Why are home water distillers the best solution for pure water? A steam water distillation system is the one water treatment technology that most completely and consistently removes the widest range of drinking water contaminants, effectively treating your water for more pollutants than any carbon filter or reverse osmosis system. Unlike the previous mentioned filtration systems water distillers operate by removing the water from the impurities rather than the impurities from the water. Below are some common myths about water distiller systems.
1. Myth: Simple H2O is not good enough.
Truth: Distilled water is simply pure water that functions perfectly to hydrate, flush, dissolves, transport, and lubricate. The essential functions of what we expect water to inside our bodies.
2. Myth: Drinking water has beneficial minerals in it. Truth: There is still some debate among people if inorganic minerals in water, primarily from dissolved rock, can even be absorbed by the human body. We do know that the type and amounts of minerals found in drinking water have a great variance based on location. This in turn makes it an unreliable source of minerals. We know that a well balanced diet can provide you with the needed minerals. The American Medical Journal states, "The bodies need for minerals is largely met thought foods, not drinking water". In essence pure distilled drinking water will not cause mineral deficiencies in people.
3. Myth: Distilled Water Taste Flat.
Truth: The first thing to think about is most people do not like the taste of there tainted tap water. As a result of this unpleasant taste a lot of people add flavoring to the water to make it more enjoyable. Unless you have tasted water produced by a water distiller you have no idea what pure water taste like.
4. Myth: Home and Counter Top Water Distillers are Complex and Very Expensive.
Truth: Compared to the uncertainty of water filter systems and the expense and storage issues of bottled water, a home water distiller is Easy! Many of the home and counter top water distiller systems are as easy to use as a coffee maker and cost a lot less that bottle water.
How to choose a Home Steam Water Distiller:
There are a wide selection and variety of residential water distillation systems on the market. One of the most important decisions when choosing a system is how much water does the water distiller produce? Other important questions one might ask when selecting a system include, is the system a manual or automatic system? What types of materials are used in the construction of the water distiller? Below is a small chart that outlines some of these specifications of PureWater Distillers
There are many people who get their homes drinking water from well’s opposed to getting it from a municipal facility. Unlike municipal water treatment facilities, well water is not governed nor regulated by state and local authorities. Homes use well that well water are responsible for testing, and maintaining the water quality used by their families. One of the most dangerous water contaminates found in well water is arsenic.
Pinellas County Health Department urges residents to test wells for arsenic: Copyright 2010 St. Petersburg Times
"CLEARWATER — North Pinellas residents with private wells for drinking water should have them tested for arsenic, the Pinellas County Health Department announced Thursday. While conducting routine tests of local private water wells, the Health Department discovered above-average traces of arsenic in wells throughout Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs and north Clearwater. "We started finding some wells that had higher levels than we'd want to see," department spokeswoman Maggie Hall said. There have not been any recent reports of arsenic-related illnesses in the county, Hall said. She did not know the arsenic levels for the tested wells, only that they were above the acceptable ratio, 167 micrograms per liter." Read the full publication…"
Arsenic is highly toxic and has been classified by the US EPA as a carcinogen. The current MCL for arsenic levels in water is 0.05 mg/l which was derived from toxicity considerations rather than carcinogenicity. Long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic in drinking water can cause adverse effects on health, such as skin changes and cancer, which have been reported over the last hundred years. In some place in the world such as Taiwan, a resulting blood vessel disease, known as blackfoot disease, resulting eventually in progressive gangrene has been studied since the 1920s
If you suspect arsenic in your well water, the first step is to use a arsenic water test kit for testing for it in your water. If you well water has high levels of arsenic present then you need to find a suitable water filtration system you reduce levels to an acceptable range.
Arsenic water filtration through activated carbon water filters will reduce the amount of arsenic in drinking water from 40 – 70%.Reverse Osmosis has a 90% removal rate, and Water Distiller will remove 98% of arsenic from water. If the arsenic is present in organic form, it can be removed by oxidation of the organic material and subsequent coagulation.
Most summers there comes a time where many parts of the country are in desperate need of rain fall. About this time we generally get a report showing areas of the United States that experiencing drought conditions. Although rain fills our lakes, river and streams, and gives plants much needed water we fail to notice the beauty of falling rain. Let do a bit of an educational review of what exactly is rain.
Rain is defined as liquid precipitation, as opposed to non-liquid kinds of precipitation. From the Earths atmosphere, it is the condensation water vapor into drops of water heavy enough to fall, often making it to the surface. There are two natural processes, that acting together, can lead to air becoming saturated leading to rain to fall: The first is the cooling the air or adding water vapor to the air allowing to become saturated with water. The other process called Virga is precipitation that begins falling to the earth but evaporates before reaching the surface. We often can see Virga from weather Doppler radars when it looks like it is rain in a area but it is not reaching the surface because atmospheric conditions are not saturated enough. Precipitation forms via collision with other rain drops or ice crystals within a cloud. Rain drops range in size from oblate, pancake-like shapes for larger drops, to small spheres for smaller drops.
Ever wonder what water looks like when it hits the surface, or another body of water? Below is a video of just what happens.
Rainwater Catchment for Drinking Water:
A proposed law would require new homes, larger developments and some redevelopments in Los Angeles to capture and reuse runoff generated in rainstorms. An ordinance approved in January 2010 by the Department of Public Works would require such projects to capture reuse or infiltrate 100 percent of runoff generated by anything greater than .75 inches of rain. The new requirement would prevent 104 million gallons of polluted runoff from ending up in the ocean. The ordinance moves to the Energy and Environment and Planning and Land Use management committees of city council before going to the mayor’s office.
This is not only a solution that would be good for local governments that are rain deprived areas of the country but also could offer home owners a way of providing water for their household. Home owners are starting to see the benefits of such a solution of a rain water catchment system. Rainwater catchment system works by collecting rain water into an atmospheric hold tank, then water is pumped out, then leading to carbon and sediment pre-filters and then passed through a UV water purification system. UV water purification systems then kill all major bacteria and viruses.