Category Archives: Healthier Water

Can Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?

Research has shown that drinking more water can help you lose weight in several ways. First of all, drinking water raises your resting energy expenditure—increased water consumption can burn about 17,000 calories per year, which equates to about 4.4 pounds lost in a year with no other changes. In addition to helping you burn calories faster, water can also help you reduce calorie intake, both by replacing high-calorie beverages like soda and by suppressing your appetite so you eat less in one sitting.

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Using Water Filters at School

If you knew your water wasn’t healthy, you wouldn’t want your kids drinking it, right? With the rising fears over lead-contaminated water supplies, that’s what high school district officials in San Mateo, California thought. So, they spent $28,000 installing eight high-tech water dispensers in their schools. However, they didn’t test the water before installation, so they can’t be sure what else might be in it. We always recommend testing your water—schedule an appointment with Angel Water today!

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What Does Clean Water Mean to You?

Did you know the New York Times Toxic Water Study found contaminants like lead, arsenic, and barium in drinking water supplies across all 50 states? The report stated that tap water regulations are so out of date that our drinking water poses serious health risks. This is why we at Angel Water do what we do. Our reverse osmosis systems remove contaminants in water throughout your home. We’re also committed to educating our customers about water. If you have any questions, give us a call!

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How is Barrington Water Treated?

Barrington alone supplies water to over 10,000 residents and businesses. In doing so, over 1.5 million gallons of water gets pumped every day. The water is provided from 4 large wells which draw from an underground aquifer. Once the water is pulled from the wells it goes to a village-owned water treatment plant where it is processed to reduce iron and help prevent rust stains. After treatment, the water is moved into one of 6 reservoirs used to store the water before it gets delivered. Before arriving to your sink, the water travels through 90 miles of service lines. The city water really seems to go through a lot of processing to ensure our water is clean. However, there are some things you should be aware of once the water reaches your faucet.

Treatment of City Water by Angel Water Inc.
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Many things can hide in your water and, potentially, cause you harm. The contaminants in city water are only dangerous at high levels and the city is required to measure the level of each contaminant within the water. However, these levels often exceed the EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG). Here are a few contaminants which have been found at high levels in Barrington’s city water along with impacts they can have on you and your health.

Arsenic: This is an inorganic that can cause skin damage or problems with circulatory systems, and may increase the risk of cancer.

Iron: Another inorganic that causes increased energy consumption, damage to plumbing, appliances and clothing.

Trihalomethanes: This is a disinfectant which is added to the city water to kill bacteria. It can cause Liver, kidney or central nervous system problems along with an increased risk of cancer.

Alpha Emitters and Radium: These are radionuclides which are usually naturally occurring. The increase the risk of cancer. And can be inhaled as well as consumed.

It can be quite alarming to learn that your everyday drinking water is contaminated. However, there are steps that you can take to ensure that your drinking water is safe along with your family’s well-being. Installing the following systems in your home will help keep out any type of contaminant.

Water Softeners: These help combat water hardness. Barrington’s water hardness level is 23gpg which is rated extremely high by the USGS.

Reverse Osmosis: This product does an exceptional job at removing any inorganics found in the water.

Whole House Filters: These Filters are great for an extra protection layer for any radionuclides that are left in the water.

It is important to know what is in your drinking water. If you have any questions or concerns about your Barrington water or if you would like to get a water treatment system installed in your home call Angel Water today!

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Angel Water, Inc.
(847) 382-7800
214 S Hager Ave
Barrington, IL 60010

Water Filtering Systems:Providing Safer, Softer Water, for Life.

Should I filter my water?

Should you filter your water? The New York Times says yes.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the water that comes out of your tap, but that doesn’t mean consumers know what’s in it. According to The New York Times, regulations are often pushed to the limits, making a water filter the safest choice for anyone who uses a faucet.

According to Paul Pesanto, a research analyst with the Environmental Working Group, there are guidelines to what can be put into your water but those guidelines are not closely regulated.

Your water filter from Angel Water will remove contaminants, bacteria and hardness.
Your water filter from Angel Water will remove contaminants, bacteria and hardness.

What’s in your water?
The best way to protect yourself from harmful contaminants is to learn what’s in your water. The first way to do this is to check out what kind of water problems plague your region. Having your water tested on a yearly basis can help prevent illness

Other things that might be in your water include arsenic, hormones, E. coli, nitrates, antibiotics, barium, radon, salt, chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, chromium, hardness and copper.

Why is filtering water important?
According to allaboutwater.org, there are more than 2,100 known drinking water contaminants that may be present in tap water. These contaminants have been linked to respiratory illness, cognitive and behavioral disorders and cancer.

This picture shows the microscopic organisms that get trapped in your water filter.
This picture shows the microscopic organisms that get trapped in your water filter.

According to the New York Times a water filter will also protect you from like lead from old water pipes, pesticide runoff in rural areas and byproducts of chemicals like chlorine that are used to treat drinking water.

Using the right filter
At Angel Water, our filters are NSF certified making them the most reliable and safe water filter on the market. Our filters are capable of removing antibiotics, hormones and pesticides that may be a byproduct of surface runoff water.

What does NSF mean?
Choosing a product certified by NSF lets you know the company complies with strict standards and procedures imposed by NSF. From extensive product testing and material analyses to unannounced plant inspections, every aspect of a product’s development is thoroughly evaluated before it can earn our certification.

Alkaline Water: Fact or Fiction

The facts and fiction behind alkaline water

Whether it’s reverse osmosis or straight from the tap, water is an essential part of life. But what does it mean when the water you’re  drinking is alkaline water? Some experts have disputed the benefits of being alkalized but others have experienced its health effects.

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What is alkaline water?

When you turn on the tap and water flows from it, it’s filled with dissolved solids like dust, salt and minerals. These impurities influence the pH of the water and also the quality. Pure water, or water without impurities has a pH level close to 7. Reverse osmosis water has a pH level close to 5.

Alkaline water is different from tap water and reverse osmosis water because it retains a pH above 7. Because of the alkalinity in this water, some people believe the body will become less acidic while creating an internal environment that fights disease.

Possible Benefits of Alkaline Water

Gut health: The negative charge in ionized water could protect your immune system and improve the environment of your stomach and intestinal lining.

Boosts athletic performance: If a body’s environment is acidic, fatigue will set in. That’s why athletes and professional athletes will opt for alkalized water. It can help boost performance and decrease the effects of dehydration.

Cleansing properties: Drinking alkaline water can help remove fecal matter from the colon. This helps decrease the constipation, bloating or other issues related to digestion.

Problems associated with Alkaline Water

Health experts and doctors are skeptical of alkaline water because the human body is already designed to manage its own pH. Each organ system can regulate itself and adding alkaline water can disrupt the fragile balance.

If the body’s pH is already out of balance, identifying the underlying cause is essential. Adding alkaline water can cause serious harm if imbalances are left unchecked.

Angel Water Inc.
214 South Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010
Tel: (847) 382-7800 

 

 

 

Is Reverse Osmosis the Best Water?

At Angel Water, we believe the best water comes from a reverse osmosis water filtration system. A reverse osmosis system from Angel Water removes up to 97 percent of impurities and remineralizes the water when the filtration cycle is complete. Installing a reverse osmosis system creates the best water for you and enables optimum hydration.

Why is Reverse Osmosis the best?

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Better Than Bottled
By ensuring quality and removing toxins, Reverse Osmosis water lessens the dependence consumers have on plastic water bottles. Most often, people use plastic water bottles to avoid contaminants like lead and arsenic. Both are removed through the process of reverse osmosis along with a need for plastic water bottles and unnecessary waste.

Best tasting water
According to the National Rural Water Association, lead, iron and nitrates often make tap water unpalatable. While most reverse osmosis systems strip the water of necessary minerals, our filtration process puts the necessary amount of magnesium and calcium back into the water, ensuring the best taste.

Safe for compromised immune systems
By removing toxins and reinfusing essential minerals, reverse osmosis water is safe for people with compromised immune systems. For people who have been diagnosed with autoimmune disease, cancer or multiple sclerosis reverse osmosis water can ensure optimum hydration in the body and ease the physical stress of chronic disease.

Why our reverse osmosis water is different
Besides retaining the utmost quality and long lasting service, Angel Water strives to educate and empower customers on the choices they make. Our water educators work to provide customers with enough information and education to help them make the best choice for their lifestyle. We promise a 10-year guarantee for all products purchased as well as the peace of mind that goes with it.

By making a long-term investment with Angel Water, you can improve the quality of your life and prevent health-related problems in the future.

Angel Water
214 S Hager Ave
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 382-7800
www.angelwater.com

What is BPA?

BPA stands for bisphenol A.

Mayo Clinic defines it as:    BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. They may also be used in other consumer goods.

Epoxy resins are used to coat the inside of metal products, such as food cans, bottle tops and water supply lines. Some dental sealants and composites also may contain BPA.

Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. Exposure to BPA is a concern because of possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children.”
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/bpa/faq-20058331

Because PBA is used in plastic water bottles and plastic products that purify water.. Angel Water is committed to brining our clients BPA free products. Wether it is bottles or the plastic lines that carry water throughout our customers homes, Angel sells the most health conscious products on the market.

Angel is proud to sell a BPA free drinking water system manufactured by Ecowater, a Warren Buffet Company. This RO is certified by NSF to be BPA free. Angel installs this system using John Guest RO lines also certified to be BPA free.

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BPA Free Drinking System made by Warren Buffets company, Ecowater.

Our philosophy is to bring the highest quality water purification products to the Chicagoland market in an attempt to make us more healthy.

Why is my soft water slippery?

Do you feel slippery when using soap? Unable to “wash the soap off”?

This is a normal feeling and indication that the water softener is working properly.

Why does this happen? 

Soft water is void of calcium hardness. When we wash our hands with

What’s the best way to wash using soft water?

1) USE LESS SOAP. When washing hands or using the shower, try only a dime sized amount of soap. Also when washing clothes, use 1/4 cup of detergent and cold water to wash with. Soft water makes cleaning much easier because the soap doesn’t have to fight the calcium in the water. Also there’s no need for washing clothes in hot water. Washing clothes in cold soft water preserves the colors while deep cleaning the clothes.

2) USE ORGANIC SOAP. Organic soap behaves better because it doesn’t have synthetic chemicals in the water that will stick to skin. Organic soaps are also healthier humans and the environment.