Water Monitoring Increasing Your Personal Responsibility

Each year World Water Monitoring Day is celebrated to increase public awareness and build education to protect water resources throughout the globe. The aim of the organization is to engage all citizens to develop a habit of basic monitoring of local water bodies and their own drinking water supplies. Regardless of whether your water is supplied from the city or from a private well, by testing your water, you increase your personal responsibility about the safe delivery of your drinking water. Water Monitoring Increasing Your Personal Responsibility

The Importance of Knowing Your Water

Water needs to be treated with care as a limited resource, but many of us take it for granted. Unfortunately, not knowing what is in your water can be a costly mistake. Knowing the levels of contaminants in your water and using an appropriate water treatment system can improve water quality and reduce waste.

Drinking water contamination occurs in both well water and tap water supplies. The EPA does regulate public water systems, regulating safe contaminant levels and mandating frequent testing, but this doesn’t always mean that your family is enjoying the best possible water quality.

The EPA Drinking Water Standards

The Safe Drinking Water Act created authority for the EPA to regulate and enforce drinking water standards. The EPA is responsible for assessing potentially harmful contaminants and determining a safe level that is permitted in municipal supplies. If water testing reveals that there are higher levels of contaminants, the water is no longer considered safe to drink, and the utility is required to take corrective action and other measures, such as informing the public and possibly issuing a boil water notice.

Why Personal Responsibility is Vital

Although the EPA does provide consumers with a reassurance of water quality, the system is not perfect. There have been a number of high profile cases in the media that highlight that there can be terrible consequences when the system fails. An error at the treatment plant, a water line break and any number of other scenarios can result in your water being compromised. Even if your utility company is very efficient, you may find that your family is drinking contaminated water for days, weeks or months.

Taking personal responsibility for monitoring your water and implemented a final barrier of protection, allows you to have complete confidence that the water in your home is safe and pure. Fortunately, investing in a home water treatment system allows you to ensure that your water is both monitored and your family protected. There are a number of systems that can be tailored to the characteristics of your water and provide you with access to the latest advances in water technology.

If you would like to take more personal responsibility for your water, you should speak to a water treatment specialist. An experienced and fully WQA certified professional can not only check contaminant levels in your water supply, but also guide you through the treatment options that meet industry standards for complete confidence in the safety and quality of your water.

By Mark Williams (NicMar 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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