Your home’s drinking water meets local standards, but does it meets your own personal standards?
Water can travel great distances to arrive at your home, and in doing so, pick up bad tastes and offensive odours along the way. Higher demands and a growing population has placed increasing pressure on water systems that are often outdated and in need of upgrade.
Municipal water systems throughout Ontario, add chlorine to disinfect their water and make it suitable to drink.Chlorine is added to drinking water to reduce or eliminate microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. The addition of chlorine itself is safe, but when it interacts with natural organic matter in untreated water, hundreds of new chemicals can form. These chemicals remain in the water, and are called disinfection or chlorination by-products. Some of these by-products, like THM’s (trihalomethanes) have been shown to raise the risk of certain cancers.
These disinfection by-products are not only a health risk, they also cause bad tasting water.Fortunately, you can get better tasting, better smelling and SAFER drinking water in your home with a certified water purification system. These systems are more convenient and less costly overall than buying bottled water or refilling your water coolers. They pay for themselves over time, and are the wisest environmental choice. An experienced water treatment company, such as McLeod’s EcoWater, can determine the system that best suits your needs and location. We offer a special line of city water treatment equipment that produces better water for:
- Coffee and tea
- Ice cubes
- Baby formula
- Drinking water for your pets
- Juice concentrates
- House plants
- Steam irons