How can I tell whether the water in my house is safe to drink?

eagle water treatment water odour smellsBadAlthough it is not easy there are a few things you can do. First off you can rely on your senses to alert you to a few of the more unappetizing things that spill into your drinking glass — like sulfur, with its distinctive rotten-egg smell, or too much chlorine. The water from most municipal systems in Canada is safe, because any system that serves 25 people or more is required to comply with federal regulations. Your water comes from a municipal system unless you have a private well on your property or live in a rural area where a number of families share a well. The water system must test regularly for potentially harmful contaminants and alert the public if any are above acceptable limits. Unless you've heard otherwise, you can be reasonably confident that your water meets federal standards. Still, there's only one way to know for sure what's in your water, and that's to have it tested.

How can I test my tap water?

If you're on a public or municipal water line in Canada, call your local water supplier (the number's most likely on your water bill). By law, the supplier must test its processed water regularly and provide you with a copy of the results. Alternatively, you can call a water treatment company such as Eagle Water Treatment. We will be happy to come to your home and provide you with a complimentary no charge test of your drinking water. No matter what your needs may be, we can help you to understand them, we can help your protect yourself and your family. Most important, no matter who does the testing, be sure to test what's called first-draw water — the stuff that comes out of your faucet when you first turn on the tap in the morning. If contaminants are leaching from the plumbing pipes into your water, the level of contamination will be highest after the water has sat in the pipes overnight. Although our experience strongly suggests that more than 90 percent of water systems in this country meet its water quality standards, several contaminants commonly make their way into even the safest water supply. These include viruses and other disease-causing organisms, chlorine by-products, industrial and agricultural pollutants, and lead. As experts in the field of making water safe, we still strongly urge testing and water filtration as the last line of defense in this process.

In concentrations of more than 15 parts per billion (ppb), lead can be very dangerous to infants and children, leading to delays in physical and mental development, neurological disorders, kidney disease, and learning disabilities. (Contaminants are measured by how many particles of the substance are present in a billion particles of water — 15 ppb means 15 particles of lead in a billion particles of water.) Have your water tested for lead if you have lead pipes or brass faucets (which may contain lead), and for copper if you have copper pipes. Lead solder could legally be used to join plumbing pipes until 1986, but lead is a concern even if you live in a brand-new home. Faucets and pipes are still allowed to contain as much as 8 percent lead and have been shown to leach the metal in significant amounts, particularly when they're new.The best news is that water filters or water purification systems are easily installed and serviced, and, should testing indicate your home is at a higher risk, whole-house filtration systems and reverse-osmosis water filters are available to make sure that no matter the concern, the quality of your water is not one of them. With over 15 offices across Canada, Eagle Water Treatment Systems is pleased to supply, install and service water treatment systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Call Eagle Water Treatment today at 1-800-363-6365 (Quebec Head office) or 1-866-427-7757 (for Ontario residents).

Eagle Water Treatment Systems making a difference at CityKidz !

Citykidz-Eagle_install (600 x 400)Eagle Water Treatment Systems and our Ontario distributors are happy to have been able to help out a great cause and install a complimentary Eagle Reverse Osmosis Cooler and additional Eagle Reverse Osmosis drinking water systems at CityKidz in Hamilton Ontario. With faith hope and love CityKidz is transforming lives, one child at a time. It is through great organizations such as this that we can inspire big dreams for our children.

At CityKidz volunteers work tirelessly to increase resiliency and inspire big dreams for Canadian children living in low-income communities by providing inspirational experiences and nurturing personal relationships, one child at a time.

One of the many ways CityKidz instills resilience is through weekly home visits to every child who attends our Saturday program. Home visits provide the opportunity to build relationships with the kids and their families and to truly show them that we care. This consistent week-in and week-out commitment contributes to building the strong relationships that enable our CityKidz children to thrive in spite of very challenging circumstances.

Over the past two years, CityKidz has implemented program wide assessments that help to measure the effectiveness of our programs, including the resilience of CityKidz kids. These findings – which our partner, World Vision Canada, considers to be “breakthrough”.


Citykidz-Eagle_install-1152 x 768CityKidz impacts Futures

CityKidz kids have what it takes to break the cycle of poverty. One of the many ways we impact futures is through our Jr. Leadership Program. Designed to both mentor and train adolescents to serve as leaders within CityKidz, the Jr. Leadership Program provides graduates of the CityKidz Saturday program opportunities to model what they’ve learned. Under caring and supportive supervision, our Jr. Leaders develop skills that will be of benefit to the community as they mature to become responsible young adults. Additionally, our CityYouth Program helps CityKidz youth to become “servant leaders,” not only within CityKidz, but also throughout the community.


As this program grows, we will be able to witness increased evidence of the impact of CityKidz.

• Over 30% of our volunteers were once CityKidz children themselves • Some former CityKidz kids have matured enough to become valued employees of our team • Over 100 of our former CityKidz participants and current youth have taken leadership roles in other great organizations


Eagle-and-citykidz-0684 (600 x 400)Eagle Water Treatment Systems helping Canadians solve their water treatment nee.

Eagle Water Treatment Systems is a Canadian owned and operated company that specializes in water purification and filtration. At Eagle we provide premium quality water treatment systems especially manufactured to suit Canadian water quality. Our Regional Distributors offer the full line of Eagle Water Treatment products that cover  a wide range of water purification systems and water filtration cartridges that are suitable for domestic and commercial water usage. With many years of experience and thousands of active customers, you can always trust us to supply the best quality purified water available. Eagle is a one-stop-shop for all your purification needs; we supply, install and service your water purification system. Our warranty is one of the highest in the industry and we stand behind all of the products that we sell.

Eagle Water Treatment systems is proud to have served Canadians from coast to coats for over 30 years. We have been helping many families filter and purify their water from both municipal and well water sources with our full range of products to suit almost any application. Please feel free to give us a call for all of your water treatment needs. Phone : 1-800-363-6365 .

The Eagle Water Treatment Head Office is located at 501 Rivière Sud St-Eustache, Quebec J7R 0E1 .


Eagle Water Treatment Systems protects families throughout Ontario.

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Traces of cocaine, other illicit drugs found in Ontario water’s supply

Fish in Toronto may have a cocaine problem.

Researchers at McGill University have discovered traces of prescription and illicit drugs — including cocaine and oxycodone — in Ontario wastewater and in the surface waters of the Grand River watershed.

The Grand River flows through Kitchener-Waterloo, but the study’s lead author, Viviane Yargeau, is confident similar drugs would be found in rivers across the province, including the Don or the Humber.

“The results would be the same,” she said. “Wherever we’ve tested for it, we’ve detected it.”

The drugs arrive in the water after being excreted by people, Yargeau said. Cocaine is the most common illicit substance her team found, but the precise cocktail varies from location to location.

The problem, according to Yargeau, is that we have little understanding of how these drugs impact the environment.

“We don’t have much information about the toxicity or effect of these illicit drugs on fish, for example,” she said. “There’s a possibility that the fish could be affected. Their behaviour could be different and their survival rates could be affected.”

It’s not just a problem for fish. The study also found traces of illicit drugs in our drinking water.

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Has it occurred to you today why you are thirsty?

Here at Eagle Water Treatment we believe that by the time you experience the sensation of the thirst, you are already dehydrated. That thirst is your body calling for re-hydration.

Your body is composed of roughly 80% water. That means when we are dehydrated – and most of us spend our days constantly dehydrated to some degree – we are affecting the performance of the majority of our body.

Nearly all of our systems do not function as well without the proper water intake.

So, really, what does this mean? Why should we drink more water?

  1. If you don’t drink water, you will die. It’s that important. Depending on our environment, we can live only a few days without water – maybe a week. We can live much longer without food. For most of us, we should prioritize the consumption of water far more than we currently do.
  2. Prevent cancer. Yes, that’s right – various research says staying hydrated can reduce risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50%, and possibly reduce breast cancer risk as well.
  3. Be less cranky. Research says dehydration can affect your mood and make you grumpy and confused. Think clearer and be happier by drinking more water.
  4. Perform better. Proper hydration contributes to increased athletic performance. Water composes 75% of our muscle tissue!4 Dehydration can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and electrolyte imbalance.
  5. Lose weight. Sometimes we think we are hungry, when actually we are thirsty. Our body just starts turning on all the alarms when we ignore it. For those of you trying to drop some pounds, staying hydrated can serve as an appetite suppressant and help with weight loss.
  6. Have less joint pain. Drinking water can reduce pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated. This is actually how glucosamine helps reduce joint pain, by aiding in cartilage’s absorption of water.
  7. Flush out waste and bacteria. Our digestive system needs water to function properly. Waste is flushed out in the form of urine and sweat. If we don’t drink water, we don’t flush out waste and it collects in our body causing a myriad of problems. Also combined with fiber, water can cure constipation.
  8. Prevent headaches. Sometimes headaches can be caused by dehydration, so drinking water can prevent or alleviate that nasty head pain. Next time your head hurts, try drinking water.
  9. Make your skin glow. Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Regular and plentiful water consumption can improve the color and texture of your skin by keeping it building new cells properly. Drinking water also helps the skin do it’s job of regulating the body’s temperature through sweating.

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Trying to Loose Weight? Increase your body’s ability to burn fat and drink more water.

Trying to lose weight? Drinking water can boost your body’s ability to burn fat. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that drinking water (about 17oz) increases metabolic rate by 30 percent in healthy men and women. The boost occurred within 10 minutes but reached a maximum 30-40 minutes after drinking.

Studies also suggest that drinking one or two glasses of water before a meal can fill you up so you naturally eat less, says Andrea N. Giancoli, MPH, RD spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Plus, even mild dehydration will slow down metabolism by as much as 3 percent.

German researchers found that drinking 6 cups of cold water a day (that’s 48 oz.) can raise resting metabolism by about 50 calories daily—enough to shed 5 pounds in a year. The increase may come from the work it takes to heat the water to body temperature. Though the extra calories you burn drinking a single glass don’t amount to much, making it a habit can add up to pounds lost with essentially zero additional effort .

Drink more water and you will lose more weight. How do I do that you ask? Make the water taste better by adding a water filter. That way you will choose to drink water before a sugary drink and you will loose more weight fast. We believe so strongly in our products that we are providing the first 100 callers a free in home water quality evaluation. This is only available for a limited time so call now. If you are a home owner you qualify. Call 1-866-427-7757 today.

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Wise Water International is a authorised distributor of Eagle Water Treatment products and services. we are located at 351 Nash Road North unit 4 in Hamilton Ontario Canada.