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Working Water Problems

Can you guess how much of the water coming into your house ends up actually going into your body?

The startling answer: Only about 1%.

That’s right.  Almost 99% of the water you use is not for drinking – but for washing, flushing, showering, brushing, and a host of other external uses. 

That 99% is what experts in the field call “working water.”

Just because you’re not putting working water in your body doesn’t mean you can ignore it.  After all, it is touching our bodies, clothes, dishes, pets – even our expensive appliances.

Here are some of the questions to ask yourself to learn how you can optimize use and quality of your working water:

  1. Am I finding unpleasant odors, colors, spots, or stains where water is used?  If so, there is an easy way to diagnose your water.  You can find out what is causing the trouble and look for solutions.  Or, contact a water professional who is trained to uncover problems and give you the options you need to resolve them.
  2. Are my appliances working at their top efficiency?  With softened water, you may actually be able to turn down the temperature of your dishwasher and clothes washer, use less detergent, and get cleaner clothes and dishes. 
  3. Can I save energy and money with treated water?  According to independent research, depending on how hard your water might be, you can lower your energy consumption and save money with softened water.  What’s more, with treated water, you can actually extend the life of your appliances.

For more information on that 1% of water that you do drink, learn more about how to protect your family with Final Barrier treatment.

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