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The Biggest Factors that Affect Water Quality

 

Water in Queen Creek and the East Valley is not exactly known to be the greatest right out of the faucet. Not that it’s unsafe, but it doesn’t necessarily taste great. 

Do you know what impacts the quality of your water? Our plumbers break down the biggest influencers on your water quality below. 

Factors

There are several factors, both environmental and “manmade,” that influence water quality. Some of the biggest factors include

  • Pesticides
  • Household cleaners
  • Sedimentation
  • Minerals (hard water)
  • Temperature
  • pH
  • Population growth

Factors such as minerals and sedimentation are natural and vary wildly between water sources. The human impact on water quality includes chemicals such as pesticides and household cleaners reaching the water table. We do not always think of the impact we cause to the environment when we dispose of the chemicals improperly.

Safe, clean drinking water is imperative to life on this planet. It’s can also help your appliance out. 

Now drinkable water has to meet certain standards set by both national and local governments – however, the minimum is not always the best. 

Filtration methods

Implementing a water filter in your home will not only ensure your water is safe to drink, but it will likely improve the taste, too! There are two primary filtration methods: point-of-entry and point-of-use. Compare and contrast your options below:

  • Point-of-entry: Point-of-entry filtration systems filter water at the source. Because these systems purify water at the water line as it enters your home, you’ll know every faucet has water that is clean and safe. This method includes systems like water softeners (which remove concentrations of minerals) and aerators (uses jets of air to purify water).  
  • Point-of-use: Point-of-use filtration systems work just before you bring that cold glass of water to your lips or step into the shower. Systems like distillers and reverse osmosis units work to purify water at one particular faucet in your home, which will likely be at your kitchen sink or bathroom shower.

Pitchers are a convenient and cost-effective way to remove contaminants from your drinking water. As you move your high-school graduate into their college dorm room, considering stocking their mini fridge with a filtered pitcher. That way they’ll have tasty, purified water at their tap!

Drinking plenty of water is key to staying healthy, but if your water isn’t safe and clean, it will do you more harm than good. Looking to conserve water (and energy!) this summer? 

 

If you’re looking to increase the quality of your Queen Creek or San Tan Valley water, call us today to discuss options and learn more about how we can help!