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Archive for April, 2014

Major Flaw Identified in Municipal Water Supplies

Posted by Rayne Water

The Clean Water Act was initiated to ensure the safety and cleanliness of our drinking water and it has certainly made a positive impact on the water industry in our country.  It is not a perfect system though and that was made abundantly clear with the West Virginia chemical spill back in January.  Freedom Industries spilled 10,000 gallons of toxic chemicals into West Virginia’s water supply.  They failed to immediately report the chemical leak and thousands of residents were subjected to tainted water before it was made public.
Not only was their drinking water affected, but residents were unable to even come in contact with the water it was so bad.  Then the problem was compounded when Freedom Industries admitted that there was second chemical that was included in the initial spill almost 2 weeks later.  The fact that this second chemical went undetected, despite intensive water testing is quite alarming and reveals a significant deficiency in how water companies test drinking water quality.
The EPA currently requires water companies to test for 80 different contaminants in drinking water supplies but it doesn’t require daily, weekly or even monthly testing of many of them.  Some tests are only conducted every 6 months or even up to a year apart.  If there is a problem during this time, residents would be drinking contaminated water – for months – without ever knowing about it.
Another flaw in this system is that while they do test for 80 different contaminants, there are tens of thousands of chemicals in use.  Water companies can only find contaminants they are actively looking for; there is no comprehensive screen for these other potentially harmful contaminants, which is why the West Virginia American Water Company was unable to detect the other chemical involved in the spill.  They were not required to test for it so they didn’t.
This has raised some major concerns as to the actual safety of the water we are drinking.  We tend to take it at face value that municipal water companies are providing safe, contaminate free drinking water, but now we must question whether or not they really are.  Consumers who drink water from a well know the importance of making sure it is filtered because of what contaminants they might ingest.  Now it makes even more sense for residents on a municipal water supply to have a second line of defense in their homes with a water filter system.  Water filtration systems are able to filter out many harmful chemicals that municipal water companies don’t detect as well as other chemicals they put into the water to kill what bacteria and viruses they know about.

What do you look for in a water filter?

Posted by Rayne Water

Minimizing water pollution from your own tap is one of the many reasons households are installing home water filters at a rapid pace. A drinking water system has an important job and you deserve the best product out there to do all it needs to do. After all, your water filter will be protecting your family from the adverse effects of many contaminants and minimizing your exposure to water pollution. You should pick the best drinking water system when it comes to the safety and quality of your tap water. Don’t settle for anything less than the best.
A drinking water system is also an investment and nobody wants to pay for something when it isn’t effective. Although some towns and cities have policies or have set up recycling programs to minimize environmental pollution, drinking water contamination is still an issue for much of the nation’s tap water. Water filters can remove heavy metals and contaminants to provide people with clean and softer water without the effort of hauling bottles from supermarkets, too.
When selecting a drinking water system, we recommend that you choose one that has a Gold Seal designated from the Water Quality Association (WQA). This program is dedicated to providing public health and safety services throughout the USA and globally, while maintaining expert service, superior reputation, and fair pricing. The Gold Seal Program offers certification of all products and chemicals that contact drinking water.
Our drinking water systems have this certification and others because it has been proven to be one of the best on the market in multiple categories. Wasting up to 90% less water than traditional reverse osmosis systems, our products are as eco-friendly as they are efficient. Our advanced water filtration technology represents one of the greatest moves in the drinking water industry since the introduction of reverse osmosis and as we face various reasons for need home water filters, let us do the work for you.

Will Californians follow rules set forth due to the severe drought?

Posted by Rayne Water

The drought here in California has caused many issues for residents, business owners, farmers and government officials who are now staring down the barrel of a gun. The drought is forcing all parties to make decisions and set precedents when it comes to water conservation and water filtration. But without the proper drinking water system installed in your home, are you prepared to deal with both contamination and restrictions? Whether or not Californians will follow new rules is unknown, and even more alarming is whether the new rules will prove sufficient to meaningfully curb California’s water use — which won’t be clear for a while.Will Californians follow the new water laws?
According to a recent article from New Republic discuss some devastating news that keeps the situation looking bleaker by the minute. Last week, The Association of California Water Agencies released a list of water-saving measures that local governments have rolled out in response to the drought. Unfortunately, what is listed in their report is beginning to define California and the era we live in. Everyone in the state—including homeowners, farmers, and environmentalists—has failed to make the tough choices when it comes to water conservation that now stare them in the face.
Why is the crisis so severe? Well after decades of dealing with the pressure of dwindling water resources, the drought is starting to force life-changing choices. Some estimate that half a million acres of farmland will go fallow in California this year, and the reduction in farming already is raising food prices in much of the nation.
Change is imminent. In January, Gov. Brown called on Californians to curb their water use by 20 percent. Implementation of other ideas like the use of “recycled,” or used, water—something that makes many people cringe because of the health impact.
How can you protect your own household? Our drinking water systems will filter water efficiently and waste much less water than traditional reverse osmosis systems. You can simultaneously conserve water and filter water, both two important answers in coping with our drought situation in California. Contact us today and starting conserving water tomorrow.