kitchen faucet or a complete home system that filters all incoming water at the source.
These water filtration systems vary as much in price as they do in function. Here we will look at complete systems.
In order to determine what system is right for your family, you must do some initial testing.
Your first step is to have your water tested. Most water filtration companies will come out and do a free water analysis. Determining what is in your water is crucial before deciding on which system to purchase.
Download a free copy of the EPA's Safewater Guidelines PDF file here
Selecting a Water Filtration System
Ok so now that you know what is in your water, you must select the proper system.
The following is a list of things you should consider when making your selection.
- System Capabilities to Reduce Contaminants
- Production and Performance
- Unsolicited Testimonials
As we have discussed before, speak to several different companies before making your decision.
Be sure what ever water filtration and treatment system they are proposing is certified by either Underwriters Laboratories, Water Quality Association or the National Sanitation Foundation.
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