Water treatment and recycling have come a long way in the past few decades. Even so, the Flint water crisis and others like it show that community water treatment systems are not flawless. Even when the water is clean, plants may use chemicals to disinfect the water that you might prefer not to ingest. To address these and other potential problems, homeowners and RVers rely on water purification systems.
Two Main Types of Systems
There are several different ways to categorize water treatment systems. For the purpose of this article, consider the differences between commercial and household purification systems. Homeowners often consider commercial systems because they are designed to filter more gallons of water before needing to be changed, but are they necessarily better? The research shows that household water purification systems provide better filtration per gallon of water.
The Case Against Bottled Water
To ensure they have good, clean water, many people resort to using bottled water. Plastics have been shown to be carcinogenic when used for long periods of time, stored in the sun or reused. Plastic bottles also absorb pollutants overtime. These pollutants and the chemicals already in the plastic can leach into the water over time. After drinking the contents of the bottle, there is also the question of proper disposal. Even if you use a bin, landfills and recycling centers around the world are already overwhelmed.
Shower Water Matters Too
When it comes to filtering water, people are mostly concerned about the purity of the water they drink and use to prepare meals. Surprisingly, research has shown that some pollutants can be absorbed through the skin. To address this, homeowners would need to install household purification systems at the main water intake for the house. This ensures all water in the home is filtered.
Proper installation of your household water purification system also makes a difference in how well it works. Hiring professionals to do the job can give you peace of mind.