The tap water you use in your home for drinking, cooking, and bathing could come from lakes, rivers, reservoirs, or other surface or underground water sources. This water can be contaminated with various pollutants like lead, e. coli, sulfur, and general dirt. That said, how can you ensure that the water you’re using at home is really safe for you and your family?
Rainsoft of NE Iowa, a reputable water treatment specialist, shares some tips to help you determine if your water is safe.
Use the Tools at the EPA’s Website
On the EPA’s website, you can have access to a range of tools that you can use to check the status of your drinking water. This includes the Safe Drinking Water Information System, which reports known violations of EPA’s regulations. It also has information on treatment efforts and monitoring requirements.
Check With Your Water Company
Your water company is required by the EPA to report on the quality of your water every year. If you receive your bill in the mail, they will likely send the report to you via snail mail as well. But if you’re subscribed to e-billing, you can ask help from your water company on where you can locate the report online.
Look Out for Signs of Poor Water Quality
Here are some signs that can easily tell you that your water isn’t safe:
- Slimy feeling in your hands after washing them with soap and water
- Yellow, orange, or brown discoloration in the water
- Water smells like bleach, rotten eggs, or fish
- Water tastes like metal
Rainsoft of NE Iowa specializes in a range of water solutions that will ensure a clean quality of water for you and your family. We provide water purifier systems and water softener equipment among others to help keep your water safe. Call us at 319-233-2038 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.