People take for granted that the water coming out of their kitchen sink is safe to drink, but that is not always the case. Public and municipal water suppliers treat the water to make sure it meets the state and federal guidelines for safety, but it is not free of all contaminates. This simply means that the water is believed to be safe to drink and residents will be informed if the contaminates reach a level that is believed dangerous.
The problem with this is that some people could drink the water all day long and never get sick while it could make someone else very ill. This is why so many homeowners have chosen to use water treatment systems for added protection. There are many different types of water treatment systems available, but they all fall into one of two categories. The point-of-use systems treat batches of water before it enters the home, and then sends the treated water to the designated area, such as the kitchen or bathroom. The point-of-entry systems treat the water as it enters your home.
The four main types of water treatment systems are as follows:
·Filtration systems remove the impurities from the water, making it safe to drink.
·Disinfection systems use physical disinfectants such as heat or ultraviolet light to kill pathogenic microorganisms, or they use chemicals such as chlorine dioxide or chlorine to disinfect the water.
·Water softener systems normally use potassium ions or sodium to help soften the water.
·A distillation system will boil the water and then collect the steam, which is then condensed in a separate area until it’s used.
A home water treatment system can remove specific contaminates from the water depending on the type of treatment you use, and it can improve the taste of your water. If you get your water from a well, or if someone in your family has a compromised immune system, then using a water treatment system can help reduce the risks of becoming sick tap water.