Sunday, May 20, 2012

CAPpings - Consumers pay more money for water due to corrosion problems

Corrosion in water supply distribution systems is a very significant concern because it not only affects the aesthetic quality of the water but also it has an economic impact and poses adverse health implications. Corrosion by-products containing materials such as lead and cadmium have been associated with serious risks to the health of consumers of drinking water.

Article Source: National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)

Consumers pay more money for water due to corrosion problems. Why?

1. Increased pumping costs due to corrosion products clogging the lines.
2. Holes in the pipes, which cause loss of water and water pressure.
3. Frequent replacement of pipes and fittings
4. Replacement of hot water heaters and washing machines.
5. Consumer complaints of colored water, stains and bad taste
6. Most importantly, your Medical Bill.

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