Should I Buy A Salt-less Water Softener?

Today’s question comes to us from a guy named Igor Pimpik, hailing out of Potatohead, Idaho. Actually, it came from one of my readers on Quora. It is a question I have been asked a bunch so I decided to jump in and get wet. First of all, there is no such thing as a salt-less water softener. These non-salt devices can be more properly called water conditioners although they…

What Makes One Water Better? Memphis Aquifer Versus Youngstown Meander!

I was recently asked whether the water in my adopted hometown of Memphis, TN, or that of my birthplace, Youngstown, Ohio was better. As it turns out, both municipalities deliver safe, clean drinking water. However, there are differences that lead to a different end product, different threats to the source water, and different taste. This comparison question is a good one because these two water products are vastly different. Let’s…

Why Is Bottled Water Better Than Tap Water?

Unless local tap water is suffering through some unexpected contamination upset, it is every bit as good as is bottled water. Now, some might argue that bottled water has fewer micro-contaminants and is devoid of fluoride and chlorine. For those of that position, for them bottled water is superior. However, there is no substantial research that shows this water to be bettered than bottled water. When we speak of bottled…