Keeping Our Water Safe: The Types of Water Pollution

Feb 16 , 2024

Keeping Our Water Safe: The Types of Water Pollution

Water isn't just something we drink; it's a huge part of who we are – literally! Water makes up over half of our bodies, so it's no surprise that we need it to be as clean as possible.

But as you've probably heard, keeping our water pure isn't always easy. From the fields of farms to our own kitchens, various sources can pollute our precious water. Today, we’re diving into the many types of water pollution. Who knows, some of them might even surprise you.

The Most Common Types of Water Pollution

1. Nutrient Overload

Ever wonder what happens to all those fertilizers we use in gardens and farms? Well, they don't just disappear. When it rains, these nutrients can run off into nearby bodies of water, packing them with too much phosphorus and nitrogen. This can lead to an explosion of algae growth, sucking oxygen out of the water and making it tough for fish and plants to thrive.

2. Chemical Intruders

Many of the chemicals we use daily can cause serious pollution. When these chemicals are disposed of incorrectly from homes, farms and factories, it can accidentally send a cocktail of chemicals into our waters. From the cleaning agents under your sink to pesticides in fields, these substances don't play nice with nature (looking at you, chromium-6). They can seriously harm plants, animals and us humans.

3. Plastic Invaders

Thanks to the ubiquity of plastic in our lives, plastic pollution is a major issue. Microplastics might be a hot topic, but they're just a tiny part of a bigger plastic problem. From microbeads in our face wash to straws, takeout containers, bags and bottles, these synthetic floaters eventually end up in our oceans and rivers. They're not just an eyesore; animals often mistake them for food, leading to harmful – and sometimes fatal – results.

4. Unwanted Germs

Yuck! When water is contaminated by untreated sewage, it becomes a breeding ground for harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and parasites. These bio-pollutants might not always affect the environment directly, but they pose a significant risk to human health, leading to diseases that can be debilitating or even fatal.

With so many ways for our water to get into trouble, it's clear we need a hero: King Water Filtration! Our topnotch filtration systems are like having a superhero for your home's water supply, tackling contaminant villains and ensuring your water is pure, clean and safe for the whole family. It's peace of mind, straight from your tap!

Wrapping Up with a Splash

Understanding water pollution helps us appreciate the need for solutions like King Water Filtration. By staying informed and choosing the right protection for our water, we're not just making a smart choice for our homes – we're contributing to a healthier planet. So, let's raise our glasses (of beautifully clean water) to a safer, cleaner water future for all.

To protect you and your family’s water, there’s no better filtration system on the market than King Water. Whether for a city or well system, our filters eliminate contaminants ranging from turbidity and chlorine to heavy metals and PFAS. Our systems require zero maintenance and are backed with up to a 20-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee, making them an easy choice to complement the other actions listed above. To get started, fill out our contact form or call us at 1-855-957-2166, and we’ll set up your free consultation. You can also purchase King Water Filtration systems through The Home Depot.