Water is a natural resource that is renewable. However, water that we can drink is limited — at least water that doesn’t need excessive water treatment. Home Water Solutions with offices in Loveland and Hayden is dedicated to bringing you clean water for life through our home water treatment systems. In this blog post, we’ll review the importance of conserving water. Contact us today for your free home water test!
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSERVING WATER
With water all around us and water that comes out of the tap freely, many people don’t understand the importance of conserving water. However, it wasn’t all that long ago that frequent breakouts of diseases caused by contaminated water would regularly occur and result in thousands of deaths. In the 21st century, many people take the availability of clean water for granted. One of the main reasons for this is because most Americans pay very little for water service to their homes in comparison to others costs, such as utilities and mortgage. While having low bills is nice, it leaves the impression that water is cheap when, in reality, it’s far from it.
THE REAL COST OF WATER SERVICE
Most water comes from a public water supply unless you live in the country that uses a well. When you get water from your public water supply company, you pay based on how much you use. There are two sources of most water that the public water supply company can use: surface water or well water. Well water is accessed by drilling down to the aquifer supply and pumping water up. This is a much more expensive process and usually yields less water. Hence, most water you use in your home is surface water, or water that is in lakes or reservoirs that store water for consumer use.
All water is then put through a water filtration system by the public water supply company and then stored for use when you need it. Pipes and plumbing is what brings this water to your home. Excess water is stored throughout the US in huge water tanks for fire purposes and for emergency use.
As you can see, there is much cost involved in bringing water to your home that you don’t see. From bringing the water from its source to filtering it and paying all the people involved in the process, it’s actually very expensive to bring you water. However, most public utility companies are publicly owned and overseen by the government, which subsidizes these costs in order to bring you water you can afford since it’s critical to your life.
Home Water Solutions in Loveland and Hayden wants to remind you that only one percent of all the world’s water can be used for drinking. When you factor in the fact that the world’s population is in the billions, that’s not a lot of usable water for everyone and our needs. The fact of the matter is that demand for water will only increase as our population and our needs increase. In fact, if you own water rights, odds are, the price of your shares are rising. It’s important to conserve water for future use, which will be the subject of our next blog post.
HOW HOME WATER SOLUTIONS CAN HELP
Home Water Solutions in Loveland and Hayden offer home water treatment systems in order to remove contaminants and impurities that your water supply company does not remove. We use a process called reverse osmosis, which is a water filtration technique that involves water passing through a permeable membrane. This membrane catches the tiny microscopic particles and debris that can harm your body. Reverse osmosis water filtration systems not only remove all the nasties left behind by your public water supply company, but they also improve the taste of your water and extend the longevity of your water-using appliances.
Home Water Solutions in Loveland and Hayden installs whole-house water treatment systems that will provide you with clean water not only for drinking, but also for all of your water uses, such as washing your clothes. When you partner with us, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you and your family are consuming the highest-quality and the cleanest water possible. If you are curious about what is lurking in your water, contact us today for a free water test!