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High levels of radium have shown an increased incidence of bone, liver, and breast cancer
Too much lead in the human body can cause serious damage to the brain, nervous system and red blood cells In babies and children, exposure to lead in drinking water above the action level can result in delays in physical and mental development.
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.
The city of St. Charles, IL gets its water from 2 separate aquifers. Four wells are drilled into the St. Charles sand and gravel aquifer, while three deeper wells go all the way down to the Galesville aquifer formation. As water flows over the surface of the land or through the ground, it can dissolve naturally occurring minerals and radioactive material, and can pick up substances created by the presence of animals or from human activity.
The St. Charles Water Division is charged with the task of providing clean, safe drinking water for over 33,000 residents. The Water Division maintains 7 water supply wells, 6 storage reservoirs, 221 miles of water main, over 3,400 valves, 2,700 fire hydrants and 12,000 domestic service connections. Water usage averages about 4.5 million gallons per day.
For more on St. Charles, visit the city's website.
Because the St. Charles water supply comes from groundwater sources, it has issues with hard water, which affects most water supplies throughout the country and especially the Midwest. A water softener in St. Charles will reduce your water hardness and make the water more pleasant to use in your daily life.
Hard water creates a variety of unpleasant consequences, including:
These issues are unpleasant, inconvenient, and cost you money. Hard water creates soap scum because it neutralizes soaps and makes it less effective, so you have to use more for the same level of clean. A water softener like EcoWater's ECR-3702, ESD-2502, or EEC-1502 eliminates your hard water problems and saves you money on cleaning and hygiene products. Explore Angel Water's selection of water softeners and learn about more of the benefits!
Click on each pollution source to see from which source contaminants come.
Runoff and Sprawl
Water contaminants may come from more than one source.
As you can see above, the St. Charles drinking water supply has tested positive for over 20 contaminants including arsenic, chloramine, trihalomethanes, and other cancer-causing agents. When there's such a broad range of potential risks to your water, the best possible solution is a reverse osmosis system.
Water treatment systems only work if they target the substances your water supply is actually likely to contain. A really great dechlorinator has no point if your water doesn't contain chlorine but instead contains lead. In St. Charles, there's a long list of potential contaminants, so you want the drinking water system that provides the most complete protection against as many of those as possible. Reverse osmosis delivers that.
Other filtration methods work for removing some types of contaminants, but not others. Carbon filters can remove mercury, chlorine, lead, VOCs, and some other contaminants, but not nitrates, chromium, arsenic, or fluoride, all of which have been found in St. Charles water. Ceramic filters don't remove chemical pollutants, deionization filters don't remove microorganisms or non-ionic contaminants, distillation doesn't remove chlorine or trihalomethanes, and UV or ozone systems can't remove chemicals.
A reverse osmosis water system with a carbon filter component protects against the most complete list of contaminants, including:
If you live in St. Charles and want to make sure that the water in your home is safe to drink, your best bet is a reverse osmosis system like the EcoWater's HERO-375. Learn more about Angel Water's reverse osmosis systems and get the cleanest water in town!
When you decide you want to fix your water, you probably don't imagine having good water at one sink and contaminated water throughout the rest of the house. Instead of going through the trouble of installing separate point-of-use drinking water systems at each faucet in your home, we recommend you invest in a whole house water filter that provides fresh, healthy water everywhere throughout your home.
For one thing, this will mean that your family will have access to high-quality water no matter where they're using it. Whether they're drinking a glass of tap water, brushing their teeth, cooking, or bathing, the water they'll be coming into contact with will be filtered and softened to be as safe and pleasant as possible. The water will be clean, great-tasting, and gentle to your skin and hair no matter where you draw it from.
You'll also save the time and money you would have spent installing and maintaining multiple different systems to address the individual needs of all your points of use. It's cheaper and easier to maintain one system than to maintain three or four.
Our whole house filters include both filtration and water softening components that deliver the absolute highest-quality water throughout your home, and are designed to suit your individual needs. Check out Angel Water's selection of home water filtration systems today and see how we can help you ensure the health of your family with a whole house water filter in St. Charles.
No matter what water treatment solution you're considering for your home, Angel Water has the expertise to help you.
We're based in Barrington, IL, another city that uses groundwater and suffers from many of the same water treatment issues as St. Charles and the rest of the region. Our decades of experience treating water in Barrington and throughout Chicagoland make us more well-equipped to handle your water-related concerns in St. Charles.
The Angel Water team has many years of hands-on experience installing and servicing all of the equipment described here. Our products are also NSF-certified, meaning they've backed up by rigorous testing and industrial standards. With Angel Water, you get products that are proven to work, installed and serviced by seasoned professionals.
For safe, healthy, reliable water in St. Charles, call Angel Water and speak with one of our water experts today!
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!