You Don't Have to Drink City Water Disadvantages

We all know that “city water” does not come directly to you from a ground well. It’s water that your city municipality collects to put through a purification process. The one advantage to having “city water” is routine testing and treatment. While it should be safe to drink, it’s vital to know what is flowing from your home’s pipes.

City Water Can Taste Bad

When it’s not refreshing to the taste, it’s hard to enjoy drinking water and the amount we should be consuming, as suggested by the CDC. “Water is an essential nutrient for life (1). Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations from 2004 set adequate levels for total water intake from all foods and liquids at 3.7 liters (125 ounces) for men and 2.7 liters (91 ounces) for women (2).”

Chlorine is an ingredient that cities have been adding into their water systems since 1908, and it “destroys disease-causing germs and helps make water safe to drink“. After a water main break, there may be an increase of chlorine for extra safety. While chlorinated water is vital to our health, there are “negative effects of chlorine” that you may be experiencing without realizing there is a fix.

  • Skin and hair can suffer from the oil-stripping effects of chlorine.
  • “Accelerates the aging process.”
  • “Ruins drinking water and foods that require boiling.”
  • Strong chlorine can be irritating to your senses.

City Water Isn’t Fail-Safe

Chlorine is not the only chemical that is in city water. While fluoride is present to prevent tooth decay, other harmful toxins can be lurking in your drinking water.

When it comes to your drinking water, don’t ignore your senses. “Water that’s safe to drink should ideally be clear with no odor or funny taste. If your tap water tastes metallic, smells fishy, or comes out cloudy, it could signal the presence of unsafe contaminants.”

If you’re on city water, an annual report is available for review that reveals everything your drinking water may contain. “All public water systems in the United States are required to follow the standards and regulations set by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).”

You don’t have to live in fear of drinking your home’s water. Once you realize the benefits of further purifying your home’s water, you will enjoy the health benefits of drinking clean and healthy water.

Steps to Clean and Healthy Water

All water filtration systems are not the same.

1. Schedule a FREE Water Test

Before you invest in a water filtration system, you want to know if anything is wrong with your home’s water. At Advanced Water Softening, we offer a FREE NO CONTACT Water Test. Claim your test, and we’ll pick up a water sample for testing.

2. Learn the Service to Purify Your Home’s Water

Once we have the water test results, we’re the experts in helping you find the best solution to make your water clean and healthy. We offer an array of services for water purification.

3. Enjoy the Benefits of a Water Purification System

With a water purification system, you will enjoy the benefits you get from drinking and using clean water.

  • While you save on bottled water, you will also help save our planet from plastic pollution.
  • You will notice a difference in your hair and skin.
  • Your drinking water and boiled foods will taste much better.
  • Your appliances will last longer, saving money on replacements.
  • You will see a noticeable difference in your laundered clothes.
  • If you have old pipes, you won’t be consuming the leaching contaminants.


Call the team with over 44 years of experience delivering the best water system solutions for clean and healthy water. We’re here to answer all your questions or get started with our FREE NO CONTACT Water Test.