Congratulations, you’ve made the right call!
This is the first step towards taking responsibility for the quality of the drinking water in your home.
Municipalities generally do an excellent job of treating water before it leaves their facility, but the pipes between the treatment plant and your home are where most of the problems occur:
- Aging Infrastructure: Pipes are cracking and leaking. You see proof of this every time there’s a water main break or there’s a boil water advisory issued for your neighborhood. If water can get out of the pipes, contaminants can just as easily get in.
- High Costs to Local Government: Estimated costs to replace the aging infrastructure throughout the country could be as much as one trillion dollars, which is nearly impossible for any level of government to fund, and decades of work for that infrastructure to be repaired or replaced.
That’s why you need to consider a complete water treatment system for you home, so that you can control the quality of the water coming out of every tap in your home.
Not all treatment systems are created equal. For example, chemicals can be both dangerous to handle and potentially hazardous to the environment – and some waterborne illness-causing microbes are chlorine-resistant. Reverse osmosis wastes on average three gallons of water for every one gallon it purifies, and is no longer recognized as a barrier to microbiological contamination. Filters can improve taste, but they generally don’t treat microbiological contaminants.
There is an option that addresses all of these issues: ultraviolet (UV) disinfection or UV water treatment.