Bacteria are common microorganisms and can be found just about anywhere. Right now, bacteria can be found on your skin, in your digestive tract, and on many of the surfaces around your home. Most bacteria are harmless and even beneficial to you. However, some water-borne bacteria can actually be very dangerous and should be filtered out of your drinking water.
Bacteria can be very hardy and tough to kill. Even if your water is being treated by a local water authority, such as the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), dangerous pathogens could still be found in your water. Some potential bacteria that might be present in your water include:
These bacteria could pose a threat to you and your family’s health. Exposure to bacteria in your drinking water could lead to severe stomach aches, hospitalization, and other complications. Legionella, for example, can cause outbreaks of Legionnaire’s disease. Roughly 20,000-30,000 cases of Legionnaire’s disease are reported in the United States each year.
If you or anyone in your home has a compromised immune system, filtering your water is essential. Also, children are often more susceptible to bacterial infections. Even if you’re healthy, treating your water to combat bacteria is wise.
If you rely on city water, the chlorine used by the local water authority may kill off bacteria present in your water. However, some pathogens can survive chlorine treatment. Further, if you rely on well water and are not treating your water with chlorine and other treatments, you could be exposed to bacteria and other pathogens that have contaminated your well.
Bacteria may also make its way into your water after it leaves the plant. The best solution for removing bacteria is an at-home water filter. Let’s take a look at the best bacteria treatment solution.
Removing Bacteria From Your Drinking Water
Unfortunately, bacteria can be very difficult to kill. However, Hague Water offers several solutions for filtering and killing bacteria and other pathogens in your water. According to the Centers for Disease Control, reverse osmosis has proven to be especially effective at removing not only bacteria but also viruses, protozoa, and other pathogens from water.
The WaterMax BEQ City Water Filtration system is a multistage water treatment solution that utilizes reverse osmosis. As such, this system not only removes bacteria and pathogens but also heavy metals and other contaminants. This makes it very effective for water treatment.
Another option is UV light. Microbes are highly sensitive to UV light, so by treating your water with it, you can kill off many pathogens. In some cases, homeowners might consider both reverse osmosis and UV light treatment.
In both cases, you can set up the WaterMax BEQ treatment solution and a UV light treatment system as whole house filtration systems. This means all of the water entering your home will be filtered. As a result, you can enjoy clean water throughout your home.
Treating Your Water Today
Interested in treating your water? Hague Water of Maryland offers several treatment solutions. Our water treatment experts can help you identify and mitigate bacteria and other risks. We can also test your water for contaminants. So get in touch today if you’re worried about bacteria or any other water contaminants! We can reached by calling (410) 757-2992.