WHY IS WATER TESTING AND QUALITY IMPORTANT?
Drinking water quality varies from place to place, depending on the condition of the source water from which it is drawn and the treatment it receives. Although the water supply in the US is considered to be among the safest in the world, according to the CDC contamination can still occur. There are many possible sources of contamination, including:
- Sewage releases
- Naturally occurring chemicals and minerals (for example: arsenic, radon, uranium)
- Local land use practices (for example: fertilizers, pesticides, livestock, concentrated feeding operations)
- Manufacturing processes (for example: heavy metals, cyanide)
- Malfunctioning on-site wastewater treatment systems (for example: septic systems)
In addition, drinking water that is not properly treated or that travels through an improperly maintained distribution system (pipes) may also create conditions that increase risk of contamination. Let Nova Water conduct a water test of your property/residence and provide you with answers and options.