City Water May Be Held To Certain Standards, But Is It Contaminant Free?
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Although city water systems must comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act, it doesn’t mean that it is contaminant-free. The city water supply can contain certain levels of arsenic, calcium carbonate, chlorine, lead, trihalomethanes (THMs), and dozens of other impurities and still be considered safe to drink under Federal drinking water standards.

City Water Systems, Stuart FLAlso, your city water may travel several miles through an underground pipe network before it reaches your home from the water treatment plant. The water can pick up lead, copper, and other impurities as it travels through an aging water system infrastructure.

These impurities can give your water an unpleasant smell or taste, which is why many homeowners on city water systems still buy bottled water. It can also cause hard water problems such as scaling, staining, and spotting.

Most city water systems along the Treasure Coast use a chlorine and ammonia solution known as chloramine during the water treatment disinfection process. Unlike chlorine, chloramine doesn’t dissipate quickly, and there will likely be some residual amounts in your plumbing and tap water.  Federal standards allow up to 4 milligrams per liter of chloramine to remain in the water after treatment. Your water will have an ammonia odor when elevated levels of chloramine are present. It can also cause skin and eye irritation and damage your plumbing, appliances, and laundry.

Get Better Quality Water At Your Faucet

You can have better quality water without having to buy bottled water. We offer a full line of Kinetico® brand whole house water treatment solutions for homes and businesses using city water along the Treasure Coast. Our water softeners, filtration, and purification systems operate automatically without electricity or user intervention so that your family has a virtually unlimited supply of clean, odor-free, and better-tasting water that tastes like “spring water” at every faucet – we also have connectivity for refrigerator water dispensers and ice makers.

We Solve Common City Water Problems & More

Hard Water: The limestone rock containing our groundwater is rich in calcium carbonate and other minerals that cause hard water. Our water softeners remove the dissolved hard minerals in your city water to reduce hardness and eliminating the scale deposits, stains and spots hard water can cause.

Aquifer Contaminants: Most of our city water is drawn from the Floridian Aquifer, which is about 4 to 6 feet below the soil. The high water table makes our water supply susceptible to contamination from chlorides, cleaning products, motor oil and fuel, pesticides, and other organic and synthetic contaminants.

Bad smell and taste: Residual chemicals from city water treatment and other contaminants introduced in underground pipes can give water a foul smell and taste.

Trihalomethanes (THMs): Trihalomethanes (THMs) is a suspected carcinogen produced when chlorine interacts with dissolved organic substances in the water during disinfection.

water filtration system in Port St. LucieHow to Improve Your City Water Quality

Working Water: Our water softener systems connect to the point-of-entry for your water supply line in your home. As the unfiltered water flows into the system, an ion-exchange process replaces the hard water ions with soft sodium ions to reduce water hardness. The system will automatically add the required amount of salt, based on your water’s hardness level. The water softener system drains the impurities, and clean, clear, and healthy soft water flows to every faucet in your home.

Drinking Water: Get superior quality drinking water with our Kinetico® brand reverse osmosis filtration (RO) system, the same process used by many bottled water companies. The RO system installs at the point-of-use like under the kitchen sink. It contains a semi-permeable membrane filter that removes up to 99% of impurities that remain after city water treatment, including bad odors and taste. RO filtration will provide your family with clean, odor-free, and better-tasting water at the tap.

City Water System Benefits

  • Reduces Water Hardness
  • Removes contaminants
  • Eliminates foul odors
  • Improves taste like “spring water”
  • Protects plumbing and appliances
  • More cost-effective than bottled water
  • Replaceable filter cartridges

City Water Treatment & Purification Systems

Life is better with clean, odor-free, and better-tasting water from Atlantic Coast Water Clinic. We provide Kinetico® brand city water filtration and purification systems for homes and businesses in Southeast Florida, including Jensen Beach, Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Hobe Sound, Port St. Lucie, and communities throughout St. Lucie, Indian River, and Martin counties. Contact a professional, trained water specialist today!

Get a Free Analysis & Quote from Atlantic Coast Water Clinic for any of our solutions. Call (772) 283-4767 or use our online form at the top of the page.