The water in Flint, Michigan, has been in national news headlines all year — partly for the severity of the problem, and partly for the drawn out response time. Does Flint’s water problem apply to other parts of the US? You might be surprised to learn that it could.
Discolored, Dirty Water
The first indicator of the Flint problem was rusty-looking and foul-tasting water. These have also been the first indicators of problems in much smaller water supplies, such as the Cecil Hotel involved in the Elisa Lam case. If your water smells or looks off, call a professional immediately to make sure the problem isn’t originating on your property.
Water Testing Should Be Thorough
This seems like a no-brainer, but some water tests are performed on water straight out of the tap. To detect deeper problems, testing should be performed after the water has run for a while.
Lead pipes can be a part of the problem. They are more commonly found in older construction, so if you live in an older home in an older town, you could be prone to water problems.
You Can Be Proactive
As we’ve seen, it can be difficult to get things done on a municipal level. That’s why you should start at home by having your water tested and filtered. Give us a call when you’re ready to begin, and we will help ensure that you have the cleanest, safest drinking water possible!