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What are the differences between various kinds of bottled water?

Published on April 2, 2013, by in .

Water that is classified as “bottled water” or “drinking water” is regulated by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to maintain certain standards. According to Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, for a product to be considered “bottled water,” it cannot contain sweeteners or chemical additives, and must be calorie-free and

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Is RO water really as good as bottled?

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Yes – Reverse Osmosis Systems remove about 97% of the total dissolved solids (TDS) from your water, including salt and sodium. Read the labels on bottled water and you will discover reverse osmosis is the same process used by most bottlers, so in effect you are really getting bottled water without the cost and hassle

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What is Reverse Osmosis (RO)?

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RO is the process by which water molecules are forced through a semi-permeable membrane under pressure. The membrane filters out any impurities smaller than one micron. Reverse osmosis systems filter water for a variety of applications, including homes, commercial sites such as restaurants and hotels, breweries, car washes, and even the space shuttle! Household RO

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Will softened water affect my lawn or garden?

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For outside use on lawns or gardens, using softened water is wasteful. Where the concentration of hardness minerals is high, the sodium content after softening may be high enough to retard plant growth and harm grass. This is especially true in climates where rainfall is scarce. Areas that receive regular rain are not as sensitive

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Are there harmful effects of water softener discharges on household septic tanks?

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According to the Canadian Water Quality Association, water softener regeneration discharges do not pose a problem to septic systems or to the leach field. Studies have shown that water softener regeneration waste does not interfere with the septic tank system drain field soil percolation and can actually improve soil percolation, particularly in fine-textured soils.

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Why is iron a problem in my water?

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Iron or rust in water can be found in five different forms. The two most common types are clear water iron and particle iron. These will cause staining in your tubs and sinks, in your laundry and can even damage your hair. The other three types are iron bacteria, organic iron and collodial iron. These

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What is hard water?

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Hard water is probably the most common water problem found in the home. Hard water spots your glasses and dishes, makes laundry dull, and causes soap scum and scale to build-up making cleaning a chore. The most common hardness-causing minerals are calcium and magnesium that are dissolved in a water supply. According to the Canadian

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