Even though the United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world, national statistics don’t necessarily tell you about the specific water supply that you receive out of your tap. This is because water quality varies between location depending on the condition of the water source and how it is treated.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), although it doesn’t regulate private wells, requires every community water supplier to release an annual report to its customers detailing the local drinking water quality. It includes information about the water’s source, contaminants found in it, and how consumers can get involved in the protection of their drinking water.
It is important for you to understand the quality of water that is being streamed into your home. Certain contaminants and impurities can be harmless but others, like microbes including bacteria and viruses, can cause serious health issues, especially to those with special health needs involving compromised immune systems. Sometimes impurities don’t necessarily cause concern for health issues but can make water taste bad and unpalatable.
Using the new information that is now available about drinking water, citizens can be aware of the challenges of keeping drinking water safe and take an active role in protecting drinking water. Sterling Home Inspection Services Inc. can help you make sure that your drinking water is safe for consumption by you and your loved ones.