How to Get Safe Drinking Water at Home

A young girls holds a purple magnifying glass to her glass of water. Safe drinking water should never be overlooked in ahome.

Drinking water from your tap should be safe, affordable, and taste good. You should not have to doubt the safety of your home’s drinking water, but fortunately there are ways to guarantee that the water you drink is clean and harmless.

It shouldn’t be a mystery of what is in your tap water, and luckily it isn’t. Every year your home should receive a water quality report, which should help water consumers make informed choices about their drinking water. They disclose what contaminates may be in your water and how they might affect your health. 

Each water quality report will tell you the source of your drinking water and a summary of that source’s water assessment. After that, it will list the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations and health goals, and inform you of the EPA’s health standards and potential health effects of any contaminant found.

This water quality report is important because the law requires your water utility to tell you if an EPA violation occurs. Public utilities work hard each year to improve their quality, and over 90 percent of all water systems meet all EPA guidelines.

Now, even though your home may already have safe drinking water, installing a water filter of your own will help remove some minerals and particulates, and to improve its taste. Water filters come in all shapes and sizes, and finding the one right for you might mean finding the one that fits with your sink.

Among the most common filter options are the carafe filter, the faucet-mounted filter, the countertop filter, the plumbed-in filter, and the point-of-entry filter. Each filter can operate through different technologies, like a particulate/mechanical filter, adsorption/activation carbon, softeners or ion exchange units, ultraviolet treatment, reverse osmosis, and distillation. 

While it may appear that there is a lot to sort through, over one option should be able to work in your home. You need to weigh the pros and cons of each, and figure out which one suits your budget best. Some filtration units last longer than others, and that is something to keep in mind as well.

Having safe drinking water at home is now easier than ever, and Gordon Water Systems is there to help. For more information on safe drinking water, call Gordon Water Systems today at 616-776-3800. We love improving people’s quality of life by giving them great water.