Stuart’s Dr. Jerry True Tackles Drinking Water Concerns
Q: Is our drinking water safe?
A: Martin County has high-quality water that is routinely tested and rated. The American Water Works Association even rated Martin County as having the best tasting water in the east central Florida region many years in a row. Although most people assume that water coming from the faucet is free of all contaminants, there may be traces of dozens, and even hundreds, of chemical toxins at levels considered to be non-threatening. Even though the majority of contaminants, such as arsenic, lead, fertilizers, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and petroleum byproduct residues are removed or are found at extremely low levels, water quality is a valid concern for municipal water, as well as bottled water. The easy solution is a home water filtration. There are many types of filtration systems available. These include a whole house system called Point of Entry (POE) filtration, where water to every outlet and spigot is filtered, or a Point of Use (POU) filtration system, where the filtration unit is on the faucet, countertop or under the sink. At a minimum, you should purchase a filtration system that removes chlorine byproducts, arsenic and lead. As with any filter system, change your filters or perform maintenance as required to maintain high-quality water.
Dr. Jerry True