Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its rules regarding surface water treatment. Now, it’s going after different pathogens, like Giarda and Cryptosporidium, more aggressively.  These two microbes have been known to cause severe illness and sometimes death  and they are extremely resistant to chlorine based disinfection processes. The EPA is now recommending treating threatened water with […]

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Why Soft Water?

by wfnblog on February 5, 2009

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, hardness in your water “is caused by compounds of calcium and magnesium, and by a variety of other metals” ( Water that has an excess of these compounds is considered hard; water with less of these compounds is considered soft (or softer). With softer water comes many advantages, including: […]