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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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. When the threat is large, like widespread contamination and power outages after a hurricane or even when the threat is [...]

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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 change [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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