"I've Got City
Water is treated in the city, but approximately 2% is
for in-home use. No doubt this water meets or exceeds EPA
standards. The other 98% is for fire fighting, industrial use,
Now let's say that the city treats this household
water to an extremely high degree. It would still need to travel
through miles of pipe that was installed who-knows how long ago?
It's easy to see how more water treatment is necessary when
water enters your home. The city could do it, but your bills
would go through the roof.
"We Get Our
Water From a Well"
Our drinking water is being destroyed. Did
Every year at least 255 million metric tons of
hazardous chemical wastes are dumped into our nation's
There are 400,000 landfills, ponds, pits and
lagoons in the U.S. containing some of the most dangerous substances
There are 35,000 pesticides that are made from
600 chemical compounds all potentially winding up in our water
What is water tested for?
problems with water include the following:
Water - Unsightly water spots on fixtures, glasses and
silverware are also caused by hard water. The hardness creates soap
curd which interferes with the cleaning ability of your cleaning
products and causes problems such as bath tub ring. Plus, scaling
builds up with hard water, and can clog pipes and fixtures.
Iron - Higher concentrations of iron can cause an
objectionable taste and rust-colored staining of sinks, commodes,
bath tubs, other plumbing fixtures and clothes.
pH - Low
pH water (acid water) can cause damage to sinks, faucets, hot
water tanks, drainage and supply lines. These problems can cause
extensive repair costs or replacement.
Sulfur - Sulfur
causes damage to plumbing and gives off an offensive, "rotten egg"
Chlorine - Chlorine is found to be objectionable
in drinking and bathing water. Chlorine that mixes with
organics in water, forms trihalomethanes (THM's). THM's are