8-22-2018 Mailbag

August 22, 2018

Question #1: I need a recommendation for a “water softener” that uses neither salt of potassium? I have kidney disease and my doctor says I need one that does not contain either of these. Pelican tells me what they have PSE1800 is the answer. Is this correct? R.W. Answer: The PSE1800 does not soften the water.  Oh, I know they call it a “water softener” but ask them if the…


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…


A Breakthrough Technology That’s Changing the World

This product has been re-branded as Pulsar Quantum Disinfection.  Here’s a link to the revised post:  https://blog.uswatersystems.com/2017/04/pulsar-quantum-disinfection-the-power-to-change-the-world/  What I am about to tell you might defy what you already think you know, but rest assured, this is not a fairy tale.  It is true and it is here and now! I am talking about the Silecte™ media which is the world’s ONLY disinfection media.  Silecte™ is quantum level sanitation.  Silecte™ KILLS BACTERIA…

May 9, 2016

Isn’t the EPA Supposed to Protect us?

August 10, 2015

Hey, I’ve got news for you – the government will let you down!  I know that shocks people who believe that “cradle-to-grave” stuff, but they will let you down – write it down and count on it!  The latest example is the incredible case of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) who are supposed to be the guardians of our environment, dumping three million gallons (That’s 3,000,000 gallons)  of…


Are the Minerals in Water Good for You?

Question: I bought a 5 stage RO system from you guys a few years ago and I am finding some information that is a little concerning about RO systems. First, they lack essential minerals that are necessary to our health. Also, the water is very acidic water. Lastly, I read that the plastic membrane leaches toxic chemicals in the water. Not just BPA but other toxins from the plastic. Could you…

January 22, 2015

How Do I Really Know if my Salt Free System Works?

August 29, 2014

Lots of companies are selling salt-free water softeners and salt-free conditioners.  There are a few tests that you can perform to determine if they are indeed doing what they say. 1.  Test to see if the water really is soft This can be done by purchasing a small professional-grade water hardness test kit like this: https://www.uswatersystems.com/hardness-field-analysis-test-kit-2403.html It consists of three (3) simple steps which take about 20 seconds.  At the…


New and Improved Iron and Sulfur Filters

July 21, 2014

This blog was post in July of 2014 and subsequent to that the Katalox Light media has proven to be highly unreliable.  We no longer use it.  If you are looking for the best method to remove Iron, Sulfur, Iron or Sulfur Bacteria and/or Manganese then here is the absolute best method: https://www.uswatersystems.com/infusion-backwashing-filter-for-iron-sulfur-and-manganese-removal.html A backwashing filter, often called an iron filter or oxidizing filter, is the most widely used system for…


Water Filtration and Disinfection

December 11, 2013

There are a number of people who are interested in filtered water that is bacterially pure, has chlorine and other chemicals removed or reduced, but for a variety of reasons they refuse to consider reverse osmosis.  There are several reasons why they might not want RO water: They may be violently opposed to any water waste – I think that is short-sighted in this case, but… OK; They may not…


Is your water safe?

September 16, 2013

Do you live in a city?  Does that city have a water treatment plant?  Odds are that they purify your water with chlorine or chloramine so that you have bacteria-free water.  Chlorine and chloramine are not the best things in the world for you, but it is a very effective method of killing bacteria in the water.  That is, until there is some type of problem and the municipality issues…


You have water treatment equipment but are you maintaining the entire plumbing system properly?

June 12, 2013

We often talk to customers about their water treatment needs then recommend equipment and a treatment process but the water treatment is only a part of your water distribution system.  There are several components in your plumbing system from the well pump to the faucets.  Water treatment equipment and plumbing system require routine maintenance to operate or perform properly. You have done a water test, purchased new equipment and are…