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Water Droplets Icon Why is Water So Vital for Human Health?

Did you know that every 10 seconds, someone dies from contaminated water? Most are children, around 2.2 million of them each year. It’s a global crisis that claims more lives than wars and gun violence.

If you’re from a country like the US, France, or Sweden, you probably don’t think twice about the water you drink. For many in countries throughout Africa and Asia, however, clean water is a luxury.

What makes water so vital to our health? Starting with the Earth itself, our planet is 71% water. Our bodies are 60% water. We can live for several days without food, but not without water. It’s crucial for crops, livestock, transportation, and weather patterns. Water is quite literally the elixir of life for every living thing on Earth.


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Water Filter Icon Drinking Water Filters and Filtration Systems For Your Home

While most water in developed countries is treated to remove bacteria and other disease-causing contaminants, you’ll still be able to smell and taste the chlorine and other chemicals used in those processes. Beyond that, tap water may contain traces of lead and other harmful contaminants that may seep into the water supply at any time.

That’s why many homeowners turn to filters for their drinking water or whole house water filtration systems. Which do you need?

The best place to start is by having your water tested. You can get a water quality report from your state or city through the EPA or use a home water test kit. The most thorough method, however, is to send a sample to an EPA-approved laboratory in your state.

Our Team of Water Quality Experts
  • Daniel Pleasants

    Water Filtration Expert

    Daniel Pleasants is an expert on all things about home appliances. He is currently a dealer and installer of home water filtration systems and water softeners.
  • Alfredo Martin

    Water Quality Expert

    Alfredo Martin joined the Clean Water Fund in 1987, when he began working as a field community organizer. His passion is improving water quality in communities across the US.
  • Dorothy Hersey

    Water Scientist

    Dorothy Hersey is a biochemist from the UK. She works as a water quality scientist to determine sources of contamination and to improve water supplies.
  • Robert Luis

    Editor

    Robert Luis has served as an editor for 30 years in both traditional publishing houses and for websites such as InStyle, USA Today, Bon Appetit, and more.
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Water Softener Icon Home Water Softeners and How They Work

All it takes is just 60mg of dissolved calcium and magnesium to classify your water as “hard”. You may be asking why having hard water matters. Hard water can actually lead to several unpleasant things. Dry skin and hair, spotty dishes and clothes, mineral buildup in shower heads and around faucets – these are just some of the things that hard water can do.

City and well water can both be hard. About 85% of homes in the US have some range of hard water. It’s not unsafe to drink, and you can’t smell or taste the minerals. But it does a number on your plumbing, fixtures, and even appliances. All those mineral deposits left behind can build up enough to clog pipes and block showerheads and faucets.

 
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Water Dispenser Icon Hot or cold? Here Are the Best Water Dispensers

There’s a reason why gossip happens around the office water cooler. It’s a great place to take a little break and refresh yourself with a fresh drink of crisp, cold water. Or hot water if you’re a tea lover. Either way, hot and cold water dispensers are common fixtures in many business settings.

But it’s not just businesses that enjoy the convenience of a water cooler. Many homeowners are also buying water dispensers for everyday use. For those who can’t install whole-house filtration systems (ex: an apartment), water dispensers are a great way to have clean, filtered water right at your fingertips.

Water dispensers come in several different styles: either hot or cold or a combination; top or bottom-loading; freestanding or for countertops.

 
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Water Pump The Best Water Pumps Deliver Water Where You Need It

Water pumps are probably the most understated appliance in most homes. Sometimes, you’ll never even see them or have to do anything to maintain them. However, when they go bad, or for new construction, you’ll soon see just how important a good water pump really is.

For wells, if they’re deep, you may need to bring the water up from 400 feet below ground. For that, you’ll need a powerful, reliable submersible deep well pump. Shallow wells require smaller, yet still reliable, jet pumps.

Other pumps you might need are sump pumps to keep your basement dry, hot water recirculation pumps (for instant hot water), pool pumps, aquarium pumps, portable pumps, and more. Whatever the situation, there’s a pump for that.

 
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Whether on a global or local scale, every family deserves water that is healthy and clean. We’d want no less for our families. That’s why we’re committed to helping you improve your home’s water supply.
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