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High levels of radium have shown an increased incidence of bone, liver, and breast cancer
Competes with calcium absorption
Exposure to high levels can result in impaired bone growth in children
Can cause nausea & skin irritation
The EPA states you should test your own water from your well
IRON – Organic and found naturally occurring in the earth’s crust
IRON BACTERIA – Causes rotten egg smell and can change the taste of your water and cause dry, itchy skin.
Lake Zurich is a village located in Lake County, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The village’s water comes from ground water, including streams, lakes, rivers, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. Ground water is the water that fills cracks and other openings in beds of rocks and sand. Each drop of rain that soaks into the soils moves downward to the water table, which is the water level in the groundwater reservoir.
Lake Zurich uses groundwater provided by six wells drilled into the St Peter, Galesville Sandstone portion of the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer. All six wells are located within the city. Water is pumped from each well based on a rotational duty cycle and demand. A home’s water is typically a blend from multiple wells.
For more on Lake Zurich, visit the city’s website.
Click on each pollution source to see from which source contaminants come.
Runoff and Sprawl
Water contaminants may come from more than one source.
The water in Lake Zurich comes from groundwater sources. This results in residents of Lake Zurich having issues with hard water, a problem that’s prevalent throughout the Midwest. Installing a water softener in Lake Zurich will remove the minerals that cause hard water and improve your water for daily use.
Here are some of the consequences of hard water which a water softener will resolve:
Not only are these problems inconvenient and unpleasant, they also hurt you financially. Soap scum means your soap is being neutralized, so you’re having to use more of it for the same clean. Softer water will let you get cleaner surfaces without residue, and clean skin without that “tight” feeling, plus you’ll spend less on cleaning products and shampoos.
Learn about more of these benefits by exploring the different water softening systems in Angel Water’s selection, including EcoWater’s ECR-3702, ESD-2502, and EEC-1502!
From the information above, you can see that water in Lake Zurich has tested positive for 13 different contaminants, about half of which were detected in concentrations that exceed health guidelines. These include many carcinogens such as chloroform, trihalomethanes, and radiological contaminants.
This is a very broad selection of contaminants. That’s why a reverse osmosis system is the best solution for Lake Zurich water.
The type of water treatment that best fits your home depends on what contaminants are in your water. Since Lake Zurich water has many different potential pollutants that you may need to remove, reverse osmosis is the best choice because it protects against the widest range of contaminants.
Other types of filters only remove certain types of contaminants. For example, carbon filters mostly just remove chlorine and a few other substances, but misses many contaminants like chromium, which has been found in Lake Zurich’s water supply. Distillation doesn’t remove trihalomethanes, which have also been detected in Lake Zurich’s water. UV and ozone systems remove microorganisms but not chemicals.
When you install a reverse osmosis filtration system with a carbon filter component, you get protection against the most complete range of contaminants, including:
If you’re in Lake Zurich and want healthy drinking water, you’ll get the cleanest water with a reverse osmosis water filter like EcoWater’s HERO-375. Explore these and other reverse osmosis systems from Angel Water and secure safe water for your home!
When you invest in clean water for your family, you want the water to be clean throughout your home, not only at one point of use. That’s why we recommend a whole house water filtration system for residents of Lake Zurich.
With a whole house filter, you get clean, fresh, healthy water at every point of use throughout your home, instead of clean water at one sink and contaminated water everywhere else. You also don’t have to deal with numerous point-of-use drinking water systems each requiring their own installation and maintenance costs.
Whether your family is drinking tap water, cooking, bathing, or brushing their teeth, they’ll be using clean, fresh water that’s free of contaminants. Many of our systems even include water softening components so you can get water that’s clean and soft with one system.
For the absolute highest-quality water throughout your entire home, Angel Water recommends a whole home water filter. If you live in Lake Zurich, check out our selection and secure clean water for your family!
Whichever water treatment equipment you’re considering investing in, you can count on Angel Water to provide the expertise you need.
Angel Water is based in Barrington, IL. Like Lake Zurich, Barrington is another city in Chicagoland which draws water from groundwater sources, and as a result experiences many of the same water treatment issues.
We’ve spent decades treating water in Barrington and other cities throughout the region, so we’re familiar with those issues and well-equipped to handle your water treatment needs in Lake Zurich. Our team has years of hands-on experience installing and maintaining all the equipment listed above. Not only that, but many of our products are NSF-certified, so you know they’ve been rigorously tested to meet strict industrial standards.
For clean, healthy, pleasant water, your best bet is a high-quality water treatment system serviced by a certified plumber from Angel Water. Have us test your water to find out what’s in your water, or call today to discuss which kind of system is right for you!
Angel Water is proud to present the Water Wizard! This simple assessment is a collection of techniques that the pros use to "eyeball" your water quality. Within a few minutes you can find out how our pros would make an initial check for obvious water quality issues and the basic recommendations for addressing them. This is not a replacement for actual water testing with a lab, but it can get you moving in the right direction!