Save our resources from the Nestle corporation

We need to preserve our natural fresh water sources from large corporations.

In a recent bidding war the Nestle corporation outbid the Township of Centre Wellington located in Ontario Canada for a private water well located near Elora Ontario. Now this may not seem a big issue to people not living in and around the Centre Wellington township but this well was being secured as a fresh water source for it’s residents and now it will end up in the hands of the Nestlé corporation to be used to fill bottled water, most of which will be exported out of the province.

This episode has created a much needed review by the provincial government in Ontario and Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday her government will look for ways to put community needs ahead of bottled water corporations. “As we look at the water bottling industry, that has to be a question because we’re talking about what we could argue is our most precious resource,” she said. There is much pressure on our water, so as we have this discussion about our water, the status of and the treatment of water bottling companies, that needs to be taken into consideration.”

The premiere’s statements came after The Canadian Press reported on Nestle’s purchase of a well near Elora from a privately owned company. Nestle said the new site would supplement “future business growth” and support its main-production site in nearby Aberfoyle, where the company has a bottling plant that employs over 300 people.
The Township of Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton said they wanted to purchase the well to keep its water supply “safe” from commercial water taking long into the future, and to give the fast-growing community “control of our water source.”

Eagle Water Treatment encourages citizens to ban together to protect our natural resources. To learn more on how you can get better than bottled water quality right from your tap give us a call at Eagle Water Treatment today – 1-800-363-6365 (Quebec Head office) or 1-866-427-7757 (for Ontario residents).

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 is proud to be supporting the Boisbriand Challenge (Défi Boisbriand) !

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Eagle Water Treatment Systems is proud to be a sponser of the Boisbriand Challenge (Défi Boisbriand) for the FC Boisbriand Football Club. This special event start on Friday, September 4, 2015 4:00 p.m and continues until Monday, September 7, 2015 9:00 p.m. This is the 23rd edition of "Boisbriand Challenge" and features some of the most competitive football (soccer) in the region. We are proud to give back to the community with our donation of filtered and purified Eagle Water. Working together we can make our community a better place for all.

With offices across Canada Eagle Water Treatment is proud to have serviced Canadians for over 30 years. Please feel free to give us a call for all of your water treatment needs.  Phone : 1-800-363-6365
Email: . Head Office located at 501 Rivière Sud St-Eustache, Quebec J7R 0E1 .


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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What is the difference between Water Softening and Reverse Osmosis?

Homeowners looking to improve the quality of their water are often confused as to the difference between and uses of water softeners and reverse osmosis systems.Knowing which is the right option for your home comes down to understanding what each of these water treatment systems do and how they can benefit you and your family. At World Water Industries our water quality technicians can help you sort out which is best for your home or business. Feel free to give us a call at 1-877-566-8595 to speak to one of our staff who can guide you correctly. Below you will also find some basic information but remember for a detailed analysis of your water we will need to visit your home to do a free water analysis.

Reverse Osmosis = Filtration

Reverse Osmosis water filtration systems are becoming popular among homeowners (especially those with wells) looking for better-tasting, healthier water.

A reverse osmosis system physically removes contaminants and dissolved minerals in your water by forcing them through a filter. Some of the benefits of installing a whole-home or point-of-use reverse osmosis system are:
• Tasteless water – If you find your water has a funny taste, a reverse osmosis system can help by removing the source of the taste.
• No chemicals – Reverse osmosis systems are more environmentally friendly than other water filtration systems because they don’t use any chemicals.
• Soft water – Reverse osmosis systems remove the minerals that cause hard water. So if you install a whole-house system, you can benefit from fewer corroded pipes.
• Removes odors and unusual colors – Some water contaminants and dissolved minerals can cause strange odors and colors in your water. Reverse osmosis systems remove these minerals and pollutants.

Recommended uses: If you have a home with a well that needs filtration, a whole-home reverse osmosis system may be a good idea. Also, if the water in your home tastes or smells funny, you can install a point-of-use system under your sink for cleaner, better-tasting drinking water.

Water Softeners = Conditioning

Where reverse osmosis systems rely on a filter to physically remove contaminants and dissolved minerals from the water, a water softener uses a process known as ionization to replace magnesium and calcium ions with sodium ions.

Hard water is water that contains high concentrations of dissolved minerals like magnesium and calcium. A water softener “softens” your water by replacing these minerals with less destructive minerals.

Benefits of soft water:
• Natural taste
• Brighter laundry
• Cleaner dishes
• Longer-lasting appliances
• Fewer clogs

Hard water can cause a number of problems in a home. Water softeners were designed to help mitigate those problems.

Recommended uses:
A water softener may be a good idea if you are continually having problems with plumbing corrosion because of hard water. Water softeners are not filtration systems and do not remove other contaminants.

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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.