Common Impurities

Chlorine and THMs in drinking water
The facts about chlorine & THMs in your water

Most municipally treated water supplies in Canada use [ninja-popup ID=12585]chlorine[/ninja-popup] for water disinfection. [ninja-popup ID=12585]Chlorine[/ninja-popup] is a popular additive for several reasons. Firstly, it is effective at killing and reducing the growth of many microbes including bacteria, viruses and [ninja-popup ID=12589]cysts[/ninja-popup]. It also stays in...

Lead in Drinking Water
Everything you need to know about lead in your water

Let's preface this post by saying that municipal water across Canada tends to be very high-quality. That said, if your home was built before 1986, it may have [ninja-popup ID=12588]lead[/ninja-popup] pipes, fixtures and [ninja-popup ID=12588]lead[/ninja-popup]-based solder. Over time, water and [ninja-popup ID=16494]chloramines[/ninja-popup] corrode [ninja-popup ID=12588]lead[/ninja-popup] plumbing,...