Radium In Waukesha Water

It's been pretty well-reported that Waukesha radium levels exceed federal health guidelines. Radium is a naturally occurring radioactive carcinogen.  It is definitely unhealthy. Here is the reality:  there is radium in the Waukesha city supply it is probably not...

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Reverse Osmosis v. Carbon Filtration

One of the more common questions we receive is about the options for drinking water filtration. Two of the leading technologies for drinking water filtration are carbon-based filters and reverse osmosis filtration. They are decidedly different technologies with very...

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Removing Chlorine From Water

Removing Chlorine From Water Most folks are now aware that chlorine is unhealthy in drinking water. According to U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, the cancer risk to people who drink chlorinated water is 93 percent higher than among those whose water does not...

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Waukesha Water Softener & Reverse Osmosis Needs

SITUATION We received a call from a customer, the thought was that his water softener was not working.  Another company had been out there previously, diagnosing the system as something that could not be fixed.  We'll concur.  The electronics on the system were shot...

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Mukwonago Iron Filter & Reverse Osmosis Needs

SITUATION: This was a relatively common for Mukwonago area.  The family was seeing the typical high-levels of iron and the catalyst for the call was that they were seeing staining in toilets, tubs, and sinks even with the water softener in the home.   WATER TEST &...

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Iron Filter and Sulfur Removal in Grafton

SITUATION: This was a pretty common issue on well water in Grafton.  The customer had contacted us after identifying stinky water (sulfur) and pronounced staining throughout the home.  This hit all bathrooms, kitchen sink that was 1 week old and everywhere but the...

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Saltless Water Softeners

We receive more questions about no-salt and saltless water softeners than ever before.  Most people have bumped into an internet ad for Pelican or NuvoH2O systems. The very question "Do Saltless Water Softeners Work" is somewhat unfair. These systems are not certified...

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Carbon Drinking Water Filters

Carbon is one of the oldest technologies available for drinking water filtration.  Sanskrit texts from 2,000 B.C. speak about filtering water over charcoal and examples exist in Egyptian tombs as well. Carbon was, and is, a pretty effective technology for filtering...

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What is Healthy Water?

The most common questions we receive as water treatment professionals are, "What is healthy water?" Or "Is my water healthy?"   Naturally, water itself is extremely healthy. It’s all of the impurities in your water that deem it unhealthy. Ultimately, about how much...

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Arsenic In Wisconsin Well Water

Arsenic in Wisconsin well water is an increasingly hot topic with new regulations in the state that match the EPA’s standard of 10 ppb (parts per billion). There are a few areas with high geographic predisposition to failed readings.  It’s largely New England, Death...

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How Can I Make My Water Healthier

Ultimately, whatever the source of your water, it is going to have some downsides. After the government regulates the first group of contaminants, which is less than 100, there are another 40,000+ known compounds. And quite a few of these are in your water. So now the...

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Introduction to Municipal Water

While the concept of municipal water dates back thousands of years, there was not a single, central law on the books in the United States until 1974.  This law is known as the Safe Water Drinking Act (SWDA) and is administered by the EPA. Of note, this solely covers...

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