Most people live on Long Island because of the quality of life here. There are strong schools, beautiful property, beaches and hiking. Long Island is a terrific place to raise a family and area residents want and deserve the best. That’s why they need to be confident in their drinking water. You can get that confidence with a whole house water filter from Tragar Home Services.
Concerns About Water Quality On Long Island and Nationwide
The safety of our drinking water supply has become an issue both on Long Island and around the country in the wake of the Flint Michigan water crisis. In March, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded Flint $100 million to upgrade their infrastructure, but the crisis is has been dragging on for several years and the infrastructure improvements won’t be complete until 2020.
On Long Island, much of the focus on drinking water issues revolves around how we get our water. Unlike other areas of the state, which rely on reservoirs, Long Island’s water supply comes from aquifers, which is permeable rock that contains groundwater. But groundwater can become contaminated and that’s become a major concern in Bethpage and surrounding communities. According to WABC-TV, a toxic plume that formed decades ago at the Grumman plant where weapons and planes were produced for the Navy is threatening the water supply of a quarter of a million people in Bethpage and areas south of there.
Jean-Paul Zuhur, a waiter at Farmingdale’s Grecian Grille, told WABC his customers sometimes ask for drinks without ice. “We have a water filter at our house and I fill it up every day, I try not to drink from the tap water if I’m not heating it up first,” he said.
Meanwhile, the state passed in April, 2017 is increasing the number of tests it’s doing on water suppliers including those in schools and hospitals, according to Newsday. The water suppliers will be required to test for at least three unregulated contaminants including 1,4-dioxane, which has been found in Long Island’s drinking water.
Whole House Water Filters From Tragar Give You Peace of Mind
While these are some of the most extreme examples. there is concern out there surrounding our public water supply, on several fronts. Installing a whole house water filter can give you peace of mind knowing there’s an extra protection against contaminated water, and that’s only one of the benefits of a whole house water filter.
And it costs less than you think, Aquasana’s Rhino filter, available from Tragar Home Services cost you less than 50 cents per day. And you won’t have to change the filter constantly. The Aquasana Rhino filter is labeled to filter 600,000 gallons of water before it needs to be changed. That’s a time span of six years. And these filters are certified to remove more than 65 contaminants. It will leave you with great tasting water as well.
Tragar Home Services has been serving Long Island for more than 60 years. We’re a part of the community so we know how important it is to make sure our neighbors are protected. That’s why we offer whole house water filters and that’s why you should consider getting a system for your family. To learn more, contact Tragar today.