How Safe is My Drinking Water? Do I Really Need a Water Filter?

by Crusader Water Systems, Inc.

If you're like most Utahans, you probably don’t worry about drinking water straight from your tap. You may think that because a lot of Utah's water originates from mountain sources that it is some of the purest water on earth. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and much of our nation's water is full of potentially dangerous contaminants that may harm you and your family.

You might be asking yourself, "How it is possible that my water could be contaminated?" and "Doesn't the EPA regulate water safety?" We address these questions below.

What’s in my water? Aren't water contaminants regulated?

Throughout the U.S., municipalities get water from a variety of sources. Water is typically pulled from wells, lakes, reservoirs, and rivers and is tested at water treatment plants. The EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act sets guidelines for determining if water is safe enough for public consumption. If the water does not meet these standards, then it must be treated until it comes into compliance. Bear in mind that government standards merely represent minimum standards and are not necessarily ideal water quality levels.

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Dry, itchy skin -- how does the water you use affect your skin?

by Brittany Reyneke

When you get out of the shower, do you have dry, itchy, and irritated skin? Does this issue seem to get worse in the winter?

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Dishwasher Rinse Aids -- Do you really want your child to lick that spoon?

by Brittany Reyneke

 

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What's living in your dishwasher?

by Brittany Reyneke

Approximately 54% of households in the U.S. have dishwashers and use them at least once per week 1. What many families don't understand is that dishwashers can be breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria and fungi, so are dishes actually cleaner after going through the dishwasher?

A recent dishwasher study conducted at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark has shown dishwashers contain bacteria that are linked to urinary tract infections, skin infections, food poisoning, and heart infections. It also uncovered that fungi thrive in many dishwashers and can cause yeast infections and thrush 2. Approximately 309 distinct bacteria OTUs (operational taxonomic units) and 194 unique fungal OTUs were found living in the 24 sampled household dishwashers. 

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Why some millennials aren't using fabric softener and you probably shouldn't either

by Brittany Reyneke

 

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Boil Orders

by Greg Reyneke

A regional, city, or community water supply in Utah can issue a boil order if routine water tests indicate the presence of E.coli bacteria. Coliform bacteria are a big family of possibly dangerous bacteria. Escherichia coli, also know as E.coli is found in the intestines of mammals like humans and other furry animals.

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Water Quality in Utah

by Greg Reyneke

One of the benefits of living in Utah is the great neighborhoods, awesome people, spectacular scenery, and beautiful seasons. When it comes to water quality though, Utah certainly has some problems…

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7 Simple Things You Should Know About Your Crusader Water Softener

by Greg Reyneke

Thank you for choosing a Crusader Water Softener, Conditioner, or Hybrid Filtration System to protect your Utah home from Hard Water, Chlorine, Metals, and other problems.

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