Personal Neighborhood Drinking Water Systems

Skepticism about municipal/government-operated water system is growing. As more people flock to home water purification systems, questions are beginning to arise about the practicality of individual neighborhoods and smaller towns building their own water treatment plants. Could an efficient water-treatment plant be built for say, a 25 home, 100 resident community that would provide safe, inexpensive drinking water to the homeowners? Well, yes, and no. From an operational standpoint, the…

Zeolite – Wonderful Water Treatment

One of my readers asked me for my thoughts on a substance called Zeolite. I didn’t hesitate to jump in because these compounds are some of the most interesting in the world of water treatment. Zeolites are crystals comprised of the elements aluminum, silicon and oxygen. There are more than 40 naturally occurring zeolites, many synthetically produced specimens and even more theoretical compounds. What makes zeolites popular is that they…

4 HOME REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM TRICKS

If you have a home Reverse Osmosis (RO) system here are some tricks that will help your system perform longer and more efficiently. If you have the opportunity to purchase a system with a pump versus one without a pump, always choose the system with the pump. RO membranes produce more water as pressure increases. While your RO system may produce more than enough daily water without the pump, you…