Old Water Pipes: Is Your Tap Water at Risk?

If you’re an American that accesses water through a public line there’s a chance that your drinking water could be at risk. There are lead pipes working across the country delivering water supplies into businesses and homes even though it’s been over three decades since this type of plumbing was banned.

Lead pipes are still present underground and even if you have a newer home or property, there’s a chance that these old pipes are still underground carrying poisonous contaminants through the water supply. In a report from 2012, over 1,000,000 miles of these pipes were detailed for repair or replacement but the cost to the U.S. municipalities would be more than $1 trillion.

According to a report from the American Society for Civil Engineers, the plumbing system throughout the United States in 2016 was rated at a D+ for its overall infrastructure. The average age of America’s water and sewer pipes sits around 45 years and this leaves a large degree of America’s water supply being carried by lead pipes and older style plumbing. As a result of this older style plumbing, the water supply in America is subject to corrosion, contaminants, infrastructure design flaws and insubstantial planet.

America’s aging pipes or putting your tap water at risk as well. When older pipes carry water into your home, you never know what other contaminants could be coming into your water supply. One of the best ways that you can safeguard your home from the aging pipes which may not be subject to repair for years is with the help of a water filtration system.

Having a water filtration system to act as a barrier between America’s aging pipes and the water you drink can be essential for maintaining the safety of yourself as well as your family. For a reasonable investment, you can enjoy getting clean water inside your home regardless of the pipes feeding your home underground.

If you would like to learn more about a whole home water filtration system or affordable water filtration system for your home, contact us today!

This post was written by Kristian D’An, owner and water expert at Eco Water Solutions of Florida. Eco Water Solutions is a St Petersburg water softeners company. 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.

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