Does Reverse Osmosis Strip Out Minerals?

July 30, 2017

QUESTION: We are customers of an RO System from US Water.  Speaking with a long time plumber familiar with these systems he stated ours is a very good unit but RO would strip the water of important minerals?  Is this true or false? Our unit is: If above is true, what is your recommendation for adding this stripped minerals back into the water prior to reaching the drinking faucet?…


Water Can Cause Eczema Problems With Skin and Hair

Question:   Our city switched to chloramines two years ago, which I found out when discussing our skin issues with friends. Son has had eczema since birth, which has erupted into what looks like heat rash on the lightest parts of his body. Telling him to take yet another shower doesn’t seem to help. Baby powder does seem to help in the summer. We’ve all had terrible dandruff, brittle hair,…

February 20, 2017

Water for Beer Brewing

“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 beer you want to…

December 18, 2015

What is the Best Way to Remove Chloramines from Your Water?

January 25, 2015

First of all, before you decide to remove chloramine, you need to understand what chloramine is. Chloramines are formed when a municipality adds a mixture of chlorine and approximately 20% ammonia to the water supply.  Many municipalities are changing to chloramine from chlorine because the chloramine is more stable as it does not evaporate like chlorine, even if it is a weaker disinfectant.  Additionally, chlorine produces disinfection byproducts (DBPs) known as…