Increasing levels of nitrates in the water for some areas of California….

Do you have nitrates in your drinking water?

BY WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION (WQA)
Drinking water contaminated with nitrates made national headlines recently when a University of California-Davis study predicted the presence of nitrates in drinking water will intensify in the years to come across California’s Salinas and Central valleys.

While the Davis’ study hones in on California’s nitrate problem, nitrates impact water quality across the United States.

What are nitrates?
Nitrates form when microorganisms break down fertilizers, decaying vegetation, manures and other organic materials. Principal sources of nitrate contamination include animal waste, fertilizers and septic tanks.

How are nitrates regulated?
Nitrates are regulated in the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. The law authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine safe levels of potentially harmful chemicals in drinking water. These levels are called Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLG). The EPA sets the MCLG for nitrates at 10 parts per million (ppm).

Where are nitrates a problem?
Nitrate is a tasteless, colorless and odorless compound that homeowners cannot detect unless they have their water chemically analyzed. Municipalities are required to test water sources for nitrates annually and keep nitrates at safe levels. Homeowners with private wells should use a certified laboratory to test their water for nitrates and other contaminants on an annual basis.

Why is it important to regulate nitrate levels? 
Although nitrate is necessary for human and environmental health, high concentrations in drinking water can be harmful. Read more…

Hard Water, Calcium Build-up and High Energy Costs

Icky calcium build-up and high energy costs are just 2 of the many annoyances associated with hard water.

Save money and help the environment by checking on your water quality

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(ARA) – Bruce Farrar didn’t like what hard water was doing to his home.

“Our dishes in the dishwasher were terrible,” says Farrar, who lives in Newport Beach, Calif. “The inside of the dishwasher was just covered with calcium. Also, our showers had glass doors and I had to put a special cleaner on them because of the calcium buildup.”

But the problems didn’t end there. Hard water was also preventing the family’s clothes washer from functioning properly, requiring the use of more soap and hotter water, which increased Farrar’s grocery bill and energy costs. The added energy needs were also putting more wear and tear on his hot water heater, decreasing its lifespan.

Nearly 90 percent of American homes have hard water – water containing high levels of calcium and magnesium, according to The U.S. Geological Survey. The hardest water is commonly found in the states that run from Kansas to Texas as well as in Southern California. How can you tell if you have hard water? If your shampoo and soap don’t lather up like they should, if you see scaling on your pipes and showerheads or if you have nasty brown rings in your sinks and toilets, your water is probably hard.

To know exactly how hard, and what to do about it, you should have your water diagnosed by a water quality professional.  Read more…

Have Your Home Inspected to Make Sure Air Doesn’t Cause Headaches

(NewsUSA) – Homeowners often assume that their homes are healthy — but indoor spaces can be more heavily polluted than the air outside.

Poor indoor air quality can seriously impact health. Many chemicals, including formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are often found in homes and offices, can contaminate indoor air, leading to allergic reactions or chronic illness in certain individuals.

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Welcome to Broward Water Consultants, Inc.’s WordPress Site!

Date Company Started Business
1983

Founded By
Joel Brow

Where Founded
Pompano Beach

Number of Locations
1

Number of Employees
25

Territory Covered
South Florida

Awards
RainSoft’s Gold Circle Tiger Award of Excellence

Memberships
The Water Quality Association, The Better Business Bureau, and The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce since 1966.

Special Circumstances About The Founding
Joel Brow, owner of Broward Water Consultants, Inc parent’s were the first RainSoft dealers in South Florida in 1966. Mr. Brow became a second generation RainSoft dealer when he purchased the dealership in 1983. Broward Water Consultants have many clients that have been customers for 40+ years. Joel Brow has his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology for the University of Southern California and holds a Certificate from the Water Quality Association as a certified expert level 5, as well as a certified installer. He is available for consultation for his 10,000 active clients in his area.

Products Offered
All RainSoft Enivronmental Products including water and air treatment.

Services Offered
In addition to water and air treatment, Broward Water Treatment offers an extensive salt delivery service.

Comments On Training Of Service Technicians
All sales and installations are performed by personally trained technicians directly supervised by owner.

Comments On Service Certifications
Water Quality Association and Stenner certified technicians.

Contact us:
1394 NE 48th St
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
954-709-6014
(954) 933-9444 (fax)
joelbrow@bellsouth.net

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