Cities with the Worst Drinking Water
Get clean water in your home regardless of where you live
Access to clean water from any tap in your home is possible. Regardless of where you live, having a good understanding of what’s in your water and a water treatment plan can greatly improve your water.
Water is the main ingredient in all of our households. We use water for everything from eating and drinking to showering and cleaning.
Depending on where you live, water is sourced from different areas – meaning that, what’s in your water can also vary. We’ve compiled a list of areas with water that is … uh, not so good.
See your home in the list of cities with contaminated water? OH NO – we’re kidding. That is perfectly okay.
Antunes Water has residential water treatment system solutions that deliver high-quality water and best fit your home’s water needs. Cities with the worst drinking water can be treated.
Here are Cities in the US with Bad Water
These cities have “bad” water. Many groups use different criteria for ranking tap water and cities the with worst drinking water.
- Indianapolis: Indianapolis is known for having extremely high levels of hardness in its municipal water.
- Pittsburgh: Has an aging and failing infrastructure that imparts significant levels of lead into its municipal water. Some areas are testing higher than the MCL for lead.
- Jacksonville: Jacksonville has a higher than desired number of contaminants in its municipal water, not the least of which is disinfection byproducts that are possible carcinogens.
- Houston: Houston has water contaminated with radioactive particles such as radium and uranium.
- Riverside: Riverside has water with elevated levels of nitrate, which is toxic to all, but particularly to infants.
Thankfully, any tap water can be treated, made safe and good tasting with the correct water treatment system. Filtration, softening, and reverse osmosis technologies provide additional benefits and make any tap water considered high-quality.
Since there is no way to be sure that your water is clean simply by looking at it, the best way that you can verify what is in your water is to test it.
Contaminants can affect any water including cities with the worst water and even cities with the best water – that’s why you should get your water tested.
Homes in cities with the worst tap water could be experiencing issues stemming from contaminants in the water such as water appliance issues or appearance issues like discoloration.
These common contaminants could be affecting your home’s water:
|Bacterial – example: coliform and E.coli||Makes water smell gross – think of sewer water and can cause acute health issues|
|Hardness||Scale white coating all over your water fixtures – not a good look|
|Iron||Orange or brown stains on sink, bath and toilet – not too easy cleaning off|
|High TDS||Poor taste – yuck, water should taste good|
|Chlorides (Salt)||Salty taste – pun coming: we’d be salty if our tap water tasted like salt|
|Heavy Metals – example: lead, chromium and copper||Affects not easily indicated without a water analysis test however can be harmful when consumed over time – another reminder: test your water|
Keep reading for Antunes Water treatment solutions for these issues…
How to Get Clean Water
Our Antunes Water Home Water Analysis Test 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.
Note: Any home in any city can and should test their water – not only the homes in cities with the worst water.
What factors the comprehensive Antunes Water Home Water Analysis Test Kit tests for:
|Silver||Nitrate/Nitrite||TDS (Total Dissolved Solids)|
Based on the results of your water analysis, there any many different treatment system options you can choose from to help combat the water issues your home is facing. Again, even cities with the worst tap water can be treated and you can get a better idea of what to treat for depending on if you test your water.
Another source that can provide ‘what’s in your water’ is the water quality report from your local municipality. The municipal water quality report is also known as the consumer confidence report and vary from city to city.
While the municipal water quality report can be useful, it is best to test your water that comes direct from a faucet in your home.
Often the water quality report from your local municipality does not include the important water testing needed that would determine how the quality of the water will impact a person and their home.
As an example, the most common issue faced is hardness which is not usually included in these reports. Water quality can change between the treatment plant and your home. Testing your home’s tap water is more accurate.
When you have your water test results, you can then select which water treatment solutions best fit your needs.
Common Home Water Issues and the Water Treatment Needed to Get Clean Water
|What’s your Water Issue?||Antunes Water Treatment Solutions:|
|Hardness or Scale||Whole House Water Softening System|
|Iron||Whole House Iron Filtration System|
|Poor Taste or Smell||VZN Whole House Treatment System|
|Turbid Water||VZN Whole House Treatment System|
|Heavy Metals||Reverse Osmosis System|
|In Need of Ultrafiltered Water||Obviously, the VZN Whole House Treatment System|
The benefits of clean water are endless. With the proper water treatment system, such as the VZN Whole House Treatment System, you can access clean water from any faucet in your home.
Test your home’s water quality, whether you live in any of the cities with the worst drinking water or not. Then you can determine the water treatment solution you need to get your home the high-quality water it needs.
Get the perfect Antunes Water Treatment System for your home’s unique needs.
Wondering which cities have the cleanest water? Read the article Cities with the Cleanest Water here.
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