Ensuring that the water you drink and use is safe, clean, and free of contaminants is essential for your family’s health and safety. Luckily, water treatment services have come a long way, making it easier than ever to keep your home free from waterborne contaminants.

Here’s a quick guide from AZ Water, Drain & Sewer on the top contaminants that a water filtration system in Scottsdale, AZ can shield you from:


Bacteria such as coliform, salmonella, and E.coli are commonly found in untreated water sources. These microorganisms can cause a variety of digestive and respiratory illnesses if ingested. Investing in water purification services is wise, as these systems are designed to remove bacteria from your water supply.


A highly toxic metal, lead can enter the drinking water supply from corroding pipes or lead-based paint chips. Lead exposure can cause severe health problems – including damage to the brain and kidneys – particularly for children and pregnant women.


Although commonly used to disinfect water, chlorine can also be a potential health hazard due to its strong odors and potential carcinogenic properties. Water filtration reduces chlorine levels in your drinking water, which also helps to improve its flavor and smell.

Organic Chemicals

Examples of these are pesticides, herbicides, and industrial solvents that can seep into the water supply from landfills or agricultural runoffs. These compounds can be highly toxic and can cause various health issues, including cancer.

Heavy Metals

Arsenic, mercury, and copper can be found in some water sources. If ingested, these substances can cause vomiting and nausea, as well as longer-term health conditions. Water conditioning services effectively reduce your exposure to these heavy metal contaminants.

AZ Water, Drain & Sewer provides a wide range of water treatment services that keep the water in your home safe to use and consume. From water softener installation to more complex filtration systems, our team can help you find the best solution for your needs. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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