Apr 1, 2014

Posted by SHANELL CALLOWAY in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is your water safe to drink?

Is your water safe to drink?

Many people are concerned about the quality of the drinking water available in their homes.  With increasing scares, pollution and contamination events, this probably comes as little surprise.  However there are a number of solutions that you can apply to improve the quality of your water supply.  Water treatment equipment is widely available but what do you need to know before you purchase and install a system?

When to use a water treatment system

Public supplies and municipal supplies are tightly regulated and should be safe to use.  Most countries across the world conform to World Health Organization (WHO) standards when treating their public drink water supplies.  In the US, the standards are tight, and water is tested to ensure it contains below the recommended amounts of different pollutants and contaminants.  However, for those using private supplies, wells, springs and supplies from lakes or streams, treatment and testing remains their responsibility.

Identifying problems

Before treating water, or choosing the type of water treatment equipment to use, testing is essential.  Each supply is unique and local factors will influence the type of contaminants in the water and the type of system that is appropriate to use.  No single water treatment system will remove all contaminants from water and each system will have some limitations.  However, testing will identify the most harmful elements and systems that target these specific problems.

Types of system

There are two different types of device for water treatment systems; point of entry (POE) or point of use (POU).  POE systems are designed to be fitted where the supply enters the property and therefore treat all water entering the building.  These are suitable in most private water supply systems to remove contaminants that may cause harm from both exposure (bathing) and ingestion (drinking).  POU systems fitted to individual taps can be used to remove ‘nuisance’ contaminants, including chlorine added by health authorities.  These are usually not suitable for those on a private water supply.

Suppliers

Reputable companies providing treatment equipment will be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge and will often offer maintenance or repair services.  Most systems will need some maintenance (if only changing and cleaning filters).  If you’re prepared to do much of this yourself it’s still important to be sure the original supplier can offer parts and replacements as required.

Clack Corporation has been a provider of industrial water treatment products, molded custom containers, tanks and commercial water treatment equipment for over 65 years. The company prides itself on producing innovative, high quality solutions that customers can rely on.

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