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Road Salt and Your Water

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

Can I Install A Water Softener System Myself?

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

Reports on 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

Which is Better, a Water Filter or a Water Softener?

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

PA Schools Receive an F in Lead Levels in 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

Ohio 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

Alarming Lead Levels in Drinking 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

The Skinny on Home Drinking Water Testing

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 Becomes Clearwater Systems Now!

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

Differences Between Hard Water and Soft Water- Clearwater Systems

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

Tips for Choosing the Right Water Filter For Your 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

Battelle Study Press Release

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

Studies Show Washing With Softened Water Is Effective- WQA

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 to Tap: Change Your Habit of Drinking 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; they like the convenience of grabbing a bottle as they’re headed out the door, etc. … Continue reading

What Are Common Contaminants in Drinking 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

When Your Water Smells Likes Rotten Eggs?

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

Water Softeners and the Superior Performing Kinetico Water Softener Solutions

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

What is Causing My Water Smelly?

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

How to Remove Iron and Rust Stains in Sinks, Bathtubs, and on Other Surfaces

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 – We’re Heading in the Right Direction

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

Our Favorite Fruit Infused Water Recipes from Pinterest

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

6 Tips to Keep Your Dog Hydrated

Since August 26th is National Dog Day this year, 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 … Continue reading

Summer Quick Pickling with Delicious 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

Should Fluoride be Added to Local Area Tap 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

Blue-Green Algae Affecting Lake Erie’s Water Supply

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

How does Water Contamination Affect You?

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

Remodeling Your Home Should Start with Your Water

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: Don’t Contribute to the Problem

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

Maintaining and Repairing Your Kinetico Water Softener

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

Difference Between Electric And Non-Electric Water Softener System

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

How to Remove Chlorine from Your Drinking 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

How a Water Softener Can Save You Money

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

How Hurricanes and Major Flooding Affect Drinking Water

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

Clearwater Systems Announces Acquistion of 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 & Viruses 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 means including … Continue reading

Hard Water Scale Buildup Causes and Solutions

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 Softener Benefits – Removing Hard 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

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

Sediment Water Filter

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

Salt Free Water 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

How Does a Reverse Osmosis System Work

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

Bathroom Water Filters

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

Microbial Water Filtration

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

The Effectiveness of Electronic or Magnetic Water Softener Systems

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

How to Remove Iron from Water

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

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 Water Filter

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

Does Your Home’s Water Contain Arsenic?

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

Why should I choose Clearwater Systems to solve my water problems?

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

The Benefits of Better Water

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

Choosing the Right Water Filter

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

Is Fracking Causing Water Pollution?

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

Fracking Water Treatment and Analysis

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

Fracking Chemicals are Ending Up in 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

Can the Fracking Process Affect Water Quality?

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

Is Fracking in Ohio Causing Drinking Water Contamination?

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

Trace Elements and Well Water Testing

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 Softeners

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

To Fight Chromium, Homeowners Can Find Certified Products and Professionals

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

Water Chemical Restrictions

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

Water Quality News

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

US Tap Water Quality Database

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