Sewer systems and storm drains are not built the same. These two systems can have different consequences after a storm has washed through. The water that goes down your toilet or sink needs to flow into a treatment plant where it can be filtered. The water that flows down your streets and into the gutter is something that will flow into a lake and pick up pollutants along the way if it is not treated properly.
Pollutants in water can have a number of effects on our health. The runoff can change drinking water supplies, the way that we use recreation spaces, and the health of our crops and wildlife. Contamination and stormwater often lead to closures of beaches and there is a high chance that the pollution may end up in the water supply without intervention.
Pollutants in our water can be harmful with many of the items that go into our storm drains leaching out into groundwater supplies and making their way into our local water table through local lakes and streams. Even after water undergoes treatment, there is a chance that your water may contain trace amounts of contaminants long after your treatment plan has occurred.
Pollution of our water supply can be prevented by stopping the process of pouring cooking oil down the sink, being careful with detergents used on our vehicle cleaning, fertilizers, improper paint disposal, and more.
Responsible water usage is a must. If you would like to have your water inspected to see if you would be a good candidate for a home water filtration system, contact us today to learn more. A whole-home or tap water filtration solution can be just what you need to keep your system producing clean and safe water for years to come.
This post was written by Kristian D’An, owner and water expert at Eco Water Solutions of Florida. Eco Water Solutions is one of the best Tampa water softeners companies. They offer whole home water solutions such as softeners, whole home water filtration systems, and reverse osmosis systems. Their focus is to provide Floridians with safe and clean water throughout the home.