As a new homeowner, you may not be familiar with what water treatment companies do.
And that can be a big concern.
But you might be surprised to learn what’s actually going on.
If you want to know if a company is treating your water or whether you have any issues with it, check out our article How to Know if Your Water Treatment Company Is Treating Your Water.
Here are a few of the main questions you should ask yourself:How do you know if your water has been treated?
Is it clear?
If so, what type?
Are they working in your neighborhood?
Are there any leaks?
Are they installing filters?
Is your water being treated at all?
How many people are treated?
Do they treat all of your water, or only some of it?
Is the treatment process being performed in your area?
Are there people who are treating your property or just a few people?
What happens to the water after it is treated?
Does it end up in your well?
Does that water need to be pumped out?
Does the treatment stop?
Is there any waste?
Is anyone using your water?
Does anyone have an issue with it?
Are you able to find out if the treatment company is doing their job?
If you are, you should talk to them.
Ask a question to themYou may be surprised at what they can tell you.
If the water is not treated, it can lead to problems.
This can include things like bacteria and mold, which can cause illness or even lead to infections.
So, you can always contact the water treatment professionals directly if you have concerns.
The EPA has a list of questions you can ask your water company to learn more about the treatment and distribution of your drinking water.
But don’t feel like you have to call the company directly.
Many companies will refer you to a water treatment service.
For more information, visit our article What’s the difference between water treatment and filtration?
Here are some questions to ask a water company if you think your water is treated or not:What’s the process used for water treatment?
Is there a water source?
Are the treatment pipes and pumps located in the same building as the treatment equipment?
Are all the pipes and fixtures in the treatment facility maintained in a clean environment?
What kind of equipment is used to treat your water to remove chlorine, bromine, or heavy metals?
How do they treat the water?
Is the water treated with an ionizer or an acidizer?
Is chlorine used?
Does a filter or pump separate the water and chlorine?
How long does it take to treat the same water source for two different treatment sites?
What are the risks associated with untreated water?
Are people exposed to potentially harmful chemicals?
Are any other chemicals present?
If you are concerned about the water, you could call your local public health department.
If you think the treatment is not working, call your water utility.
Your water utility will likely be able to help you.