The environment has changed drastically in the last fifty years. Manufacturing, refining, and agricultural activities, along with growing global population, add an enormous amount of potentially hazardous elements to our environment.
As a result, the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) and other entities have detected over 700 different organic compounds in treated drinking-water supplies.
Water coming from public water treatment systems is tested regularly and must meet health and safety standards set by the EPA.
- Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG)—is not enforceable. MCLGs are set at zero for contaminants that are known to be probable human carcinogens. For noncarcinogens, MCLGs are set at a level that includes a margin of safety so as to prevent adverse health effects.
- Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL)— is enforceable. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as possible, taking into account the technological and economic limitations of the public water supplier.
|Contaminants||Potential Health Effects||MCLG (mg/L)||MCL (mg/L)|
|Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Aroclor||
Chicago Water Pros recommends that you ask your public utility for a contaminant level report. By law, they must provide it to you. The contaminants listed above are not necessarily present in your water.
Our Solutions to Water Contaminants
Chicago Water Pros is committed to providing our customers with cleaner, safer water. With over 700 detectable organic compounds in current drinking water supplies, it’s no wonder many people are turning to home and commercial water treatment as an answer to filter and reduce contaminants in the water they use everyday.
Not only do CWP drinking water and home water filtration systems protect families from harmful contaminants, they also help protect the environment. Less dependence on bottled-water, reduced energy costs and soap consumption, and appliances that last longer and perform better are all part of what Chicago Water Pros does best.
Looking for business solutions? We provide water treatment on commercial and industrials levels to ensure safe and healthy water at your place of business.