Winter is flu season, and that doesn’t just mean influenza. December to March are also the peak months for stomach flu. When you think of how bugs spread, you imagine sharing food, touching doorknobs or shaking hands. But did you know that the water you drink can also get you sick? In fact, up to 12 million cases in the U.S. are spread annually through the water supply. Symptoms often include severe vomiting and diarrhea. That is why Anderson Water Systems, serving Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse, NY, offers water purification and filtration systems to eliminate bugs and keep you healthy during the flu season.
Water systems close to the ground or in shallow wells are more at risk of carrying the stomach flu; however, no water system is free from these pathogens. Runoff over the land surface may pick up diseases from soils and wildlife, especially after flooding. Even if there is no flooding, the viruses and bacteria that cause gastroenteritis thrive in any public water system.
Anderson Water Systems offers several preventative measures against the spread of this flu. The company installs reverse osmosis filtration systems. Reverse osmosis not only eliminates pathogens but removes harmful chemicals. Under-sink filters and whole-house filter units are also options. In addition, these solutions soften your water. With Anderson Water Systems, the water purification process only takes a few days, and water is not only healthier but tastier. However, if you have any questions or concerns about your water filters, customer service agents are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
You may be unwittingly exposing yourself to the stomach flu. The only way to find out before you get sick is to have your water tested. That is why Anderson Water Systems in Rochester, NY, offers a free test. Call (800) 836-2509 to schedule your test. To educate yourself about water and discover more about their services, you can also visit them on Facebook.