Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Green Water Technologies Offers Insight into the U.S. Water Supply

Green Water Technologies
We clean, cook, bathe and drink with it on a daily basis. But how much do most Americans know about the water in their homes? In today’s Q&A, Green Water Technologies explores this issue and explains why even chlorinated water may not be completely safe from harmful chemicals.

Q: Are there certain areas of the United States at greater risk for water contaminants?

Green Water Technologies: Even in parts of the country that have fewer contaminants than others, nitrates, bacteria and lead deposits can still wreak havoc in the water supply. Before giving friends and family members a cold, tall glass of H20, it might be a good idea to investigate what’s going on inside your tap.

Q: From where do most people access water?

Green Water Technologies: Tap water is derived from two sources: surface water, which includes lakes, rivers and reservoirs, or groundwater from deep and artesian wells. Before reaching our faucets, water is submitted to a disinfection process that destroys parasites and bacteria.

Q: Does this mean that my home’s water supply is generally safe?

Green Water Technologies: Chlorination could not possibly kill all germs that may pollute tap water. Copper and lead may also be a major problem by corroding pipes. Other troubling findings include chemicals from pesticide and fertilizer runoff, nitrates and arsenic. Unfortunately, many chlorination byproducts have proven to be some of the most harmful contaminants in today’s water.

Q: What type of regulation ensures that Americans can be safe at all times?

Green Water Technologies: The Environmental Protection Agency has developed Maximum Contaminant Levels for all public sources of water. By virtue of these standards, it’s much less likely that families will encounter a water-related illness. Still, it’s advisable that American homes and offices consider a first-class water treatment system like the GE Pro Elite that can eliminate all of these potential hazards.


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