If all of your home’s water comes from a city water main, rather than a well, then you likely know that the water supply goes through a heavy treatment process before it reaches your household. The effectiveness of these water treatment facilities vary from city to city, though most of them are definitely good enough to remove the majority of harmful materials from the water. It’s important to remember though, there are a lot of miles between that water treatment plant and your home, and so a water treatment plant can’t be 100% effective at eliminating all possible contaminants.
There’s always a chance that some trace elements such as lead or mineral deposits can get into your home’s water supply. While some contaminants are definitely more unhealthy than others, nobody wants impurities in their water, period. In order to add an extra layer of protection to your home’s water supply, you may want to consider installing a water treatment system. This is especially a good idea if you notice the following symptoms: