Benefits You Get When You Install a Water Storage Tank

By M Kohli

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Did you ever seriously think about trying to install a water storage tank? If you live in Australia then I would not be surprised why you end up with that idea. The dry spell in Australia is very severe although many have thought about installing water storage tank but very few ever really get serious. Some lack the energy or initiative and others may worry about the cost. There may be many people who never even thought of trying maybe because they did not know where to start from. Although the government often announces interesting rebate schemes from time to time to encourage people to invest in rainwater tanks it is very important that people understand the benefits of water storage tanks. It is important to understand the benefits else those who never really understood it can easily get side-tracked.

Any choice is easy to make when you have enough information. O.K. then, let’s get more information about the benefits of installing water tanks. Let’s look at 3 factors that motivated so many people across Australia to install a water storage tank.

First off, Water tanks help in water conservation. I would like point out that by installing a water storage tank your dependency on the mains water supply would reduce significantly. The best thing is that those who have installed water storage tanks save up to 40% of household water.

Second, by installing water tanks you would save a lot on monthly water bills. Plus, your day to day work will not come to halt due to shortage of water supply. So, water storage tanks provide the most environmental friendly and economical way of water conservation.

Third and last, you are able to store enough of water to do all your household work. This will mean that even if there is restriction imposed by the mains water supply you will have enough water for jobs like watering gardens and lawns or car washing. And again, this means that the smallest of jobs will not come to a halt due to shortage of water supply!

Think about those three reasons, consider them. For many, they make a compelling case for seriously considering setting up a water system at home and in office. What about you? After considering those three reasons to, what do you think? Shouldn’t you seriously give it a thought as well?


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What Does Whole House Water Treatment Entail?

By Dana Lakes

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When was the last time you checked with your local water company to find out how pure your tap water is? Have you ever checked? If not, by law, your water company has already sent the information to you. In 1999, The Right to Know Amendment went into effect. It states that water utility companies must send each of its customers a detailed report of what is in their tap water. Maybe you are new to an area and have not yet read the local report.

Perhaps the report got shuffled out of sight along with the junk mail. In any case, after you read what follows, you will want a whole house water treatment system because you and your family need the safety and health benefits of pure water in your home.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards for the level of contamination in tap water. According to their website, over eighty contaminants that pose health risks to human health are monitored. Monitoring shows trend data over periods of time, but what happens in the case of a catastrophic event like a toxic spill? How are you and your family, your neighbors and their children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems going to be effected by such an event by the time word from your water company about the catastrophe reaches you?

The EPA web page states that acute effects occur within hours or days of the time that a person consumes a contaminant. With the exception of a radioactive spill, the only way to protect your home is to install a whole house water treatment system. It sounds frightening, but this is the reality we currently face.

Investing in water treatment equipment for your home is an effective and inexpensive way to protect the health of your loved ones. There are a variety of filtration system types and units on the market. Finding the system and unit that best suites your needs and your pocketbook can be a daunting task. Let me cut to the chase for you. The most comprehensive system and unit out there is a whole house treatment system that uses multi stage carbon filtration. When purchasing your system, buy quality. Make sure that Underwriters Laboratories have given their stamp of approval on the product you buy, not just some of the components. Only by purchasing a UL certified product will you be assured of getting the quality you deserve.

When your house is equipped with a whole house water treatment system, you’ll know that every faucet in the house filters out common additives and contaminants like chlorine and lead. You will not suffer the effects of Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) like trichloroethylene and toluene or trihalomethanes (THMs) that are leading causes of rectal and bladder cancer. Cryptosporidiums, giardia, and Methyl-t-butyl ether (MTBE) are all arrested before entering your house. What that means is that you and your family will rest assured knowing that the water flowing into your home is pure to drink and to bathe in. Not only will running purified water in your house improve water quality from the tap, it will dramatically improve indoor air quality.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that tried and true water treatment equipment is a relevant solution to pure water in your home. Reverse osmosis and distillation filtration systems are out dated and cost half again the price you’ll pay for a technologically current, activated carbon system. On top of that, reverse osmosis and distillation do not remove all of the harmful contaminants from your tap water that multi stage carbon filtration systems take out.

Don’t ignore the information. Not only do you have a right to know what is in and what can get into your water supply, but you have to act on the information available. Whole house water treatment is the best preventative tool to ensure the health and safety of you and your loved ones.


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Well Water and Lead in Your Drinking Water

By Chris Tracey

The presence of lead can occur in both public water supplies and private well water supplies. High levels of lead in drinking water can cause severe health problems, especially in children. Many people who drink from their own wells do not assume that lead can be present in underground water. They are wrong.

Let’s begin by defining lead. In simple terms, lead is a metal that is naturally occurring in most areas of the world. While lead does occur naturally, higher, dangerous levels are usually caused by man-made events. These can include the burning of fossil fuels, mining, and manufacturing to name just three.

Lead can also be found in many products and materials. For example, while many believe lead is no longer in paint, it can be found in some types of paint. Lead can also be found in batteries and many types of metal products. All of these sources can leach lead into ground water supplies and from there get into private well water supplies.

Those consumers who drink from their own private wells should note that lead is often brought to the tap because of old pipes and lead solder that may have been used to connect pipes and faucets. Most experts agree that lead pipes are the major way lead gets into drinking water in both rural and urban settings. This applies to both public water systems and private well water consumers.

Even though brass usually contains low levels of lead, the substance can still dissolve into the water that is delivered to the tap. This is especially true when the plumbing fixtures are new.

Wells that are over twenty years old may contain lead in the “packer” element. This element is used to seal the well above the well screen. It should also be noted that some older model submersible pumps may also contain leaded and brass parts and components.

What all of this means is even though there may be little to no lead in your well water outside, lead can get into your drinking water as it travels through the pump, pipes and fixtures to the tap. Lead can be especially high in the water that comes from some older hot water tanks. You should never drink from the hot water tap, and not use hot tap water for cooking.

The only way to know if you have lead in your drinking water is to have it tested. Those who own private wells may also want to have a professional pump installer come out and inspect the pump and piping for any lead components or parts.

If you discover you do have lead in your drinking water the best course of action is to try to remove the source of the lead. This might mean changing out older pump parts or installing newer pipes that do not have lead solder connects.

Another option to consider is the use of water filters inside the home. Water filters can be purchased that are either whole house filters or point of use filters. Whole house water filters can remove lead from any water that enters the residence. Point of use water filters, which are very affordable these days, are used at the faucets. In addition to removing lead, quality water filters will also remove many other types of water contaminants, making your water much safer for your family to drink and cook with.

To learn more about contaminants in our drinking water or to purchase a lead removal water filter visit our website

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