People often ask us what we would consider the absolute best reason to test drinking water and we typically say something like, “… because ultimately the responsibility for making sure the water that one drinks contains no contaminants fall squarely on the shoulders of the person drinking the water.”
Today, however, we would like to (temporarily) change our answer to, “… because you never know when a dead body may turn up in your water supply.” Why the change of heart? Read this: Tourist’s Body Found in Hotel Water Tank.
Yep. You read that correctly. Authorities found a dead body in the water tank of a Los Angeles hotel and people bathed in, brushed their teeth with, and drank that water. In a word, “Yuck!”
While the likelihood of this ever happening to you or anyone you know is infinitely small, it does prove a point that we try to drive home all the time: All water supplies can become contaminated at some point… and testing takes very little time, costs very little, and could one day keep you or a loved one from accidentally ingesting harmful contaminants.
Testing for ‘common’ water contaminants… not difficult at all!
Test kits like the SenSafe Water Quality Test Kit and/or the WaterWorks Complete Water Test Kit make it possible for pretty much anyone to test for a collection of water quality parameters and potential contaminants.
And, for those who wish to get an even better picture of their water quality situation, test kits such as the WaterCheck Water Test Kit made by National Testing Laboratories which tests for 103 water quality parameters and potential water contaminants.