How To Test Your Drinking Water (And Why You Should Do It)

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How To Test Your Drinking Water (And Why You Should Do It)

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Most people turn on the faucet in their kitchen or bathroom and don’t think twice about the liquid flowing from it. But if the situation in Flint, Michigan has taught us anything, it is that we cannot trust the safety of any drinking water we don’t confirm ourselves. The EPA and the governor of Michigan both knew the water in Flint was questionable, but failed to tell the people of that city for nearly a year.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites, nitrate, PPCPs, and toxic chemicals could be lurking beneath the surface of virtually any water source you can think of. Many common pollutants do not cause water to smell, taste, or look funny, so you can’t rely on your senses to determine safety. It’s time to take matters into your own hands and test your drinking water for contaminants. Whether your water source is private or municipal, the onus for your family’s safety is on you.  It’s a good idea to keep the supplies on hand in your preps for future testing, just to confirm that your water supply remains safe.

Learn how to test your drinking water and what contaminants you should be testing for.

How To Test Your Drinking Water (And Why You Should Do It)

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