Do you notice little particles floating around when you fill up a glass of water? Those particles are known as sediment, and they are certainly not a welcome sight for any homeowner. Luckily, there is a type of filtration system that’s designed specifically for that problem! Today we’re going to talk about how sediment gets into your tap water and how a water sediment filter can get rid of it!
What is sediment?
Sediment is a general term that’s used to describe any of the visible particles in your water. It can comprise of any number of organic matter, including sand, scale, calcium carbonate, rust, clay and more.
How does sediment get into your water?
If you get your water from a local municipality, sediment can get into your water either from soil runoff or it can leech into your water as water travels through your city’s pipes. This is especially true if you live in a city that has an aging water infrastructure, as much of our nation does.
If you get your water from a private well, sediment can get into your water from breaks in the well itself or from unstable soil surrounding the well. Sand is an especially common type of sediment that is found in homes with well water.
What are the health effects associated with consuming water high in sediment?
Generally, water that contains a lot of sediment is at a higher risk of containing high levels of viruses, parasites and bacteria. If these contaminants are present in your water, they can cause symptoms like nausea, cramps, diarrhea and headaches.
How can a water sediment filter remove sediment from your water?
You can easily remove sediment from your home’s water by installing a filtration system that contains a water sediment filter. A water sediment filter will trap large sediment particles from your water similar to the way you use a strainer in the kitchen.
Although water sediment filters are great for removing sediment, they do not remove other tiny contaminants that can cause many different health concerns. That’s why a water sediment filter is typically used in conjunction with other filtration methods. In fact, many water filters (such as the Hague WaterMax and the Reverse Osmosis Filter from Hague) use a sediment filter as a pre-filter in order to protect not only your water, but also the filtration systems themselves from damage.
If you have any questions about a water sediment filter, or if you’d like a water treatment system serviced or installed in your home, contact EPA Water Consultants, your Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey dealer of water filtration and water softening systems. We provide service in towns all over Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including cities like Jenkintown, Jersey Shore and Kempton, PA.