It’s Time to Get Serious About Irrigation Water

Starting in March of this year, at least 210 people in 36 states were sickened with a particularly virulent strain of E. coli O157:H7.  The contamination was from contact with lettuce or spinach.  According to CNN News, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was able to determine that the E. coli bacteria sampled from those who became ill was closely related genetically, so a single source of infection…

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It’s Time for the WQA to Enforce Their Own Code of Ethics

The Water Quality Association (hereafter “WQA”) is a trade association which, according to their website… “is the leading voice of the residential, commercial, industrial and small community water treatment industry, representing more than 2,500 manufacturers, suppliers and dealers worldwide.” There is an immediate problem in that this “voice” is sometimes blurred and ethics are compromised. Let me explain… On their website (www.WQA.org), the WQA states this under their Code of…

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Do Salt Free Water Softeners Work?

Actually, before you ask that question, you really should ask “Is there really such a thing as a salt free water softener?” You see, some companies are selling what they call “salt free water softeners” as well as “salt water softeners.”  That begs the question:  If salt free water softeners worked, why on God’s Green Earth would they sell salt water softeners?  No one would buy them. Salt water softeners would…

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What About Quantum Disinfection by Claire Technologies?

Quantum Disinfection, manufactured by Claire Technologies is a chemical-free, power-free and maintenance-free method for disinfecting water. It works as a final disinfection solution and provides up to 99.9999 killing of bacteria. US Water Systems sells it under the name of Pulsar Quantum Disinfection. It is manufactured using elemental P-type semiconductor technology and solid-state theory. Quantum disinfection media contains a powerful electron flowing surface, eliminating the need for outside power or…

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The Pulsar PurEdge Ultimate RV Water Filter

For over 15 years we have provided all type of filtration and water treatment systems to RV’s whether it be small pop-up camper or a large million dollar luxury coach… and everything in between. Actually, I installed my first RV filter system almost 40 years ago in an old Airstream…. but I digress. If you are a seasoned RV’er (is that even a word?), you likely know that water quality…

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Ask A Question: TDS Creep

Question: Hi. I have well water. The TDS in the tap water is 700. I have a 3 stage RO system. Number 1 is the sediment filter. Number 2 is the TFC membrane. Number 3 is the carbon post filter. I have added a permeate pump. The water coming out of the RO is 200 ppm. Is this too high? Is there anything else that I can add to the…

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Ask a Question: Remineralization

Question:  Hi read through the info you have about RO systems and how they strip the minerals. You don’t talk about putting them back and only state you really don’t have to anyway. OK, but the water tastes bad, tea tastes bad. So what am I to do learn to live with the taste or is there something that will actually add some safe amount and type of minerals back…

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What is your take on Magnetic Water Softening Systems?

I received this question today: Hi Mark, What is your take on Magnetic Water Softening Systems? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sustainable-water-softener#/ They claim that no salt, no backwashing is needed for life. “Fix it once and you are done”.  I’m sure you must have heard of Magnetic Water Softening, and I wanted to know your take on it, since you are an expert. Personally I dont find it convincing. Thank you! S_____________ ANSWER: Thank…

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Compare US Water Systems To Aquasana

Q.  [Can you compare] prices for a whole home carbon filter and water softer and the specs? We are about to buy the AquaSauna 1,000,000 gal carbon filter and their saltless softer but I want to compare it to others and their prices too. Thanks — Deanna A.  It’s impossible for me to compare our systems to Aquasana salt-free water softeners and their carbon filters for a few reasons: We…

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