How well do you know your water?

How well do you know your water?

When the gale force winds from a hurricane or Nor’easter come rattling through your town and leave everything from your siding to your roof to your flower patches in a heap, you may feel racked with anxiety and trepidation over what the future holds.

And while there’s no easy way to predict a storm or the kind of damage it may cause, you can brace for these moments of uncertainty by preparing yourself in advance – specifically, by educating yourself on one of the most important factors in the aftermath of a natural disaster: finding a source of clean drinking water.

But for starters, how well do you know your water in the first place? By gaining a greater understanding of the different types of water, as well as what they’re best used for, you can be in a better position to help your loved ones and family members during moments of tribulation.

Tap water
It’s the stuff that pours straight out of your faucet and into the glass. Tap water, which is supplied by a municipal government and typically treated with fluoride, is the source of most potable water.

Around the home, you may rely on tap water for your cooking, cleaning and laundry needs. Tap water that’s been treated with an antiseptic can be great for many different applications, and can be consumed straight out of the faucet. However, in the event of a storm or flood, the source of your tap water may become diluted by harmful bacteria, which underscores the importance of investing in the best home water purifiers possible.

Purified water
Purified water is a step above straight tap water and offers tremendous benefits, particularly for those who are worried about possible water contamination or other issues. Purification can be done through ultraviolet light, deionization, reverse osmosis and carbon filtration, and works to remove harmful agents from water.

For individuals who want to gain peace of mind and feel secure in their water source, the best option is to invest in a home water purification system. These devices make it easy for you to rid your family’s drinking water of potential hazards and enjoy the great, crisp taste of water in the days following a major disaster.

2 thoughts on “How well do you know your water?

  1. James Bergman says:

    I have thought a lot about how clean my water is lately. Probably because of all of the stories in the news lately. In any case I have been thinking about having a well installed. If I do that would you still recommend getting a water purification system. Isn’t well water normally pure already?

    • SteriPEN Marketing Team
      SteriPEN Marketing Team says:

      The only way to know how clean the water coming from a well might be is to have a lab do an analysis of that water. The definition of “pure” is relative, of course. A lot of well water contains heavy metal like iron and arsenic and sometimes gas like radon, depending on location and the environment. There easily could be bacteria and other micro organisms that a UV treatment would take care of, but chemicals from agricultural pesticides and fracking would need more complex filtration systems. Usually these sorts of issues are dealt with by installing “whole house” systems or at least “under counter” solutions as opposed to hand held devices like a SteriPEN.

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