The Decreasing Quality of Environmental Water

The Decreasing Quality of Environmental Water


Many people are now aware of news stories, research studies, and articles that indicate a decline in the quality of our water. Some sources have even stated that most tap and well water is our country is not safe enough to drink due to environmental, agricultural and industrial pollution. Let’s take a closer look at some of the issues raising concerns and some solutions to safeguard your drinking water.The Decreasing Quality of Environmental Water

Water Contamination

All of the sources of our drinking water, wells, lakes, rivers and glaciers now have some level of contamination. This also includes the municipal water systems that deliver water to many of our homes. The contaminants originate from natural minerals and manmade sources, such as chemical pollutants, byproducts, and industrial runoff.

The level of contamination is monitored closely by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and they rarely reach a level that causes an outbreak of illness. Though it should be noted that even low level exposure to these kinds of contaminants over an extended period of time could cause severe health problems, including liver damage and various types of cancer, our water is disinfected with chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride, but these are also toxic and cause other health problems.

The Scale of the Problem

So, how bad is the problem? Worldwide, over a billion people suffer daily due to environmental water contamination. The situation here is far better, but we still struggle with contamination caused by human activity and various natural disasters. A national report recently found that of the surface waterways sampled, 45% of stream miles, 47% of lake acres and 32% of bay square miles are classified as polluted. Despite being thoroughly treated, our tap water still contains contaminants, such as chemicals, microbes, drugs and toxic heavy metals.

The Solution

The only real way to be sure that your water is free from these contaminants is to install an additional system to remove them. This should be a high quality water filtration system that can remove all kinds of contaminants and clean your water thoroughly. There is a wide range of water treatment systems available, from a basic point of use 4 or 5 stage filter under the kitchen sink, right up to a whole house reverse osmosis system with activated carbon pre filters and a UV light to kill microbes. Fitting a water treatment system will improve the quality of your life, providing healthier water for drinking and cooking, and if a whole house system is fitted bathing and other cleaning tasks.

If you’re concerned about the issues raised in this article, talk to your local water treatment professional. There are filtration systems and water softeners/water conditioners that can address all kinds of water quality issues. Always ensure that your water professional is fully WQA certified and this will ensure that they meet or even exceed water industry standards.

Contact NicMar Water for your water needs.

About The Author: Mark Williams (NicMar Water President Mark Williams holds degrees in Applied Science and Industrial Thermodynamics, along with Agricultural Mechanization and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University. He also holds the highest possible industry ranking, being WQA (Water Quality Association) LEVEL 6 Certified.)

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