Your home’s drinking water meets local standards, but does it meets your own personal standards?
Water can travel great distances to arrive at your home, and in doing so, pick up bad tastes and offensive odours along the way. Higher demands and a growing population has placed increasing pressure on water systems that are often outdated and in need of upgrade.
Municipal water systems throughout Ontario, add chlorine to disinfect their water and make it suitable to drink.
Chlorine is added to drinking water to reduce or eliminate microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. The addition of chlorine itself is safe, but when it interacts with natural organic matter in untreated water, hundreds of new chemicals can form. These chemicals remain in the water, and are called disinfection or chlorination by-products. Some of these by-products, like THM’s (trihalomethanes) have been shown to raise the risk of certain cancers.
These disinfection by-products are not only a health risk, they also cause bad tasting water.
Fortunately, you can get better tasting, better smelling and SAFER drinking water in your home with a certified water purification system. These systems are more convenient and less costly overall than buying bottled water or refilling your water coolers. They pay for themselves over time, and are the wisest environmental choice. An experienced water treatment company, such as McLeod’s EcoWater, can determine the system that best suits your needs and location.
We offer a special line of city water treatment equipment that produces better water for:
- Coffee and tea
- Ice cubes
- Baby formula
- Drinking water for your pets
- Juice concentrates
- House plants
- Steam irons
The following drinking water systems provide better tasting, better smelling and SAFER drinking water when compared to local municipal systems:
WATER REFINING SYSTEMS
Whole Home Water Refining Systems provide soft, clean, filtered water throughout your home. The process removes mineral deposits and sediments, while eliminating chlorine taste and other offensive odours. It also can soften your water, which has positive effects on appliance life, health and beauty, and the usage of soaps and detergents for cleaning. These Refining Systems regenerate automatically based on the amount of water used, flushing unwanted contaminants down the drain.
REVERSE OSMOSIS DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Drinking Water Systems provide high-quality, noticeably better tasting water for drinking, cooking and other home needs. Reverse Osmosis can be used together with a Refining System, or as a standalone system. Water is directed through a pre-filter to remove sediment, metals, chlorine and odours. The water is then forced through a semi-permeable membrane where a large percentage of the dissolved solids are rejected and flushed to the drain. The filtered water is reserved in a storage tank until it’s needed, at which point it flows through an activated carbon filter to polish the water, delivering flesh, clean, great tasting water directly to the faucet.
The Reverse Osmosis and Refining System also feature many SMART TECHNOLOGY additions, which ensure you get the information you need, when you need it. Water treatment systems are usually tucked away in basements, utility rooms or under the sink, and can be overlooked for extended periods of time. EcoWater’s Hydrolink® technology lets you monitor all your water devices and their performance, and can alert you or the dealer if issues come up.