Did you know that August is National Water Quality Month? The end of summer is the perfect time to evaluate your household’s water situation. Maybe the tomato plants need a little more love, or perhaps your partner’s culinary flavors could use a *boost.* The kids’ clothes always need an extra rinse, or despite your favorite products, your hair is dull and lifeless.
At the end of the day – and at the end of the summer – water should be one of the most nurturing elements in your life and that of your family. Don’t let your home’s water quality dampen your possibilities! The quality of your water has a direct impact on your health, the condition of your home, and the sustainability of your community.
Clean Water Hasn’t Always Been a Right
Water regulations in the United States are relatively new. When the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, many people were unaware of the ways they were polluting their water. In the U.S., nearly half of the population lives close enough to a coastline to contribute to ocean runoff. And while individual actions may seem harmless, we’ve seen that they can do major damage as a collective. For example, antibacterial soaps and products are known to contain a pesticide that kills marine life, yet they are often touted as a “clean” alternative. When possible, opt for regular soap – it’ll still get the job done!
Celebrating Water Quality Month
Here are some ways to celebrate National Water Quality Month and help keep safe water in your home and community.
- Know what is in your water. Check your local water quality or ask our experts about performing an in-home water test.
- Always pick up after pets. If not disposed of, pet waste adds harmful bacteria to the storm water supply and can be a source of disease.
- Avoid using toxic household cleaners, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers. These can run into municipal storm drains and pollute the waterways. Insecticides, antifreeze, brake fluid, personal products containing microbeads, and even medications can contaminate the water supply.
- If your car is leaking oil, place a liner or newspaper underneath to absorb any runoff.
- Avoid dumping liquids other than water into storm drains.
- Avoid flushing expired medications.
- Organize a group of friends or neighbors to clean a local water source! This is a great way to say “Thank You!” to nature after a great summer together.
National Water Quality Month reminds us to protect our most important resource at all costs. Clean water is essential not only for human life to thrive but for the success of all the other ecosystems in our world as well.
Take Control of Your Water Quality
As the pollution of one of our non-renewable resources steadily increases, we’re seeing higher levels of cancer and disease, largely due to failing water systems. It’s vital to educate others on the importance of clean water amid shrinking resources. Once we realize how essential clean water is to our future, we can harness the power of a water treatment solution to improve our daily lives, too!
For softer skin and cleaner clothes, ask about our water softener options. And for the purest water that makes the biggest difference in taste, try a reverse osmosis filtration system. The process of reverse osmosis blocks smaller particles than distillation or filtration, resulting in clean water that can transform the smallest details in the kitchen – think ice cubes, coffee, sauces, soups, pasta, and rice. Reverse osmosis is a subtle way to elevate your experience because, well, great taste is hard to put your finger on.
Make sure your family is reaching their highest potential with high-quality water. Simply give us a call today and one of our water treatment experts will be happy to review all of our water treatment options with you.