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Have you ever seen the movie Erin Brokovich and her journey of discovering contaminated tap water? If you have not, the topic of today’s blog might motivate you too. Tap water usually does not look as a danger in your home. In which, if you drink it, there is a good chance you may never feel affects from it. But, there are a couple of studies that show that some water though it is treated by city officials. It can actually be what they are treating it with that could make you sick.
Other than the news coming out of Flint, Michigan with their water problems. A study done in 2016 found that sources of tap water found alarming levels of chromium-6 in drinking water from all 50 states. Tap water can contain other contaminants such as arsenic, lead, and mercury as well.
So, what can you do to make sure you are not drinking these chemicals? Or how can you be an activist for cleaner water in your area?
Drinking Water

Check The Source of Your Tap Water

  • First, you will have to do some research of where you are getting your water. Are you getting it from a well or from a city? Where is the city utility water coming from? Is it in danger of contamination by agriculture chemicals, human waste, or hazardous chemicals?
  • If you feel that the water is in danger, the best thing to do is to have someone professionally test it.

How Can I Make My Tap Water More Safe?

  • If you want to be on the safe side of things. You can go to a hardware store and buy a heavy duty reverse osmosis system to filter out the dangerous chemicals. This system is thorough and can be installed to every water outlet in your house.
  • Call Carter’s My Plumber to install it.

Other Sources of Harmful Chemicals

  • BPA (bisphenol A) is a commonly known carcinogen that is found in plastic, plastic that has a use for water bottles. You can buy a filtered pitcher that is BPA free to stay away from it.
  • You can read upon other dangerous chemicals found in normal bottled water here.

Plumbing Projects


Do you want to do add a reverse osmosis system to your home? Carter’s My Plumber can help out! We will always give you a price before any work begins. Here at Carter’s My Plumber, we are committed to meeting the needs of our customers.  We are knowledgeable, friendly, and will always give you a price before any work begins. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today @ 317-859-9999 or email us @ we will be happy to send a licensed professional.  We are here for you!
Kelson Carter

Article reviewed by:

Kelson Carter, aka, The Prince of Plumbing

Kelson is a 3rd generation Plumbing Contractor. His family business is located in Greenwood, Indiana, and provides Residential Plumbing Service to the Indianapolis Metro market.

Kelson grew up watching his grandfather and father do plumbing. After graduating high school, Kelson went to Trade School and became a Licensed Master Plumber and Licensed Plumbing Contractor. He is also Certified in Backflow Prevention. He currently owns and operates Carter's My Plumber with his parents.


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