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3 Misconceptions About Home Water Softener Systems

Posted on: November 28th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Home Water Softener Myths

Choosing a home water softening system is difficult as there are so many different products on the market. With that in mind we thought it was a good idea to dispel a few of the misconceptions that surround home water purification systems.

  • Many people think that all water softeners will filter impurities out of your water. In fact many water purification systems just replace the magnesium and calcium that is vital to our health with salt. Aquatec – Pure Water People on the other hand uses an advanced electrolytic media nano scale formulation to remove 98% of harmful organic and inorganic compounds including chlorine, lead, mercury, iron and hydrogen sulphide. Aquatec water softener systems put back in the naturally occurring electrolytes (for your health and well being) that other systems remove.
  • Under-sink reverse osmosis units remove calcium and magnesium too and can actually make your water more acidic. By only treating the water that comes out of the sink they do not address the problem at its source and your family will still be using hard, impure water to bathe and cook in. Reverse osmosis units fail to fail to purify water across the whole household, and they are also wasteful – with enough water to fill a swimming pool going by the wayside every year.
  • Bottled water is no substitute for water that has been properly purified and softened. Because most bottled water goes through reverse osmosis it has had the healthy components that your body actually needs stripped out of it – magnesium and calcium.

home water softener misconceptions

For these reasons you should only consider a home water softening system that treats all of the water coming into your home before your family, drink it, cook with it or bathe in it. To find out more about water softener systems then feel free to get in touch with us at  Aquatec – Pure Water People by filling out our online enquiry form  http://www.purewaterpeople.co.uk/contact.php or call us on 0117 9109988.

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Deadly Floods Cause Havoc

Posted on: November 23rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Gales and heavy rains have caused widespread flooding across the South West and one man who was trapped in his vehicle has died.

The man died before he could get to hospital after his 4×4 became stuck beneath a bridge near to Chew Stoke, eight miles south of Bristol. Rescue crews were alerted but had trouble getting to him and he was pronounced dead before arriving in hospital.

The inclement weather caused havoc on the roads with the emergency service receiving more than 140 flood related calls. Motorists were warned to avoid travelling unless they absolutely had to.

Floods in Bristol

Rescue teams were on high alert

A spokesman for the fire service said: “At least 24 people were rescued from floodwater; some from vehicles caught in up to four feet of water, and some from properties. In some cases, crews were deployed and pumps used to either remove water from a property or garden, or to try to divert the path of water to reduce the risk of flooding.”

The fire service performed a number of rescues across the region. Some of the daring rescues were:

  • Two people were rescued from a car in Crow Lane, Henbury.
  • A man trapped in a BMW in four feet of flood water on the A368 at Bishop Sutton had to be pulled out.
  • A 45-year-old woman was rescued from a Skoda at Backwell Common, Backwell.

Many roads and train services across the region were disrupted. The Environment Agency had 24 warnings and 50 alerts in place across the South West. For more information on the locations read here.

There is no indication yet that the flooding has had any adverse affect on reservoirs or local water suppliers.

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Does Water Mismanagement Cause Floods and Droughts?

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Mismanagement of water is leaving UK homes open to both drought and flooding, according to a number of leading charities.

Water companies are taking too much water from rivers leaving supplies low, but we are still vulnerable to flooding due to a lack of defences in flood plains.

2012 was an all or nothing year for water in the UK, a bad drought was followed by one of the wettest summers on record. However if we have another dry winter then drought could rear its ugly head again. Meanwhile the risk of being flooded is still very present for many low lying areas of the country that are near to rivers.

Water Mismanagement flood risk

Water mismanagement creates a flood risk

16 charities, including the RSPB and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, are so concerned about the threat of floods and droughts they commissioned a report into the state of the water system.

Their findings were damning, namely that the government is not doing enough to make water management sustainable in the UK. Where they are failing is in the setting of targets for water companies and in the greater uptake of a widespread water meter system.

Rob Cunningham, Head of Water Policy for the RSPB, said the risk of flooding and drought has increased in 2013 because the Government has been too slow to act.

He said:  “If we fail to plan for drought we will end up with a situation like 1976 with people queuing for standpipes. At the same time we are not going to be ready for a flood like 2007 if we don’t make sure new buildings are prepared for flooding, drainage systems are made sustainable and old buildings are retrofitted.”

The Department for the Environment countered:“We know we are facing increasing pressures on our water supply. That is why we have published a draft Water Bill that will build resilience into our water infrastructure by creating the conditions to encourage innovation and reduce demand.”

You can do your bit to make sure that you get the most out of water in your home and maximise energy efficiency. Aquatec promotes the use of sustainable processes in the manufacture and installation of our water purification systems. Contact us today on 0117 9109988, request a call back or fill out our online enquiry form http://www.purewaterpeople.co.uk/contact.php.

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Serious Water Pollution Incidents Doubled in 2011

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Water Pollution

Serious water pollution incidents have doubled in 2011 according to new figures by the Environment Agency.

Although there were slightly fewer incidences of serious industrial pollution, in the water industry the number of pollution incidents nearly doubled from 65 in 2010 to 120 in 2011.

environment agency monitors water pollution

The Environment Agency monitors water pollution

Most occurred within the sewer and water network, but the Environment Agency said this was mainly due to the fact that more incidents were being reported by the water companies themselves.

An agency spokesman said: “Substantial investment by water companies has helped improve water quality in recent decades. We are working with the water industry and Ofwat to ensure that this overall trend continues, particularly given the pressures of population growth and climate change.”

Waste was the main cause of water pollution as our growing population struggles to control industrial waste and sewage. Yet companies are aware of this problem and more UK businesses than ever before have been awarded an ‘A’ grade for their environmental performance. As a reward, well-run enterprises had their regulatory costs cut by £15 million in 2011. Overall those complying with environmental regulations paid up to 70% less for their relevant permits and permissions than businesses that were run badly.

The Environment Agency chairman, Lord Chris Smith, said: “Achieving both economic growth and the protection of the natural environment is not always easy but it can be achieved with hard work and dedication.

“It will not happen without effective regulation of the impact business has on the environment and a commitment from businesses themselves to act as responsible neighbours and good corporate citizens.

“Reassuringly, the latest performance record shows businesses are increasingly recognising there is a value and opportunity in this broader sense of responsibility.”

If you are worried about the quality of your water, contact Aquatec today. We have nearly 20 year’s experience of providing home water purification systems to filter your drinking, cooking and home supply water. Once filtered our water is so pure than even a new born baby can drink it.

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