Do you know how your water is doing? Do you buy plastic water bottles because your worried about water quality or your tap water doesn’t taste good? Well this is the podcast for you. Today we have another exciting guest for you! Andrew Lombardo is a listener who reached out to us because he wanted to get more into science communication. He works with water quality technology where he has been working with water quality technology throughout his career, and he gave us a lot of insight into how we can become more informed about water quality.
With the Flint water crisis, many people may be concerned about their water. While Andrew said that the U.S. usually does a pretty good job ensuring the quality of water, it’s never bad to check on your water. Especially since after it leaves the treatment site, the water has to travel through many pipes which may be contaminated.
The EPA is a great place to start if you want to learn more about water quality. Here is a good link if you’d like to find out how to get your water tested. Depending on your municipality, you may be able to get your water tested for free. Otherwise, it may cost you a small fee.
If you do find that your water quality is an issue or you want to eliminate some of the bad flavor in your water, you can check out these sites for looking for a certified filter.
Getting your water tested and understanding what disinfectant is used by your municipality can help you get the right filter. After you do this you could save a lot of money, if you are always buying plastic water bottles. Did you know that the bottled water can cost you $346 dollars a year according to consumer reports if you buy a bottle every day? Filling up a reusable water bottle once a day would only cost you an average of 48 cents for the WHOLE year! Other than saving money, using a reusable water bottle will help limit the amount of single use plastic that is used all over the world. Which helps our world be a little cleaner.
Anyway, if you’d like to get in touch with Andrew here are a few of his links.