The Rural Water Paradigm

The Rural Water Paradigm

"In Canada, individuals who are not supplied with a municipal water source are left to decide what quality of water is acceptable for their residences."

The standard bacteriological test, while important, is not sufficient in indicating all contaminants in a water source.

It is considered reasonable to say that all water sources in Canada have some level of water contamination, no matter how remote. 
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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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Selecting Water Treatment

Selecting Water Treatment

"Commonly, the standard belief is that any installed system will remove “everything” from the water."

How do you know where to go for proper advice when you are looking for water treatment equipment? There is no single place for credible information about the multitude of treatment devices on the market today, spelled out in simple everyday terms.

Water treatment equipment is routinely purchased and installed by homeowners without proper testing or comprehension.
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What is Hiding in Your Water?

What is Hiding in Your Water?

"The reality is that it is not possible to know all contaminants in a water source at any given time."

Looking at a glass of water, you may assume it’s safe, pure and free from harmful substances. However, new studies and publications are identifying water contamination in rural and urban water supplies at an alarming rate. These findings have been found throughout Canada as more study and testing is conducted.

Consider contaminants which have been identified in water sources across the country.
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Water Education - Pitcher Filters

Water Education - Pitcher Filters

"It is a common assumption that the pitcher filter is a “catch all drinking water system which removes everything from water"

Before you use any filtration system, ensure that it is applicable for the water source you are putting into the reservoir. Many people use these devices on water that it was never designated for and are then disappointed in the results or are left with a sense of water quality that is generally incorrect.  

As more contaminants are identified, the quality of drinking water should be a priority for every individual.
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Emerging Drinking Water Risks

Emerging Drinking Water Risks

"There are far too many contaminants to effectively regulate, test and provide 100% safe drinking water from every tap."

As there is an increase in conducted research, new findings are becoming apparent regarding the potential for new or emerging contaminants in water posing risk to human health. No one really knows what actually lies in our drinking water, and no single test exists to test for every possible contaminant. 

It is impossible to know exactly what is in a water source at any given time.
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Country Water Education

Country Water Education

"Water is a “universal solvent” meaning it picks up just about anything it comes into contact with."

The average Canadian citizen is not aware of the potential risks to water quality outside of city limits where little regulation and testing are conducted. This is where the role of proper water treatment equipment is crucial.

In the country, you are responsible for your own water.
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Water Perceptions

Water Perceptions

"You cannot judge the quality by the taste, smell or colour alone."

I have observed a recurring theme in my twenty years of experience with regards to water quality. There are a multitude of perceptions that have been expressed by people regarding the water at their home or cottage. For some the idea that their well water is clean, clear and safe is literally passed from generation to generation. 

I believe that this is the way that many people want to see their water.
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