Providing Reliable Water Filtration Services

Selecting a water filtration system begins with a water test.

Let our friendly water analyst test your water with the latest in water testing technology. Our water test results are more accurate than others using reagent drops in your water sample to see color and guess how much is in your water.

We use a testing sample disc, add the water sample, and then place it in a computerized lab system to test and display the water sample test results to the decimal point. We then print a copy for you to see and keep for your records. We know exactly what we are testing for and how much is in your water.

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Well Water Filtration

Hardness in water is the most common water quality problem reported by U.S. consumers. In fact, hard water is found in more than 85 percent of the United States. Hard water occurs when excess minerals in the water create certain nuisance problems. While these water problems can be frustrating, water hardness is not a safety issue. Hard water is safe for drinking, cooking, and other household uses.

Hard water can cause several problems for consumers including decreased life of household plumbing and water-using appliances, increased difficulty in cleaning and laundering tasks, decreased efficiency of water heaters, and white/chalky deposits on items such as plumbing, tubs, sinks, and pots and pans. Consequently, it is no surprise that according to the 1997 National Water Quality Survey, one out of five Americans surveyed is dissatisfied with the quality of his/her household water supply.

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Reverse Osmosis

What is Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse osmosis, sometimes called hyperfiltration, is the most thorough form of water filtration available. This process will allow the removal of particles as small as ions from a solution. Reverse osmosis is used to purify water and remove salts and other impurities in order to improve the color, taste or properties of the fluid. Reverse osmosis can be used to produce water that meets the most demanding specifications for clean water, which is useful for both drinking and industrial purposes.

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What is Osmosis? Osmosis is a natural process, known for over 200 years, on which reverse osmosis systems are based. The walls of living cells are natural membranes. This means that the membrane is selective, some materials can pass through, others cannot.

The general operation of all RO modules is the same. The feed stream is supplied to the membrane and split into the permeate which has diffused through the membrane, and the concentrate which passes over the membrane, carrying away the minerals to waste.

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The following, and more, have all been found in residential water studies:

  • Chlorine
  • Radium
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Barium
  • Trihalomethanes (THMs)
  • Nitrates
  • Hormones

City Water

It is a common myth that well water is hard and city water is soft, but the reality is that both may need softening. City water is only as soft as its water supply, which is generally from rivers and lakes rather than wells.

Drinking water supplies in the United States are among the safest in the world. However, even in the United States, drinking water sources can become contaminated, causing sickness and disease from waterborne germs and other pathogens.

Drinking water sources are subject to contamination and require appropriate treatment to remove disease-causing agents. Public drinking water systems use various methods of water treatment to provide safe drinking water for their communities.

After the water has been filtered, a disinfectant such as chlorine or chloramine may be added in order to kill any remaining parasites, bacteria, and viruses, and to protect the water from germs when it is piped to homes and businesses.

Even though EPA regulates and sets standards for public drinking water, many Americans use a home water treatment unit to:

  • Remove specific contaminants
  • Take extra precautions because a household member has a compromised immune system
  • Improve the taste of drinking water

Water may be treated differently in different communities depending on the quality of the water that enters the treatment plant. Typically, surface water requires more treatment and filtration than ground water because lakes, rivers, and streams contain more sediment and pollutants and are more likely to be contaminated than ground water.