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If you don’t know your Water Score, or if it’s not as high as you’d like it to be, Kinetico can help. Many things affect your Water Score: water hardness, chlorine levels, contaminants, use of a water filter, and so … Continue reading

usa made

Kinetico products are made in the USA, patented, third-party certified and backed by long, comprehensive manufacturer’s warranties. Kinetico’s systems are designed and manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Newbury, Ohio.  The commitment to keeping the products made in the USA … Continue reading

Kinetico Water Systems Dealer 50 Years

This year marks a significant milestone as Clearwater Systems celebrates 50 years as an Authorized Independent Kinetico Dealer. As Clearwater Systems embarks on 2024, they are proud to recognize the golden anniversary of their partnership with Kinetico Water Systems. It … Continue reading


Did you know that residents of Whatcom County may lose their water rights? If local residents do not file a court claim in the upcoming Ecology water lawsuit that is to take place in the Spring of 2024, then they … Continue reading


With March 22nd being World Water Day and recent events impacting the environment, water safety is becoming a serious concern to many in our area. Many contaminants that are present in well water or municipality water can have long-lasting health effects when consumed by adults, children, and … Continue reading

PFAS breakdown description

Toxic Forever Chemicals in Your Water – Recently the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has confirmed the presence of PFAS in 57 public water systems throughout Arizona.  Most public water systems will have to screen for a minimum of 29 … Continue reading

ribbon cutting

— Clearwater Systems will celebrate the grand opening of their new locations in Sedona and Prescott Valley with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. — Clearwater Systems is having their Customer Appreciation Event for … Continue reading

The residents of Jackson, Mississippi have been living without safe drinking water for months. While the water system has been failing for years, the system was completely knocked out for one month due to a winter storm in 2021 and … Continue reading

pfas chemicals getting into water supply

Toxic Forever Chemicals in Your Water Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances, known as PFAS, the toxic synthetic ‘forever chemicals’, are found in many areas of the home, including drinking water. While this has indeed made our lives easier, PFAS has been known to have … Continue reading


Clearwater Systems is excited to announce the recent addition of Kinetico dealerships in Sedona and Prescott Valley Arizona: Today, Clearwater Systems, a leading distributor of water treatment systems and Kinetico product line, is excited to announce the recent addition of … Continue reading

World's Greatest

— Clearwater Systems is proud to be featured on the television series “World’s Greatest”! — Today, Clearwater Systems, a leading distributor of water treatment systems and Kinetico product line, is announcing they have been selected to be featured on the … Continue reading

Clean Water is now Clearwater Systems

— Customer Appreciation and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony — Lynden, WA: Clearwater Systems, Inc. is excited to announce the recent addition of Clean Water Services to the Clearwater family. This Lynden, Washington based dealership has proudly served Whatcom, Snohomish, Island, and Skagit … Continue reading

Mike Holmes

As the first Kinetico dealer, Clearwater Systems is excited to announce that Kinetico is now a proud partner of Mike Holmes, a Canadian builder/contractor, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist and television host who has had international success. Mike doesn’t stand behind … Continue reading

microplastics in water

What are microplastics and how do they impact your drinking water? Plastic is the most prevalent type of debris found in our ocean and Great Lakes. While plastic debris can come in various shapes and sizes, those that are less … Continue reading

75th Anniversary

Clearwater Systems is proud to celebrate its 75th Anniversary! Akron, Ohio: Today, Clearwater Systems, a leading distributor of water treatment systems and the Kinetico product line, celebrates its remarkable 75-year history in the water treatment industry. Established in 1946, the … Continue reading

Charlie Watkins honored for 50 Years

Clearwater Systems Employee Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary — Charlie Watkins honored for 50 Years — Akron, Ohio: Today, Clearwater Systems, a leading distributor of water treatment systems and Kinetico product line, honors Charlie Watkins for 50 years of employment. “Having … Continue reading

pfas in drinking water

In 2019, Governor DeWine called state officials to assess the threats to drinking water across the state of Ohio. Once announced, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency made a plan to test the water of 1,500 public water systems. They tested … Continue reading

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Findlay Location

Thank you to the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce for attending the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our newly acquired location in Findlay, Ohio. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony also coincided with our Annual Customer Appreciation Event. Special thanks to Hancock County … Continue reading

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While schools, businesses, and restaurants are closed for months due to the COVID19 pandemic, water quality will degrade over time as the water stagnates. Standing water can lead to undetectable levels of chlorine and also increase the risk for growth … Continue reading

virtual appointments

Discuss your water questions and concerns with one of our Certified Water Specialists. You can now schedule your personal meet & greet from the comfort of your home. The following virtual services are now available: Virtual Water Testing System Quotes … Continue reading

World Water Day 2020

For millions of people, water insecurity is a reality of everyday life. Due to the increasing effects of climate change, the number of people facing water insecurity is continuing to grow. From extended droughts to aquifers drying up, much of … Continue reading

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PLEASE NOTE: Below notice effective from March 2020 – June 2021 Dear Valued Customers, The COVID-19 pandemic and the steps taken to reduce the transmission of this virus are unprecedented. As we navigate these challenging times, our top priority is … Continue reading

Western Ohio Locations

Clearwater Systems Announces Acquisition of Western Ohio Water Dealerships Clearwater Systems, Inc. is excited to announce the recent additions of Unity Water Systems, Flag City Water Systems, and Central Soft Water Systems to the Clearwater family. These water dealerships have … Continue reading

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It seems like every day there is a new report of water problems somewhere in the country. Lead in drinking water, runoff from storms and road maintenance in well water, and contaminants such as pharmaceuticals and household products leaching into … Continue reading

salt truck

Road Salt and Your Water There are many different factors that can lead to water contamination. Everything from the runoff from storms to pharmaceuticals and even corrosion of water pipes can create contaminants that can get into your water supply. … Continue reading

dripping faucet

Hard water can be a real challenge in your home. The effects of hard water can be widespread in your household. Dry, irritated skin and brittle hair are unfortunate side effects of hard water, which strips moisture from the body … Continue reading

PFAS Contaminated Drinking Water

There are always steps that you can take to ensure that your life is a little better, a little safer. You can buy a home security system, put up fencing, invest in good antivirus software. But what about when the … Continue reading

Premier s350

If you have been considering investing in a water softener system, you may be wondering about the differences between a water filter and a water softener. While both systems have their advantages, you will need to make an informed decision … Continue reading

increasing lead in drinking water

There have been a lot of reports in the news regarding elevated levels of lead in drinking water. Towns like Flint, MI have received a great deal of attention due to high lead levels and contaminants in the water. Reading … Continue reading

PFAS action plan by EPA

Most people take for granted that when they turn on their kitchen faucet in the U.S., the water that flows out is safe to drink. But in Ohio and many other parts of the country, concern has been growing about … Continue reading

lead in water

Due to the aging infrastructure in the U.S., many communities are grappling with lead contamination in their water systems. One story that made national headlines was the alarming levels of lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water. Lead enters the water … Continue reading

Man Testing Water

Your home should be a source of comfort and shelter to you. However, there could be hidden dangers lurking in a place that’s often overlooked: your water supply. Many places around the country have polluted or contaminated drinking water, so … Continue reading

Luminous Water Solutions

We are excited to share with you that Luminous Water Solutions is changing its name to Clearwater Systems. We will begin to roll out this change to our new name throughout our store, website, vehicles, advertising, mailers, literature, etc. over … Continue reading

Water Hardness Testing

A recent article from C.F. Michaud details his experiments to determine what is considered soft water and hard water. Click to learn if you have hard water. Continue reading

Water Testing in Home

You have made the wise decision to install a water filter system into your home. Water is what you drink, cook with, and bathe in, so having poor water can easily make you and your family sick. The more proactive … Continue reading

save money

Lisle, Illinois — Water softeners can save significant amounts of money and energy in the home, a major new study by the independent Battelle Institute revealed. Softeners help preserve the efficiency of water heaters and major appliances and keep showers … Continue reading

Laundry Detergent

LISLE, Illinois – Consumers can cut back on dish and laundry detergent use by 50 percent or more and lower washing machine temperatures from hot to cold just by using softened water, as shown by two new independent studies that were … Continue reading

Bottled Water vs Tap Water

There are numerous reasons why people buy bottled water: It tastes better than tap; they perceive it to be cleaner and therefore healthier than tap, or they like the convenience of grabbing a bottle as they’re headed out the door, … Continue reading

Tap Water

Contaminants can get in drinking water from all different kinds of sources. Many of which are from industrial processes, metal corrosion, and chemicals, such as preservatives and disinfectants. Most contaminants can be removed from drinking water through reverse osmosis. This … Continue reading

Rotten Egg Odor in Water

When your water smells like rotten eggs, the stench is an unmistakable sign of sulfur-contaminated water. While it doesn’t cause any serious health effects, the odor is extremely off-putting, and the sulfur can damage your plumbing and other objects in … Continue reading

Appliance Hard Water

Hard water is more of a nuisance than anything else. The levels of soluble minerals calcium and magnesium determine whether water is “soft” or “hard”. At the right levels, these minerals can give water a taste that many people actually … Continue reading

Woman Pinches Nose

Smelly water has a handful of common causes, depending on the smell. The usual odors are sulfur (aka “the rotten egg smell”), sewage, and chlorine bleach, which are caused by naturally occurring anaerobic bacteria and chemicals that accumulate in wells, … Continue reading

what causes orange brown staining in toilets- solutions for iron in water- clearwater systems

If you’re seeing rust stains in your sink, in your shower or toilet, or even on your clothes, you probably have a few questions. Namely, why is rust forming on surfaces that aren’t made of iron, and how do I prevent it? Rust stains … Continue reading

Soda vs Bottled Water vs Tap Water

A CBS News report shared that consumption of bottled water outranked consumption of soda in 2016, according to statistics released by Beverage Marketing. Consumption of bottled water jumped from an average of 36.5 gallons per person in 2015 to 39.3 … Continue reading

infused water

Despite our passion for clean drinking water, we admit that the taste of water – no matter how pure – day in and day out can become boring, causing folks to reach for substitutes with flavor. More often than not, … Continue reading

dog drinking water

Since August 26th is National Dog Day, the dog lovers at Clearwater Systems believe it’s important to not only think about your human family’s water intake but also your furry family members as well! It doesn’t matter if your dog … Continue reading

canning pickling with water

The end of summer is fast approaching. What are you going to do with all of your seasonal fruits and vegetables? Why quick pickling? The quickest and simplest way to preserve almost all your produce is to quick pickle them. … Continue reading

Fluoride added in water

This October, the Meadville Area Water Authority will be adding Fluoride to its water. Whether or not you approve of the addition of Fluoride to a local water facility we wanted to provide you with some facts from the Water … Continue reading

Effects of algae bloom on drinking water

What’s green and smelly that you definitely don’t want to drink right before Halloween? Lake Erie, and it’s not a joke. The lake is covered in blue-green algae or cyanobacteria and it is starting to pose a health threat close … Continue reading

contaminated water

This past May, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a New York-based environmental advocacy group found that United States residents have a 1 in 4 chance of drinking unsafe water that has not been properly monitored for contaminants in accordance … Continue reading

remodel kitchen

The home remodeling season is in full swing, as home shows advertise around the northwestern Pennsylvania area. The winter of 2018 may have wrought changes not readily apparent to the eye, but if you are considering a kitchen or bathroom … Continue reading

plastic in water

Plastic is one of the most versatile and ubiquitous materials that humans use. Some of the most common uses of plastic include containing food and beverages, shopping bags and constructing objects such as furniture, pipes, or storage containers. But everyday … Continue reading

One of the many unique features of Kinetico water softener systems is that they are powered by kinetic energy, which is effective in reducing energy cost. However, like other water softeners, Kinetico water softeners still utilize brine tanks and salt. … Continue reading

Water Softener Kinetico

Comparing Electric and Non-Electric Water Softeners Water softener systems are devices used to soften home or business hard water supplies. The process of softening water aims to remove magnesium, calcium and other unwanted minerals from hard water through a process … Continue reading

chlorine in water

Clearwater Systems carries a full line of whole house water filtration systems that can remove chlorine from your water. Learn more about our systems. Continue reading

Washing Machine Damage

As a homeowner, it’s easy to take for granted indoor plumbing and running water. Water is used for bathing, cleaning, washing dishes and clothes, cooking, and flushing toilets. The average American uses 80 – 100 gallons of water per day. … Continue reading


Hurricanes and heavy rains can create destruction and danger on many levels including long-term power outages, destroyed homes, dangerous flooding, risk of diseases and unhealthy drinking water. Once a hurricane makes landfall, or significant rainstorms causes flooding, both public water … Continue reading

kinetico of montana

Clearwater Systems Ohio recently acquired Kinetico Quality Water of Missoula and Ravalli Counties in Hamilton, Montana. “It has always been Clearwater Systems’ mission to allow all people access to clean and drinkable water,” owner Jerry Kovach said. “That’s why we’re … Continue reading

Bacteria in Water

Bacteria and viruses are such small organisms that some cannot be seen under a conventional microscope. They have no taste or smell and cannot be seen by the human eye. Bacteria and viruses usually enter the environment through leaking septic … Continue reading

scale buildup from hard water in water heater

You may have heard about scale buildup in relation to equipment damage, clogged faucets or pipes, tile discoloration and shower stall cleaning difficulties. In simple terms, this effect is caused by mineralized water. When it combines with soap and other materials, … Continue reading

Water Heater with and without soft water

See the benefits of a water softener for yourself online at Clearwater Systems. Hard water vs. soft water tests show the effects of hard water on everyday home appliances. Continue reading

kitchen water filter systems- Under the Sink Kitchen Water Filter Systems- Clearwater Systems

Looking for an under sink water filter system that will suit your needs? Clearwater Systems has just the under sink water purification system for you – contact us today! Continue reading

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Clearwater Systems carries a full line of whole house water filtration systems that can remove sediment from your water. Learn more about our systems. Continue reading

Whole house saltless systems

Clearwater Systems carries salt free water softeners, an option for your home water filtration if you are worried about sodium chloride consumption. Learn more about our salt free water softener systems online. Continue reading

Woman Filling Pot with Water from Filter

A reverse osmosis water system could be just what you need. Contact Clearwater Systems for more information about how reverse osmosis can help you! Continue reading

Blue Green Staining on Copper Pipes

Purified bathroom water is very important for a homeowner. Clearwater Systems offers filtered bathroom water for you – contact us today! Continue reading

Cryptosporidium cysts

If you are in need of microbial water filtration – Clearwater Systems is the place for you! Contact us today for more information regarding our microbial water system. Continue reading

magnetic field water pipes

Learn more about magnetic water treatment online from Clearwater Systems. Fill out a short contact form to learn more about magnetic water softeners. Continue reading

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Clearwater Systems carries a full line of whole house water filtration systems that can remove iron from your water. Learn more about our systems. Continue reading


Inline water treatment filters could be the water solution you are looking for. Contact Clearwater Systems for more information regarding our inline water purification. Continue reading

garden hose

Do you need a garden water filter to help with your green thumb? Clearwater Systems has just the garden hose filter you need! Continue reading

Arsenic Removal from Water- Arsenic Water Filters- Clearwater Systems

Clearwater Systems has a variety of water purification systems that can diagnose if your water has arsenic contamination through a free water analysis. If it does, we carry the filtration system needed for arsenic removal. Continue reading

Clear Water Systems Quality Excellence

Our company history is probably our most important asset to consider. Who you buy from is at least as important as what you buy. We are a third generation family business started in 1946 with hundreds of thousands of customers … Continue reading

Mom pouring pure water into glass for daughter

Better water is just that . . . better. We’re big fans of Kinetico water products, not just because we sell the product but because we use and experience the benefits of using Kinetico water systems in our own homes … Continue reading

tap water test

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Water Filter You have made the wise decision to install a water filter system into your home. Water is what you drink, cook with, and bathe in, so having poor water can easily make … Continue reading


While fracking supplies us with a much needed resource, many studies show that fracking sites may be causing pollution to nearby drinking water sources. Research performed by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) found chemicals like benzene in the groundwater near … Continue reading

Your water may be contaminated due to fracking—now what? You should never have any doubt that your water is clean, pure, and 100% safe for you and your family to drink and use daily. That’s why we provide everyone with … Continue reading

woman drinking water

Studies have shown that chemicals used in the fracking process may make their way into nearby water supplies. If drills that use fracking are in or around your area, getting your water supply checked for contaminates is a must to … Continue reading

Fracking Process

What is Fracking? Hydraulic fracking, more commonly referred to as just “fracking,” is a complex drilling process used to release natural gases or oil. The fracking process begins when vertical wells are dug far into the earth to reach underground … Continue reading

Fracking in Ohio

With the search for natural resources becoming more challenging, gas and oil drillers have turned to the Utica Shale as an area with promising prospects. The organic rich nature of the shale rock in the Utica Shale makes it an … Continue reading

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Ever wonder what’s lurking in your well water? About 20% of water samples from public, private, and groundwater monitoring wells contain at least one trace element, such as arsenic, manganese, and uranium, concentrated enough to be problematic. Public wells, and … Continue reading

Salt Free water softener

Do Salt-Free Water Softeners really work? Salt is a major component in most water softeners so how do Salt Free Water Softeners work? This page will explain not only of how salt free water softeners work but compare them to … Continue reading

testing water

This article will show how you can fight chromium with certified products and professionals. Reducing chromium is important and Clearwater Systems is here to help! Continue reading


Get the latest in drinking water regulations by reading this article – ‘US Bolsters Chemical Restrictions for Water’. Clearwater Systems will always keep you updated with clean drinking water regulations. Continue reading

boy drinking water

Clearwater Systems is helping Akron residents reduce their manganese exposure from water. Learn more about your water quality by taking a complimentary water test today. Continue reading

pouring water into glass

An Environmental Working Group analysis of tap water tests from 1998 through 2003 for more than 39,000 communities nationwide shows that 260 pollutants were detected in the nation’s drinking water. EWG collected tap water contaminant data from 42 states over … Continue reading