Getting a glass of water when we’re thirsty seems too simple. It’s so mundane that it’s often taken for granted. Unless something has affected our water supply or the water utility, then it will always be there. Whether it’s hot or cold outside, everyone needs to be able to drink as much water as they can. So you might be wondering, how does the water get to your house so that they are available through drinking water faucets?
Without working pipes in your home, you wouldn’t have much of a way to bring clean water into your home. That’s one of the reasons why you should keep your pipes and plumbing well-protected during any home renovation projects. The water hookups in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room are the most important, whether or not the water is meant for intake or not. Now the question becomes where the water comes from in the first place.
Source 1: The Well
Neighborhoods in more rural areas typically depend on wells for their drinking water. The well will most likely be on a designated property, like a farm, but it ultimately comes down to where your home is located. In towns and cities, the water is supplied by a municipal utility service.
Source 2: The Utility
Public water supplies are shared by everyone living in the same town or city as you. Water meters keep track of how much water you use, and you pay for the water in the form of your water bill. In specific rental communities, your water usage is added to the statement for your monthly rent payment.
Source: 3: The Surface
Now then, the water that we all use every day either comes from the surface or from underneath the ground. Lakes, rivers, and streams provide us with this water before it gets pumped to your home, and by extension, your drinking water faucets.
Source 4: The Ground
Groundwater, on the other hand, is hidden deep underground in aquifers, which need to be tapped through drilling before it can be collected and filtered.
The Importance of Filtering
Regardless of where the water for your drinking faucets comes from, it all needs to be filtered first. Most residential and commercial tap water is already filtered when it comes through the pipes, but pipes and plumbing systems can rust or otherwise contaminate your water. That’s why water filters have been getting more popular over the years.
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