Most people don’t think about water anymore than turning the faucet knob and there it is. Our friends at Everpure have put together a fun graphic to teach you a bit more about that wet stuff none of us can live without.
The capacity of a water softener is simply the amount of hardness it can remove before it needs to regenerate. Water softener capacity is one of the most poorly understood aspects of water softener sizing by both dealers and consumers alike. There is a great deal of misinformation regarding capacity, and most of the water softeners advertised for sale on the internet or elsewhere are often inaccurate or misleading when it comes to softener capacity.
Summer seems to have settled in for the season. It is time to think about backyard BBQs, swimming and lots of sunshine. We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, but sometimes water needs a bit of a pick-me-up. Here is a recipe from my grandmother for the best lemonade you will ever taste. It is perfect in a thermos for baseball games, days at the beach or simply relaxing in a hammock. And remember: all good recipes start with good ingredients. Use fresh, local lemons and always use clean, filtered Healthy Water. Have a great summer!
Within the past month Sarasota County and Manatee County have issued boil water advisories to those using county water. Hearing that your water may be carrying deadly bacteria is not a calming thought. What do you do? When will it be OK to consume? What about showers and baths? We at Healthy Water Systems will answer all of your questions.
Adding a whole-house water filtration system is a big decision. To help you with the decision, we have put together several benefits from treating your water at the source.
- Water filters provide better tasting and better smelling drinking water by removing chlorine and bacterial contaminants.
- Point-of-use water filters remove lead from drinking water immediately prior to consumption, thus preventing this harmful substance from entering the body.
- The purchase of a countertop filter results in a source of clean, healthy water that costs much less than bottled water.
- Water filters greatly reduce the risk of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and bladder cancer by removing chlorine and chlorine byproducts from drinking water.
- A solid block carbon water filter can selectively remove dangerous contaminants from drinking water while retaining healthy mineral deposits that balance the pH of drinking water.
- Drinking clean, filtered water protects the body from disease and leads to overall greater health.
- A water filter provides clean, healthy water for cooking, as well as drinking, at the convenience of tap water.
- Water filters reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disease by more than 33 percent by removing cryptosporidium and giardia from drinking water.
- Drinking pure water is especially important for children. Water filters provide the healthiest water for children’s developing immune systems.
- Water filters offer the last line of defense between the body and the over 2100 known toxins that may be present in drinking water.
*Reprinted from AllAboutWater.org
There is nothing quite as wonderful as drinking a nice, cold bottle of pure water on a hot day. Or is there? Americans consumed about 50 million bottles of water last year. Almost a quarter of those bottles were manufactured by the brands Aquafina and Dasani which are owned by beverage giants Pepsi and Coke, respectively. Did you ever stop to think about what you’re really drinking and the impact of all those bottles? Maybe you should.
If you live in Florida, you have probably seen the recent warnings about the budding tropical disturbance likely to hit our state this weekend or early next week. Let’s look at what you can do to help meet your water needs in the case of such an event.
Living in Florida, we are fortunate to have a large source of groundwater. Aquifers are the main source of drinking water in our state, whether it’s well water or public water. Most groundwater is naturally clean and free of contaminants but aquifers can become contaminated – and cause illness – through bacteria, nitrates, chemicals, poorly maintained septic systems, nearby livestock areas, poorly built wells, leaking gasoline storage tanks, pesticides, storm water run-off and many other causes. All these things can affect the safety of your well water.
Hot summer days call for staying hydrated, and we’ve found some colorful ways to dress up your ice cubes to make consuming the requisite amount of water a little more fun and a lot tastier.
Combine equal parts fresh lemon juice and water; add a pinch of sugar. Pour into ice cube tray, sprinkle with lemon zest and freeze. Works great with fresh lime juice and lime zest, too!
Place a maraschino cherry in each section of an ice cube tray, then cover with water and freeze.
Steep mint leaves in hot water for 5 to 7 minutes, then strain (keeping the liquid) and let cool. Place fresh mint leaves in an ice cube tray and fill with the strained liquid. Freeze.