As we dive into the last weeks of summer, you may have heard about the water issues that have been plaguing the Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. As Anderson Water Systems, a Rochester, NY-based water purification and filtration company, summarizes it, the waterways of the city have been used as dumping grounds for garbage, sewage, and toxic chemicals for years, leaving the water polluted and contaminated. Despite the assurances of the International Olympic Committee and the recent opening of a new sewage treatment plant, various sailing teams are continuing to err on the side of extreme caution, making sure to close their mouths so that water won’t spray up into them and washing their clothes with special antibacterial cleansers and detergents.
Unfortunately, contaminated waters aren’t the limited to Rio. Many American homes could benefit from water purification and filtration systems. Anderson Water Systems explains that although municipal water systems have come a long way in terms of water purification, there are still other possible sources that can cause unclean waters. Having been in business for more than 60 years, they want you to be aware that old pipes can carry traces of lead and that natural deposits and groundwater can contain various chemicals like arsenic and iron.
To combat these issues, Anderson Water Systems has crafted filtration systems that will purify the water before you come in contact with it. By utilizing reverse osmosis, these systems can filter out any contaminants and impurities. Whether we're drinking it from a tall glass or soaking in it in the tub, water is such an integral aspect of our daily lives. Thanks to Anderson Water Systems, not only will the water be cleaner and healthier, but it will also taste much better.