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Author: Mark Timmons

189 Posts

Pulsar Charged Membrane Filtration – A Game Changer

The History of Membrane Technology Before talking about the new Pulsar Charged Membrane Filtration, it would b he helpful if we were to look at the history of membrane filtration. Membrane technology is not a new technology in itself.  Membrane technology includes reverse osmosis (RO), Nano filtration (NF), Ultrafiltration (UF), and Microfiltration (MF). Absolute rated particulate ...

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Isn’t the EPA Supposed to Protect us?

Hey, I’ve got news for you – the government will let you down!  I know that shocks people who believe that “cradle-to-grave” stuff, but they will let you down – write it down and count on it!  The latest example is the incredible case of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) who are supposed ...

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Legionnaires’ Disease from Legionella Bacteria

Since July 10, the citizens of New York City have been on alert following the discovery of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, a bacterial infection that spreads through water systems and can be deadly to smokers and the elderly. Already, ten people have died, 100 have tested positive for the disease, and officials think more people will ...

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The Acid-Alkaline Truth Exposed!

If you Google “alkaline water”, you will get about 4,250,000 results including all kinds of companies trying to sell alkaline water devices, from ionizers and re-mineralization systems to all kinds of strange things that allegedly add alkalinity to the water.  Of course, most promise amazing health benefits up to and including everlasting life (I am only ...

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Should I Hire a Plumber?

My short and direct answer is NO! We do not recommend installers… and especially plumbers.  Most plumbers work under the idea that they need to bill you at least $500 an hour, including parts and labor.  Some plumbers are at $600 to $800 per hour.  Of course, you can’t do that charging for labor only, ...

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What is the Best Way to Treat Water to Brew Beer?

I get that question a lot, and while beer is 91 to 97% water, the answer is “It Depends!” It depends upon a number of factors, such as (1) where you are geographically located; (2) whether you have well or city water; (3) whether your water source uses chloramine or chlorine; and (4) what type of ...

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Do You Want a Made in America RO System?

We have a lot of customers who ask if our reverse osmosis systems are made in America.  We explain that our Galaxy and Aquapurion series are mostly assembled in the USA but they do not use all Made in America parts.  We also explain that our American Revolution RO system is made in America with ...

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The Hard Truth About Salt-Free Water Softeners

For about the last ten years salt-free water softeners have become the dream of many marketing companies.   It’s not like they haven’t always been out there – I’ve been in the water treatment business for 42 years and I have seen plenty of these types of companies come and go – but they are now ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy

I received an e-mail today which said: Hey Mark, After reading a bunch of your info I realized, you guys keep refering your competitors very often. Just curious, who you so worried about?? Sincerely, An Educated Consumer To which I replied: The sentence you wrote first is a fragment, but I am going to assume ...

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Customer Service is an Oxymoron for Many Companies

At US Water Systems, we have over a dozen Certified Water Specialists on Staff.  You might not find twelve total with our top 10 competitors.  We built the back-end of the business BEFORE we built the sales team.  Our employees have nearly 200 years of combined water treatment experience, and when you have a problem, you ...

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