Category Archives: Chlorine

Tampa Switches to Chlorine for Water Treatment

Many Tampa residents received a notice in the mail a few days ago alerting them that the city is temporarily changing their disinfecting agent from chloramines to chlorine. The notice, which you can read in full below, claims that this procedure is merely routine maintenance and that the water will still be safe to drink.…
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The Truth About Chlorine & Salt Softeners

Why did you buy a water softener? Why did you buy a water softener? Chances are you’d either read about or experienced the negative effects of hard water. Scale buildup leaves residue on your water heater, appliances, and on your plumbing fixtures. Soaps and detergents become less effective. The high count of minerals in your…
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Salt-Based Water Softeners Slowly Killing Limited Water Supply

Salt-based water softeners are “old technology” water softeners that primarily remove “hard” minerals, like magnesium and calcium, from families’ drinking water. The process that removes these hard minerals is ion exchange, in which ions of the undesired minerals are swapped with those of sodium ions. The result is a “softer” water that allows detergents and…
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5 Good Reasons to NEVER Drink Bottled Water

As you might expect, at Enviro we’re not thrilled with prepackaged bottled water. In many ways bottled water is the antithesis of our commitment to the environment, public health, and sustainability. There’s no doubt bottled water is popular—America alone consumes nearly 9.7 billion gallons of bottled water a year, a figure that makes the multinational corporations…
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