So, why is it so important to test your water? Well, water is one of the most vital things that we consume, which means that the quality should always be up to par. However there are several things you should know about where your water comes from, how the quality is regulated, and when it’s your responsibility to get it tested.
First, if your water comes from a public water system, the water is regularly monitored and tested and the results are reported to federal or state agencies that make sure it meets the National Primary Drinking Water Standards. If there are contaminants in the water that might cause illness or other problems, your water company must notify you.
You may also receive an annual water quality report (or Consumer Confidence Report) from a community water system that provides your water. It is normally included with the July bill. This report contains information on any contaminants that have been found, what health effects they may cause and what the source of the water is. If you do not receive this report, you can ask your water company for it.
Alternatively, if your water is not from a public water system or if you have a private well, the responsibility for water quality testing is yours. This means that you should regularly get your water tested for the most common contaminants including nitrates, total dissolved solids and pH levels.
Even if your water is pure and safe, regular testing will help you establish a record of your water quality, which can be helpful in solving problems you may have in the future or getting compensation if your water supply is damaged by someone else.
Signs that you should get your water tested include unexplained family illnesses, taste, odor, color, staining of fixtures or clothing. If your water is staining your fixtures, find out what is causing that stain with this water stain color clue list. At Reynolds Purified Water we can test and install the necessary filters that will ensure your water is safe to consume and won’t leave damaging stains to your fixtures or clothing. If you’re concerned about your water quality, don’t hesitate to call or click here for a quote!