With the emergence of spring you can anticipate several issues with your drinking water. You may be asking why your water suddenly tastes differently.
First, your city may flush their distribution pipes for an extended period of time. This can result in higher chlorine levels and changes in taste. The purpose of this practice is to clean out pipes. That can also mean that some dirt will end up entering your home with the higher levels of chlorine. A whole house water filter with a 5 micron pre-filter for sediment can keep these contaminants out of your home.
Here’s an example of this, announced today:
WASHINGTON – ‘Tap water will likely smell and taste slightly different for the next six weeks in Washington, Arlington County, the city of Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County.
“This is spring cleaning for the water distribution system,” says Patty Gamby, deputy general manager with the Washington Aqueduct.’ You can read the entire article here:
Of course if you are even drinking Potomac River water in the first place you need to consider that there are numerous unregulated contaminants that are extremely dangerous to your health. I recommend both a whole house water filter and a kitchen reverse osmosis system to remove these.
The second thing to be on the lookout for is an increase in pesticides in your water as farmers take to the fields. This will be true with either public water or private well water in areas where there is farming.
Pesticide exposure has been linked to an increase in various cancers, including breast cancer. A whole house carbon water filter can eliminate this from your water.