What's In Your Water?
The quality of water in your home is vital to you and your family. You use water daily for drinking, cooking, cleaning, dish washing, laundry, shampooing, bathing, along with a variety of other things.
The people at Environmental Protech understand firsthand the importance of clean water for you and your family. We are people with families, too. Whether you are on a municipal water supply or a private well, Environmental Protech is dedicated to providing you and your family with superior water treatment equipment and service that is second-to-none! We service Katy, Houston, Pearland, Sugar Land, and surrounding areas.
We work on and service all makes & models of systems including, but not limited to, RainSoft, Culligan, Kinetico, HydroTech, Whirlpool, Kenmore, GE, Sears, Rayne, Watts, Pentair, Westinghouse, Autotrol, and many more.
You and your family deserve the peace of mind that comes with having high quality water in your home and office. Don’t delay! Find out what’s in YOUR water and the best solution available to treat it.
We are insured and we carry a Class III Water Treatment Specialist License Number WT0003936.
Houston's Water Supply
Houston and Dallas dump on each other all the time, but this is pretty hard to swallow: water from their toilets ends up in our drinking glasses. Here’s how it works. Every time a toilet flushes or you run the tap up north, that water goes down the drain, to a waste water treatment plant. There, it’s supposedly purified for 12 hours, then recycled into Lake Livingston to start a 250 mile journey downstream to Houston. It does mix with rainwater and runoff (though not much during a drought), but ultimately, it becomes our water supply.
Houston is the fourth-largest U.S. city. It gets its water from sources such as the Trinity River, the San Jacinto Rivers and Lake Houston. Texas conducted 22,083 water quality tests between 2004 and 2007 on Houston’s water supply, and found 18 chemicals that exceeded federal and state health guidelines, compared to the national average of four. Three chemicals exceeded EPA legal health standards, against the national average of 0.5 chemicals. A total of 46 pollutants were detected, compared to the national average of eight. The city water has contained illegal levels of alpha particles, a form of radiation. Similarly, haloacetic acids, from various disinfection byproducts, have been detected.
How Does A Water Softener Work?
Basically, the resin or mineral inside the mineral tank is specially designed to remove “hard” particles of lime and calcium, by a simple ion exchange process. The resin beads inside the softener tank have a different or opposite electrical charge than the dissolved particles of the incoming water. Because of this electrical charge difference, the dissolved particles suspended in your water will cling to the resin beads on contact, thereby ridding the water of these particles, causing the water exiting the unit to be “soft”. The resin has a limit to how much of these hardness particles it can hold, which is why there are many different sizes of softeners and also why regeneration or brining is required.
How Does A Reverse Osmosis System Work?
Osmosis is the phenomenon of water flow through a semi-permeable membrane that blocks the transport of salts or other solutes through it. Osmosis is a fundamental effect in all-biological systems. Osmosis is applied to water purification and other chemical laboratory and industrial processes. When two water volumes are separated by a semi-permeable membrane, water will flow from the side of low solute concentration to the side of high solute concentration. The flow may be stopped or even reversed by applying external pressure on the side of higher concentration. This is called reverse osmosis. (R.O.) Reverse osmosis is only one stage of a typical R.O. system. Sediment and carbon filtration is normally included with an R.O. system, with each stage of filtration contributing to the purification process.
- The first stage of filtration is the sediment filter, which reduces suspended particles such as dirt, dust, and rust.
- The second stage of filtration is the carbon filter, or filters which reduce volatile organic chemicals, chlorine, and other taste and odor causing compounds.
- The heart of Reverse Osmosis is the membrane. It is responsible for rejecting up to 98% of the total dissolved solids in the water. This is where the purification takes place.
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We believe in the old saying “THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT!”. We are not 100% satisfied until our customers are 100% satisfied. Give us a call today to find out what’s in YOUR water and the best solution available to treat it.