Like almost everything else, our drinking water can be subject to contamination from some of the more hazardous chemicals that we use every day. Water (often a large component in the structure of these chemicals) easily takes on their residues and toxic properties, which when ingested poses a danger to the human body.
The most common chemicals that invade our water are pesticides and large concentrations of basic minerals (such as iron). These toxins aren’t put into water with malicious intent; often they are the products of runoff from farming, mining and chemical testing, but they are there and precautions need to be taken in dealing with them and removing them.
Luckily, there are ways to eliminate them to maintain the safety and purity of your water supply.
There are filters available that are capable of purifying a large amount of water by attachment to your home’s water pump.
The Water Depot, which handles everything water, retails and installs several different models of these filters, all of which handle different needs; there are filters for trapping sediment and filters for reverse osmosis (removing larger or more toxic particles by forcing them through a membrane), filters that will trap Iron, filters that will trap tannins to name a few. They have locations throughout Ontario, though consumers in cottage country would be best served by going to the Parry Sound location (705-771-9582). If you have questions about the quality of your drinking water and want to have it filtered to ensure maximum quality, give them a call.