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Facts about Drinking Water

Learn the important facts about your drinking water.
Use this resource to research water and how to treat tap water for your home or business.

Health and Hydration

Health and Hydration
Water is not only beneficial for hydration - water is a powerful cleanser. Many toxins are flushed from the body through urine and sweat. Proper hydration is critical to the function of the human body. The more water you drink, the more efficient your body becomes. While it certainly matters what and how much one drinks over the long term, it's generally agreed that consuming the national average of at least 67 ounces of fluid each day (even more for those who are physically active) is important to one's health.

Tap Water

Tap Water
The human body is over 70% water and much of that water is replenished from the tap. There will always be natural dirt and sediment in tap water. However, tap water's biggest problems are the chemicals that are added during treatment. Chlorine is a known carcinogen and it is the main chemical used to treat the bacteria in water. Many of these compounds can have long-term adverse health effects with constant exposure.

Conserving Water

Conserving Water
The average person uses around 100 gallons of water a day. By reducing that water use, you can save money, energy and water resources. LifeSource Water Systems can help you conserve water because there is no water waste.

Bottled Water

Bottled Water
Consumers may have various reasons for purchasing bottled drinking-water, such as taste, convenience or fashion. Most consumers do not consider the potential costs and health risks of buying bottled wear. Bottled water is less healthy, less tasty, less eco-friendly, and more expensive.

Chlorine

Chlorine
Chlorine is a corrosive, poisonous, greenish-yellow gas that is two and a half times heavier than air. 98% of municipal water treatment plants use chlorination to treat water in the USA. Though chlorine does offer the advantage of killing microorganisms in the water, it is very harsh. You can be exposed to harmful chlorine when you drink, wash your dishes and bathe or shower in unfiltered tap water.

Common Water Problems

Common Problems
Millions of American households suffer some kind of correctable water problem. Hard water alone is found in 85% of all American homes. Other common water problems include excess iron, hydrogen sulfide gas (rotten egg smell), acidity, and cloudy water.

Hard vs Soft Water

Hard vs Soft Water
Most of us have been told that water softening is the solution to hard water. But what exactly is hard water and what does softening do to it? Hard water is defined has having a significant quantity of dissolved minerals. Alternatively, soft water has been treated, exchanging all of those natural minerals abundant in hard water for harmful sodium ions. Read more about the difference between hard water and soft water.
 

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