Drinking tap water doesn’t always quench the thirst. Its taste and odor may leave something to be desired. But is drinking tap water dangerous? In some cases, it could be. However, there are ways to make tap safer and tastier.
What Is in Your Tap Water?
Water treatment systems take care to prevent diseases caused by water contamination. However, even after treatment, some substances can remain. Common things found in tap water can include fluoride, iron, chlorines, chloramines, E. coli, Cryptosporidium, and other pathogens or chemicals. Though most healthy people should not have problems with small amounts of these contaminants, large amounts or intake in those with compromised immune systems could cause problems.
Can Tap Water Make You Sick?
Whether your water can make you sick depends on many factors. Across the country, 286 million people get water from municipally treated water. With so many people drinking water from their faucets at home, illnesses can occur. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a listing of the top ten causes of illnesses from drinking municipally treated water. Some of the pathogens from the list include:
- Excessive fluoride
To avoid these and other causes of illness from drinking water, consider water purification with a reverse osmosis (RO) system.
Advantages of Home Water Purification
With a reverse osmosis water purification system, you can remove almost all the impurities and contaminants in the water. This method can also improve the taste of the water by removing chlorine, chloramines, and other chemicals in the water. Water purification renders your water safer and can make your home’s drinking water healthier.
Contact Best Home Water Treatment Systems to Improve the Taste and Healthfulness of Your Tap
While most tap water is not dangerous to drink, it often doesn’t taste great. In fact, some people find the smell or taste so off-putting that they don’t drink enough water to stay healthy. Contact us at Best Home Water Treatment Systems or phone us at 951.737.1500 for more information about purification and filtration systems to remove contaminants from your home’s water.