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Welcome to our blog. This is where we at PerfectWater™ write and post articles covering rainwater harvesting and water purification. We will do our very best to provide interesting and helpful content; and as a cornerstone, content that you can trust.

How to Recognize a Water Specialist

Have you considered getting water purification before, but then been overwhelmed with the many water treatment dealers in your area, not knowing the difference between any of them? You are not alone. The problem with water treatment is the lack of education and...

An Overview of Residential Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting: Take Control of Your Water Rainwater harvesting is emerging as an intelligent option for water supply in residential, commercial, and agriculture applications, and it couldn’t come in a better time. From an alternate source of exceptionally...

5 Steps to Whole-House Water Purification for Your Home

If you own a home or are building a home, and your water will be supplied by a municipal water utility, this article is for you. Everyday, water is used in a home for drinking, washing, cooking, bathing, and more. It touches so much of our lives - our bodies, clothes,...

All Things Considered, Is Bottled Water Good?

In this article, we take an in-depth look at bottled water. Primarily, the quality and downsides of bottled water. Just because water is bottled, doesn't necessarily mean that the water is safe and healthy to drink. There are numerous methods used to filter water, and...

Integrated Drinking Water Purification for Your Home

If you are building or considering building a home, this article is for you. Integrated drinking water purification throughout your home is an amenity that you do not want to pass up.   What is Drinking Water Purification? Drinking water purification is the...

Key Takeaways from the Safe Drinking Water Act

What is the Safe Drinking Water Act? Does it ensure the water you and your family use and drink is safe? In this article, we take an in-depth look at questions such as these regarding the Safe Drinking Water Act. According to the United States Census Bureau, the...

How Whole House Water Softener Systems Work

The knowledge and education of soft water is growing. While in the 20th century, water softeners were primarily used in communities where the water hardness exceeded 25 grains-per-gallon, more and more, people want better skin, better hair, and protection for their...

5 Common Myths of Drinking Water Purification

The concern of drinking water purity is growing. So naturally, the need for education is following suit. Water filters and bottled water are now commonplace with the rise in awareness that what is in our food and water is also entering our bodies. But how do we...

6 Myths of Water Softeners Debunked

Have you ever thought about getting a water softener but then been turned away by something negative you heard? More times than not, the information you are hearing is either incomplete or false entirely. This article takes a look at those most common myths standing...

The Benefits of Reverse Osmosis for Nashville Residents

Purified drinking water is becoming more talked about and the general knowledge of the public is growing in this topic. People are starting to realize that it is not the healthy choice to drink municipal water straight from the tap. But what is the best option for...

Why You Want Chlorine-Free Water in Your Home

Chlorine is a commonly used disinfectant in municipal water filtration. In fact, many people can smell the chlorine that is in their water, when taking a shower, for example. They certainly can after using chlorine-free water for a week or two. Let's talk about...

6 Ways Hard Water Impacts Your Life That You May Not Know

Have you ever heard of hard water or soft water? It is the difference between water that contains certain contaminants. Most water that comes from a municipal water supply is hard water. Are you using a municipal water supply? Did you know that the water you use every...

Residential Applications for Rainwater Harvesting

Most people in the U.S. have their water supplied by municipal water sources. And if not, well water is the second most common water supply for residences.  There is another water supply that most are probably not familiar with, or may have not even heard of it! Allow...

Commercial Applications for Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is not only for residential applications, water needs in commercial and industrial processes can cost thousands of dollars a year, not only that, but rainwater harvesting helps new construction comply with stormwater regulations in retaining...

How to Live Off the Grid with Rainwater Harvesting

Planning to build your home outside of any municipal water zones? Or maybe you just like the thought of being self-sustainable? Either way, rainwater harvesting provides a viable water source other than the options of drilling a well or paying the local municipality...

The State of Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is evolving as a relatively young industry, but it is growing fast. Right now, all around the United States, rainwater harvesting is supplying thousands of people with potable water, as well as other water using processes in commercial realms....

DIY Rainwater Harvesting – Yes or No?

If you're reading this post, it probably means that you aren't afraid to dive into projects head on, and I think that is awesome. The ability to be self-reliant is one of the benefits of rainwater harvesting, so we are all on board for that! The question being...

Rainwater Harvesting Laws You Need to Know About

Rainwater harvesting as a primary water supply is a relatively new idea and industry. Therefore, the laws around rainwater harvesting can be a concern. As of right now, the federal government does not regulate rainwater harvesting at all, but rather, leaves it up to...

The Rainwater Harvesting System Process

Here is an in-depth look at the process of rainwater harvesting as the primary source of water in a residential application. The basic principles of rainwater harvesting are rather simple, catch rainwater, store it, use it. But there are components, details, and...

Understanding the Rainwater Harvesting Storage Ecosystem

Each component and process of a whole-house rainwater harvesting system is critical. Rainwater storage is no exception. This is an in-depth look at the process of storing rainwater. How is it possible to have clean rainwater in the storage tank, that appears to be...

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