Water Quality: Is My Tap Water Safe to Drink?
The above stated question is frequently asked all over the country. The answer depends on whether you are obtaining water from a plastic bottle, private well or from a public water system. The chlorine that is used to disinfect public drinking water is enough to destroy the COVID-19 virus. Water from a public water system is highly regulated under federal and state guidelines. These regulations require stringent water quality testing and monthly reporting to State level regulatory agencies and performed by certified water operators. The Minnesota/Wisconsin Certified Operator is tested in biology, chemistry, hydraulics, math, regulations, in addition to operation and maintenance of a water system. The water system operator is required to obtain annual refresher training and must renew a State issued Water Operators license every three years. Consider your water operators as your water quality health experts. When drinking water from a privately owned well, it is up to the owner of that well to sample and test water on a regular basis. State certified water testing laboratories are in most major cities.
Is Bottled Water Safer than Tap Water?
Tap water is regularly tested to assure the quality of the water to consumers is of good quality. Bottled water quality is not regulated. The quality is dependent upon the source water, filtering process, the container and bottling process used. People who operate bottling water facilities may or may not be tested and certified as professional water treatment operators. Bottled water is excessively more expensive than tap water and is provided to consumers in plastic bottles that are made from petroleum products.
How do Mixing Products improve water quality?
Various Manufacturers produce and supply several products that are used to improve water quality by either mixing or aerating the water. My colleagues produce cost-effective, environmentally safe products that can be installed in lakes, rivers and ponds to add air which helps to improve water quality and aquatic life. These same Colleagues also provide NSF approved mixing equipment that when installed in potable (drinking) water storage tanks, keeps those tanks free from freezing in colder months and reduce chemical and thermo stratification year-round that increases water quality age, producing higher water quality to consumers. These collaborative efforts strive to produce quality products at a reasonable price with a mission of improving the world.
When considering where to obtain that next drink of water, have confidence that tap water, most likely, is the safest and certainly the most economical choice.
Sales and Product Development Manager
Certified Water Operator