Remember in our blog post, ‘How Water Softeners Function’, we mentioned the ion exchange process? The ion exchange occurs as the well water flows through the resin beads. The negative charged molecules, calcium and magnesium, are attracted to the positive bond of the resin. The hard ions in the water simply trade places with the… Read more »

Have you ever seen a water tower and wondered if there was water inside the tower or if people still use water towers? Every city has a water tower but does every city use their water tower? Those are the questions we face when it comes to water towers. To begin with, people still use… Read more »

Water is a scarcity. According to this year’s State of the World’s Children report, only 39 percent of rural households in Niger have access to safe drinking water. Approximately 768 million people do have access to safe, clean drinking water and 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation. When the water is unsafe & unsanitary,… Read more »

Treating water has been around for a very long time. In fact, water treatment dates back to 2000 BC. We knows this because the ancient Greek and Sanskrit (India) writings indicate that the use of heating water to help clean it. The know how to strain the water to remove sand and other granule materials…. Read more »

During a discussion of fresh water shortage, you may have heard someone mention, “Why don’t we just tow an iceberg?” Although, they may be trying to solve the problem of not having water, towing an iceberg is not the solution, at least not today. This is a common theory among people who want to prevent… Read more »

World Toilet Day was on November 19th and the international day declared by the United Nations objective was aimed to ‘break the taboo’ around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. One of the main purposes of World Toilet Day is to create conversation about sanitation issues around the world. It is crazy… Read more »

Do you see yellow stains in the bottom of your toilet bowl or the bottom your bath tub? You may be a victim of high iron in your water. What you are seeing is the rust from the iron overload. What to do? If you are looking for a home remedy and Google, “rust and… Read more »

The U.S. Department of the Interior defines hard water at 1 to 3.5 grains per gallon of calcium and magnesium bicarbonates occurring naturally in the water. About 80 percent of the water in the United States is considered to be hard water. Hard water can be a threat to our appliances such as dishwashers, washing… Read more »

If you have a private drinking well, this is the perfect blog post for you. Does your family get their water from a private water well? Do you know if this is safe drinking? Are you feeling sick from drinking the water from your private water well? It is required that the U.S. Environmental Protection… Read more »

Water softeners are the most efficient way to remove hardness from water. Water softeners have two components; a brine tank to hold the salt and a resin tank to hold the resin. This can either be two separate units or one unit, such as an all in one softener, which will have the resin tank… Read more »