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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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Well Water Experiences

Well Water Experiences

"Water safety is important, and the best way to ensure that safety is a full scale water test conducted by a professional."

Three recent experiences have highlighted the need for improved water testing and awareness of potential contaminants in rural areas of the country. The absence of odour, colour, or bacterial contamination does not indicate that water is safe and in accordance with the Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines.

Properly test a dug, shore or drilled well before purchasing a property or installing any equipment.
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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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Certified Real Estate Water Testing

Certified Real Estate Water Testing

"For most people, purchasing a home in the country is one of the most important transactions they make."

In the interest of water safety for the purchaser, a properly conducted bacteriological water sample is a good practice and is in the best interests for all parties involved in the real estate transaction. Adherence to the Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines should be required as part of water sampling for any rural real estate purchase.

Sampling conducted during a real estate transaction can be taken by the seller, buyer or a third party.
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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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Enteric Viruses in Water

Enteric Viruses in Water

"There are more than 200 recognized enteric viruses of which approximately 140 variations are currently known to infect humans."

Health Canada recently published Enteric Viruses in Drinking Water, a review of the health risks associated with these viruses. This document indicates viruses are present to some degree in all sources of Canadian drinking water and the human illnesses associated with enteric viruses are diverse.

Enteric viruses have been detected in surface water and groundwater sources.
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