The Benefits of Tap Water

Americans drink more than a billion glasses of tap water per day.  Whether our source of water is a stream, river, lake, spring and it either comes from a water treatment facility or from a private well. We are using the same water from thousands of years ago.
The benefits of tap water: Drinking from the tap is good for our environment because we are creating less waste.Tap water is often better for you because there are managed regulations that are required and frequent testing of tap water for bacteria such as E.coli and other harmful contaminants. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards for drinking water quality and with its partners implements various technical and financial programs to ensure drinking water safety. Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)-Is the federal law that protects public drinking water supplies throughout the nation. If your water comes from the public water system or a private well and you are still having questions or concerns you can request a free …

Refreshment in a Glass with Reverse Osmosis Filtration

In the United States we often take the purity of our drinking water for granted. While we typically do not have to worry about deadly contamination in the water, there are microscopic impurities that can detract from both the taste and purity of your water. Reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration systems are a great way to filter your water leaving you with a delicious and refreshing end result. Better tasting – Because all the chemicals and harmful substances are removed from your water, all that is left is pure and delicious water. This means that homeowners can drink water right from the tap instead of purchasing bottled water or home delivered water cooler systems. Remove contaminants – One of the primary reasons people use a RO water filtration system is to rid their water of harmful contaminates. This means that detrimental chemicals such as lead and arsenic are removed. RO can also remove some parasites from the water which can cause you to become very ill. Customizable – Perhaps yo…

What are the Advantages of Using a Water Softener in Your Home?

With a world built around busy schedules and constant stresses and chaos, the quality of the water in your home may be one of the last things on your mind. But we encounter water in countless ways throughout our hectic days, particularly in our homes. In everything from the glass of water from the kitchen sink you are enjoying, to the stream of water that jets out of your shower head, water quality plays a crucial component to your health and wellbeing. We at A-1 EcoWater Treatment understand first hand just how important water quality is in your household. That’s why we can’t emphasize enough how crucial it is to have an exceptional water softener installed. While hard water is safe to use, it still contains trace amounts of various metals and minerals. When these minerals build up, your indoor plumbing system may be at risk of severe damage over time. Water softeners remove these harmful materials from your water by removing calcium and iron deposits that naturally exist in hard wate…

Lead in the Water - A Hidden Killer

Clean water is critical to sustain basic life functions and to maintain health.  The 2016 water crisis in Flint, Michigan serves as a wake-up call as we consider exactly what is contained in just a single drop of water. Understanding how lead can impact your drinking water is an important part in determining a solution.

Why is it a concern? – While lead is a natural substance, it is also extremely toxic to humans. If ingested, it can accumulate in the body and cause severe health risks, including developmental issues, cancer, damage to the nervous system, reproductive issues and blood related diseases. The health consequences of lead poisoning are irreversible.How water gets contaminated – Most lead issues occur when homes or communities utilize outdated plumbing systems. Most of these contain lead pipes or lead fixtures. The lead leaches into the water supply as it corrodes from exposure to the water.Impact on children – Because infant formulas are mixed with water, young children are…