We already know there are several issues with drinking tap water, but did you know that you can get hepatitis from tap water? Hepatitis A, or HAV, is often present in the feces of an infected person and is most often transmitted through consuming contaminated water or food. In short, yes, if contaminated, a person can be exposed to the virus and get hepatitis from tap water.
In fact, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, write that it is very common in wells. Keep in mind, when properly maintained and installed, most people won’t have any issues. However, if any private water source, including wells, is exposed to hepatitis contamination, there will be a reason to take action. The most common ways well water is contaminated is either by
- being submerged in flood water,
- if the wells are dug shallow,
- and polluted stormwater runoff.
Typically, adults show symptoms of hepatitis A two to six weeks after being infected. Children, on the other hand, often show no symptoms.
How to Kill & Remove the Hepatitis From Tap Water
To kill or inactivate Hepatitis A, bring your water to a rolling boil for at least a minute, let it cool down, and then store it in a sanitized container. Keep in mind that hepatitis A is spread predominantly through saliva or urine, and not necessarily blood or blood products.
Some common symptoms of hepatitis A include the following:
Loss of appetite,
Jaundice of yellowing of the eyes and skin.
It is highly recommended to get your water tested. You can do so by calling Aquasani (if you are in NW Arkansas, SW Missouri, or Central Missouri). We can come out and test your water for hepatitis. Or, you can contact your local health department for recommended procedures.
About Aquasani in Springfield, Mo.
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Jefferson City, Springfield, Mo., Ozark, Nixa, Rogersville, Republic, Joplin, Branson and even Harrison, Arkansas, and Bentonville. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole-house air cleaner systems, problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices, and we also offer a coffee service to businesses in these above-mentioned areas as well.
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
The coffee service business is simple: an office purchases coffee from us, and we provide the coffee maker/dispenser (including Keurig coffee makers), deliver the coffee to the office as often as needed, and we even clean the coffee makers monthly.
We specialize in water filtration and purification for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our coffee and water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or fill out the form below and one of our Aquasani teammates will sort you out!