Residential Water Treatment:
From Ultra Violet systems to Reverse Osmosis!
It can be difficult to determine whether you actually need a water treatment system or what type of system would be best for you. Aqua Pro can help you make the right choice in water treatment systems. Several kinds of water treatment devices are available for home use:
Whole house/point-of-entry (POE) systems: Typically treat all or most of the water entering a residence. They are usually installed after the water meter (municipal) or pressurized storage tank (well water). A water softener is an example of a POE system.
Point-of-use (POU) systems: Typically treat water at the point of consumption, such as at the kitchen sink, refrigerator or shower head. Some may install inline while others will dispense filtered water through a separate faucet.
Product Standards by Technology
Filtration – Contaminants are reduced by being trapped in the pores of the filter or by being adsorbed or broken down by the filter media contained in the system. Carbon filters use this technology to filter water.
Water softeners – Water softeners use cation exchange resin, regenerated with sodium chloride or potassium chloride, to reduce hardness (e.g. excess calcium and magnesium) from the water. These minerals are replaced with sodium or potassium ions, depending upon the type of softening pellet used.
Ultraviolet disinfection – These systems use ultraviolet light to either disinfect water (Class A systems) or to treat heterotrophic (non-disease causing) bacteria in the water (Class B systems).
Reverse osmosis systems – RO systems reverse the natural flow of water so that water passes from a more concentrated solution to a more dilute solution through a semi-permeable membrane. Most reverse osmosis systems incorporate pre and post-filters along with the membrane. Reverse Osmosis is the leading choice for residential under counter installation. Removes 99.999% of contaminates.
Shower filters – These systems to attach to residential shower head supply pipes and are designed to reduce chlorine levels in shower water.
Treatment Systems for Emerging Contaminants – Systems include several types of point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) systems that have been verified to reduce up to 15 emerging contaminants from drinking water.
If your water needs treatment we can help! Please call (604) 850-4890.