Why Does Phoenix Water Taste So Bad!?

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

“Every system in your body depends on water. Its roles are impressive. Water regulates your body temperature, removes wastes, carries nutrients and oxygen to your cells, cushions your joints, helps prevent constipation, lessens the burden on your kidneys and liver by helping flush some of the toxins, and helps dissolve vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to make them accessible to your body.”    MayoClinic.com

“The water may not be aesthetically pleasing, but it is safe to drink because disinfectant remains in tap water.” (Bill Reed, coordinator of the state Department of Environmental Quality’s Safe Drinking Water Program)

Okay…that clears up answers a few questions.  Why does our water taste so bad?  There are no laws that control the TASTE, ODOR, TURBIDITY (clarity), or HARDNESS of treated water.  Don’t worry though because there is plenty of disinfectant in that water.  The most commonly used disinfectant used is Chlorine.

“Gaseous chlorine is the most common and cost effective disinfectant used by approximately 95% of the water industry. Phoenix has used gaseous chlorine for about 50 years.” (Phoenix water Quality services Department Q&A)

That makes sense.  Chlorine would probably not add a pleasant flavor to the water we drink.  I’d like to make it clear to everyone that drinking chlorinated water is unlikely to cause a dangerously high level of chlorine in your body.  As a matter of fact, it would require drinking approximately 5 gallons of tap water to equal the amount of chlorine your body absorbs in just 1 ten minute shower.

So why doesn’t the city do something about this?  Why do we spend billions on water treatment plants and testing our water if we know there is chlorine and other DBPs (disinfection byproducts) being delivered into homes? Well the city has an answer!

“Taste, odor and hardness are not regulated under drinking water health standards. It could be that the water doesn’t taste good or look good, but that doesn’t mean it’s not safe.” (Phoenix water Quality services Department May 2013 report)

They also say:

“While your drinking water meets EPA’s standard for arsenic, it does contain low levels of arsenic. EPA continues to research the health effects of low levels of arsenic, which is a mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations and is linked to other health effects such as skin damage and circulatory problems.” (Phoenix water Quality services Department May 2013 report)

So, the city meets or exceeds the national standards for the drinking water that is delivered to your home over 99% of the time.  The government has assured us that we can be comfortable in the knowledge that our cloudy, smelly, poor tasting water, is not affecting us negatively.   As for me, even though I believe there is every effort made by municipalities to deliver the best water they can afford to deliver, I would rather restore that water entering my home to clean, clear, drinkable water that exceeds the quality of bottled water.  I agree with Dr. Oz, the Mayo Clinic, and many other health professionals that insist that the right filtration is important to the way we treat our bodies.  With the thousands of available systems to choose from, what factors make a difference?  How much will it cost? How do you know it will work? Are there any guarantees or assurances to protect you?

To get the answers to your questions, call us for a free evaluation, water test, and demonstration.  Then, if you like, enjoy a system for 90 days with absolutely no risk. Iif you don’t like it, return it for a full refund…no questions asked!   We haven’t had one returned yet! Financing Available!

“ I will tell moms right now…I don’t think you should be bathing your kids in the tub unless you know that water is clean. All those chemicals get absorbed through the skin, and therefore your child has been contaminated… A filter is an easy fix.”
– Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz. Show