Don’t shoot the messenger, but the answer is a definite maybe.
Among the cocktail of contaminants currently flowing through America’s waterways, is fecal pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that municipal water contains around 0.3 grams of poop per person, every day. In a city of millions of people, that’s a lot of poop.
Animal Waste in the Groundwater
It’s not just human sewage either – the fecal matter of livestock and other animals ends up in the groundwater as well. Waterways near large cattle or hog farms and dairies can be more heavily polluted than others.
But how does poop end up in tap water?
There’s Raw Sewage in the Water
It’s a combination of factors, with water infrastructure one of the central problems. The Trump administration’s rollback of environmental rules about dumping waste, and the removal of clean-water protections meant far more raw sewage being discharged into rivers. Once it’s in there, it’s hard to get rid of.
There are several issues, among them – old-style sewer systems that carry both sewage and rainwater are prone to overflowing in heavy storms. Contaminated groundwater will end up in rivers and streams. Cracked underground pipes let in pollutants. Growing populations, inadequate treatment facilities… the outcome? Poop in your water. It’s where we are now.
Poop in the Water – How Bad Is It for Your Health?
The fecal-oral route is associated with an assortment of diseases, including:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis E
Pretty unpleasant, right?
Why Bottled Water Isn’t the Answer
The thought of the water that you drink, cook with and bathe in containing poop is enough to make you turn to bottled water, but don’t! Bottled water can turn out to be tap water with a fancy label, and anyway, a double dose of microplastics isn’t exactly tempting either!
So that’s the bad news. The good news is that you can still use your tap water, and drink clean, safe water. How? By installing a water ionizer.
Transform Your Tap Water into Clean, Delicious Tyent Alkaline Water
A Tyent Water Ionizer is plumbed easily into your existing pipework. Tap water flows into the unit, where it is cleaned and made safe by our industry-leading filters. Our NSF-certified filters have the same 0.01 micron filtration capabilities as a hospital dialysis machine. Tyent Ultra Plus Filters remove over 200 known contaminants and particles that lurk in tap water. Also, Tyent filters are smart! They remove the bad stuff while leaving essential minerals intact and bioavailable.
A Tyent Water Ionizer transforms your tap water into clean, safe and great-tasting alkaline water, that’s packed with natural antioxidants to support good health.
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