What Does the pH Level of Water Mean?

When it comes to drinking water, it is important to know what your pH level is. If your water’s pH level is too low or too high, it can have adverse affects on your health, the taste of your water, and your pipes and fixtures. The pH of water is measured on a scale of…

Reverse Osmosis System Maintenance

A Reverse Osmosis system use a series of filters and a reverse osmosis membrane to purify water by reducing harmful chemicals and other contaminants, providing your family with clean, fresh drinking water. The purified water is conveniently stored in a sealed tank for whenever your family needs it. Reverse Osmosis system are available in a…

How Does Ultraviolet Disinfection Work?

Ultraviolet (UV) is proven to be the best way to disinfect your water against water-borne microorganisms and pathogens. The most common residential application for UV systems is with lake and well water, which can contain bacteria making it unsafe for drinking. Municipal water, although treated by the municipality, can still be susceptible to many factors…

Spring vs Purified Water. What’s the Difference?

When it comes to bottled water, you have many choices available to you. Spring water, distilled water, Reverse Osmosis water, and Alkaline water are all readily available in a variety of bottle sizes and at different price points. So how do you know you are selecting the right type for you? Spring Water Most spring…

Why Does Scale Build-Up Happen in My Sink and Tub?

Scale is that white, crusty substance that builds up in your sink and tub, and on your faucets and shower head. Not only is the build-up unsightly and difficult to remove, but it can also be responsible for fixture damage and create numerous issues with your pipes and water heater. Scale is the result of…

The Effects of Chlorine and Chloramines in Your Water

Municipalities use Chlorine and Chloramines as disinfectants to keep water safe from bacteria as it travels through pipes to your home. Both Chlorine and Chloramines play an important role in protecting your water from contamination, but once this water arrives at your home it may cause some issues. The Difference Between Chlorine and Chloramines Chlorine…

Why Do I Need A Water Test?

Water chemistry differs in every home, municipality and well. A water test is necessary to determine your home’s water chemistry and your family’s water demand. Water Depot offers complimentary in-home or in-store water tests to determine what the best course of action is to provide your family with clean, clear water. During the water test,…

What Is A Boil Water Advisory and What Should I Do?

A Boil Water Advisory is issued by municipal authorities when there is a suspected or confirmed presence of harmful microorganisms in the drinking water supply. Boiling your tap water is intended to kill the microorganisms and make the water safe for consumption. Most municipalities advise boiling water or using bottled water for: Drinking Making ice…

How to Find the Best Water Softener Location for Your Home

You have decided to improve the quality of your family’s water and extend the life of your appliances by installing a water softener. Now, you will need to consider where it will be installed. Several factors will influence where you might be able to fit the water softener in your home. The first is the…

Water Treatment Solutions at the Cottage

The cottage! The place we go to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing summer weekend in nature. However, the more rustic environment also means your water source may not be safe for drinking or cooking. More often than not, cottage lake water is not safe for drinking as it contains bacteria and…