With so much news making headlines these days around the world about the contamination of water in the aftermath of disasters such as the BP oil spill and the Fukushima nuclear disaster, it has gotten a number of people thinking about pollution and water quality. Even if you do not live anywhere near these events, they help bring to mind just how easily pollution can make it into the water supply. With independent labs frequently posting results about things such as medications and illicit drugs found in municipal water supplies, yet governments saying nothing about the issue, it certainly leads well owners to wonder just what is in their water as well.
Test the Water Annually for Good Measure
One thing worth noting is that once things such as lead, radioactive substances, and bacteria enter into your water supply, they can remain in the water supply as long as you are using the well, especially if you do nothing about it. So even if your water tested clean a few years ago, it is likely time to conduct another water test. Most of the contaminants that get into the water supply are fairly harmless in trace amounts, but when you are drinking them daily for years on end, the results can be quite different. Many potential carcinogens and other illness inducing contaminants can easily reach your well water and must be detected quickly.
Filtration Is Not an Acceptable Solution
Many people justify a lack of appropriate water testing by pointing out the household use of water filtration systems. While many of these systems are excellent at filtering out large particles and some can even eliminate lead and other metals from the water, the simple fact is that this is NOT a safe and viable alternative to a simple test on water from your well. Not only can radioactive substances such as radon gas and uranium make it through most filters, but you use your water to wash your car, fill your pool, and generally put it into places where it can be absorbed by the skin. Many people also use well water for irrigating gardens used for household food. In other words, if there is something in your water, it is going to get into your system even if your sink has a filter on it.
A Water Test Is Simple, Affordable, and Critical
The bottom line is that you can easily afford to have professionals test your water supply for a very wide range of contaminants. Testing today is incredibly simple and straightforward and is not nearly as time and budget consuming as many seem to think. Testing procedures and methods have become much more advanced in recent years, offering the ability to not only test more easily, but to test for a much wider range of contaminants. If you own a well that provides drinking water for your home and have not recently had a water test performed, it is certainly time that you take the opportunity to do so. Contact AquaKnow to order your water test kit at 877-734-7661 ext 2. http://www.aquaknow.com/
June 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm Comments (0)