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Drinking Water Contaminants

A helpful glossary to some of the possible elements in our drinking water, and the terminology in relation to them.  Included in this list are...

Water's Path to You

The first step in water testing is to identify what it is you are testing for. The quality of your water will depend on a number of factors. When protecting equipment and appliances we recommend testing for the following: calcium, magnesium, total hardness...

Do I Need A Water Filter For My Shower?

Showering is an activity that millions of people around the world enjoy as part of their daily routine. It is the fastest and most effective way to keep yourself clean, and whether it’s after getting home from a long day or helping you wake from your sleep in the morning, a shower is relaxing and refreshing...

An Overview of Water Testing

The first step in water testing is to identify what it is you are testing for. The quality of your water will depend on a number of factors. When protecting equipment and appliances we recommend testing for the following: calcium, magnesium, total hardness...

 
Variable bypass heads utilise technology that allow you to individually set your water filtration system to suit your water quality specific to your location. The heads can be set at increments (dependant on brand) from 0%-70% allowing you to filter 100% of all particulate matter and chlorine whilst bypassing a fixed percentage of the water away from the ion...
 
 
‘Hard’ water is the term commonly used to describe a quality of water which contains an above-average amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium ions. Levels of water hardness vary significantly across Australia with some areas as low as ten parts per million (ppm), right up to areas of South Australia that are reaching...
 
 
The degree of hardness a water source is determined by its level of positively charged ions such as calcium and magnesium. These ions usually find their way into a water source by slowly dissolving and leeching over time from minerals such as calcite and gypsum that are found in aquafers, bores, river systems, and other natural water...
 
 
In every water source, there are charged atoms or molecules called ions.  In your water supply, there are many different types of elements and therefore many different ions, such as magnesium ions and calcium ions. When there are above-average levels of magnesium and calcium ions in your water supply, the water is referred to as being ‘hard’...
 
 
Many people in the community may wonder as to why chemical elements such as Chlorine are introduced to our municipal drinking water. The aesthetically displeasing attributes that Chlorine brings to the taste, odour, and overall enjoyment of your water are enough to make some avoid it completely
 
 
The water molecule is one of the most versatile structures known to exist. Comprising of two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen (H2O) it is commonly referred to as the supporter of life itself. Within the human body, water is the most abundant molecule present making up approximately 75% of our being (approximately 50-60 litres).
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