What's in your tap water?

There’s nothing quite like a refreshing glass of water to quench your thirst, and getting enough water is key to maintaining good health. Many of us drink water straight from the tap for convenience, but have you ever stopped to wonder where your water comes from and what chemicals and minerals could be found in it?

Although the UK has multiple water filtration plants, this isn’t always enough to remove potentially harmful substances that both taste and smell bad. We source a lot of our water from rivers and lakes, which have a worrying level of pollution – only 5 out of 6114 UK rivers are considered pristine, and 40% have some level of pollution, which can include everything from pesticides to sewage and hormones. On top of this, even after the water is filtered it has to pass through miles of pipes to get to your taps, where more minerals and chemical salts like mercury and arsenic can accumulate.

If you’re concerned about the quality of your drinking water, purifying it with a distiller is a simple and convenient way to decontaminate your water. Water Distillers will remove organic, inorganic, and biological contaminants from tap water, both improving the taste and helping to keep your body clear of toxins. This is hugely beneficial to your health, with advantages including improved fertility, and increased protection against illnesses like cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.  

If you’d like to learn more about exactly what’s in your tap water, Whisper Pumps have created an infographic which breaks down exactly where your water comes from, and what sort of contaminants could be present in UK drinking water. Take a look below!