“I’ve Got City Water”
Water is treated in the city, but approximately 2% is for
in-home use. No doubt this water meets or exceeds EPA
standards. The other 98% is for fire fighting, industrial
Now let’s say that the city treats this household water to an
extremely high degree. It would still need to travel through
miles of pipe that was installed who-knows how long ago?
It’s easy to see how more water
treatment is necessary when water enters your home. The
city could do it, but your bills would go through the roof.
“We Get Our Water From a
Our drinking water is being destroyed. Did you know…
• Every year at least 255 million
metric tons of hazardous chemical wastes are dumped into our
• There are 400,000 landfills, ponds, pits and lagoons in the U.S.
containing some of the most dangerous substances known?
• There are 35,000 pesticides that are made from 600
chemical compounds – all potentially winding up in our water
What is water tested
Some common problems with water include the
Hardness of Water
- Unsightly water spots on fixtures, glasses and silverware are
also caused by hard water. The hardness creates soap curd which
interferes with the cleaning ability of your cleaning products and
causes problems such as bath tub ring. Plus, scaling builds up with
hard water, and can clog pipes and fixtures.
Iron - Higher
concentrations of iron can cause a bad taste and rust-colored
staining of sinks, commodes, bath tubs, other plumbing fixtures and
pH - Low pH water
(acid water) can cause damage to sinks, faucets, hot water tanks,
drainage and supply lines. These problems can cause extensive
repair costs or replacement.
Sulfur - Sulfur
causes damage to plumbing and gives off an offensive, "rotten egg"
Chlorine is found to be objectionable in drinking and bathing
water. Chlorine that mixes with organics in water, forms
trihalomethanes (THM's). THM's are reportedly cancer-causing