What’s in your water?
The first step in ensuring the quality of your drinking water is by understanding what items could be lurking inside. Keeping your family safe is always the most important thing and no matter your drinking water source, you can find peace of mind in knowing your family is getting the best quality water, free of harmful chemicals and contaminants with Pine Tree Water Filters.
Understanding your water source
In the City
City water is maintained by your municipality and treated to meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines. However, it may still contain undetected contaminants and suspended solids.
Treated city water can still contain chemicals and metals such as chlorine, chloramines, fluoride, bacteria, lead, mercury, sediments, and other suspended solids. While most of these contaminants pose little risk to humans, some can be harmful to your family’s health. The best way to test what you might have lurking in your home’s city water is to have it tested and install an in-home water treatment system that fits your needs. The treatment system will add an extra line of defense against the chemicals that may seep into municipal water between the processing facility and your home.
Outside the city, experts often find contaminants in private wells and aquifers such as iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide, organic matter, and other chemicals.
Away From Home
Water is crucial for survival, whether on the road or on the trail, water contamination is one of the leading causes of illness in vacationers and travelers, as pathogens and bacteria unexpectedly find themselves in the drinking water. Neglecting to bring enough water and not knowing the availability of water sources (streams, creeks, rivers, etc ) is one of those life-threatening, hiker mistakes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common infections for travelers — including bacterial dysentery, Escherichia coli, giardiasis, shigellosis, and noroviruses — are caused by drinking from a contaminated water source.
* pregnant women, children, the elderly, and travelers with weakened immune systems should avoid consuming chemically-treated water sources if possible.
Because no matter who we are or where we come from, we’re all entitled to the basic human rights of clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and healthy land to call home.
Martin Luther King III
Water is life, and clean water means health.