It’s easy to get so caught up in our day-to-day lives that we don’t stop and think about something as seemingly harmless and basic as the water we drink. But what if I told you that even if your water is treated, it could be making - and keeping - you sick? Well, if you live in the Covington, Louisiana area, this could very well be true. Let's explore why the water supply here may not be safe.
What is really in the tap water?
It has been widely reported that Louisiana has one of the worst public water systems in the US. In fact, a report by Environment America found that Louisiana ranks 48th out of 50 states when it comes to providing safe drinking water to its citizens. That means that the tap water coming from many homes in Covington is likely tainted with contaminants or toxins such as lead, arsenic, nitrates, and bacteria. These contaminants can cause serious health problems such as intestinal illnesses, fertility issues, and cancer!
What can be done?
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure the safety of your family’s drinking water.
- Have your water tested - schedule today
- Invest in a water filtration system
- Bottled water as a last resort...
While drinking bottled water does have its advantages, like the convenience of being able to easily grab one and go, there are several downsides to consider as well. Firstly, bottled water is expensive; on average it can cost 500 times more than tap water. Although, depending on the type and brand of water you purchase, there may not be any additional health benefits. The simplest thing to do is have your water tested and see for yourself what contaminants are hitching a ride. Once you have accurate information for your unique scenario, you can invest in a filtration system that will work for you and make your water safer than bottled water.
No matter where we live we should always take steps to ensure our families are drinking clean and safe water. Unfortunately for those living in Covington, this may require extra effort due to the poor quality of our local water supply. But don’t despair; by having your home tested and investing in an appropriate filtration system you can make sure your family is protected from dangerous contaminants like lead and arsenic without breaking the bank! Take action today by scheduling a free water test and rest assured knowing that you have done all you can do to keep yourself - and your family - healthy!