Grey Water or Green Water?

What is gray water and what is green water? As you’ve probably guessed, there are significant differences between the two types of water. Although both are recycled water, their purposes and the processes they undergo differ. How do companies collect water and use gray or green water in their operations? Here’s what you need to know: What is Grey Water? Greywater refers to the wastewater generated in households or commercial buildings that comes from non-toilet fixtures. This […]

The History of Water Purification Systems

Ancient Maya Water Purification System The first documented use of water treatment was in around 1500 BC. by the Egyptians. They mainly used heating methods to purify water. They alternated between sunlight, fire and red-hot iron. In addition, they used sophisticated sand and gravel techniques to clean the water. The next time we hear of water purification were the Greeks in 500 BC. to 500 AD. In fact, Hippocrates created a fairly sophisticated system that worked […]

Do Water Filter Systems Reduce Water Pressure

Do Water Filter systems Reduce Water Pressure? Many people with well water or municipal water with heavy minerals, consider getting whole house water filter system. However, if you are toying with this idea you may wonder what the filter will do to your water pressure. So can you have a water filter without having water […]

Well Maintenance & Testing

Owning a property that draws groundwater from a private well can feel like a lot of pressure (no joke intended). Many people have questions about how to maintain acceptable water quality while avoiding health and safety concerns. The monitoring situation of well owners is very different from that of municipal water users. Local governments have […]

Heavy Metals in Water

Exploring the Impacts of Heavy Metals on Water Heavy metals in water are a silent threat that should not be overlooked. Heavy metals are typically found in the environment and can be hazardous to human health if ingested or inhaled. While heavy metals are naturally occurring, they can also be released into the environment through […]

Drinking Water Reduces Heart Disease

Drinking enough water is important for maintaining adequate hydration, which promotes optimal functioning of all body systems, including the heart. It helps transport nutrients, regulate body temperature, cushion joints and eliminate waste. Adequate hydration can also indirectly contribute to heart health by supporting general well-being How Does Drinking Water Reduce Heart Disease? Drinking water is […]

Salt-Free Water Softeners, Do They Work?

Salt-free water softeners, do they work you ask? Salt-free water softeners are in fact a water conditioner, not a water softener as the name implies, because it doesn’t remove anything from the water. The two minerals that cause water to be hard are called calcium, and magnesium, which a traditional water softener removes to soften […]

Carbon Filter Water Treatment Explained

Water treatment is important. Small impurities can make the water undrinkable, cause disease, and cause many household and health problems. Carbon water filtration is an effective and useful option; Learning a little more about it can help you determine if it works for you. What is Carbon Filter Water Treatment? Carbon filter water purification is […]

Water Softener Maintenance

Water Softener Maintenance Before I begin I want to point out that if you do any water softener maintenance or repair work yourself check your owner’s manual so you don’t void any warranties which may create more problems that you don’t want. At Affordable Water our trained professionals can repair any problems you may have […]

Signs of Iron Water

Manitoba has some very high levels of iron depending on where you happen to be situated in the province. Although not always  you can often see signs of iron water. Along with iron, you may have manganese which is a sister element commonly found with iron. If that wasn’t enough, many people will have a rotten […]