Drinking Pure Water Protects your Health
Water is required for all of your body's essential functions. Make sure the water you drink is safe and keeps you healthy.
Is water really the better choice?
Many of us are starting to skip the soda, and drink more water instead. We all know how bad those fizzy, sugary drinks of goodness can be, but water can be just as refreshing and represents a much better choice for your overall health. Unfortunately, while water is a better choice, it’s not free of all harm.
No matter where you live, there’s more than just H20 in your water supply. The city needs to treat the water to ensure you won’t get sick from pathogen-induced illness, like cholera and typhoid. To do this, they use chlorine and chloramine, which in turn reacts with particulates in the water to create chemical byproducts harmful to your health.
These include VOCs (volatile organics) and THMs (trihalomethanes), both proven carcinogens. There’s also all of the good stuff that your water picks up along the way to your tap, like heavy metals (mercury, lead, arsenic), as well as the inorganic mineral content, herbicides and pesticides, and even pharmaceuticals. Read on to learn more.
Tap water, good or bad?
Here's a list of contaminants commonly found in Toronto tap water:
- Chlorine + chloramine
- Herbicides + pesticides
- VOCs and THMs
- Heavy metals like arsenic, mercury, and lead
Purifying your water is one of the only ways to make sure you’re actually getting clean, pure water — free of all of those contaminants.
Here's why you want to treat it
The truth is, there haven’t been enough studies to know what the long-term effects of chlorine in our water supply really are, or the cumulative effects of other contaminants in our water. Using a water purification system (like reverse osmosis) will ensure that your water is truly pure and free of the proven and potentially harmful contaminants.
Purifying your water also serves another purpose — it allows you to be in control of what goes into your body and just how much. Some of our customers prefer to have alkaline water and will add on an alkalizing filter to their systems, or use mineral drops to achieve the same effect.
Can I just drink bottled water?
Not considering the environmental impact of single-use plastics in water bottles or the heavy lifting, bottled water in Canada is usually spring water and it's largely unregulated.
While countries in Europe have strict standards for their bottled water, Canada only requires the water to be treated for bacteria and pathogens (often done with ozone filtration), and to be labeled according to federal regulations (including for mineral or spring: with the location of the source, the number of total dissolved solids, the total fluoride ion content, and if there has been any fluoride or ozone added).
What's the best option for me?
We’d always recommend a drinking water system that purifies your water rather than just filters it.
A filtration system will use water filters to remove specific contaminants and/or particulates from your water (e.g. a carbon filter will remove the chlorine, a sediment filter will remove the dirt, dust, and rust), but a purification system (reverse osmosis) uses both water filters and a membrane.
The membrane will reduce up to 99% of all contaminants and particulates in your water, leaving you with water that’s truly pure and the safest option available.
While distillation is also a type of purification and will render your water 100% pure, it’s not recommended for drinking as its purity means it can pull small amounts of minerals from your body or even from the containers .
More reasons we’d choose reverse osmosis:
Teas, coffees, and soups will not only be clear, but the flavour will be👌
Pure water means crystal clear ice cubes and no floating matter in your coffee
• No scale
Your kettle will be free of scale build-up, eliminating the need for regular cleaning
• Safe for appliances
You can use reverse osmosis water in your humidifiers and aquariums without having to worry about mineral/scale build-up
• Easy maintenance
Twist-out, twist-in filters for minimal time and effort for pure water
Why we choose EcoWater
One of the oldest and largest companies in water treatment, they've manufactured water treatment systems for the brands you know like Kenmore, Whirlpool, and GE. In fact, 1 in 4 water softeners sold around the world today are manufactured by EcoWater.
Here's why we choose them, for our own home and yours:
⇢ Made entirely in the USA
Your average water softener is assembled from parts made all over the world. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it can mean that sourcing replacement parts when the time comes can be an unnecessary hassle.
EcoWater makes each component of every water softener itself, designing, engineering, and manufacturing 95% of its products and components in their own facilities, and in accordance with international water product standards... and that's probably why they're renowned for their ability to withstand the test of time. (More than a few of our customers have had their EcoWater water softeners for over 20 years!)
⇢ Efficiency and increased cost savings
With over 40 active patents, EcoWater sets the standard for the entire industry, and we're not just saying that. They're the oldest and largest water treatment company in the entire world, and they save their best technology for their own line of water softeners.
EcoWater water softeners require up to 80% less salt than generic brands to function. For our own home (with 4 people), we use about 3 to 4 bags of salt every year. In contrast, our neighbour uses 8 to 12. That's a lot of heavy lifting!
⇢ Reliable service and troubleshooting
All of the main components of EcoWater softeners are straightforward and incredibly easy to service. What this means for you is that if service is required, it's a simple fix that doesn't take significant time, money, and effort. We service several brands of water softeners, and can confidently say that EcoWater softeners are the simplest to take care of.
The new line of softeners are all equipped with WiFi connectivity and will alert you if any potential issues arise. If there are any issues, your water softener can also communicate with us, helping us diagnose and troubleshoot your problem with minimal effort.
Is it time for the next step?
Ready to see if an EcoWater system is right for you?
Give us a call any time at (416) 491-9945 or request a callback here. You can also use the form below, and we'll be in touch!