Is Your Water Safe?

The United States and Canada have some of the safest water in the world, but when a story breaks about issues with a water supply, people panic. Recent controversy about Chromium-6 has people asking how they can better protect the water they drink.

Chromium is a metal that occurs naturally in soil. Water can pick up Chromium as it travels through the soil and eventually gets into an aquifer. It can also make its way into surface and groundwater water supplies from sources such as industrial and chemical pollution. Total Chromium can exist in two forms: Hexavalent Chromium (Chromium-6) and Trivalent Chromium (Chromium-3). Chromium-6, (what’s making headlines) is of a potential health concern. The federal government has set the maximum contaminant level for Total Chromium at 100 µg/L, but some states fear this is still too much and have lowered this amount.

If you own a well, you are responsible for your water’s quality. If your water comes from the city, the municipality is doing what it can to provide you with water that meets all quality standards. But are these standards up to your standards? And there’s no telling what happens to the water’s quality on its way to your house.

Take your water’s quality into your own hands with a K5 Drinking Water Station. The K5, Kinetico’s state-of-the-art reverse osmosis system, solves the toughest water quality challenges.  Studies prove that reverse osmosis systems are more effective at significantly reducing a number of contaminants – like Chromium-6 - in water than other filter options. In fact, the K5 Drinking Water Station is certified to significantly reduce at least 97.7 percent of Chromium (both Hexavalent and Trivalent Chromium) from water. And the K5 has features that insure the system will provide high quality water for years.  

When you own a K5, you know you are doing all you can to provide your family with the highest water quality at the best price.

Take the first step, and schedule your free water test today.

 Chromium in the News