How Do I Really Know if my Salt Free System Works?

August 29, 2014

Lots of companies are selling salt-free water softeners and salt-free conditioners.  There are a few tests that you can perform to determine if they are indeed doing what they say. 1.  Test to see if the water really is soft This can be done by purchasing a small professional-grade water hardness test kit like this: https://www.uswatersystems.com/hardness-field-analysis-test-kit-2403.html It consists of three (3) simple steps which take about 20 seconds.  At the…

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What Kind of Whole House RO Do I Need?

March 30, 2014

Question for the Water Doctor: “I am purchasing a house with well water.  As a city dweller and the owner of some large aquariums I would like to do whole house RO. Could someone please reach out to me about a good whole house system/setup? I found this link via Google:  https://www.uswatersystems.com/systems/whole-house-reverse-osmosis-systems” Answer from the Water Doctor: Since Reverse Osmosis removes the largest spectrum of contaminants of any water treatment process…

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What type of water treatment do I need for an RV?

January 22, 2014

John L. asked the following: “We have a RV and we will be living in the full-time and traveling all over the US. Not knowing what kind of water we will be getting into, what would you suggest?” First, I have to say that as you travel from campsite-to-campsite, the water will vary dramatically, usually from bad to extremely bad.  YIKES! Here are a few things you will need to…

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The Connection Between Obesity and Clean Water

December 31, 2013

THERE ISN’T ONE!  In fact, the odds are,that a person will not be obese if they don’t drink pop or fruit juices (including the “diet types).  Drinking clean, pure water is a major step towards eliminating obesity. According to the CDC, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) obesity costs the US people over $150 Billion dollars a year! Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.  It…

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Water Filtration and Disinfection

December 11, 2013

There are a number of people who are interested in filtered water that is bacterially pure, has chlorine and other chemicals removed or reduced, but for a variety of reasons they refuse to consider reverse osmosis.  There are several reasons why they might not want RO water: They may be violently opposed to any water waste – I think that is short-sighted in this case, but… OK; They may not…

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The Most Efficient Water Softener in the World!

October 26, 2013

Several years ago, we set out to build a water softener that would be superior to any other technology on the market. Not just superior in some ways, but built better to work better, last longer and backed with a world-class guarantee. Oh, and we wanted it to be the most efficient softener on the planet, using up to 75% less salt and wasting up to 65% less water than…

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Brain-eating Amoeba

October 19, 2013

OK, to those of you who know me, you will say that I am safe from a brain-eating amoeba because it would die of starvation.  But seriously, folks… This sounds like a sci-fi movie plot, but it’s real.  In August, a 4 year-old Mississippi boy died from playing on a “Slip n’ Slide” in New Orleans.  The cause of death was a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the…

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Do you have pesticides in your water?

October 1, 2013

Under the safe drinking water act which was first passed in 1974, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) set levels for pesticides in drinking water and required utilities to monitor these levels.  So, all is safe, peachy and good right?  Well, not quite.  Consider this: Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL’s) are “adjusted”  to ensure technical and financial feasibility.  Translation:  If it costs too much to reach a certain level of…

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You can’t have International Coffee Day without water

September 29, 2013

Everywhere you look today on the web, you will find that it is International Coffee Day.  Some call it National Coffee Day or just plain Coffee Day, but everyone is thinking coffee.  Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and lots of other cool coffee shops all offer some type of freebies to celebrate the day. The reason why I mention this is because coffee is 99% water and the quality of the water…

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Water Scarcity: Not Just a Green Problem

Water scarcity. If you follow the news at all, you’ve heard that phrase a lot lately. It’s usually followed by a few paragraphs of very scary, “End of Days” prophesying. Usually it’s something to do with an unsustainable model, water wars and a lot of other attention grabbing material. If it’s not the doom and gloom stuff, it’s someone on the other side of the fence yelling that it’s all…

September 25, 2013
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