Water Treatment Options Explained

Water treatment options are as crucial as the food choices we have today. Just as it’s important to understand the nutrients we are putting into each of our individual bodies, it is equally as important to recognize what’s in our water that can either contribute to our health or diminish it. Food labels are a little more self-explanatory. However, water flowing from the tap doesn’t usually come with a label. And the only foolproof way to know what’s in your water–is to have it tested. This knowledge provides you with the tools for deciding the best water treatment options for your home’s individual and specific needs. Just as food is not a one-size-fits-all option, neither is water treatment. In this blog we discuss treatment options to help better educate and arm household consumers.

Drinking Water Filters

Installed at the kitchen sink’s point of use – drinking water filters are an inexpensive way to improve water quality when concerned with taste, odor, chlorine, lead, and removal of some synthetic organic compounds (SOC) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). This space saving, convenient option connects to the water line under the kitchen sink, dispensing filtered water through the cold water line of the main faucet.

Reverse Osmosis Technology

Reverse osmosis treatment provides all the benefits of a drinking water filter and then some. Reverse osmosis rejects contaminants and rinses them down the drain, providing high quality water in every single drop. This is the most effective and efficient way to purify water. Reverse Osmosis virtually removes all contaminants including a variety of chemicals, VOC, SOC, along with Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) that include salts and heavy metals. These chemicals and TDS not only affect the health quality of your drinking water, but they can also cause unpleasant tastes and odors. Reverse osmosis systems are typically installed at the point of use kitchen sink and can also be connected to icemakers, wet bars, pot fillers, humidifiers and more.


Water softeners, installed at the point where water enters your home, remove inorganic calcium and magnesium along with Ferrous iron in water. These compounds can cause build up and corrosion to your home’s plumbing, fixtures, and water-using appliances. A softener provides softer skin, shinier hair, cleaner clothes and spot-free dishes and glass ware.  A water softener also extends the life expectancy of water using appliances, reduces energy costs and will save time and money cleaning your home. Say goodbye to all that soap scum!

Waterplant (the fancy combination)

The term “Waterplant” may be old school to some, but it represents the Best Water on Tap! A Waterplant, simply put, means installing a combination of technologies including Reverse Osmosis treatment and a Water Softener… covering most drinking and working water concerns.

Specialty Filtration Systems

Specialty Filtration Systems are typically designed for whole home treatment. These systems are more customized to meet the demands of your home’s specific and unique contaminants. These specialty filter systems are designed to take care of an array of water challenges including but not limited to:

  • bacteria (coliform and e-coli)
  • slime producing organisms
  • methane gas
  • dirt
  • sediment
  • iron
  • sulphur
  • turbidity
  • odor
  • oil/petroleum
  • acidity

Gordon Bros. is here to help each family and household understand their unique water treatment needs. The best way to get started is to have your water analyzed by one of our professional service representatives. It’s free! It’s easy! Water can’t be treated unless we know what’s in it. Give us a call at 800-331-7611 or visit www.gordonbroswater.com  to set up an appointment for that free in-home water analysis. Once we know what’s in your water, we can review various customizable treatment options and estimates. Summer is coming, and so is the need for more water consumption. Why not stream a healthy glass of cool, refreshing water directly from your own tap?

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