How often do you think about water issues? Perhaps, not very often and that is totally normal. Believe it or not, each state and county face their own water issues. The issues range from acid rain to mercury contamination. Thanks to The Center of Advanced Materials for the Purification of Water with Systems, or WaterCAMPWS, thorough research is being conducted every single day. To help you better understand a few water crisis topics, we’ve given a simple break down of a few issues. Remember, Hague is the nation’s expert in quality water!
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Salting of Water Supply: There is not a government standard or limits for dissolved solids / salting, however, there is a national medium. The ‘salting’ is a measure of the amount of dissolved solids in the surface or ground water. This ‘salting’ causes the hardness in the water.
Arsenic Contamination: Due to the usage of pesticides and metallurgy in agricultural and industrial areas, arsenic contamination is a threat. Arsenic can also enter the water supply naturally from the surrounding bedrock.
Energy Production: In the northern and eastern parts of the US, electric power plants are great users of water. Watersheds can use about 50 percent of the water withdrawals that go towards energy production.
Heavy Metals: This term can mean many different things depending on the content. However, the general concept of the term is to refer to contamination by metal elements not specifically identified in another category. These metals are high atomic weight elements such as cadmium, iron, selenium, chromium and others are also measured. The most common element in the heavy metal category would be lead.
It is important that the water you and your family are consuming is clean and purified. There are many people who overlook the details of having clean water. If you are skeptical of the water at your home, visit our site, Hague Water to locate a dealer in your area. Be sure to ask about our FREE in-home water test. We can find the right solution for you and your family.