Here in Canada when you turn on the tap you just assume that the water coming out is sparkling clean. Though the City of Calgary has an effective water treatment plant, your water could still carry harmful microorganisms such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Giardia can cause a severe intestinal illness called Giardiasis, commonly called “Beaver Fever”. Cryptosporidium causes a similar intestinal illness called Cryptosporidiosis. According to a report from Health Canada these microorganisms have been detected in Canada’s drinking water supplies. Though only a small fraction of the microorganisms appeared to be viable (and therefore able to cause illness) their likelihood of infecting Canadians has not been fully determined. Unfortunately, outbreaks of Giardiasis and Cryptosporidiosis linked to drinking water have been reported in several provinces, with outbreaks linked to swimming pools also occurring. Symptoms of these illnesses may last up to two weeks, and infected water must be treated either by being exposed to UV light or by boiling.

To protect yourself and your family you may want to consider installing a UV water filtration system in your home which can kill and filter out harmful microorganisms such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Lone Star Plumbing and Heating offers a variety of water conditioning systems including UV water filtration. By investing in a UV water filtration system for your home or business you can help ensure you, your family and your co-workers are protected from these harmful illnesses.

Don’t take the chance, or wait until after someone you care about is infected to invest in a UV filtration system. Call Lone Star Plumbing and Heating today at 403.295.3028 for your free, no obligations quote and visit Calgary plumbing for more information.

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