Having clean water when you turn on the faucets in your home is a reasonable expectation. The municipal purification system may not meet your filtration needs, though. Installing a water purification system in your home can have many benefits. Here are the elements you need to consider.
At its source, the water that supplies your home is not fit to bathe in, much less drink. The city water codes determine how the water is cleaned and what should be filtered out so that it is safe for human consumption. Sediment that can contain bacteria or harmful levels of common minerals such as iron, manganese or chloride must be removed. The water that is left after that is probably still too hard to be useful. A purification system with a softener is necessary.
Most of the remaining impurities in the water can be filtered out with standard faucet filters installed by a water purification professional. This process gives you fresher water to use in the shower, bathtub, washing machine and dishwasher. Adding filters can make your appliances last longer as long as you replace the filters when they need it.
No matter how good the municipal filtration system is, sometimes chemicals such as lead, chlorine and rust get into the water supply to your home. A separate filtration system for drinking water is necessary to filter out these impurities and other, finer particles that can make your water taste bad. A three-filter system that feeds its own faucet can be installed easily under each sink in your home. This precaution adds another layer of purification to the water you and your family actually ingest.
Your city’s water supply may be rated safe for consumption, but a water purification system in your home filters out even more impurities. It can give you a greater peace of mind and better-tasting water.