We All Did It, But Was It Safe? Drinking from the Hose That Is…

On hot summer day, it may be tempting to drink some cool water from the garden hose or sprinklers.  As parents, there are many experience from our childhood that we would love for our children to experience.  A few of those things may seem like a rite of passage that we feel every child must do.  However, the many advances of science and technology have deemed several practices from our childhood as harmful or not safe.  One of my childhood memories is drinking from the garden hose outside the house. When I look back on it, it was an easy to access water source that all of us kids could rely on for those long, hot summer days playing outside. Let’s be real.  We all have done these things.  But is it actually safe to drink water from a garden hose? I regret to inform you that, it isn’t. DO NOT DRINK WATER FROM THE HOSE Unlike plumbing inside the home, garden hoses are not designed or manufactured to deliver safe drinking water. …

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