DOES YOUR CITY REALLY PROVIDE YOU WITH SAFE WATER?
Empower yourself by knowing the facts about your neighborhood's drinking water quality and water supply source.
Do you know how your water gets to your home? Most city water travels through outdated, unsafe piping in order to get to your home. What about your city?
Is your ground water running through a closed Superfund Site? Have there been other contamination to the ground water you haven't been made aware of?
It's up to YOU to find out how healthy your drinking water quality is.
It's important to be an informed homeowner and home buyer in order to keep yourself and your family safe. Although city's test their own water, there is case after case of city's dropping the ball and leaving it's residents vulnerable to health issues and tragedies. Don't let it happen to you.
HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR DRINKING WATER QUALITY IS HEALTHY & SAFE
What you can expect from our Safe Water Toolkit (coming Later This Year):
- - In-depth guide to lead in your water
- - Links to interactive maps pin-pointing Superfund Sites near your ground-water sources
- - Fill-In worksheets to keep track of safe-water maintenance and contacts
- - Interviews with Professionals in the plumbing & water treatment fields
- - How-to Videos to improve your home's water quality
- - Detailed Well Maintenance Guide
- - Virtual Access to Water Professionals
WATER TESTING KITS
Common Questions about Drinking Water
Is City Drinking Water Safe?
Cities and Municipalities treat water pulled into their system with chemicals like Chlorine and Ammonia. While most of these chemicals are filtered out, what remains is a byproduct of the chemical additive, which stays in your water.
How Do I Get a City Water Report?
Contact your water utility (there is usually a number or website on your water bills) and ask them to send you the latest Water Quality Report. They are required to publish these reports once a year.
What if I have Well Water?
Well water should be tested by the homeowner. Because it is not treated by a large facility, there is a higher chance of bacteria and pesticides in the water. You will want to make sure you use a WELL water testing kit to make sure the water is safe to drink.
Does Boiling Water Remove Contaminants?
In general, no. Boiling water does not remove lead, it does also does not remove chlorine or fluoride. It's much safer to have a water treatment system that actually removes these contaminants before it reaches your faucet.