Is your water safe? Here’s what you need to know about arsenic contamination.
Updated: May 10
You’ve heard in the news about low levels of arsenic in drinking water, fruit juice, vegetables, and other foods, but have you ever considered that your drinking water might be contaminated with it? When it comes to arsenic contamination, you don’t want to mess around. We know. We’ve been exposed to arsenic in our drinking water.
We were shocked when our family was exposed to arsenic in our water because we had been told it was safe. This is one of the reasons why we decided to establish Alcorn Pump & Water Filtration in Prescott, Arizona. To provide safe, potable water systems for individuals and families, so they can trust that their water is clean and free of contaminants like arsenic.
So how do you know if you’ve been exposed to arsenic?
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your healthcare provider right away:
Vomiting or diarrhea
Numbness and tingling in your extremities
Arsenic exposure is serious. It can cause long-term adverse health effects, including kidney disease, cancer, or even death. We aren't trying to scare you, but we want you to know the facts about the groundwater in Arizona.
The More You Know: Arizona’s Arsenic Levels in Water
“In Arizona, arsenic is present in almost all groundwater supplies. Because private wells are the primary source of water for rural residents of Arizona, it is important to make sure the water is safe to drink.” (Arizona Department of Health Services)
How do I prevent arsenic contamination in my home?
The first step to preventing arsenic contamination in your home is to get your water properly tested. That’s where we come in. We offer comprehensive well and water system testing to check for contaminants, including arsenic, lead, nitrates, and more. Our testing turnaround time is fast and efficient. We expedite your water samples so that you can get answers quickly.
If we find arsenic levels in your water, we will work with you to determine the best solutions that fit your needs. A reverse osmosis water filtration system can be one of the most effective ways to reduce arsenic in your water, depending on your water source, your water usage, and the amount of water available.
We recently installed a reverse osmosis water filtration system for a local client. When we received their water test results, we found that they had the 4th highest level of arsenic ever reported in Yavapai County! We're grateful they contacted us so we could help them eradicate the arsenic and help prevent further damage.
Clean water is essential for good health.
A well-maintained water and well system is vital to your health and the health of your loved ones. We’re not here to scare you about arsenic contamination. We believe knowledge is power, and knowing what you’re dealing with makes it less scary. We get it because we’ve been there and want to ensure it doesn’t happen to you. We’re here to help you every step of the way to better hydration and health through clean and safe water.
Want to learn more about arsenic contamination prevention? Let's talk!