Make Your Water 99.99% Pure

Make Your Water 99.99% Pure

BoilingwaterWhen disaster strikes, boiling water is not enough

Across the country “Boil Water Advisories” have been popping up with an alarming frequency. Their sources are crumbling water infrastructure, chemical spills, and effects of local fracking, causing thousands of people a year to boil water in an attempt to sanitize it.

The main benefit of boiling water is killing viruses and bacteria that have found their way into the water supply, though this does not remove them or any chemicals within. If complete purity is desired, the only method is water distillation. When water is distilled it is evaporated into steam and then separated from its original location, leaving behind all bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and sediments. This steam is then condensed in a new clean location where it is ready for drinking. Is it possible you are at risk of a water contamination?

Even as you read this, people are suffering from sporadic water contaminations in every state. As of this writing, there were 6 counties that went on a “Boil Water Advisory” within a 24 hour period. Without proper distillation equipment, these people will be forced to drink improperly treated boiled water or pay hundreds of dollars for disposable bottles of water.

In 2014, West Virginia was home to a horrible chemical spill that left 300,000 people without clean drinking water for days. Since this was a chemical spill, simply boiling the water was not advisable. The relatively few people who owned home water distillers were able use their water without concern for contamination.

With the number of contaminated water incidents on the rise, having a reliable water distillation system is a smart move to keep your family safe.

 

Keep harmful chemicals and organisms out of your water with a high quality home distillation system from FreshWaterSystems.com

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How Can You Make Distilled Water Taste Better?

How Can You Make Distilled Water Taste Better?

 

Water Distillers work on basic, natural principles. A hot coil turns water into steam, leaving the impurities behind. The steam then condenses, turning back into water. The purified water will then exit the machine into some type of container. Here is a typical countertop water distillers.

These machines are popular with people who have especially contaminated tap or well water, as a water distiller reduces many impurities including heavy metals, pesticides, viruses, bacteria, and many other impurities.

Where is distilled water used?

Distilled water is often used not only for drinking water but in home medical devices like CPAP and dialysis machines to avoid any introduction of germs or bacteria. Distilled water should also be used in humidifiers and clothes irons to reduce the scale and deposits left behind after the water has been evaporated into steam. Using this water will also prolong the life of the machine. Distilled water can be used in many other places, including dentist offices and in aquariums.

But doesn’t distilled water taste “flat” or “bland”?

Many who drink distilled water may describe it as flat or bland. This description often comes from those who are used to tap water, which has chlorine or chloramine in it. These disinfectents will give the tap water a distinct after-taste. Others who drink well water are likely not aware that their water is high in iron and other minerals that will also taint the taste of the water. Some may buy plastic jugs of distilled water from the health food store, not realizing that the plastic can actually leach chemicals into the water tainting the taste.

If you own a home steam water distiller machine, one way to avoid these taste complaints is to use a granular activated carbon postfilter. These handy little filters can be easily fitted into your machine. They will reduce any left over VOCs that have escaped in the steam distilled water, but they will also polish off the water, giving it a great taste.

For a limited time, Freshwatersystems.com is offering 20% off select water distiller postfilters. These are designed to fit many popular water distillers. Just use the coupon code: postfilter20 at check out.

 

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Nitrates in Tap Water: An Unseen Killer

Nitrates in Tap Water: An Unseen Killer

Last summer, areas in the Midwest, including Iowa and Minnesota, experienced drought conditions. Now, with the return of rainfall, nitrates are entering the water system through run-off into surface water. Nitrates are difficult to filter out of water, and if not caught, they can cause serious health problems.

What are nitrates?

Epa-pollution-sourcesNitrates occur naturally through a combination of nitrogen and oxygen. In low levels, they are completely harmless. Water sources can often have trace amounts of nitrates. Excessive amounts can occur through pesticide or fertilizer use, a leaking septic system, or sewage run-off.

In times of higher than usual rainfall, water run-off can carry nitrates into the water system. Private wells in agricultural areas are particularly susceptible to becoming contaminated with nitrates. A recent example, can be found in Rock County, Wisconsin. This year, nearly 50% of wells tested throughout the county had unsafe levels of nitrates. Some cities even had wells with 80% greater than the allowed amount.

Why are nitrates dangerous?Nitrates in Rock County WI

High levels of nitrates ingested through drinking water or water used in cooking can inhibit the flow of oxygen in the blood stream causing shortness of breath and possible death. Both the EPA and the CDC warn that babies and pregnant women are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of high nitrates.   These high levels can also cause “blue baby syndrome.”

Other recent studies, discussed in this article from the Miami Herald, have come out showing that nitrates in tap water have been linked with birth defects including spina bifida and missing limbs.

How do I know if nitrates are in my water?

 Recently, the results for the government’s American Housing Survey came out. Along with measurements of number of occupants in a home and how many vehicles most families own, this survey also found that nearly 1 in 12 homes have unsafe drinking water. The contaminants listed was not specific, but you may be in one of these homes. Nitrates make some of these homes unsafe.

The only way to know if you have nitrates in your water is to test your water. Because of the rising levels of nitrates in certain areas, some local health departments offer well well water testing kits for a reduced price. Here are some locations that offer or have offered free nitrate testing:

New Mexico

Minnesota (also here)

Michigan

If your area does not offer this service, Fresh Water Systems offers several options for testing your water, either from a well or from the tap, at home or sending it to a lab.

How can nitrates be removed from tap water?

 Once the level of nitrates has been confirmed, there are a few options for reducing the contaminant level. The CDC and the Water Quality Association both recommend a final barrier treatment. (A final barrier treatment is a final filtration system at the point of use. In other words, just before the tap water will be consumed.) Consumers have three options for this final barrier treatment: water distillersreverse osmosis systems, and ion exchange media. Each of these options will provide a filtration system that will lesson the amount of nitrates in tap water, making it clean and safe.

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Nautilus Countertop Water Distiller: 4th Day Before Christmas Holiday Water Ideas

A countertop water distiller is great for anyone that doesn’t want to deal with the installation of a reverse osmosis system, or is living in an apartment, dorm room or rental and are not able to install a system. Even if you don’t want to use the distiller for drinking water, there are plenty of other uses for distilled water. Vaporizers, humidifies, steam irons, lead-acid batteries, CPAP machines, waterfalls/water features, aquariums and engine cooling systems are some other applications for the use of distilled water.

Water-distiller-xmasAre you or someone on your holiday gift list extremely conscious of what they put in their body? Are they constantly reading nutrition labels and giving advice on what you should or should not eat and drink? Then they will probably appreciate a Nautilus Countertop Distiller.

The Nautilus Distiller purifies the water through steam distillation. The water is boiled, causing the steam to rise, leaving behind the contaminants and impurities, into the condensing coil where it is cooled and condensed back to water, then drips through the carbon postfilter for a final polishing before collecting in the BPA free reservoir. This process is based on the hydrologic cycle, which is nature’s way of purifying water.

A countertop water distiller system is great for anyone that doesn’t want to deal with the installation of a reverse osmosis system, or is living in an apartment, dorm room or rental and are not able to install a system. You just set the Nautilus on the counter, plug it in, fill the boiling chamber with water and turn it on. Even if you don’t want to use the distiller for drinking water, there are plenty of other uses for distilled water. Vaporizers, humidifies, steam irons, lead-acid batteries, CPAP machines, waterfalls/water features, aquariums and engine cooling systems are some other applications for the use of distilled water.

Right now, Fresh Water Systems is offering the Nautilus Counter Distiller with a promo pack that includes the distiller, one 20 oz jar of Still Clean distiller cleaner/descaler, one 6 pack of carbon postfilters and an 18 oz Neo-Vas stainless steel water bottle for $379.00. Ground shipping is only $1.99!

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Myths About Water Distiller Systems

How-water-distiller-works 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

  • Model: Mini Classic II Countertop Water Distiller
  • Capacity (Gallons): 1 gallon
  • Total Holding Capacity(Gallons): 1 gallon
  • Materials: 304 stainless steel
  • Origin: USA
  • Distiller Type: Countertop Distiller
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Model: Midi-Classic Water Distiller
  • Capacity (Gallons): 7 gallons
  • Total Holding Capacity(Gallons): 5 gallons
  • Materials: 304 stainless steel
  • Origin: USA
  • Distiller Type: Automatic Distiller
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Model:Mega-Classic Water Distiller
  • Capacity (Gallons): 12 gallons
  • Total Holding Capacity(Gallons): 10 gallons
  • Materials: 304 stainless steel
  • Origin: USA
  • Distiller Type: Automatic Distiller
  • Warranty: 2 years
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Myths about Water Distiller Systems

Why are 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.

 

  1.   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.

 

  1.   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.

 

  1.   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 video that outlines some of these specifications of PureWater Distillers, describes how distiller systems work, and how easy these systems are to use.

 

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