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What is ultraviolet light? Do I need to filter the water before the UV process? How exactly can light kill organisms?
Visit our 'How Ultraviolet Purification Works' guide to find out how it works.
The typical water softener is a mechanical appliance that's plumbed into your home's water supply system. All water softeners use the same operating principle: They trade the minerals for something else, in most cases sodium. The process is called ion exchange. More...
When brewing beer with tap or bottled water, chlorine and chloramine present in the water can combine with malt phenols in the wort to create a compound called chlorophenol, which can give the beer a medicinal taste.
View our Filtered Water for Home Beer Brewing guide.
Bottled water requires a lot of resources to manufacture and ship, and costs a lot more than reverse osmosis water.
Use our Bottled Water Cost Calculator to find out how much of an impact you have on the environment.
Reverse osmosis systems can remove contaminants that are unhealthy and possibly deadly through a combination of granular activated carbon, carbon block & sediment filtration, and thin film membranes.
Chart displaying the sizes of well-known objects and particulates, illustrated in the size of the micrometer (micron).
View the comparison chart for particle size removal of thin-film membranes used in reverse osmosis systems.
Step by step instructions on installing replacement cartridges and sanitizing filter housings. It is highly recommended that you clean and sanitize your system once a year.
Step by step instructions on making a connection with John Guest Quick-Connect fittings. Quick-connect fittings allow you to connect and disconnect tubing without the need of tools.
As our technology advances, so do new forms of pollution and contaminants that effect our environment and our health.
Read more about drinking water contaminants and their health effects.
Chlorine has long been recognized as an oxidative agent, meaning that it not only kills the germs in the water supply; it will damage any living tissue with which it comes in contact. And your skin, like the rest of your organs, is living tissue. But that’s not the only problem.
Since the discovery of its health benefits in the mid-1940's, fluoride is often added to the public water supplies of industrialized countries in order to reduce the populations tooth decay, which is especially effective in low income communities, where good dental hygiene may be too costly.
Hard water is the most common problem found in the average home. Hard water is water that contains dissolved hardness minerals above 1 GPG, such as calcium, magnesium and lime.
Water softening fixes this problem without adding any chemicals into your water supply.
Water hardness can affect showering and laundering by making soaps and detergents less effective and leaves a film on your skin.
Find out if you live in an area with slight or very hard water by looking at our hard water map of the United States.
H2O Distributors specializes in water filtration, water purification and contaminant removal systems for residential and commercial use. Our water filter cartridges and membranes remove bacteria, lead, mercury, chlorine, sulfur, fluoride, arsenic, cryptosporidiosis, chromium 6, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), trihalomethanes (THMs), and other organic and inorganic contaminants.
H2O Distributors offers water filter systems with a wide range of applications: reverse osmosis, under sink water filters, gravity filters, countertop, ultraviolet water purification, well water, water softeners, or select a whole house water filter to protect your entire family. We also offer the Everpure brand of residential and commercial filtration systems and filters, bottleless water coolers, and in-line water filters for polishing, refrigerator ice makers, coffee makers, and water by the glass.
We stock a huge selection of water filtration products, like replacement water filters, replacement ultraviolet lamps, shower head filters, water faucets, fittings, valves, tubing, and other parts. Our brand name products include: Pentek, CA Ware, KX Technologies, Watts, Oasis, Hydrotech, Shelco Filters, Doulton, Everpure, Flowmatic, TrojanUV, Sterilight, GE Osmonics, John Guest, and more. Our courteous staff is here to provide you with expert help and advice. Our website features useful water related guides, news, and links.
Bottled water advertising leads people to believe that their products are produced in pristine, natural surroundings and are purer. The truth is most bottled water is just filtered tap water.
Bottled water works out to paying 5 cents per ounce for a 20 ounce bottle costing $1. In comparison, tap water costs less than 1 cent per gallon. The average price of gas in the United States is around $3 a gallon, or 2 cents an ounce, so you are paying over twice as much for bottled water by volume as you are for gasoline.
What public water systems for my county have violations reported in Envirofacts as reported by Safe Drinking Water Information System?
"Water is a basic necessity, needed to maintain a healthy body, a clear mind, and a good balance within your tissues. About 60 percent of your body is water, and you must constantly replenish the supply, as it's used continuously in the processes of life."Read more on Dr. Weil's article
On our clearance items page you will find an offering of first quality water treatment products that have been discontinued and are available at heavily discounted prices. In most cases these items are our remaining inventory produced by a manufacturer that we no longer represent.
H2O Distributors offers filter systems to charitable organizations in need of clean water. We have a limited number of second quality systems available. Most have only cosmetic blemishes that prevent them being sold as new.