Published On: Mon, Jun 26th, 2017

Three Ways To Find Safe Drinking Water

Having safe water to drink is something that many people take for granted. If you own a home and have water, whether it’s city water or well water, you’re usually lucky enough to be able to safely drink that water (although, not always). However, things can go wrong with your water system, which will leave you without that commodity.

If you can’t afford to buy bottled water and don’t have access to healthy drinking water from your tap, then it can be difficult to get that life-giving water (your body is made up mostly of water). You need water and it’s said that a human cannot live without water (from some source, even foods that are rich in it can help) for more than three days, although some people have tripled that (but why try?).

photo D. Sharon Pruitt from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA

Check With Your Community Water System

If you have city water and you suspect there is something wrong with it, or just want to know what might be lurking within each glass of it you drink, you can contact the purveyors of your local water system. There is a facility set up in all places with a community water system that works to keep the integrity of the public drinking water.

If you have a well and feel that something is amiss with your drinking water, it’s all on you. Find someone that specializes in wells, do some water testing, and if all else fails, consider having a new well dug (which is going to be a pretty pricey endeavor, but a must if you want good water).

Buy A Filter

Some of the normal things that are found in water systems, like iron and arsenic (in very low amounts), can be filtered out. There are tap connecting water filtration systems that allow you to get filtered water right from the tap. You just need to change the filter from time to time.

If you have room in your fridge and prefer cold drinking water, you can get a pitcher with a filtration system. The same goes for this, you’ll need refills for the charcoal filter in it that works to clean the water The system you buy will include instructions on how often to do this.

Purchase Bottled Water Or Boil Water

You could purchase bottled water in a pinch when fresh drinking water isn’t available. However, you need to keep in mind that if you toss that bottle in the trash instead of recycling it, it will sit in a landfill for 450 years or more.

You could also boil your water before drinking it. Boil it, let it cool to room temperature and then refrigerate it until it’s cold enough to drink or add in some ice cubes. This is also a great way to prepare safe water for cooking.

Author: Anna Johansson

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