Water Resources

What is hard water?

“Hard water” is water that has a high concentration of dissolved minerals, usually calcium and magnesium.  It’s not a health risk, but it can do some real damage to your fixtures due to mineral build-up.  It can also cause issues with household tasks like laundry and dishwashing.

How much maintenance is involved after installing a water softener or filtration system?

It’s important to have your systems serviced every 6-12 months, depending on use.  Call us today at 518-533-9879 to schedule your annual check-up to keep your water clean and pure.

Why is it important to install a filtration system in your home?

Water filters offer the last line of defense between the body and the over 2100 known toxins that may be present in drinking water. A water filter provides clean, healthy water for cooking, as well as drinking, at the convenience of tap water. The purchase of a countertop filter results in a source of clean, healthy water that costs much less than bottled water. Water filters provide better tasting and better smelling drinking water by removing chlorine and bacterial contaminants.

Why is drinking water so important to healthy living?

  • Water helps maintain healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.
  • Water leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration.
  • Drinking adequate amounts of water may decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer.
  • For a majority of sufferers, drinking water may significantly reduce joint and/or back pain.
  • Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.
  • Water can prevent and alleviate headaches.
  • Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance.
  • Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation.
  • Water is the primary mode of transportation for all nutrients in the body and is essential for proper circulation.

Why is it so important to drink clean, pure water?

  • In order to capitalize on the health benefits of water, it is essential to draw from a clean source of water.
  • Drinking impure, contaminated water is the leading cause of epidemic disease in developing countries.
  • There are more than 2100 known drinking water contaminants that may be present in tap water, including several known poisons.
  • Bottled water does not offer a viable alternative to tap water and costs considerably more than filtered tap water.
  • Municipal water treatment facilities cannot always control for the outbreak of dangerous bacterial contaminants in tap water.
  • The only way to ensure pure, contaminant-free drinking water is through the use of a point-of-use filtration system.
  • Clean, healthy drinking water is essential to a child’s proper mental and physical development.