Where is our Drinking Water coming from and how is it treated?
The Drinking Water in the Vancouver area is collected from rainfall and snowmelt in 3 watersheds which are Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam. It has very low limescale as it is not long in contact with rocks or minerals. As a result, we have soft water, therefore we don't need as much soap to produce foam than in other areas.
Our drinking water is filtered in treatment plants and then CHLORINE is added to keep bacteria out before distributing the water into the cities water pipe system. Throughout the distribution system, we have several re-chlorinating stations and as closer you are to any of the stations as more you will notice the taste and odour of Chlorine.
Because the water gets distributed through an old pipe system throughout the city we also have the risk of LEAD in our drinking water. The building code in BC was revised in 1989 to restrict the use of lead in plumbing components. Any house build before 1989 which has a copper pipe system has an additionally LEAD discharge within their own pipe system.
As older the pipes there also will be some RUST build-ups, which is discharged into the water.
Furthermore, we find some PESTICIDES in our Drinking Water as the use of pesticides in Canada is less regulated. In example ATRAZINE, a pesticide that is very commonly used all over Canada it's below Canadian limits but well above European standards which ban its use in 2003, because it is carcinogenic to humans.
Due to the heavy use of Microfibre Fabrics and Plastic, we also have MICROPLASTIC in our Drinking Water.
If you like to enjoy clean water and also like to do something for the environment we recommend the installation of a Whole-house Filter System as well an Everpure Drinking Water Filter System. You also can count on us after the initial installation as we offer a Maintenance Service package including cartridge exchange and recycling.
Take advantage of our Fall offer were you receive 50% off our first Maintenace Service including Cartridge exchange.