Reviewing Drinking Water Quality

drinking water quality

Let’s face it, most people do not drink as much water as they should. It is recommended that you drink at least eight glasses of water a day. The problem is that most people do not like the taste of water straight from the tap. They do not believe that the drinking water quality is at a level good enough to warrant taking a mouthful that is flat and tasteless. Buying bottled water may not be the best solution either if you are considering going that route.

The best drinking water may not come from well water. Water from a well or other natural source water can sometimes be polluted from nearby runoff. Once many years ago it was safe to drink from a stream but now, with pesticides running rampant, you could find yourself with a case of dysentery or worse. But the bottled water industry is not proving to be much better. Recent investigations have shown that bottled water is often taken straight from the tap. It is no better than your tap water except there may be flavors added to disguise the chemical taste of purification. Plus you need to consider the environmental aspect of so many plastic bottles. This is our planet and well-being we are talking about.

Drinking water quality can be improved through water purifiers similar to what cities use for their tap water supplies. You can also start doing your part by demanding that local water suppliers, such as your town’s water supply, remain free from industry waste runoff, animal feces or pollution. Each step you take to improving the quality of your drinking water is a step in the right direction for our environment and health.

Demand that your drinking water quality from your local source water supplier is fully within the EPA’s guidelines. By staying informed and being aware of the laws and regulations you will know what to expect from your local supplier. You can also stay aware of any local industry that may be polluting water basins and putting your safe water in the danger zone.