Public water treatment removes major contaminants, but don’t take away impurities that make your water smell and taste weird. Water treatment filters give an additional line of defense against microorganisms. Treated water won’t make you sick or dry out your hair and skin.
Once your water is of poor quality, your mind and body can’t operate properly. You’ll feel sluggish, bloated, and dehydrated without the right quantity of high-quality water.
What Quality Water Treatment Does for You
Why do you need quality water? Well, I have put together a few simple answers for you.
Leads to Better Health – Quality water treatment helps prevent waterborne sickness. A University of California study found that participants who used water treatment suffered about 12% fewer gastrointestinal diseases than participants who drank unfiltered water. Although the Environmental Protection Agency regulates water treatment facilities for chemicals, microorganisms, and other contaminants, it doesn’t check for a range of contaminants. Several public water supply companies don’t check for the following:
- Synthetic Hormones: birth control pills, hormone therapy treatments
- Pharmaceuticals: antibiotics, aspirin, cancer drugs, antidepressants
- Agricultural Chemicals: weed killers, pesticides
- Household Chemicals: cleaners, deodorants, shampoos
Saves Money on Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances – Water treatment results in a longer life for your appliances and fixtures, sparing you the price of constant replacement. A study was done by the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF), showed that water softeners preserve the efficiency of water heaters and major appliances.
Throughout the study, dishwashers, and washing machines were operated for 30 days and 240 full wash cycles on soft and hard water sources. The washers using softened water were just about free of any scale build-up. The washers using hard water, however, needed removal of scale and deposit. Additionally, less detergent was needed for the clothes washed with softened water.
The same study found that hard water led to as much as a 48% efficiency loss in water heaters. Meanwhile, water heaters operated on softened water maintained the factory efficiency rating.
No Taste or Odor
And that is a good thing. C’mon! Who likes its water to smell like crotch? Because that is what tap water smells like sometimes. I can’t say the same about the taste though. Never tasted crotch. Anyway, back on track. Hydrogen sulfide gas can cause an unpleasant water odor. Also, iron or manganese in water could lead to a metallic taste. Water treatment removes impurities that cause foul-tasting and smell by trapping microorganisms through an intake hose. This leads to fresh, pure water.
Less Cleaning – And we, girls, love any situation that involves less cleaning. Because it makes sense. Don’t make a mess and you will clean less. I have one word for you, folks: limescale! This bitch-ass hard-to-remove build-up is sooooo frustrating to clean. Harsh scrubbing can wear away porcelain enamel. And we are fancy, of course, our bathtub and sink, are made out of porcelain. Using water treatment to purify the water means you can clean your plumbing fixtures and appliances less often while increasing their lifespan.