Category: Reverse-Osmosis

Arsenic – The Silent Contaminant

What is arsenic?  Arsenic is a highly poisonous metallic element and considered a contaminant in the drinking water.  Arsenic is found naturally in rocks and soil, plants, air and water.  It can also be released into the environment from some agricultural and industrial sources. It is primarily found in two forms: trivalent (arsenic III) and… Read more »

Trihalomethane’s – It’s what you drink!

In an earlier blog, I explained about trihalomethane’s (THM’s) in the tap water and how years of exposure can lead to serious health problems.  This link addresses levels of trihalomethane’s recently found in Iowa’s local water source (s).  The levels found are higher than set by EPA standards.  This article is for residents of Waukee,… Read more »

Nitrates Hit Record High in Des Moines

According to the Des Moines Water Works, Nitrate levels hit all time highs this last week.  Des Moines Water Works continues to do an excellent job of providing Des Moines and the surrounding area (Ankeny, Urbandale, Johnston, Pleasant Hill, and parts of West Des Moines) quality water to perform daily needs.  However, Nitrates are dangerous… Read more »

Do Fridge Filters Remove Nitrates?

I have heard many people say, ” I filter my water in my fridge so I am safe!”  People that believe this should be cautious.  Standard fridge filters are unable to remove nitrates which have become a major concern in Des Moines, IA.  Crystal Clear can help in either residential or office applications.  We can install… Read more »