Monthly Archives: September 2014

Step-by-Step Instructions for Cleaning a Water Softening Brine Tank

How to Clean Water Softener Brine Tank

When was the last time you cleaned your water softener’s brine tank?

Yes, cleaning your softener’s brine tank is right at the top of your “Weekend Fun Activity” list, right? The good news is, a brine tank only needs to be thoroughly cleaned once each year–and it’s really not hard. We’ll take you through the 12 easy steps to clean a water softener brine tank.
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Water Delivery Service vs. A Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System

Make Life Simple!

If you’re currently paying for a drinking water delivery service or hauling water jugs home from the store each week…SIMPLIFY LIFE and have a REVERSE OSMOSIS (RO) water filtration system installed.

An RO system can be installed at your kitchen sink in minutes. With a handy water spicket installed at the sink (RO can be tied into your fridge water line, as well) most families find they start drinking more water and less of the high-sugar content expensive drinks.
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How to Clean Hard Water Spots

Tips for Cleaning Hard Water Spots

Do you have extra privacy when showering thanks to beads of hard water that have dried and left your glass shower door clouded? If so, you’ve probably got HARD WATER. You’re not alone—more than 85 percent of US households have hard water.

The scale or mineral deposits from hard water and soap scum often leave annoying spots on shower doors, dishes, and fixtures that are cumbersome and tough to remove. Here are a few tips that might make the laborious task of removing hard water spots a little easier.
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Can I Water Plants with Softened Water?

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Softened water can do a world of good in a home. From reducing the amount of soap needed to wash clothes and dishes, to extending the life of a water heater, and saving on energy bills. But does softened water bode well for indoor plants and outdoor gardens?

What about the salt?

Most water softeners utilize an “ion exchange” process where calcium and magnesium (minerals that make water hard) are exchanged for either sodium or potassium chloride in order to soften the water.

The amount of sodium or salt in your household water (after processing through a water softener system) can vary depending on the hardness of your water, but it certainly isn’t “salt water”. In fact, on average, those that own a water softener get less than three percent of their daily sodium intake from drinking softened water.
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Back to School 101: WATER – An Important Factor for Student Success


As I waved good-bye to my children on the first day of school, I gave a big sigh. Life had been busy the past couple of weeks as we tried to get every last bit of fun in before summer vacation ended.

Since we’ve been out of the school-day routine for a few months, I began to make a mental checklist to make sure I had remembered everything.

Backpack filled with new school supplies? Check.
Lunches packed? Check.
First-day of school photographs taken on the front porch? Check.

Wait– What about the water bottle? In the rush of the morning, I had forgotten to tuck water bottles into their backpacks.

Although there are drinking fountains at school, many teachers allow and even encourage students to keep a water bottle on their desk –and for good reason.
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What to do during a Boil Water Advisory

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What to do During a Boil Water Advisory

When a water pipe broke just outside of Boston, more than two million people were left without clean water for three days. Within hours of the break, a “Boil Water Advisory” (BWA) was issued and cases of drinking water in stores quickly disappeared, restaurants closed their doors, schools sent children home, and hotels refused reservations.

While this incident affected millions of people and caused the governor of Massachusetts to declare a state of emergency, most water supply contamination events only affect a neighborhood or two. Yet thousands of BWAs are issued each year, so understanding what steps to take during a BWA is important.

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