If you drink plenty of water in order to keep yourself hydrated and healthy you may pour yourself several glasses a day straight from the tap in your home. The question is, where does this drinking water come from? Is drinking this water straight from the tap your safest option or do you need to rethink the way you get your drinking water?
We are going to explain where your household tap water comes from. After we have looked at this information we are going to take a look at why filtering your household water supply is a good idea.
Where does the drinking water in your home originate from?
There are different sources of the water that is pumped into your home by the utility company. Some water is obtained by digging wells in order to tap into underground sources; other water is collected from sources such as lakes and reservoirs.
Wherever water is obtained from it’s then treated by the utility company in order to remove any bugs that it may contain. This treatment process involves the use of chemicals such as chlorine. This means that the treated water is often not very pleasant to drink.
After the water has been treated, the utility company pumps it to your home along several pipes. As the water travels along these pipes it can pick up other chemicals as well as additives and dirt. Hopefully, you are starting to see that the water which comes from the tap in your home may not be the safest or most pleasant tasting liquid to drink.
How filtering your water supply can make a difference
We have talked about the origins of the drinking water in your home; now let’s take a look at how you can make it safer, and more appetising, to drink. The best way to do this is to use a water filtration product such as an indoor fountain.
Water fountains are not the only water filtration products available. You can choose from a wide range of products and systems which can help you to ensure that the water which you and your family drink is clean. There are free standing systems available as well as under sink water filters. This latter option is especially useful if you do not have a great deal of space available.
You can see that the water which is pumped to your home is often not the cleanest liquid you could choose to drink. That being said, it’s still a good idea to drink plenty of water each day; you just have to make sure it’s safe to drink and tastes good. The best way to do this is to invest in some form of water filtration for your home. Filtering your water supply removes any chemicals, additives and dirt that may be present. What you have left is a constant supply of clean and fresh water which you and your family can drink in complete safety.