Made in China is Not How We Got Our Name

August 20, 2018

The Water Quality Association (“WQA”) is seeking tariff exemptions for Chinese water treatment products that American Water Treatment Dealers are selling.  I guess that is all well and good, but as the tariffs apply to US Water Systems, all I can tell you is that our name is US Water Systems, not China Water Systems, and we have been phasing out Chinese products for years.  So, while most other Water Dealers,…


Do Salt Free Water Softeners Work?

May 6, 2018

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…


Question About Drinking Soft Water

A reader recently asked: “Have you guys ever tested how much salt is actually put into the water supply with a salt-based water softener? How do salt-free conditioners prevent calcium and other minerals from coming out of solution? Does this prevent the body from absorbing such minerals? There are so many videos out there that say one thing or the other, but they’re all sales pitches which leaves me not…

February 23, 2017

Will a Salt-Free Water Softener Work for Me?

July 14, 2014

Let’s get this out of the way immediately:  There is no such thing as a salt-free water softener!  By definition, to be called a “water softener” a device must take the water to below 1 grain per gallon (gpg) of hardness.  You have to be careful of what you believe… even on the internet (SHOCK).   Today, I Googled the words “water Softener,” and here is what came up: Nuvo H2O…


What do I do about tetrachloroethylene in my water?

January 10, 2014

Well, I could joke that you could start a dry cleaning company because that’s where it comes from, but it is really no joke!  Just recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started an investigation into the groundwater around Sandston, Virginia in Henrico County.  This means that tetrachloroethylene has been found in water in that area and the EPA is trying to determine the extent of the contamination.  It’s likely the…


The Most Efficient Water Softener in the World!

October 26, 2013

Several years ago, we set out to build a water softener that would be superior to any other technology on the market. Not just superior in some ways, but built better to work better, last longer and backed with a world-class guarantee. Oh, and we wanted it to be the most efficient softener on the planet, using up to 75% less salt and wasting up to 65% less water than…


Does whole house reverse osmosis make sense?

The short answer is “YES” but that doesn’t mean that it is for everyone.  We will consider the pros and cons of a whole-house RO system and you can decide if it is for you or not. First of all, water quality varies greatly from well water to surface water to municipal water.  Well water may have things like iron, sulfur, manganese and tannin which almost always have to be…

July 13, 2013

Finally, a Compact Professional-Grade Water Softener

June 2, 2013

US Water Systems introduced new line of high-performance, high-efficiency water softeners called the FLEX series this month.  After many months of research and development and testing the FLEX water softener has been released to the public.  The first thing you will notice is it’s size – available in three models, they all have a very small footprint of 13 inches wide by 18 inches deep. That means that these compact…


Benefits of Green Water Filters in the Home and Garden

Are you aware that the water coming from the tap contains chemicals such as chlorine, fluoride and potentially lead? The first two are added intentionally to control bacteria, but don’t be confused, they are still very dangerous to the human body. Lead and other chemicals often seep into groundwater as the result of industrial waste accidents. None of these are good, but it gets worse. Bacteria, viruses and other pathogens…

May 31, 2013

How to Get Designer Bottled Water From Your Household Tap

Have you ever calculated the expense of bottled water? It really adds up! Aside from being an ongoing expense, storing the water takes up a lot of space. But there is an easier way to have pure, clean H20 without these annoyances. By incorporating one of many water filter systems in your home, you can have water that’s better than any bottle of Evian or Figi that comes straight from…

March 25, 2013