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Improving Your Water is Simple!
Not thrilled with the taste, odor or appearance of the water coming from your tap?
We've been in the water treatment business for 25+ years and have discovered that it doesn't take rocket science to have great water. In fact, in just a couple of simple steps--we can help you LOVE YOUR WATER!
Install an ultraviolet water disinfection system. Our top pick is the Viqua IHS22-D4. Over the years, this system has consistently proven to perform well for our customers. The system has two 20-inch filters designed to filter out small particles, thus improving the efficacy of the UV purification process.
During the UV disinfection process, water is exposed to UV light which kills the DNA of bacteria. This means that 99.99% of harmful microorganisms in your water are destroyed, giving you peace of mind that your water is safe and bacteria free. If you want to understand more about UV, we've created a UV Guide to help you understand UV.
ensures your water is safe, reverse osmosis ensures your water tastes great! In fact, RO can improve the taste, odor and appearance of your water.
The PuROTwist Reverse Osmosis Water Filter system offers the highest of quality and performance standards, high capacity output, automatic shut-off and the user-friendly "Twist Tap" filters. This means that replacing the filters (annually) is a quick, simple process without the need for tools, bucket or mess. Learn more about How a Reverse Osmosis System Works.
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Despite treatment at municipal water plants, contaminants may still be found in our water. The U.S. has some of the cleanest water in the world, but the ever-increasing threat of leaching pipes, corrosion, and plant power outages are very real causes for concern. The following contaminants may still be present in household drinking water: Pesticides and herbicides Pharmaceuticals Disinfection [...]
Is Your RO System Not Producing Water Fast Enough? If your reverse osmosis unit seems to be producing less filtered water than it did previously, we outline here a few simple steps to check the current production rate of your system. Follow these 5 Steps to determine how much water your system is producing over a 24-hour period, [...]
Every year, thousands of “ BOIL WATER ADVISORIES” are issued in cities throughout the U.S. These “alerts” or “advisories” are issued when there is the actual or strong possibility of bacterial contamination in the drinking water. Even if the threat is small, city governments and municipal water suppliers must inform the public of the potential danger. Recently, [...]
A high-quality reverse osmosis drinking water system will last for many years if it is properly maintained. In fact, we’ve been in business for almost 30 years and have seen many RO systems last 10 to 15 years. To make your system last longer, here’s what it takes:Regular Filter Changes First, pay attention to the filter [...]
Preparing for Emergencies and Natural Disasters When an 8.1 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal earlier this year, entire mountain villages were flattened. Those who survived, struggled to find adequate food and water as they worked to rebuild their homes and lives. In recent years, we’ve witnessed the devastation and destruction left by earthquakes, fires, flooding, hurricanes and even [...]
WARNING: Don’t Drink or Cook with the Water Realizing that you don't have access to clean, safe water for making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, or food preparation is enough to make most of us panic. If anything, it certainly heightens our awareness of how important water is in our everyday activities. While being told not to [...]
Hydration Impacts School Performance For a student to succeed, we know that proper rest, a distraction-free study area, and good nutrition are paramount. But one simple fact is often overlooked: Drinking water can make a big difference in helping students stay focused, creative, and energized. Yes, it’s that simple.Studies show that brain function can be improved by 14% with proper hydration. The brain works on [...]
A post in the New Yorker, entitled “The Really Big One ” talks about the inevitability of a magnitude-9 earthquake off the Northwest coast. Reading this article really got me thinking, 'Am I (and my family) prepared if something like that were to really happen?'Seismologists talk about this huge earthquake and subsequent tsunami that they believe will take [...]
In weighing the advantages and disadvantages of reverse osmosis, here are a few of the “pros”: Exceptional Water: Because RO has the ability to remove 95-99 percent of total dissolved solids (TDS), as well as chlorine, fluoride and other impurities, reverse osmosis filtration can greatly improve the odor, appearance, and overall taste of your water.Quality Water Means Increased Water Consumption: Installing an RO system [...]