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Omni water purification systems gives you peace of mind.

You Need Omni
Water Purification Systems
For Your Health

Approximately 23 million people in the U.S. get their water directly from private wells, many without water purification systems . Most wells tap an underground aquifer.  Although the aquifer appears protected from sources of contamination, it can become polluted from industrial spills, underground fuel tank leaks, fertilizer, or wastes that seep into the ground. Ground sources can migrate several miles, which means your well may be contaminated by an industrial facility or farm miles "up gradient" from your home. Also consider contaminants from local lake water. Wells are also susceptible to sediment contamination, so what comes from your tap may appear discolored or "dirty."   Even public treatment plants are not 100% effective.

For this reason, you should have your well tested once or twice per year. To have it tested, call a local analysis laboratory. Lists of laboratories certified by your state or EPA may be available from your state or local health department. Some local health departments also test private wells for free. You may also want to look online for certified home testing kits.

Tests for contaminants such as nitrate and Coliform bacteria performed by a private laboratory usually cost between $10 and $20. Cost increases if you ask the laboratory to test for other contaminants. Once the laboratory performs the tests, it will mail you the results. You can compare the results to EPA's National Primary Drinking Standards and National Secondary Drinking Standards to find out if your source falls below levels EPA thinks are safe for certain contaminants.

In the U.S., there are about 55,000 public water purification systems. EPA mandates that these plants test for close to 80 contaminants. In 1996, 7% of these plants, or 4,151, reported one or more violation of EPA standards for these regulated contaminants. Less than 2%, or 681, did not use an EPA-required treatment technique to eliminate certain pollutants.

Most community water purification systems obtain their water from surface sources, like rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. These bodies, open to the environment, are susceptible to pollution. Animal waste can contaminate surface sources with bacteria like Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Industries can discharge their wastes into surface water, adding hazardous organic contaminants to the source you may drink. Storm water drains can empty into rivers and lakes with rainwater that's carrying gasoline, oil, and any number of hazardous and bacterial wastes. Rainwater can also carry fertilizers and pesticides from fields into streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Even train derailments and truck accidents that cause tankers to spill their contents can contaminate surface sources.

Cryptosporidium in particular is difficult for treatment facilities to eliminate. Each Cryptosporidium microorganism is covered by an outer shell, called a oocyst, that is impervious to disinfection chemicals like chlorine. On rare occasions, these oocysts pass untreated through treatment plants to your home.

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If you need help choosing the right filter for your needs, or need additional information, please call our

Customer Service Department at 1-406-662-0036.

 

 

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Call our order line: 1-406-662-0036 or send an e-mail: info@omni-water-filters.com

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