Water is present everywhere. Do you consider your water source? We think about it constantly. In the United States, clean water is a luxury we take for granted. Without much thought, we utilize it for everything from drinking to household purposes. Do you know where your water comes from? Or, more importantly, is your drinking water safe?
Consult your water source provider.
The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States mandates that your water agency furnish you with an annual water quality report that describes any pollutants that may be present in your municipal water supply. Consumer Confidence Report is the name of this quality report, which must be given yearly and is also accessible upon request.
Have your water source analyzed by a third-party laboratory.
The Safe Drinking Water Hotline of the US Environmental Protection Organization may link you with a local water testing agency that can test your tap water. The Water Quality Association’s website is another useful resource for locating a testing laboratory. Your municipal water provider can also propose independent local water testing laboratories.
Test Yourself Using Testing Kits
You may also test your water yourself by purchasing a water test kit from Amazon.com or your local home improvement store. Typically, these kits include a packet of strips containing reactants that change color in reaction to the presence of certain toxins in your water.
There are a few factors to consider while utilizing these kits:
They do not test for all conceivable pollutants, only a few select ones.
They are not very precise.
Here are some prevalent pollutants detected in tap water:
Iron: Iron turns water yellow or orange, has a bitter taste, and stains clothes and bathroom fittings.
Manganese: Manganese turns water black or purple, imparts a bitter taste, and stains clothing and bathroom fittings.
Sulfur: If your water smells like rotten eggs, then your water contains sulfur.
Not all bacteria in water are potentially detrimental to your health. During their life cycle, however, innocuous bacteria may transfer iron and sulfur into the water system.
Disease-causing bacteria: E. coli, coliform, and streptococci are the most frequent disease-causing bacteria identified in the water supply. This form of bacterium is obviously hazardous to your health.
Lead is a highly toxic neurotoxin that may cause a variety of health problems.
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