Common Impurities

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...

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,...