Purified Drinking Water
Purified Drinking Water Is Not An Option
Though our site specializes in emergency water purification and the methods for doing it, we would like to also help individuals who are wanting to be certain they have purified drinking water for home use at all times.
In most cases the water coming from the tap in modernized countries is very potable and you have nothing to worry about. However, if for some reason you feel your water is suspect at times you want to take extra precautions to make sure there are no problems and to put your mind at rest there is action you can take.
If you want to make certain you are using purified drinking water the best thing you can do is purchase a water test kit. These kits can sometimes be bought locally but if you have no luck in your area they are very easy to find on the internet.
If you already know what kind of contaminates you feel are in your water it will be easy to select a water test kit. However, if you are not sure and would like to have peace of mind knowing your water is totally safe for consumption it will not be as easy to choose a kit. There are water test kits for almost every water contaminate there is and you could spend hundreds of dollars buying various ones.
If you are not sure what you are testing for the best thing to do is buy an all around kit that tests for the most serious water contamination problems. It should test for lead, pesticides, iron, nitrates, chlorine, and bacteria. You should be able to find a water test kit to test for these contaminates for around $25.
Once you have bought your test kit and tested your water you will know whether or not you are consuming purified drinking water. If you are, then you now have peace of mind for yourself and your family in knowing your water is clean. If however there are contaminates in your water you would like to get rid of, then you are going to have to decide what type and brand of drinking water purification unit you are going to purchase.
Of course the kind of unit you need to purchase in order to be certain your home has purified drinking water will be according to the contaminates found in it. This however will probably cause you no problem in making your decision since most good quality water purification systems will get rid of almost any kind of contaminate.
The kind of water purification system you choose may depend on how much you wish to spend. Units can run from $50 to hundreds of dollars depending on the quality and what contaminates it removes. However, if you desire an unlimited supply of purified drinking water it is best to purchase as good a unit as you can afford.
The human body can live weeks without food but only days without potable drinking water. If you are not prepared for an emergency in your home you should be. Our site has a world of information on how to obtain water in an emergency situation. You may want to stay for a while and read a few of our articles on the subject of emergency water purification. They could save your life if a disaster situation should happen to strike.