Cities with the Cleanest Water
The best water areas and how to get clean water in your home regardless of where you live
Have you questioned ‘How good is the tap water in my area?’ We drink, eat and bathe in water. It is essential in human life – we all know that. Having clean water accessible from any faucet in your home is important and is achievable even you don’t live in a city with the cleanest water.
Here we’ve gathered a list of cities with clean water. If your city isn’t listed, don’t stress – Antunes Water has water treatment solutions for all homes in mind.
Here are Cities with the CLEANEST Drinking Water
These cities have some of the “cleanest” water. Many groups use different criteria for ranking tap water and cities with cleanest water.
Silverdale’s water comes from an aquifer in Green Mountain.
Oklahoma City’s Water comes from man-made lakes. It is then filtered and treated with ozone.
The water comes from the Ohio River and is filtered through sand and gravel.
The source of water to Macon is the Javors Lucas Lake. The Macon Water Authority’s water treatment facility is larger than some of Georgia’s cities.
The water comes from underground and has few minerals.
The source of where the water is coming from is important when determining cities with the cleanest water. The type of body of water your city sources their water from can make all the difference in terms smell, taste, and color. Oceans, of course, have lots of salts, minerals, and dirt due to rivers picking them up as the water ‘runoff’ moves to the sea.
Ground water, pumped from underground, is water that has percolated through the ground, dissolving minerals as it moves through the ground. Lakes and reservoirs may come from rain or streams that has not percolated through the ground, picking up dissolved minerals, so they often have less minerals.
When determining if the area you reside in has ‘clean’ water it is also good to think of what the ‘water contaminates in my area’ are and where your water is sourced from. Regardless of where your water comes from, Antunes Water has plenty of water treatment solutions that will treat your water up to your satisfaction.
Even if your home’s water is sourced from a ‘clean’ body of water, there are tons of pollutants that can cause contamination. Agricultural pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers like nitrates are often found in rural farm areas. Manufacturing and industrial areas may have chemical pollutants, both from surface waters and ground water sources, due to leaching through the soil or spills.
Natural pollutants like radioactive minerals and arsenic are found naturally in the ground. Some pollutants may require special water treatment systems to be most effective. All these pollutants can contaminate your home’s water.
You can’t verify that your water is safe to drink by looking at it. Water can appear clear, free of debris, and have no odor, yet still be unsafe to use because it could contain disease-causing bacteria. Water must go through a reliable water treatment purification process, usually by a municipality, to be considered safe. Additional filtration may be needed to make the water taste good. This is usually done at the point of use.
The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) or Water Quality Report, is a water quality report from your local municipality produced by water treatment plants to verify your water is clean.
- Is for community water systems
- Municipalities must complete the municipal water quality report by July 1 each year
- Contains items related to the USEPA Primary Drinking Water Standard, for health concerns
- Find your local CCR at EPA.gov, or if web site is not listed, go to your city web site, look for Water Quality Report under Public Works or Utility Reports
The Water Quality Report contains information on:
- The source of your drinking water
- Treatment processes used to treat your water
- Any regulated contaminants detected and levels of detection
- Health effects from the contaminants
- Educational statements
The Municipal Water Quality Report usually does not show hardness, because hardness is not a health concern. To find your water hardness, you may need to contact your public works department.
The most important thing to remember is that any tap water can be treated to be safe and good tasting with the proper filtration equipment. Filtration, softening, and reverse osmosis technologies all come into play to make any tap water the highest quality and best tasting water. Easily test your home’s water with a Water Analysis Kit from Antunes Water.
The Water Analysis Kit is a complete technical analysis that covers the critical water factors other tests miss – paired with expert insight and recommendations from our water scientists. All water samples are tested by an EPA-certified independent laboratory.
The Comprehensive Water Analysis Kit from Antunes Water tests for these factors:
TDS (Total Dissolved Solids)
Testing your water is the only way you can ensure the health of your home’s water.
Clean water usually means safe water. Safe water is defined as water that won’t harm you. Municipalities in the USA are required to treat and test the water they produce, to make sure they follow the USEPA Primary Drinking Water Standards. Private wells are not required to comply with the same testing.
Treatment plants make water safe by treating for microbiological pathogenic contaminants, but they don’t always make the water taste fresh. In fact, treatment plants add chlorine to help keep the water safe, but that can make the water taste unappealing. For those living in clean water areas, an Antunes Water Whole House Treatment System can reduce the chlorine and other tastes and odors to make the water taste good. They are also like an insurance policy, to help protect you from unknowns if something happens to go wrong at the water treatment plant.
No matter if you have the luxury of living in a ‘clean water city’ or not, you can get clean, ultra filtered water from any faucet in your home with an Antunes Water Whole House Treatment System.
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