Water is an essential resource needed to survive. Having a high-quality source is important to ensure the well-being of your family. Although systems are in place to treat the water you consume, many contaminants bypass this process and can be detrimental to your health and even toxic. Drinking water systems aim to purify the water you consume while retaining beneficial natural minerals.
The Process of Treating Water
Ground water is the most common source of treated water. It is water that initially fell as rain and seeped into the ground. Although it is naturally filtered by the rock and soil surrounding it, ground water typically contains high levels of bacteria as well as elements such as magnesium and iron. Other sources of water include rivers, reservoirs, upland lakes and canals.
Once water is collected from the source, it is held in pipes and tanks. At this point leaves, rocks and other debris are removed. It is then stored in reservoirs while natural purification occurs. During this time, water may be treated with chlorination in order to prevent the growth of harmful organisms.
How Drinking Water Systems Work
Further removing microorganisms, contaminants and chemicals is the main goal of drinking water systems. There are various methods used:
- Water softening
- Reverse Osmosis
- Ultraviolet light
All of these drinking water systems aim to remove items that can harm health such as bacteria, lead, copper, parasites, algae, viruses, chlorine and rust. Lead, for example, has been known to cause developmental delays in children as well as increased blood pressure in adults. Not only can purifying water remove these potential health risks, but it can also improve the taste, smell and appearance of drinking water.
With the installation of a simple drinking water system, your health and peace of mind can improve. You will no longer have to worry about unwanted chemicals in your water. Instead, you can take a refreshing sip knowing that your clean, filtered water tastes good and is good for you.