Tag Archives: Whole House Water System

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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Do You Know The Source of Your Bottled Water?

Many brands of bottled water use carefully chosen names and visuals to evoke imagery of a babbling brook or crystal-clear spring deep in the untouched mountains of some faraway countryside. Believing that your bottled water came from such a pristine source can influence your experience and convince you that you’re drinking the best water available.…
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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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What Do You Know About Ion Exchange?

While not generally considered a serious health risk, hard water can be a real nuisance, thanks to mineral buildup and its frustrating interaction with soap and other cleaning products. To eliminate this common problem, many people use salt-based water softeners, which “soften” water through a process called ion exchange. Unfortunately, these systems come with some…
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