But, you don’t have to wait for a disaster to occur to assess the quality of your water and implement techniques to make sure it is always clean and clear.
It’s important to note that clear water is not necessarily clean.
When you turn on your tap the water that comes out has been through a treatment plant. Debris has been filtered out and chlorine is added to kill bacteria. But, this water travels through miles of pipes before it reaches your home. While on its journey it can be contaminated with new bacteria, debris, or even chemicals.
The water may still look clear but could contain virtually anything, so you need to take steps to ensure you have clean clear water in your home.
Add A Water Filter
The first step is to speak to experts about the best water filters currently available. There are several different types depending on whether you want to do the whole house or just one tap. You’ll need to decide whether the water needs softening, minerals removed, heavy metals extracted, or simply the odor improved and bacteria eliminated.
Knowing what you want will help you to choose the best water filter for your situation. Once fitted, you can drink the water from your tap, safe in the knowledge that it is clean and clear.
Just because the treatment plant tests the water it doesn’t mean you can’t test it as well. You can purchase simple water testing kits that will tell you a variety of important facts. Regularly testing will ensure your water quality is always satisfactory.
Be Aware Of Work
Any work that involves digging into the ground can affect the quality of drinking water. It’s highly likely that local works will make your water cloudy, it’s harder to tell if it has added any dangers to the water. You’ll need to use one of your water quality testing kits.
As well as being aware of local roadworks, you should consider any drainage works or the effect of heavy rain. Flooding can cause sewage to back up and even infiltrate your supply pipes. Keep your eyes on what is going on around your home. Sewage back up can be a serious health issue.
Keep Bottled Backup
A water filtration system and regular testing should ensure you never have an issue with the quality of your water. However, it is always advisable to have a few spare bottles of water around. These can literally be a lifesaver if you find there is an issue with your water.
Of course, if you’re storing bottled water you’ll want to make sure it’s in a cool and dark spot. Having it at home means you won’t risk an injury getting to the supermarket with everyone else when there is an issue!