When you turn on the tap, you expect a limitless stream of clear, great-tasting water, but sometimes, that’s not the case. Although Bradenton’s water supply meets all federal regulations, it isn’t free from contaminants. Water testing reveals considerable levels of chlorate, strontium, radium and chlorine byproducts. Many substances are permitted at low levels, but some aren’t regulated. If you’re interested in improving your water quality, here’s what you should know.
Water Quality in Sarasota, Florida
The majority of Sarasota’s municipal water supply comes from the Floridan Aquifer. Water travels from deep underground to a treatment plant where it’s chlorinated and filtered before it’s sent to local customers. Unfortunately, water often picks up contaminants along the way. Minerals, metals and salts come from the soil and bedrock as well as the pipes in your home.
Residential Water Testing
Compounds other than hydrogen and oxygen can affect the taste, color and quality of your water. Beneficial minerals give spring water its pleasant taste. However, many contaminants are invisible. If you’re concerned about odors, sediment or heavy metals, a chemical analysis will give you a complete picture of your home’s water quality. Tests can identify the following contaminants.
- Bacteria and microbes
- Inorganic salts and metals
- Herbicides, pesticides and chemicals
- Chlorine and disinfectant byproducts
- Contaminants from radioactive bedrock
- Volatile organic compounds
Water Conditioners and Solutions for Improving Your Water Quality
Whether you’re interested in improving the taste of your tap water or removing contaminants, a water conditioner may help. These systems remove pollutants and neutralize minerals that cause lime scale. Depending on your needs, you can choose from water filtration systems that service your entire home or models that are installed near the point of use.
At Aqua Plumbing & Air, we offer a free no-obligation water analysis. Our consultants also install water conditioners and filtration systems. You can learn more about our products and services online or by calling 941-306-3715.