People with general concerns about water purity and those afflicted with environmental sensitivities may want to consider The Water Shed’s treatment solutions. Municipalities, including the Halifax Regional Water Commission, frequently use an array of chemicals to treat the water we drink, cook with, and bathe in. For example: lime, chloride, sodium hydroxide, potassium permanganate, alum, polymer, polyphosphate and fluoride are commonly used.
While these chemicals are necessary in the water treatment process, many people find the odours and tastes created by residual chlorine in municipal water objectionable. Whatever your situation may be, your solution is not restricted to buying bottled water.
Simple carbon filtration can improve the taste and smell of municipal water and reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals and particulates. Among others, carbon filtration effectively reduces or removes: Atrazine, Benzine, Trihalomethan, Hydrogen Sulfide, Benzene, PCBs, Carbofuran, Toxaphene, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chlorine, Chloramines, Xylenes, Chlordane, Radon, etc.
The Water Shed offers three carbon filtration options to treat your city water:
The 1044 Whole-House GAC
This unit is installed immediately after your water meter or as near possible. The unit has a built-in bypass for easy maintenance.
The 3M AP903 Whole-House Filter
This unit is installed in a similar way, but requires the installation of at least one isolation valve to allow for planned maintenance.
The Big Blue GAC
This unit is also installed near the water meter and needs an isolation valve for ease of cartridge replacement.