The revelation that the water supply in Flint, MI is contaminated with toxic levels of lead has led several experts around the country to accuse other municipalities of similar conditions. While it’s true that a number of cities do have higher levels of toxic materials in their water than they should, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re at risk. If you really want to make sure that your home is kept safe from any toxic materials in the city water supply, though, there are a few steps you can take. Let’s take a look at those steps now.
Have Your Pipes Checked
In the early part of the twentieth century, lead pipes were actually quite common in homes around the country. This was before we knew how harmful lead was if ingested, of course. While these pipes have largely been replaced in the last hundred years, it is possible that very old homes may still have one or two lead pipes in them. If you’re really worried about that possibility, you should have your pipe network checked out by a professional plumber. This has the added benefit of highlighting any parts of your plumbing network that may need repair.
Install a Water Treatment System
If you want to protect your home from any toxic materials that may be present in your water supply, the best thing to do is have a dedicated water treatment system installed in your water line. There are a wide range of water treatment systems available on the market today, each designed to remove a wide range of contaminants from your water before it enters your home. A water treatment system will ensure that your water supply remains clean, even if the city’s supply is not.