Why San Diego Families Install Whole House Water Filtration Systems
Year after year, The San Diego Water Quality Authority reports that our tap water contains no contaminants that exceed limitsset by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s annualDrinking Water Quality Report backs them up.
Despite two thumbs up, entities like the Natural Resources Defense Council, a New-York based non-profit environmental advocacy group, explains that, while few cities are in outright violation of national standards for contamination of drinking water, this is actually more a result of weak standards than it is of low contaminant levels.Although 90 percent of US public water systems meet the EPA standards, many home and business owners choose whole house water filtration systems for the reasons outlined here.
What Is in San Diego’s Tap Water?
Like the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Environmental Working Group also called the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards into question. A national U.S. consumer advocacy group specializing in the monitoring and regulation of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability, the EWG keeps consumers apprised of sometimes lackluster public protections.
The EWG warns consumers that contaminants show up repeatedly in major cities, including San Diego. Such contaminants include:
- lead, which enters drinking water supplies from the corrosion of pipes and plumbing issues and can cause brain damage in young children;
- pathogens or dangerous germs;
- trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids, by-products of chlorine treatment that cause cancer.
- arsenic, which can cause cancer, skin problems, and birth defects,
- radon, a toxic radioactive gas.
San Diego water consistently tests positive for trace levels of the above as well as chlorine, chloramine, and ammonia, all of which are suspects in neurological issues and as carcinogens. These contaminants get into our water from many different sources including sewage systems that overflow after a heavy storm from contaminant-laden sites like roads, pesticide and fertilizer-rich farms and lawns and mining sites. Also, waste from huge animal feedlots and industrial sites leach into groundwater.
Based on EWG’s methodology, 24/7 Wall Street came up with a list of the ten cites in America with the most unsafe drinking water. Three of the ten cities are located in Southern California and San Diego ranks third behind Riverside and Los Angeles.
2 Whole House Water Filtration Systems San Diego Families Rely On
San Diego mainstay Perry Plumbing installs the whole house water filtration systems that keep families and employees safe and well. We are happy to spend to time exploring which type of system best fit your needs. Not only will your water taste better, your laundry will be cleaner, and you’ll avoid the pollutants on your skin that many get while showering.
One popular whole house water filtration system San Diego families choose is the heavy duty filtration system. This is the highest performing contaminant removal system because of the large amounts of filter media used. The media is placed in a tank about 50” tall and provides iron protection for 5-10 years before the media is to be replaced. Compact single tank system connects to the main water supply line of the house. The second type of system is a standard capacity water cartridge. These water filter cartridges are placed inside durable filter housings at the main water line. These standard capacity systems are more affordable, but do require a bit more maintenance because of frequent filter changes.
San Diego plumbing service Perry Plumbing guarantees 24/7 availability, personal service and up front pricing. With over 35 years experience in America’s Finest City, we find and fix issues fast. Call us at 619-472-2112 to discuss your plumbing repair options or to schedule an appointment. Our plumbing installation coupons help you save!