Water is one of the most basic elements we need to live on earth. If you have ever been without water for a long period of time, you would know how important it really is. In fact, if you haven't had fresh drinking water for a while already, you may want to consider getting an emergency supply kit! When it comes to making great marijuana buds, keeping your plants well watered is essential. So where do you get your water? What types of water can you use? And what about those different kinds of water filters out there? There are many different ways to water your plants, and each one brings something unique to the table. If you enjoy gardening or farming, then you have probably heard all about the importance of having clean water. Well, there's actually a whole bunch of good reasons why you should give it some thought. You might not think twice about running across the street to grab a couple of gallons of tap water and pour it over your plants, but there could be some serious consequences if you don't take water quality seriously. That being said, there are a few things that you should keep in mind before rushing off to buy a jug of H20.
1. What kind of water does your area receive naturally?
The first thing you'll want to figure out is where your region gets its water from. Most of us take it for granted that our tap water will be safe to drink, but did you realize that the water that runs into your house isn't necessarily the same as the water flowing down your local creek? Different regions receive their water from vastly different sources, and these differences often play a big role in the type of water they use. The two most common types of water used in most parts of the country are rainwater and groundwater. Rainwater is collected as precipitation falls and flows into our ground water systems. In some cases, you may even find yourself using both types of water at once. Groundwater occurs when underground water pools in cracks and crevices and seeps upward to the surface. It is a mixture of rainwater, melting snow, melted ice, groundwater-derived runoff, and various man-made contaminants. Because these natural and man-made components make up the groundwater, the composition of the water that comes out of your faucet can vary greatly depending on where you live. Your best bet is to check with your local utility company and ask them about the makeup of the water they provide you.
2. Is your water treated?
You may have seen all of the advertisements for bottled spring water, but that doesn't mean it's always going to be safe for consumption. Did you know that there are thousands of lakes across the country that are contaminated with bacteria? These lakes tend to be polluted due to runoffs from agricultural drainage, and the bacteria that are left behind can cause serious illness.