At Kinetico, we’re proud to provide water filtration systems that provide you and your family with clean, healthy water. You don’t want to have to think about the quality of your water every time you get in the shower or grab a glass to drink, and our water filter systems will stop you from ever having to do so.
As professionals in this field, we have a great appreciation for every step of the process of water moving from natural sources to, eventually, your home. Let’s look at the basics of how this process takes place, including some of the most common sources of water.
Sources of Water
In general, there are two possible sources for your drinking water: Wells or a public water supply. The former are generally sources for people who live in rural areas, while the latter are usually used by those who live in or close to cities and larger metropolitan areas.
If you live near a large body of water, it’s likely the supply originates from there. People who use a public supply will be charged a monthly bill for the amount of water used in the home.
Process of Water Entering Your Home
Well water, also called ground water, requires drilling to access. On the flip side, surface water will be found from sources above the ground like lakes, rivers and streams.
In either case, water is collected using pipes to siphon it to a desired location. From here, it’s treated through a water filtration process that helps remove any chemicals or buildups that are unwanted. It’s then sent to either water tanks or an underground reservoir to be stored. From these locations, it can be pumped through pipes or mains that connect directly to your home water supply. When it’s already been used, waste is sent to a wastewater treatment plant for filtration and recycling.
For more on the process of water reaching your home, or to learn about our water filtration systems, speak to the pros at Kinetico today.