How We Can Make the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Better

August 27, 2017

Southwest Texas is getting pounded by Hurricane Harvey in what could be the worst hurricane that has hit the US in a long, long time.  It is predicted that Harvey will cause more than $40 Billion Dollars in damages.  Hundreds of thousands of people are without power and services and if they have water, it may be contaminated. Many families will be decimated and the President has declared a Southwest…

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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: https://www.uswatersystems.com/5-stage-usa-made-arsenic-reverse-osmosis-filter-pack-fp5a-usa.html If above is true, what is your recommendation for adding this stripped minerals back into the water prior to reaching the drinking faucet?…

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Removing GenX and 1,4 – Dioxane From Water

July 24, 2017

Chemical contamination or water pollution is something nearly every individual is aware of unless they have been living under a rock. Two chemical contaminants that have been in the news recently have been discovered in an area of Southeastern North Carolina around Cape Fear, Wilmington and surrounding areas.  These are what we call  “emerging contaminants” because they are currently unregulated as scientists are trying to gather more definitive evidence about their…

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Buy a Filter or Be a Filter!

July 23, 2017

Every day we read about chemical spills, problems with lead in the water, the dangers of chloramine and chlorine, Chromium 6, Rocket Fuel, Pharmaceuticals and on and on…  There are lots of problems with our water in America, leaving us with the feeling that our water is under attack.  Well, it is! We have all read about the problems in Flint, Michigan and then  find out that Flint is the…

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Introducing Pulsar Modular Water Filter Systems

June 21, 2017

We live in a world where information is readily available on nearly every subject.  Water quality is no different.  More and more consumers are becoming aware of troubling contaminants and problems in their water supplies.  Flint, Michigan is but the tip of the iceberg.  There are likely 2,000+ cities with similar problems due to aging infrastructure and poor maintenance practices, as well as poor enforcement of existing rules. Allison Young…

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Flint, Michigan Times 2,000

Any consumer who gets their water from a public utility can ask their water provider about the drinking water quality or they can access information on the internet about the water quality. But that begs the question: Can the results be trusted?  Congress held hearing on this every issue last week where Marc Edwards, a Virginia Tech professor said utilities can also rig testing procedures to keep the lead number…

March 19, 2016
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