5 Signs Your Water Isn’t Safe
Testing your water for safety is the best way for you to keep track of the health of your water. However, you may not have the water
treatment systems in place to keep your water clean and the testing system to make sure that your water is safe to drink. There are a few
things to keep in mind that can save you from drinking contaminated water.
1) Cloudy water.
Without a doubt, water should always be clear. If your water is cloudy or foggy in some way, it’s likely to contain an unhealthy contaminant that you shouldn’t drink. Drink bottled or filtered water instead.
2) Unusual smell.
Improperly treated water will smell funny. Sometimes like chlorine, for example, is one smell you may catch. While your local water treatment facility will sometimes treat the water with chlorine, it should be a minimal amount that you are unable to smell.
3) Low water flow.
Low water flow can mean something has stopped the flow of water in your pipes. This “something” is likely mineral or bacteria you shouldn’t drink. So contact a plumber who can help you figure where the blockage is happening.
4) Neighbors with water problems.
Listen to the discussions happening around your neighborhood and if your neighbors are discovering issues with their water, your water is likely in trouble as well.
5) Your water tastes bad.
If your drinking water has a bad taste, it’s probably not safe. Water shouldn’t taste bad. In fact, water shouldn’t have a taste at all.
If you have questions about the safety of your water, contact your local water treatment plant and obtain their recent water quality report. If you drink from well water, make sure your water treatment system is up to date.