The United States has one of the cleanest water supplies in the world. U.S. municipal water treatment facilities go to great lengths to remove dirt, sand, sediment and harmful diseases from our drinking water. The four-stage process of filtration involves passing water through filters, allowing water to sit while particles settle to the bottom, and adding chemicals to disinfect and neutralize harmful parasites, bacteria, and viruses.
When water is pumped from a treatment facility it is free from harmful diseases and sediments, but its journey through pipes and into our homes can add some of the same contaminants the treatment facilities have tried so hard to remove. Continue reading →