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WATER HARDNESS: As water seeps through the ground during the “water cycle”, it dissolves Calcium, Magnesium and other minerals. When water has high amounts of minerals, it’s considered “hard”. Hard water results in scale build-up in pipes and on plumbing fixtures, mineral stains and spotting on glassware, soap build-up on shower walls and doors, and requires additional amounts of soap, detergents and shampoo for them to be effective. Hard water can also become costly, due to scale formation in hot water heaters, dishwashers and coffee makers, adding to repair and replacement costs.

FOUL TASTES, MUSTY ODORS & HARMFUL DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANTS: Poor water quality from industrial chemicals, harmful bacteria from farm animals or improper septic systems and harmful by-products from water treatment chemicals are serious health concerns. In fact, according to a Gallop Poll, 59% of all Americans surveyed feel “the deterioration of water quality” is the “number one” environmental concern. Even the President’s Council on Cancer suggests we filter our tap water!

ROTTEN EGG ODORS & IRON STAINS: Rotten egg odors are generally a sign your water contains Hydrogen Sulfide, which is often part of what water treatment professionals refer to as the “troublesome trio”. If Hydrogen Sulfide, Iron and Manganese have you in “time out”, a simple water test is necessary to indicate if this is the case and what concentrations you are dealing with.

TURBIDITY (CLOUDY WATER): Cloudy water is easily corrected; however, there are many factors that may contribute to this condition, and testing may be necessary.

BOTTLED WATER? If you think bottled water is the answer, think again. Bottled water is inconvenient, expensive and a serious environmental concern!


Drinking water today is subject to many contaminants. Whether on a well or a municipal system, you run the risk of encountering a variety of dangerous chemicals and contaminants. These include lead, pharmaceuticals, arsenic, bacteria and more!

For a complete information tables on water contaminants, including Microorganisms, Disinfection Byproducts, Disinfectants, Inorganic Chemicals, Organic Chemicals, and Radionuclides.

For Basic Information about Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants and Indicators.

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