If you’re getting your water from a city water main, and not a well, then you probably know that your water supply goes through a treatment process before it reaches your home. The efficacy of these water treatment facilities varies from city to city, though most of them are good enough to remove the majority of harmful materials from the water supply. It is important to remember, though, that none of these water treatment processes are 100% effective.
There will always be a chance that some trace elements of contaminants like lead or cyanide will make it into your home’s water supply. There is no “safe” level of exposure to these materials. If you want to add an extra layer of protection to your home’s water supply, consider installing a water treatment system. You should especially consider installing a water treatment system if you notice the following symptoms.