We wake every morning with a list of things to do. Most often, that first thing we need to do is head to the restroom. Minutes later, your households plumbing, along with gravity, remove this bad sewage water from the house.
Did you know that your utility company can’t measure just how much of this bad water we dispel? Here’ a quick fact about water and wastewater measurement: Your incoming water is measured with a pressurized water meter. Thus, it’s able to be monitored. Your outgoing water is not. It leaves your home the same way the water leaves our bodies. Through the natural process of gravity.
Wastewater Warning Signs
Nobody has to tell us wastewater is bad for us. A single whiff of the funky, odoriferous odors and we instinctively wish to be elsewhere. But there may come a time when the foul-smelling water will go the other way; in other words, start to back up. Here are 3 early warning signs you have a water and wastewater measurement problem:
- A clogged drain
- Household toilet slower than normal
- Water rises up to shower drain
We drink fresh water to hydrate and sustain our bodies, our life. We also use water to maintain the structures we live in. This used water is flushed down the toilet and away from our home. The water is routed through a series of pipes on its way to the water treatment facility. Until it doesn’t. Microscopic-sized bacteria can creep into the water supply and cause havoc for us, as well as the wildlife. Left untreated, this bad sewage can become harmful for our environment.
Not having clean drinking water will have an immediate adverse effect on your health. But many people don’t know that simply breathing in these harmful odors can create similar results. As the solids in sewage water break down, they release a type of gas, known as, sewage gas. This is that stinky odor you smell when passing through certain parts of the city.
Water is always been a major part of our daily lives. We need this vital source on a daily basis to drink, cook and clean our bodies. Dirty water is not just filthy, it many cases it becomes literally deadly. It’s no wonder, more Americans now have real concerns about the quality of our drinking water. Any agencies slovenliness in this area will generate a ton of correspondence to local health officials.
Keeping Your Drinking Water Safe
Here a few ways to keep your household drinking water safe.
1) Test. Test or have a licensed water inspector come out and test the quality of your drinking water.
2) Read Your EPA-Report. Your utility company puts out an annual Consumer Confidence Report. Read it to make sure there are no violations, such as undue contaminants therein. If you can’t wait until then you can always pick up the phone and telephone to request a report be promptly mailed to you.
3) Keep your plumbing updated. This one will no doubt take a bite out of your budget, but your health is more important.
4) Boil your water first. Frugal minded souls will take this old-school approach. Simply boil your water until the bubbles are seriously churning. Let it cool. Refrigerate. Later, cook, drink as normal.
Safe drinking water is about having peace of mind. And it’s also what water and wastewater measurement is all about.