Through natural ancient upheavals that created the Rocky Mountains to the Grand Canyon, rocks and soil deposits occurred. In these deposits lie minerals and elements that, in part, make up what we call planet earth and contain the many attributes of total dissolved solids (TDS). Some areas will contain a higher concentration of these minerals and elements, while other areas will contain lower concentrations.
Minerals & Elements in Drinking Water Supplies
Water is the universal solvent, so think about our streams, rivers, lakes, and underground aquifers. Through time, the minerals and elements will dissolve because of this universal solvent we call water. Through this natural process, the dissolved minerals and elements will inevitably, make their way into our drinking water supplies. The minerals and elements that can be in our water supplies include:
In general terms, the minerals and elements that make up TDS, are salts and metals. Some are essential building blocks to life and help maintain the health of our bodies, and the health of our pets. They are also an essential part needed for the growth of our food supplies, from home gardening and farming, to raising cattle and poultry. TDS is everywhere, just look around the next time you are taking a walk or a hike, and pause to enjoy that sip of water.