The 35-year-old federal law regulating tap water is so out of date that the water Americans drink can pose what scientists say are serious health risks — and still be legal.
Pesticides, heavy metals and human and animal waste and other pollution can infiltrate a water supply before it is treated and it can be difficult for authorities to ensure that drinking water is totally fit for consumption by the time it gets to the tap.
A region's industrial and agricultural practices, geological make up, and weather patterns often determines which contaminants make their way into source water – the body of surface or ground water from which drinking water supplies come from.
Common chemical contaminants include arsenic, radon, lead and nitrates. These contaminants can cause health problems, from short term discomfort such as nausea and stomach aches, to much more serious, even fatal, ailments including developmental problems as well as cancer.
Ingesting microbes in water can induce nausea, fever, diarrhea and dehydration, and long-term exposure to microbes can cause rashes, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, along with a number of immune, neurological, developmental and reproductive problems. The most common microbial contaminants include: E. coli, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Salmonella.
Sometimes, even the chemical by-products from the water treatment can contaminate the drinking water delivered to residential homes that it is meant to purify. Treatment processes are sometimes ineffective and the chemicals used to remove certain contaminants can create chemical by-products that pose a threat to human health. Risk varies from person to person and depends on the dosage, pre-existing health conditions, age, pregnancy or the strength of one’s immune system.
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Filters are designed to trap various kinds of debris, dirt and organic particles that will otherwise your equipment and or plumbing system. This can restrict your water flow and create a breeding ground for bacteria.
Filtration is the first line of defense and is an important step in water treatment intended for human consumption. Our Filtration systems are comprised of several filters and media to provide a bacteriostatic environment and are designed to remove volatile organic chemicals, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur, herbicides, pesticides, metals and toxins from the water as it passes through these layers.
The patented TWT Deposit Control is comprised of a microprocessor, solenoid coil wrap and/or a reaction chamber. The microprocessor is a controller that functions like a computer to relay a continuous electrical power supply to the solenoid coil. The signal constantly changes the polarity, frequency and amplitude of the current entering the water. This increases the capability of water to hydrate scale ions and other colloidal particles. The water becomes "wetter" and can dissolve unwanted particles that cause scale, deposits and corrosion.
Deposit Control Benefits
- Deposit Control System Solves Hard Water Problems Easily!
- Eliminates Deposits in Pipes, Fixtures and Equipment
- Controls Algae and Bacteria
- Reduces Soap Scum and Improves Lather of Soap
- Reduces Soap Use
- Removes Existing Scale on Heat Exchangers Over Time, Which Improves Heat Transfer for Greater Efficiency
- SALT and CHEMICAL-FREE Water Conditioning
- Pennies Per Day to Operate
- Energy Savings (initial estimates indicate savings of between 15% to 30% on water heating bills in hard water areas)
- Prevents Scale Build-up and Dissolves Existing Scale, Making Water Heaters More Efficient.
- Provides The Effect of Softened Water. Gives You the Benefits of Soft Water on the Skin, Hair Clothes and Food Preparation
- No Moving Parts. Design Life Cycle at 20 plus years
Ultraviolet Light Benefits
The use of UV light to sterilize and disinfect drinking water has a long history of success and is in fact being used in most municipal water treatment plants built in the last 20 years. UV dosage is the most critical function of UV disinfection, because the extent of inactivation is proportional to the dose applied to the water. As individual UV lamps emit a set amount of ultraviolet energy, it is important that a system be sized correctly. Flow rates are the determining factor and must not be overstated. Contact time, which is the time the water is within the sterilization chamber, is directly proportional to dosage, which is the amount of energy per unit area (calculated by dividing the output in watts by the surface area of the lamp), and thus the overall effectiveness of microbial destruction in the system.
Our UV systems are able to provide safe water in regions where the water supply is suspect or in cases where the water supply is contaminated and otherwise unsafe to consume. The technology is very effective against pathogens including bacterial, viral and protozoa contamination
Ultraviolet light is one energy region of the electromagnetic spectrum, which lies between the x-ray region and the visible region. Wavelenghts of visible light range between 400 and 700 nanometers (nm). UV itself lies in the ranges of 200 nm to 390 nm. Optimal UV germicidal action occurs at 254 nm.
The need for ultraviolet sterilization products can be found in virtually all areas in both residential and commercial applications alike. Its simplistic design, ease of maintenance and low capital and operating costs make UV disinfection the number one choice in contaminated water situations. Because of its advantages, UV irradiation is on the way to become the most popular choice for the disinfection of water supplies in the 21st century.