Alert: Unsafe Lead Levels In NJ Hospital Water

In February 2017, Englewood Hospital in NJ sent out a letter to all patients who had spent time in the hospital during the past one and a half years (from 9/3/15-1/12/17), to offer patients free blood lead level testing to determine whether they had been effected by the excessive lead levels in the hospital’s tap water. The letter stated that lead levels in the tap water at the hospital exceeded the Federal Action Level of 15 parts per billion. In fact, 10 different areas in the hospital exceeded the Federal Action Level, and two areas exceeded 100 ppb. The water at the physical therapy gym … continue reading

The Significance of Iron: Good in Your Body, Bad in Your Water

water filtration system: iron in your water
water filtration system: iron in your water

Iron is all around us: beneath our feet in the ground, inside every cell in our bodies and even in some of the air we breathe. It’s the second most common metal in the earth’s crust, and yet 25 percent of the world’s population suffers anemia from not ingesting enough of it. Given this fact, it may seem like a good thing to have iron in the water you drink. While iron is essential to our health and well-being, however, we should get most of this nutrient from the foods we eat rather than from our drinking water. Here’s why you may need a water filtration system. … continue reading

Not Everyone Should Be Drinking the Same Amount of Water. How Much Should You Drink?

Many of our past blogs have discussed the importance of filtering your water, whether it's your drinking water or the water you and your family bathe and shower in. In this blog, we discuss the importance of drinking water. Studies have shown that more than half the children and adolescents in the United States are not getting enough hydration. “Drink more water” is a common piece of advice. Whether the problem is frequent headaches, dizziness, dry skin or trying to reach a weight loss goal, drinking enough water can be a helpful solution to a number of health problems. But exactly how much … continue reading

How to Save Water in Your Home in 5 Steps

How to Save Water in Your Home
How to Save Water in Your Home

If you’re a fan of our blog, you’ve already learned a variety of ways to clean and purify the water in your home using WAVE water purifiers. But even once you’ve ensured that your family is able to enjoy only the freshest and safest water, you’ll still need to deal with a big issue that plagues most households: water waste. It’s no surprise that water shortages are a fact of life in many areas around the world. The entire state of California has been in drought conditions for years, and the same is true for most arid and semi-arid regions. Even worse, you can expect more of those droughts … continue reading

Do You Know the Most Common Well Water Contaminants?

well water filtration system
well water filtration system

If you are a homeowner who receives well water, it's important to be aware of various factors that may affect the water in your home. Many wells contain contaminants that can cause plumbing problems or affect your health. Each private well has its own unique issues, but certain chemical compounds are very commonly found in well water. Read on to learn about these compounds and why well water treatment systems can protect your health and your plumbing. … continue reading

3 Benefits of Installing a Whole-House Water Filter in Your Home

cleaner water in your home
cleaner water in your home

If you’re ready to eliminate the full range of additives and pollutants from your household tap water, consider a whole house water filter system. Clean filtered water not only provides you with great-tasting drinking water and an improved aesthetic experience, it also safeguards your family’s health and lengthens the lifetime of your plumbing fixtures. The EPA notes that standard municipal chlorine-based disinfectants can create toxic byproducts, and absorption through the skin is a significant risk with many types of water contaminants. Here are three important benefits of installing a … continue reading

Why Filtering Your Drinking Water Is Not Enough?

As the debate over the accessibility and cleanliness of drinking water continues to simmer, it is natural for you to want to abandon those deceptive bottled water companies and begin filtering your own personal water source. This step towards safeguarding your health seems liberating at first, but it is important to note that water filtration comes with its own set of pitfalls. While you may have spent a pretty penny on a state-of-the-art drinking water filtration system, that product may not be protecting you from all contaminants. Chlorine, for example, is particularly harmful to … continue reading

What Effect Does Fracking Have on Your Well Water?

Hydraulic fracturing is the process of drilling into the ground to obtain natural gas and oil from the earth. Commonly known as fracking, this is largely accomplished through the use of sand and water. However, a small amount of chemicals referred to as highly volatile organic compounds (HVOCs) are also used in fracking, and these chemicals can contaminate the well water that makes it into your home. Add that to the fact that surface gas can escape into the water table too, and you have a serious potential health concern for your family. … continue reading

You Need Iron…Just Not in Your Water

Iron is important for proper blood flow and energy. We get the iron we need each day from things like green, leafy vegetables. At first thought, it may seem fine to also have iron in your water, but this isn't the case. For the most part, the iron that is often found in well water is not in a form easily processed by the human body. It can also contain bacteria that is harmful to your health. It is also the reason that your sink, toilet and clothes may be stained red. Let's take a look at how iron gets into your water system and why you need an iron filter for well water. How Iron Gets in … continue reading

The Truth About The Rotten Eggs Smell

The occurrence of the “rotten eggs” smell in your home is a nuisance, and is most likely caused from the chemical reaction between sulfates and microorganisms in the water supply. The problem can occur in your well, in your hot water heater and hot water lines, or in both your hot and cold water pipes leading from your household plumbing. Potential Sources of Hydrogen Sulfide in Your Water Distribution System and Well Water A variety of sources can be the cause of hydrogen sulfide gas. It can be a natural manifestation in your groundwater, and it can be the basis for the rotten eggs smell. … continue reading