WHAT IS WATER QUALITY AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?
First, a clear understanding of what water quality actually means is necesary. According to the United States Geological Survey,
“Water quality can be thought of as a measure of the suitability of water for a particular use based on selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. To determine water quality, scientists first measure and analyze characteristics of the water such as temperature, dissolved mineral content, and number of bacteria. Selected characteristics are then compared to numeric standards and guidelines to decide if the water is suitable for a particular use.”
In North Virginia, this is governed by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. They are responsible for carrying out State Water Control and meeting the federal obligations for the Clean Water Act.
Unfortunately, even with all of the state and federal government rules and regulations, the quality of water that enters your home is not the best at all. This water that is used for drinking, bathing, and cleaning can not only be harmful to your health and well-being, it can also damage your home’s equipment and appliances that use the water like washing machines, clothes washers, water heaters, and even the plumbing infrastructure.
The costs associated with poor water quality are endless. It goes beyond the replacement of appliances and clothes, especially when factoring in doctors visits because of health issues and the ever-rising cost of bottled water. What can you do about it?
While we can’t do anything about the water coming to your home, we can control the water once it arrives. We offer a series of water quality products that can be installed at your home to improve the quality of the water including the taste, color, smell, and even removal of the chemicals in your water. These products include our line of chemical and salt-free water treatment solutions such as the following:
Interested in learning about the Easywater treatment system? You can call M.E. Flow or fill out the form on this page for a FREE estimate on treating your water problems. Our plumbing specialist can answer all your questions and help you choose the best water testament solution for the needs of your home. Remember, we are in your Alexandria, Leesburg, and Winchester neighborhoods, and we have qualified professional plumbers.