WHAT IS WATER QUALITY?
Although your drinking water may look and taste good, it may contain harmful contaminants. While some levels are considered safe, others may be capable of causing a wide array of health issues. For this reason, it is important to know the amount and types of impurities that are in your drinking water. Water quality is determined by the amount of contaminants in your drinking water. If your levels are within an acceptable range, the water is considered safe to drink. If your levels are not within an acceptable range, you should not drink the water.
WHERE DOES YOUR DRINKING WATER COME FROM?
About half of our drinking water supply comes from surface water such as streams, rivers and lakes. The other half comes from water found underground. Using both surface water and groundwater, 140,000 water utilities supply water to 320 million people in the United States. More than one-third of Americans receive their drinking water from wells.
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE A WATER QUALITY PROBLEM?
To find out if the water in your home, school or office is safe to drink, you must test. The PRO-LAB® Water Quality
Test Kit is the most complete and accurate instant water test available to the consumer. The NON-TOXIC laboratory grade test strips provide quick and reliable results.
If you would like to have a professional water inspection, go to www.inspectorseek.com and an INTERNACHI home inspector can identify the source of a potential problem in your home, school or office water supply.
pH: 2.0 to 12.1
Total Alkalinity: 0 to 24 parts per million
Total Chlorine: 0 to 10 parts per million
Total Hardness: 0 to 425 parts per million
Iron: 0 to 5 parts per million
Copper: 0 to 5 parts per million
Nitrate: 0 to 50 parts per million
Nitrites: 0 to 5 parts per million