How is City/Municipal Water Drinking Water?
Municipal treatment plants turn contaminated water into portable drinking water. Your water is screened for debris and filtered, then they add either Chlorine or lately a combination of Chlorine and Ammonia, which are powerful disinfectants, to significantly reduce the risk of waterborne diseases. While the water that comes into your house is considered “safe” to drink it still contains many impurities and by-products from the disinfectants.
City/Municipal water providers are governed by the EPA (Federal) and TCEQ (State) to follow the rules of the Clean Water Drinking Act of 1974. A lot of things have changed since 1974 and the latest amendment to this act is now over 25 years old.
By law, these providers must publish their annual Water Quality Report. Even through the majority of these providers follow the law, there is only so much that they can/will do at the municipal/city level for the purity of your water.
The rest is up to you! We strongly urge you to read your local Water Quality Report and read our blogs about “What is in your local water” and call us with questions. If you believe that Congress/EPA are great Water Treatment Specialists – Cheers! If not, it is time to re-examine what you are drinking.