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Rainwater harvesting and water purification articles and Information from PerfectWater™

Independence Day

  In Congress, July 4, 1776.   The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America   When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the...

The History of Rainwater Harvesting

When did rainwater harvesting begin? Was it a primitive water source? Why is it no longer a common source? These are questions that I have when thinking about the history of rainwater harvesting. You may remember your grandfather talking about the old rain cistern on...

The Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

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 high-quality water to stormwater management, awareness...

Info on fluoride in drinking water.

We all want to prevent cavities and have healthy teeth, and fluoride is a proven way to keep tooth enamel strong. But, can too much of it be a problem?  Fluoride is a mineral found naturally in our bones and teeth. While it’s no longer considered an essential...

TRUE benefits.

Here is an article from the Water Quality Association. Bad water is bad for you, but safe water is key to life — and good for you! Water has so many health benefits that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends drinking eight 8-ounce glasses...

“Salt-Free” Water Softeners?

We often receive inquires about these so called "salt-free" water softeners. If you are curious about "salt free" systems, this article explains why a salt-free system may, or may not, be a benefit for you. There are two types of salt-free systems. Neither system is a...

Let’s Talk About Coffee.

Do you like coffee? This roasted bean serves the about 80% of U.S. adults according to the National Coffee Association. I drink 2-3 cups per day! It's a consistent part of my day and I am what you might call a coffee snob. Read another article about Coffee   Why Am I...

Water Quality Awareness – What’s In Your Water?

Remember the Flint, Michigan crisis? Lead is far from the only thing that can contaminate a home’s water, and it’s important to know what your family is drinking. This article is not intended to shock and scare people about water quality. However, you should be aware...

The Benefits of Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water

We’ve finally learned our lesson in America. More of us are starting to skip the soda and drink a lot more water instead. A 2016 Beverage Marketing study found water consumption in the U.S. grew 120 percent between 2000 and 2015, while carbonated drinks fell 16...

6 Reasons To STOP Buying Bottled Water

Bottled water has become a regular part of everyday life for many Americans. We drink more bottled water than beer or milk. Entire aisles at the grocery store are full of it. But are we making a huge mistake? Many of us have heard some of the logic behind why using...

Soft Water vs. Hard Water – Part 6 – How to Know

Part 1: Skin Part 2: Appliances Part 3: Water Softener Myths Part 4: Laundry Part 5: Showering Part 6: How to Know   HARD WATER – 8 MAJOR SIGNS YOU HAVE PROBLEMS IN YOUR HOME You just moved into a new place and you notice something is not quite right. There’s...

Soft Water vs. Hard Water – Part 5 – Showering

Part 1: Skin Part 2: Appliances Part 3: Water Softener Myths Part 4: Laundry Part 5: Showering Part 6: How to Know   SHOWERING IN HARD WATER – ARE YOU REALLY GETTING CLEAN? Ever wonder why your skin might feel so dry and itchy? Why your hair is frizzy and hard to work...

Soft Water vs. Hard Water – Part 4 – Laundry

Part 1: Skin Part 2: Appliances Part 3: Water Softener Myths Part 4: Laundry Part 5: Showering Part 6: How to Know   IS HARD WATER RUINING YOUR LAUNDRY? Water is water and laundry is laundry, right? Put your clothes in the washing machine, dump in some detergent,...

Soft Water vs. Hard Water – Part 2 – Appliances

Part 1: Skin Part 2: Appliances Part 3: Water Softener Myths Part 4: Laundry Part 5: Showering Part 6: How to Know   How Hard Water Breaks Down Appliances Calcium and magnesium are good for healthy bones, but they are the bad guys when it comes to certain appliances...

Soft Water vs. Hard Water – Part 1 – Skin

There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to soft water. Throughout the years, countless gimmicks and false studies have made it hard for the consumer to truly understand the benefits of soft water. Here are a few of the most common questions and concerns we get...

Project Profile – Lister Residence

Sequoyah Hills, a gracious 100-year-old area of forest and rolling hills fronting the Tennessee River, is one of Knoxville’s most admired neighborhoods. Sequoyah Hills remains one of those places out of another time where children can walk to school and holidays are...

Harvard Research Links Fluoride in Water To ADHD

A leading cause of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism in children could be the hidden chemicals lurking in the foods we eat, the water we drink and the products we consume, says a new study recently published in The Lancet.   The Research...