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Granular vs Block Carbon Water Filters

Granular vs Block Carbon Water Filters

"Carbon based filters are essential for removing organic compounds, tastes and odours from water."

Carbon filters remove contaminants through adsorption and require replacement.

Thanks to their larger surface area, carbon block filters have a better contaminant removal capacity than GAC filters.
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What are Total Dissolved Solids?

What are Total Dissolved Solids?

"Water is commonly known as the universal solvent, particles of soluble materials are absorbed into the water."

TDS refers to the amount of minerals, metals, organic material and salts that are dissolved in a certain water volume that is expressed in mg/L or parts per million (ppm)

Conducting a TDS test is a good practice to ensure the safety of water or verify proper equipment operation.
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Water in Rural Subdivisions

Water in Rural Subdivisions

"Areas with >40 septic systems per square mile are areas at high risk of groundwater contamination"

Rural communities across the country consist of residences in close proximity to each other, commonly known as a “hamlet”. These “hamlet’s” often do not have municipal water and sewer services.

Water quality is often overlooked as assumptions are made for the distances from well to septic systems. 
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Nitrates in Drinking Water

Nitrates in Drinking Water

"Nitrate is an invisible, colourless & tasteless water contaminant that goes undetected unless specifically sampled for."

Nitrates are compounds that occur naturally within the earth but are found in elevated levels in agricultural communities and rural towns. While they do not present any taste or odor, drinking elevated levels of nitrates can cause illness in both humans and in livestock.

Without a proper test, it is not possible to know if this contaminant is present in a water supply.                                                                                                         
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Well Water Quality

Well Water Quality

"Ground water can become contaminated by many of the same pollutants that contaminate surface water."

A drilled well is a mainstay for many Canadians, with 30 percent of residents, or nine million residents, within Canada obtaining their water from a ground water source. Approximately 15 percent of this water is within rural areas and some parts of the country rely on ground water exclusively. 

A water sample should be taken for comparison against the Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines.
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What is Hard Water?

What is Hard Water?

"If you notice white calcification, you very likely have hard water."

Hard water is generally found in areas that are composed of limestone. Calcium and magnesium are absorbed into the water as it comes in contact with the limestone. The level of absorption varies by region. Hardness in water is found in both deep drilled and shore wells, it can also be present in rivers and lakes with spring fed water sources.

Removing hardness from water will save money and reduce the amount of cleaning products used.
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How to Remove Lead from Water

How to Remove Lead from Water

"Lead is a toxic heavy metal, for many years it was widely used in a variety of products."

Lead is toxic and can be harmful to human health, even in small amounts. It can pose a significant public health risk if ingested or dissolved in drinking water. Scientists agree there is no level of lead that is considered safe, and Health Canada recommends reducing levels as much as possible.

To check for lead in water, it is important to know the source of your water.
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Best Residential UV Systems of 2020

Best Residential UV Systems of 2020

"Will the UV system I choose have the necessary output to deal with a high level of e.Coli or coliform bacteria?"

Choosing an ultra violet disinfection system to treat your water can be a challenging and complicated purchase as there are many different models on the market. How do you know what system to trust with your water quality? What system is right for a small cottage, average or large home?

Consult a water treatment professional if you are unsure about the proper application of any UV System.
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