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November 19, 2013

You Are What You Eat…and Drink?

We rinse our fruit and vegetables in it. Clean our dishes in it. Disinfect our kitchens with it. Shower our children and selves in it. We drink it. Water is essential for survival and touches nearly every area of our lives. Yet, we don’t always take the precautions to make sure it is safe, or even fit for its purpose!

Contaminates in Water

Contaminates in water are not just a problem overseas, or in under-developed areas. Our local North Florida Springs have high levels of nitrogen contaminants due to pollution. The EPA requires nitrates be kept below 10 milligrams per liter in drinking water. Above 10 mg can cause death to infants and is harmful to adults, and pregnant women.

Runoff & Storm Water

Runoff and storm water introduces petroleum byproducts, heavy metals and animal waste into the springs and sinkholes. Some contaminants reach our drinking aquifers. Fertilizers, nitrates, chemical herbicides and pesticides add to the dangerous pollution in our aquifers. As a result, contaminants such as e-Coli, Giardia, nitrates, arsenic, lead and pesticides are found in our wells and drinking water. Consequently, when we ingest these contaminants it can cause bladder and kidney disease. And, other negative long-term health effects. Though, these contaminants are not only harmful to our health.

Nuisances such as iron and limerock dissolving Cause:

  • Damage to our water using appliances.
  • Dry, brittle hair and discoloration.
  • A drying effect on our skin.

However, We Can Help

You can protect your family, call us today! We professionally test water to identify problems and treatment options to remove the contaminants before they enter your home. Visit our website, or call for a consultation today!

Gainesville: 352-372-2707 Ocala: 352-369-1707

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