Tag: purified water

What You Should Know About Nitrates in Iowa Water

Nitrates are released into the ground by fertilization methods, septic leakage, animal manure & decay of natural deposits. Nitrate levels in Iowa  continue to be among the highest in the nation. Nitrates, consumed over time, can harm the kidneys and spleen.  High nitrate levels in infants can cause shortness of breath and fatal “blue baby” syndrome, due… Read more »

Fluoride in Our Water – Is It Really Necessary?

In January 2011, the Des Moines Water Works chose to reduce the amount of fluoride in our tap water by 0.3 parts per million (from 1 ppm to 0.7 ppm) following recommendations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, American Dental Association, American Water Works Association and Iowa Department of… 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 »

World Water Day: The Day to Recognize the Importance of Water

For many people in the world, clean water is so common that we tend to forget how very important it is, how very uncommon it is for so many other populations around the globe. Water is the cornerstone of our existence, and in 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared that March 22 was to… Read more »

Des Moines Water Works Reports Record-High Nitrate Levels

Des Moines Water Works general manager William G. Stowe recently wrote a letter to the editor in the Des Moines Register explaining that nitrate levels in the water are at record highs…again. In 2013, Des Moines Water Works found that the nitrate levels in both the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers were at a record… Read more »