Is tap water safe to drink without a water filter? Our advise: better to be safe than sorry. Be Safe, always use a drinking water filter in the house. This is because we cannot assume that our tap water will always be safe for drinking.
Just search Google or Bing for ‘tap water contamination news’. You will see many headline news about tap water contamination in most advanced countries, including USA, Canada, UK, etc. The vast majority of the results is about tap water contamination with poison chemicals like pesticides, weedkillers, Chromium-6, etc. Just this one article below, which appeared in the New York Times on May 4, 2017, should make us all aware that we cannot assume that our tap water is always safe. So it is really a good idea to have the best possible water filter in your kitchen.
The NYT article reads as follows:
“America’s Tap Water: Too Much Contamination, Not Enough Reporting, Study Finds”
from New York Times dated May 4, 2017.
“If you live in the United States, there is a nearly one-in-four chance your tap water is either unsafe to drink or has not been properly monitored for contaminants in accordance with federal law, a new study has found.
In 2015, nearly 77 million Americans lived in places where the water systems were in some violation of safety regulations, including the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act, according to the report released on Tuesday from the Natural Resources Defense Council, a New York-based environmental advocacy group.
It’s not only that some tap water has high levels of lead, nitrates, arsenic or other pollutants, said Mae Wu, a senior attorney with the council’s health program. It is that too often, a lack of reporting means residents cannot be sure whether their drinking water is contaminated or not…….
Is it safe to drink tap water after boiling?
Does boiling tap water purify it for drinking? The answer is ‘No’. If we were worried only about germs and bacteria in water, then boiling the water before drinking is a very good solution. Much more dangerous than biological contamination of water, is if the water contains harmful chemicals. This is what occurs more frequently in USA and other advanced countries. Water contaminants like Pesticides and heavy metals cannot be removed by boiling. Hence, boiling is not the best solution to get safe drinking water from tap water.
RO water filters are best water purifiers
There is only one sure way to be safe from all tap water contaminants. Install an RO Water Filter in your kitchen. Only the Reverse Osmosis RO water filter can safely remove all dissolved chemicals from water.
RO is the technology used in nature by plants to draw up pure water into their system. The Coconut tree, for example, is drawing dirty salty water surrounding its roots and giving fresh safe Coconut water in it fruits.
How an RO works is explained in our page ‘Advantages of RO Water Filter’
About the Author of www.RO-UV.com
I am a retired Mechanical Engineer. Worked in the Middle East in the water purification industry for almost 40 years. Retired as CEO of one of the leading water treatment companies in Dubai, UAE. Have traveled the world to visit many world leading manufacturers of water purification equipment or chemicals. Our Company based in Dubai witnessed the transformation of Dubai, a desert area with hardly any rain and no rivers, into one of the most modern cities in the world. Many Reverse Osmosis water desalination plants to convert sea water into drinking water in Dubai were designed and built by us. Large water recycling plants and many sewage treatment plants were also built by us in Dubai and surrounding areas. We were also the largest importers and distributors of Under-Sink RO water filter purifiers.