Water Treatment Greenbelt, MD
Since Greenbelt is located in Prince George’s County, Maryland, that means many residents rely on the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) for their water. The staff at the WSSC works hard to provide clean water to residents across Maryland. For better or worse, however, water treatment in Greenbelt may still be needed.
The Patuxent River and Potomac River are two of the biggest rivers in the area. Both rivers are vital sources of water for the WSSC. Unfortunately, both rivers have suffered water quality issues over the years. Further, even if you rely on well water, the contaminants affecting either river could also be contaminating nearby groundwater.
Let’s take a look at some of the potential dangers that could be lurking in your drinking water.
Why Water from the Patuxent and Potomac Needs to be Treated
Like many states, Maryland is facing serious concerns with water quality such as industrial pollution, agricultural run-off, and pathogens. Heavy metals, PFAS plastics, and other contaminants are also prevalent.
Maryland’s success in both industry and agriculture have provided countless jobs and opportunities for state residents. At the same time, these activities have produced contaminants that may be present in the Potomac and Patuxent rivers.
What risks can water contaminants pose? Some contaminants, like Chromium 6 and lead, have been linked to health issues and still others, like microplastics, we don’t fully understand. Organic matter is also a concern. Sewer pipes, either broken or aging, can leak raw sewage into the rivers. The systems can also be overwhelmed by heavy rains cause overflows in the rivers.
Finally, storm water runoff can carry bacteria, trash and other pollutants to the water supply. In fact, there are times when popular recreation spots are closed due to water contamination. If the water isn’t safe to swim in, why would you be drinking that water without reliable water treatment system?
In any case, the risks are high and in others the risks greatly fluctuate. That’s why more Greenbelt residents are turning to water treatment. With the right treatment, you can remove dangerous contaminants. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular types of water treatment systems.
Some of the Most Popular Water Treatment Systems in Greenbelt
There are several different types of water treatment systems. First, you could get a water pitcher with a built-in carbon filter. However, there are drawbacks to these simple filters. For one, they aren’t the most effective at removing many contaminants, such as viruses.
Even worse, you’ll still be exposed to potentially contaminated water in the shower, your bathroom sink (while brushing your teeth, for example), and elsewhere. Further, many contaminants can damage appliances. For example, hard water, which is common in Maryland, can shorten the lifespan of your clothes washer and dishwasher. Also, dishes and clothing may come out dirty.
A better option is a whole home water filtration system, like the Hague WaterMax BEQ. This system will filter water as it enters your home. Then, the filtered water will be distributed to all points of use. This means clean water will come out of every tap and run through all of your appliances.
Pairing a home water filtration system with reverse osmosis is a great option to further improve water quality. This system uses a special membrane with very tiny pores to filter water. In fact, the pores are so small
even tiny viruses cannot pass.
Call Hague Quality Water of Maryland Today
Having the right water treatment system in your Greenbelt home can help you address problem water efficiently. A water filtration system such as the Hague WaterMax® BEQ is an excellent option as it is a multi-stage water treatment solution specifically made for city water.
When you contact our water treatment technicians, they will test your water (some tests are free!)) and provide recommendations. Call us today at (410) 757-2992.