We all know that water is essential to life, so prioritizing the quality of your home’s water is an investment not only in your home, but in your health. Here are 5 interesting facts about your water supply you probably didn’t know.
Number One: Most Water Supply Comes From Municipal Sources
Nearly 90% of Americans get their water from municipal sources, or public water supply. Only a small percentage of water comes from a well-water source.
Number Two: Americans Drink A LOT of Water
It is estimated that we drink around a billion glasses of water a day in this country. Cut down on costs and plastics by drinking water from your tap. Installing a drinking water filtration system and / or water softener system delivers clean, tasty water at the tap.
Number Three: Watch Out For Old Pipes and Ground Contamination
Even if your home is supplied by municipal sources, it can still contain contaminants. Getting your water tested with an in-depth analysis helps you learn more about your water quality. Contaminants may come from old water pipes or ground contamination.
Number Four: Most Tap Water Contains Fluoride and Chlorine
Public water has fluoride added as a cavity preventative. And you’ve probably noticed the chlorine smell from your water. Installing a drinking water system filters out additives for tastier water. A reverse osmosis system filters out fluoride, chlorine, arsenic, pesticides, lead, and more.
Number Five: Water Consumption Is Up Over 100% Since 1950
We use a lot of water, and sadly, much goes down the train. Conserve water by shutting off faucets while brushing teeth, reducing water in toilet tanks, and fixing leaks. A dripping faucet can waste over 30 gallons a day!
Ready to Learn More About Your Home’s Water Supply?
Ensure clean, tasty water at the tap by requesting your detailed in-home water report, and then installing the appropriate water system to resolve any issues. Contact American Water today for a complimentary analysis at 512-388-0202.