How Safe Is Your Water Heater?

How Safe Is Your Water Heater?

We give little thought to our water heaters, that is until something goes wrong with them. Here is an infographic that looks at three things we can check to ensure safety and proper water heater operation. It also provides details on how to periodically flush your water heater and finally lists some fun facts about them.

Technology of Plumbing: Then and Now

Technology of Plumbing: Then and Now

When was the very first flush toilet invented? How about the first water closet or even the very first water filtration devices? Obviously all of these and other plumbing elements have had their start at some point in time. There have however been many advancements in plumbing throughout the years.

Reducing Your Bottled Water Footprint

Reducing Your Bottled Water Footprint

Bottled water is an American staple. You see these bottles everywhere – in the hands of runners and walkers, in people’s cars, at sporting events and concerts, handed out for free at may churches and the list goes on. And while the idea of drinking filtered water is more appealing to many than drinking tap water, what happens to all those bottles once they are used? Many unfortunately end up in landfills. So, what can one do to reduce their “bottled water footprint?” Installing a reverse osmosis system is a good start. Also consider the information in the following infographic as well. [Click image for full size version] Via Wheels for...
Drinking Water Treatment: Reverse Osmosis

Drinking Water Treatment: Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis is most commonly known for its use in drinking water purification and removes large particles and substances using a semi-permeable membrane. The following infographic takes a detailed look at what reverse osmosis is, how it works and some of its applications.

What's In Your Fancy Water?

What's In Your Fancy Water?

What’s in your favorite drinking water? Minerals – that’s what! And lots of them. Just how much mineral content does one brand have compared with others? This infographic shows 13 popular brands of drinking water along with their mineral content expressed in parts per million (ppm).

Tap Water: What Are You Really Drinking?

Tap Water: What Are You Really Drinking?

The contents of tap water vary from state to state across the country. Some of the chemicals found in drinking water will shock and appall you while the excellent quality of others will quench both your worries as well as your thirst. In the following infographic, you will see that the quality of Phoenix’s water is poor. The infographic goes on to show some various ways to filter water and types of filters.

Private Water Well Guidelines & Safety

Private Water Well Guidelines & Safety

This infographic highlights how to maintain your private water well and how to keep the water safe for you and your family. While a small percentage, 15% of Americans do not use the public drinking water system and may use resources like wells to supply them with a sufficient water supply. Neglecting to monitor your water well may lead to contamination of the water.

The Green Machine: Eco-Friendly Filtration

The Green Machine: Eco-Friendly Filtration

Need better drinking water and concerned about the environment as well? Check out The Green Machine from Vertex. This new reverse osmosis system uses high-performance Greenblock filter media, anufactured with a unique eco-friendly process that significantly reduces harmful greehouse gases.

Think Before You Drink: The Costs of Bottled Water

Think Before You Drink: The Costs of Bottled Water

Maybe you have been thinking of how you can save some money? Start by rethinking about grabbing another bottle of water. The way we drink from bottled water may be quite taken-for-granted but consider as well that this seemingly harmful act may actually be turning each one of us into a large contributor to the planet’s growing green problems.

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