News & Updates

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Oct, 2017

Blue-Green Algae Jeopardizing Lake Erie’s Water Supply

By: Luminous Water Solutions | Tags: | Comments: 0 | Published: 17 Oct, 2017

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. http://cdn.iflscience.com/images/aa275d6e-4e59-56b3-845f-19e05b26a654/content-1507133089-landsat8.jpg 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. […]

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Sep, 2017

Should Fluoride be Added to Local Area Tap Water?

By: Luminous Water Solutions | Tags: | Comments: 0 | Published: 28 Sep, 2017

This October, the Meadville Area Water Authority will be adding Fluoride to its water. http://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/full-story-water-authority-votes-to-add-fluoride-to-meadville/article_1a5d2522-5152-11e7-b599-87c4c8ce7f25.html 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 Systems Council and Water Quality Association about Fluoride.   Fluoride Facts Natural trace element Occurs naturally only in the reduced (fluoride, F-) form in combination with other minerals creating Fluorspar, Cryolite, and Fluorapatite Exists in almost all soils As water passes through the earth, it absorbs Fluoride, thus most […]

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Aug, 2017

Summer Quick Pickling with Delicious Water

By: Luminous Water Solutions | Tags: | Comments: 0 | Published: 23 Aug, 2017 | Updated: 23 Aug, 2017

  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 […]

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7

Aug, 2017

TIPS TO KEEP YOUR DOG HYDRATED

By: Luminous Water Solutions | Tags: | Comments: 0 | Published: 07 Aug, 2017 | Updated: 07 Aug, 2017

AUGUST 26TH IS NATIONAL DOG DAY!!! Since August 26th is National Dog Day, the dog lovers at Luminous Water Solutions 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 lives inside or out, you need to keep a constant supply of water nearby to keep your pup hydrated. According to pets.webmd.com, “dogs need an ounce of water for each pound of body weight, meaning if your dog weighs 10 pounds, they will […]

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22

Jun, 2017

Our Favorite Fruit Infused Water Recipes from Pinterest

By: Luminous Water Solutions | Tags: , | Comments: 0 | Published: 22 Jun, 2017 | Updated: 22 Jun, 2017

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, these substitutes consist of high levels of sugar and other additives. Instead of reaching for sugar-loaded iced teas, juices, or other flavored waters, try making your own fruit infused water beverages! Depending on your goals – i.e. to lose weight, improve skin tone, detox, improve digestion, or just make something […]

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Soda vs. Bottled Water vs. Tap – We’re Heading in the Right Direction

By: Luminous Water Solutions | Tags: | Comments: 0 | Published: 18 Apr, 2017

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 gallons in 2016, surpassing the average person’s soda consumption by 0.8 gallons last year. With the exception of the beginning of the recession (2008 and 2009), bottled water sales have grown every year for the past four decades. The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) recorded an average annual bottled water […]

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27

Mar, 2017

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

By: Luminous Water Solutions | Tags: , , | Comments: 0 | Published: 27 Mar, 2017

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 are the result of a chemical reaction between water, iron, and oxygen. The reason rust forms on surfaces that don’t contain iron is that the rust is present in your water instead. Well water is known for having higher levels of iron, but the iron could […]

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27

Feb, 2017

What is Causing My Smelly Water?

By: Luminous Water Solutions | Tags: , , , , , | Comments: 0 | Published: 27 Feb, 2017

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, water heaters, pipes, and sinks. Decaying organic matter (i.e. your hair, soaps, or food waste) can also cause your water to smell bad. Why does my water smell like sulfur? The common source of smelly water is water heaters. Anaerobic bacteria that naturally occur in water can react with the […]

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14

Dec, 2016

Water Softeners and the Superior Performing Kinetico Water Softener Solutions

By: Luminous Water Solutions | Tags: , , | Comments: 0 | Published: 14 Dec, 2016

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 enjoy. They do not cause any adverse health effects and are actually essential daily nutrients. The presence of calcium and magnesium only become a problem when their levels rise to a point where build-up occurs inside pipes, on faucets, in showers, on glassware and dishes, and in or on other […]

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When Your Water Smells Likes Rotten Eggs

By: Luminous Water Solutions | Tags: , | Comments: 0 | Published: 07 Nov, 2016 | Updated: 10 Jan, 2017

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 your home. Effects Around the House Hydrogen sulfide gas dissolved in water corrodes metals such as iron, steel, copper, and brass. People will often see stains on plumbing fixtures and blackened or discolored utensils and silverware. Similar problems can occur with your clothes; not only does hydrogen sulfide hinder the […]

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