What is in the water you drink?
It’s no secret that drinking plenty of water is good for your health. You need to stay hydrated to keep feeling and looking good. Of course, you can drink any fluid, with the exception of alcohol, to ensure this happens. The good thing about water is that you have easy access to it. The question is, what is in the water that comes from your tap and how healthy is it to drink?
We are going to take a look at what you may find in the water that comes from the tap in your home. We are also going to take a look at the benefits of having a source of filtered water.
What might you find in tap water?
You may think the easiest way to get the water you need to drink is to switch on the tap in your home and fill a glass. Of course, you can drink water straight from the tap, but should you? The first thing to note is that the water which is delivered to your home by the utility company has been treated with chemicals such as chlorine. These chemicals help to kill bugs which may be present in untreated water but they can make the water unpleasant to drink.
It’s also important to note that water picks up other items as it travels along pipes to your home. It can collect chemicals, additives and dirt. All of these things can be present in the water that comes straight from your tap.
Before you start reaching for the bottled water you should be aware that there is no proof that bottled water is any safer to drink than tap water. You also have to consider that the plastic bottles which contain the water can have a detrimental effect on the environment if they are disposed of in landfill or in the oceans.
Why filtering water is a good idea
Given that water straight from the tap and bottled water are not ideal, you may want to consider filtering the water in your home. You can opt to install in item such as a water bubbler if you choose, and you can decide whether you want a filtration system for your entire home or just for one tap from where you obtain the water you drink.
If you filter the water you drink the impurities are removed. This makes the water safe to drink; it also makes it look and taste better.
If you want to stay healthy it’s very important to remain hydrated. You can use the water that is delivered to your home to help you do this but you need to make sure it is safe for you and your family to drink. The best way of doing this is to filter the water. There are plenty of filtration systems available; you just need to choose the system that is best suited to your needs.