Professional grade water treatment systems are not cheap.
Safe and clean water is a necessity for a healthy life and should not be taken for granted. If you are fortunate enough to have clean water, you probably don’t even give it a second thought.
If you are using a well or private water supply, you need to monitor the quality of your water. A properly installed and maintained water treatment system can greatly improve the quality of your water. It can remove many of the toxins and pollutants that may be in your water supply.
Some of the pathogens that found in water don’t even have a taste or odor and you may not be aware you are drinking water that could be harmful to your health.
If your water has a particular odor you don’t like, there are water treatment systems can also help eliminate water odors.
Water treatment systems generally work on one or a combination of the following principles.
- Filtration where some types of filters are used.
- Disinfection which is usually done with chlorination or ultraviolet light.
- Reverse osmosis
- Ion Exchange which is done by using water softeners.
Before purchasing your water treatment systems you should familiarize yourself with the different types of systems and the maintenance and the expense to keep them operating properly.
Professionally installed water treatments systems are not cheap. In 2013 the national average in the United States was approximately $2600.00.
Remember, this is the national average for a system installed by a professional plumber.
Water treatment systems vary in price and quality a great deal, so do your research and don’t overlook the cost of operation and maintenance on the type of system you may choose.