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the Water in Your Home

Understand Your Water

Common Issues

Water touches practically every room in your home. Its quality affects how your water tastes and smells, the food you cook, how your skin and hair feel, and even how your appliances, fixtures, and plumbing look and last. There are so many ways better water can make a difference in your life. We invite you to learn more.

Water Basics

Water, which makes up 55–75 percent of the human body, is depended upon by every system in the body. Most of us have heard the recommendation to drink six 8-ounce servings of water every day. According to the American Dietetic Association, it may be necessary to drink more than this if you weigh more than 125 pounds or participate in physical activity. Doctors at Mayo Clinic recommend dividing your weight in half and using this number as the number of ounces of water consumption per day.

There are many reasons why it is critical that we maintain the proper water intake.

Researchers at Loma Linda University in California studied more than 20,000 healthy men and women and found that people who drink more than five glasses of water a day were less likely to die from a heart attack or heart disease than those who drank fewer than two glasses a day.

Water Problems

Poor-quality water may have an abnormal feel, odor, taste, or appearance. In some cases, poor-quality water may have many of these characteristics. The chart below will help identify the cause of water problems based on observations by the human senses.

If your water seems abnormal, make sure to do your part to make your water safe for your family to use and drink.

What Are the Solutions?

Water quality varies from home to home, and no two homes are alike. What’s right for one family may not be right for yours. There are a number of ways to treat water. Depending on the water issue, the solution may address all the water in your home, or only water that is dispensed from a specific tap. Let us help!