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How Often Should I Test My Water Supply? June 18, 2019

Wappinger, Dutchess
How Often Should I Test My Water Supply?, Wappinger, New York

From the time you brush your teeth in the morning to when you pour a glass of water for your bedside table at night, you make good use of your household drinking supply. But is the water you’re giving to your kids, pets, and guests safe to drink? The only way to know for sure is by testing your supply. If you believe you may need a water purification system but aren’t sure how often to conduct testing, take a look at the following guide.

An Introduction to Water Testing & Purification

Why Is Water Testing Important?

The water you get from the tap may look crystal clear, but it can contain chemicals and contaminants that aren’t suitable for long-term consumption. For example, if you receive your water from a municipal treatment plant, it may be tainted with chlorine used to eradicate other contaminants. If your pipes are rusty, you may be consuming rusty water. In the worst cases, your groundwater supply may be contaminated with arsenic, selenium, or uranium, which can directly affect the health of those who drink or cook with it.

How Often Should I Test My Water?

water purificationTo ensure the safety of your family, homeowners should test their drinking water supply at least once a year. You can buy at-home kits to complete a rough test, or you can invest in a more accurate, professional assessment. If you gather your drinking supply from a shallow well, test your water every season, as these surface-level sources are more susceptible to contamination.

How Can I Get Rid of Contaminants?

With a water purification system installed in your home, you can clean the drinking supply that flows from every tap in your household—from the shower to the kitchen sink. This will not only remove harmful chemicals and unwanted minerals from your water, but it will also balance its pH level, leading to improved taste. Water purification systems can be installed in both residential and commercial properties.


If you’re interested in installing a water purification system in your home or office, get in touch with The Water Source of Wappingers Falls, NY. They are proud to serve clients throughout the Hudson Valley who crave healthier, safer drinking supplies that won’t damage their plumbing or appliances. To learn more about their inventory, including top brands like Kinetico®, visit the website. You can also call (845) 297-1600 to schedule a free water analysis and find out what’s in your glass.

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