We all know drinking water is essential for good health. We’re also aware that most of us don’t drink enough water each day and should try to drink more.
But do we give much thought to what is in the water we do drink? If not, it’s time we did.
An Unexpected Culprit
In the United States, most of us get our water from a public water supply. We trust that this water is clean and ready for drinking, showering, cleaning and cooking.
Although regulations and monitoring are in place, the quality of our drinking water can change daily.
Municipalities work hard to provide clean water for their customers, but contaminants can infiltrate aquifers and springs, and corroded pipes can introduce impurities into the water lines even after water has been processed at a water treatment plant.
Can filtered water and a little vinegar really keep produce fresher, longer?
Summer will soon be here and I’m looking forward to fresh berries from my local farmer’s market. Early last summer, I came home with 10 pounds of strawberries with grandiose plans to make fresh strawberry jam. When I finally started my jam project (only 36 hours later), I was sick to find that many of the berries were already covered with a fuzzy mold.
A great tip that really works!
I’ve since learned a great tip for keeping fresh produce longer–and it really works! Each time I come home from the market with fresh fruits and vegetables, I rinse the produce in a vinegar and filtered water solution.
This idea seemed counterintutive at first, because in the past, once I had rinsed fruit in water, the fruit seemed to go bad more quickly.
I learned that the water and vinegar solution has the opposite effect and the fruit actually lasts longer because the acid in the vinegar kills mold spores and bacteria on the food. With the bacteria eliminated, produce does not decompose as quickly.
As a water softener owner, you can see the salt in your brine tank is running low and it’s time to pick up some more. Like many people, you may be baffled by all of the water softener salt choices you see at the store: crystals, block, table, rock, and pellets. What is better: solar or evaporated salt pellets? What about salt pellets vs. potassium chloride pellets? What should you buy? What is best?
First of all, only salt or potassium chloride specifically designed for water softeners should be used. Do not use dicing or table salt.
Softener Salt vs. Softener Potassium Chloride
Water flowing in a local stream and the water flowing through your faucet may look the same, but it is what you can’t see that makes the difference. Stream water can carry microscopic minerals, bacteria, and even tiny organisms. For this reason, it is purified by your local municipality to be safe for drinking, showering, teeth brushing –and all the other things water is used for on a daily basis.
For years, the medical world has been telling us that we need to drink more water—for healthier skin, better kidney function, to lose weight, to be smarter–and a million other reasons. So for many, H20 has become the beverage of choice.
As the beverage of choice, bottled water sales have skyrocketed—which is great because we’re drinking more water. However, there is a cost to the convenience of bottled water, both environmentally and financially.
This is our pledge to your family
At WaterTech, we believe that everyone should have access to pure water. We also understand that providing the best quality water to your family gives you peace of mind. After all, we have families too and want the water that touches their lives – from the faucet to the bubble bath – to be as clean as possible. That’s why we choose to make only the finest water conditioning systems for our customers.