Disinfection of municipal drinking water is one of the major public health advances of the 20th century. However, the disinfectants themselves can react with naturally occurring materials in the water to form unintended by-products, which may pose health risks. A major challenge for municipal water suppliers is balancing the risks from microbial pathogens and disinfection by-products.
Municipal water suppliers use a variety of treatment processes to remove contaminants from drinking water. Tap water regularly makes headlines when communities are put on a boil alert notice. Such an alert occurs when the water source, a treatment system failure, or broken pipes cause the municipal water to become contaminated and unfit for consumption. Contamination can include toxic metals (lead and arsenic), excessive toxic chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals used to sanitize water (chlorine, aluminum, copper, and fluoride), and bromine.
Most cities are proud of their water systems and encourage people to drink the water with confidence. However, some people don’t like the smell or taste of their tap water. For some people, such as those with compromised immune systems, doctors advise them not to drink tap water.
No matter the municipality, Wise Water has a host of solutions for any problems that you may be experiencing. Softeners, filters, reverse osmosis systems and more, can offer the perfect solution catered to your specific issue. Assuage the fears around tap water and know that you are safe with a Wise Water product.