Everyone loves a lush green lawn, bordered by beautiful flowering plants and landscaping. However the nitrate in the fertilizers that contributes to the hearty growth of these plants eventually works its way into our water systems either by leeching into the soil, or by run off through over-watering or rain storms. Proper management of fertilizers, manures, and other nitrogen sources can minimize contamination of drinking water supplies; but until this is addressed by local, state and federal government officials, it’s best that you protect your family now since nitrates can pose serious health risks to pregnant women and infants.
The EPA-approved treatment methods for removing nitrates/nitrites in waters destined for drinking purposes includes ion exchange and reverse osmosis. Which system makes the most sense for your home or office is based on whether or not there are any other water problems present.