Should I schedule a Water Quality Test? Water Testing in St. Charles, Illinois & Surrounding Areas
It’s true that the United States enjoys a much higher quality of drinking water than many other nations. However, it’s also important to keep in mind that there are still many water quality issues across the country. Obviously, incidents like Flint, Michigan’s issues with lead in the water supply capture the country’s attention. However, similar problems are going on all around the country on a less severe scale that nonetheless have a negative impact on the quality of tap water.
Just like any other piece of infrastructure, the many components (e.g. pipes and mains) that work together to bring water to our homes have a limited lifespan. Unfortunately, for a great deal of the U.S.’s water infrastructure, that end time is upon us now. Much of the water infrastructure in this country is around a century old. Conditions are so bad that the American Society of Civil Engineers, in a 2017 review, issued a “D” grade for the quality of drinking water systems. We recommend scheduling a water test for your home to ensure it is safe to consume for you and your family. Learn more about our water testing services and contact a specialist to schedule your appointment. Prairie State Water Solutions provides water testing services in St. Charles, Illinois and other surrounding areas.
This inevitable deterioration over time results in regular problems, such as leaks and breaks. This wastes a massive amount of water. Additionally, when our water infrastructure is this old, we can encounter problems in which our water isn’t as pure or safe as it should be. For example, old lead pipes can result in tap water with elevated levels of lead (as in the case of Flint, Michigan). In other cases, smaller or poorer municipalities don’t have the money in their budgets to invest in the equipment necessary to filter out certain harmful contaminants like arsenic from the water supply.
We recommend investing in a drinking water system for your home to reduce the contaminants and impurities. Prairie State Water Solutions offers affordable drinking water systems for homes in St. Charles and various other surrounding areas. View our selection of water systems and select a system that meets your needs and preferences. Contact a specialist to order a drinking water system for your house.
Unreported Water Quality Problems
A Government Accountability Office report published in 2011 discovered that some states incorrectly report (or don’t report at all) many water quality violations. Smaller and poorer communities tend to experience the most severe of these violations, but even major metropolises like New York City have encountered problems with the safety of public water. With all of these problems going on, roughly one in four Americans receives tap water that is either not safe to drink or that has not properly been tested to meet federal standards.
We recommend scheduling a water quality test to confirm contamination levels in your home. Prairie State Water Solutions also suggests installing a drinking water system to filter harmful bacterial and materials from your water. Contact a specialist to book a water testing consultation or to order a drinking water system. We offer water testing services and water treatment products to residents in St. Charles and a variety of other areas.
How To Ensure You Have Safe Water To Drink
As much as we would like to count on the source of our water to notify us if there are any problems with its quality, this is unfortunately not enough. The only way to guarantee your water is safe and pure is to have it tested. Various tests can be conducted to search for different potential contaminants. Once you identify what’s really in your water, various measures can be taken to remedy the problem, such as installing a water softener, specialized filter, water conditioner, or purification system.
Prairie State Water Solutions offers water quality testing services and drinking water systems to homeowners in St. Charles, Illinois and other surrounding areas. Contact us to book a water test or to order a system.