Aging Infrastructure: Drinking water travels long distances to individual taps and homes. There are more than a billion miles of underground pipes in the USA, many of which are reaching the end of their useful lifespan. Already the majority of cases of waterborne disease associated with drinking water can be traced to deficiencies in this distribution system.
Moving to a New Home: Not every city water supply is the same, so expect some differences when you are making a move. Your new home might be supplied with surface versus groundwater, or treated with chloramines instead of chlorine, changing the taste or smell of the disinfectant in your water. Or your new home may come with its own private well, in which case, you will definitely want to get up to speed on how to be your family’s very own “water supply manager”.
Growing Your Family: Thinking of starting a family or are already expecting? Then this is a perfect time to add water treatment to your home. Harmful microorganisms like E. coli or noroviruses can contaminate water supplies. During pregnancy, your immune system is suppressed so you might be more susceptible to contracting a waterborne gastrointestinal illness. And once the baby has progressed to formula, you’ll definitely want confidence in the safety of the water used to prepare your baby’s food.
Eldercare: If a parent or older relative has moved in with you, it may be time to consider water treatment. As we get older, we experience reduced immune function, and lowered resistance to common bugs like colds and flu. So seniors are more susceptible to infections, including those that can come from drinking water.
Better Taste: We all know that drinking water is good for our health. So make sure you enjoy it! Adding water treatment to your home can give you an endless supply of clean, safe, good-tasting water.
Switch from Bottled: Switching from bottled water to treated tap water can save you money and help reduce pollution from plastics. Your taste buds, wallet, and the environment will thank you. Just pick up a re-usable bottle and you’ll continue to enjoy the convenience of great tasting water on the go!
Wondering which home water treatment system might be right for you? Check out this easy-to-use tool for assessing your needs.