You might not think you need whole-house water filters because you think the water on Long Island is just fine or the water you drink is already filtered or bottled. Think again.
Long Island Water Quality Concerns
Unlike New York City residents who turn on their taps to find water that comes from upstate reservoirs, Long Island homeowners receive their water from underground aquifers. In recent years there’s been a growing concern about the Island’s water quality, and officials have urged local residents to not confuse good-tasting water with good-quality water.
According to local officials in a May 2012 CBS 2 news report, “Three million people live on Long Island, and there is no reservoir system. There’s no pumping water from below, filtering it and drinking it, and now studies show dramatic increases in run-off from lawn fertilizers and farming pesticides, household chemicals and pharmaceuticals down the drain, untreated septic tank sewage and rapid unchecked over-development.”
Experts and water districts also expressed concern in the same report about growing pollutants below the surface that are impacting drinking water, beaches, bays and harbors.
This is why in May 2014 the Long Island Clean Water Partnership (LICWP) called for action to protect and restore Long Island’s drinking water and water quality at local beaches, bays, rivers and harbors in an ad campaign it launched, and in March 2015 lawmakers in Albany set aside $5 million in the New York state budget to fund the creation of a nitrogen pollution management and reduction plan for Long Island.
Reasons for Installing Whole-House Water Filters
However, as local lawmakers and other environmental organizations work to remedy the water situation, Long Islanders need to be able to protect their families. One surefire way to do that is by installing a whole-house filtration system.
Whole-house filters require no electricity, produce no water waste or salt, and have no batteries to change or clocks, timers or controllers to reset. All they need are periodic filter changes, and they can be added to any water treatment system you currently have in your home.
Depending on the type and level of filtration you need, these types of water filtration systems usually use one or a combination of these five basic categories: disinfection methods, filtration, reverse osmosis, distillation and ion exchange.
Tragar Oil, your Long Island green energy company, can help you select the type that’s right for you. Our technicians have years of experience with whole-house filters, and understand exactly how they can keep you and your family safe by cleansing both the water you drink and the water you use for everything from washing dishes and clothes to bathing, cooking and watering your vegetable gardens.
Our experts can walk you through the entire process, and explain all you need to know about our whole-house water filtration products, which, once installed, allow you to purify the water in your entire home for less than 50 cents per day!
In addition, beyond keeping your family safe by removing toxins, there are many other benefits of installing a whole-house filter, ranging from saving money on bottled water and water bills and improving the taste and odor to reducing the risk of cancer and other gastrointestinal diseases and eliminating unwanted sediment in water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and pipes.
Contact Tragar Oil today to learn more. Our green energy experts can answer any questions, or even explain the best tips for saving energy and money, upgrading to ductless AC, converting from oil to gas, the benefits of Bioheat® or getting your heating system ready for fall. Don’t forget to ask about our free, no-obligation quote!
See our inforgraphic below for some more important information about why you need a whole house water filtration system!