Boiling Water Isn't Enough To Rid It Of Contaminants

Have You Considered Filtering Your Own Water?

You may live in a region that has sent you a “water boil advisory.” This is usually issued when local or state agencies are concerned about potential water contamination. Under these advisories, all water that will be consumed or used on surfaces should be boiled. During times like this, people either rely solely on bottled water or boiled water. And honestly, both are not very good for your health. As mentioned in previous articles, bottled water contains microplastics that harm health. They are also bad for the environment.

What many people don’t know is that boiling water isn’t enough to rid it of contaminants. In this article, you’ll learn why.

Past Water Boil Advisories

When the city of Austin flooded in 2018, a water boil advisory went into effect for weeks. Water flooded the municipal water system, thus bringing sediment and silt along with it. The city couldn’t filter the water faster than it was coming in. When that happened, the city issued a district-wide alert to all citizens: boil your water to remove bacteria, like giardia and cryptosporidium, and to risk exposure to contaminants.

Fast forward to 2021, Texas faced dramatically low temperatures and an intense winter storm. The electrical grid operator lost control of the power supply and left millions without access to electricity. Nearly half the state of Texas was facing disruptions to its water supply, ranging from having no running water at all to being forced to boil water before consuming it.

We cannot control when disasters like this happen, but we can be prepared. Not only is a home water filtration system great for everyday use, but it is also essential during unprecedented circumstances like those above.

Boiled Water vs. Filtered Water

Boiled Water

High heat can kill harmful bacteria, specifically if it is boiled at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. It also can retain the minerals found in tap water. But, it’s expensive for your energy bill, time-consuming, and does not remove all bacteria or chemicals. Boiling water can only remove solids. This means that harmful chemicals like chlorine and lead remain in the water supply. And actually, these chemicals can become more concentrated. This makes the water even more dangerous.

Filtered Water

When comparing filtered water to boiled water, it is a safer, faster, and more cost-effective solution. Filtered water is healthier to drink, better for surfaces, and better for your body (inside and out). Water filters offer cleaner and tastier water, and they are completely stress-free when facing a water boil alert.

Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared

Install a water filtration system in your home today. Kleenatap offers countertop systems, whole-house systems, reverse osmosis, and more. Whether you’re someone who enjoys being prepared for anything or someone who just enjoys clean and tasty water-- we’re the right choice for you.

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