Doesn’t my municipality already treat and test my water?

If your water comes from a public or municipal water system, it is regularly tested for contaminants regulated by federal standards, such as microbial pathogens, radioactive elements and organic and inorganic toxic chemicals. However, it is important to note that these tests are conducted at the source. Therefore, the quality of water that utilities create […]

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Isn’t bottled water better for you than tap water?

Federal standards for bottled water are no stricter than standards for tap water. That means that federal regulations only require bottlers to test for a handful of the hundreds of known chemical contaminants. But there are other issues to consider such as cost, convenience and usability. It is a lot less expensive to own your […]

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Don’t water filters remove important minerals from my water?

Studies have found that minerals in your drinking water make essentially no contribution to your health and may even be present in forms your body can’t absorb. Minerals in an inorganic state flow through our systems versus minerals in an organic state that are readily absorbed by our bodies. You are much better off maintaining […]

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What exactly is soft water?

Water very commonly contains hardness elements such as magnesium and calcium, dissolved rock, hence the description of hard water. Soft water is when these minerals are removed through a process known as ion exchange. If you have hard water, you may see staining or scaling build up on your sinks, tubs, showers and clothing; scaling […]

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How Much Does a Water Softener Cost?

The average cost of a water softener is around $3000 for a base model, but some of the larger models the companies offer can cost as much as $8,000 or more. Your tech should test the water and measure the size of your home, check on the number of faucets you have and find out […]

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