Can City-Provided Water Make You Sick? Here’s What You Need to Know - Central Texas Water Softeners

Can City-Provided Water Make You Sick? Here’s What You Need to Know

  • August 12, 2022
Can City-Provided Water Make You Sick? Here’s What You Need to Know - Central Texas Water Softeners

We like to believe that the water provided by municipalities is safe, but the fact is municipalities only have to meet the bare minimum requirements when it comes to the water allotted to you and your family. And it isn’t just the water in our homes that is affected. Local pools and any business that uses municipal water for their services and products are affected. Whether you’re a business owner or homeowner (or both), the water in your dwelling cannot be taken for granted.

As the best water softener company in central Texas, there are several variables we’ve encountered that can affect your water such as contamination, an aging water distribution system, the type of plumbing in a home or business, and simply the uncertainty of the quality of your well-water. If your home or business is not equipped with a water softener system and you’ve noticed that your water is cloudy or is affecting your overall well-being, it may be time to begin water testing.

When to Consider Having Your Water Tested

While they only have to adhere to a particular set of standards, public water treatment facilities do work hard to provide their city with acceptable, safe water. Be that as it may, there are still some contaminants that can sneak into the water as it’s difficult to treat water on such a large scale. It can also come into contact with contaminants via aging pipes and poor infrastructure as it leaves the treatment plant and enters the water system. If your water comes from a municipality, you may want to consider drinking water testing.

There are also issues that arise with well water. Without a well water softener system, well water is at risk when it comes in contact with naturally occurring and man-made contaminants. To ensure your home’s well water is safe for use and consumption, well water testing is recommended as all types of water testing are the first steps in ridding your water of harmful contaminants.

It’s also important to note that while the water may appear clean and pure, there are some contaminants that are undetectable without water testing. Arsenic, which is tasteless and odorless, is one of them, entering the water supply in various ways such as natural deposits or industrial or agricultural pollution. Lead is another, entering the water supply through old lead pipes and aging infrastructure.

Beyond these and other contaminants making water unsafe, they can also cause hard water. Hard water is the culprit for everything from rusting appliances and pipe damage to dry skin. Those spots on your dishes and soap scum build-up in your shower are also caused by hard water.

Is Your Water Safe?

To determine if your business or home’s water is safe, contact the best water softener company in the area, Central Texas Water Softeners, to schedule your drinking water test or well water test. We’ll determine if a well water softener system or a whole house water softener is the best solution for your water issues. We offer a variety of products and services designed to provide your home or business with the best water available. Contact us today at 830.730.6799!

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