Tap water is safe to drink in Georgia, but the government recommends that you test your own water for safety. If you are not sure how to do this or just want to be extra cautious, then read on!
We will go over what steps you should take and why they are important. When it comes down to it, testing your own tap water is easy and quick – it takes less than 5 minutes. By following these steps, you can ensure that your family has access to clean drinking water at all times!
Although the tap water in Georgia is generally safe to drink, a 2017 study revealed that Georgia rates one of the lowest in the USA when it comes to drinking water.
This means that the state of Georgia still has some work to do to ensure that it’s tap water is of better and safer quality for it’s citizens.
How Do You Test Your Tap Water?
You can have your tap water tested at a certified laboratory which you can locate by calling the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791.
Otherwise, you can purchase a water testing kit online or at your local hardware store and conduct your own water test.
These home water kits are very accurate in detecting contaminated water. They are easy to use and easy to purchase.
We Recommend Using Filtered Water
There are several types of filters that you can use for your tap water.
- There’s the filter that is found in many refrigerators that have a water dispensing feature.
- There are filters that you can add to your kitchen faucet.
- There are filters that look like water pitchers.
You can use one or several of these to get the cleanest possible water to protect your family from contaminants in your home’s water supply.
If you want to know if your tap water is safe to drink, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has a list of areas that have tested positive for unsafe levels. It’s important always be aware and take precautionary measures when drinking from public sources such as fountains or lakes.
If you have any questions about your tap water or are having some problems with it, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.