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Maintaining and Repairing Your Kinetico Water Softener

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 26 Jul, 2018

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. Therefore, it is crucial to make sure you properly clean and maintain your water softener on a regular basis to minimize the dirt and sediment in your water lines and extend the overall lifespan of your system. How Water Softeners Work Water softener systems can malfunction over time for a […]



Jun, 2018

Plastic in Water: Don’t Contribute to the Problem

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 29 Jun, 2018 | Updated: 23 Oct, 2018

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 uses of plastic go well beyond these familiar functions. Traces of plastic are found in our clothing, our home insulation, and even our computers. The lure of plastic is that it is inexpensive and relatively simple to manufacture. As a result, we often view plastic a disposable commodity, made to […]



Oct, 2017

Blue-Green Algae Jeopardizing Lake Erie’s Water Supply

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 17 Oct, 2017 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

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 to our area. You can see it best via satellite images taken on September 26, 2017, by the Landsat 8 satellite. While “our side” of the lake is still algae free, the western shoreline of Michigan, Ohio and even up into Ontario is covered with the thick green slime. […]



Aug, 2017

Summer Quick Pickling with Delicious Water

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 23 Aug, 2017 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

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. Quick pickling is super simple. All you need is boiling water, vinegar, salt (and/or sugar) and spices. Mix them all together then cover your fruit or veggies with the liquid and wait for a few hours. A good quick pickle has that sharp tang and crisp snap, leaving behind a […]


Common Contaminants in Drinking Water

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 31 Aug, 2016

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 is a process of passing water under pressure through a semi-permeable membrane to remove the majority of contaminants. This is the most common process of filtering water. Kinetico’s K5 drinking water station, a reverse osmosis system with flex filtration, is certified to remove more contaminants than any other reverse osmosis […]