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 Often times when we hear people talk of being dehydrated, its because of a weather change or during the warmer seasons. Don't be fooled however; you can be dehydrated at any time regardless of weather!!

Being dehydrated can be a very serious issue and needs to be monitored. Thanks to Fox News, there are several signs that might be leading indicators to dehydration that you wouldnt have thought of before.

1. Color Of Urine:

As Fox News states, 

As blood pressure falls and tissue dries out in the dehydrated individual, the kidneys will kick into action and try to conserve water by concentrating the urine or by stopping the production of urine entirely. As the urine becomes more and more concentrated, its color will become darker and darker until it reaches shades of dark yellow or even amber.

2. Dry Eyes

"It may sound silly, but if someone is outright bawling and they have nothing but dry eyes to show for it, then there’s a good chance that they're dehydrated. Tears are actually used to clean and lubricate the eyes. Although tears for crying differ in composition from tears used for real lubrication, all tears contain water. So, if we’re low on H2O, we may stop producing tears." States Fox News.

3. Dry Mouth

This is the most common indicator, but one that should not be taken lightly. When our mouth is dry, our tongue begins to swell which is an indicator that our body is in need of water. In addition to dry mouth is also chapped lips, which can also mean the same thing.

Water is incredibly important to our body and our organs. When we are dehydrated, our organs are forced to work harder, which can have lasting effects on our body and well being. In addition to drinking water, safe and filtered water is essential to the well being of our bodies.  Many times, people dont go for a glass of water, simply because of taste or odor when simple fixes can change our habits to healthier lifestyles.

For more information of Aqua Pump's services and info, venture throughout the website or call us at (860) 684-5349

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/slideshow/2012/09/08/signs-youre-dehydrated-askmencom/#slide=9#ixzz2UnOfVX00

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As we continue on with May being National Drinking Water month, we have investigated underlying truths about soda and its dangers from a plethora of different sources. Today we are referencing from the LIVESTRONG website where they continue to help educate on the hazards of soda.

Water is an absolute necessity for our body to work at its most efficient level. In addition to the underlying fact that our bodies REQUIRE water, it plays a huge role on digestion, organs working properly and an overall better life.

Some people simply cannot think about giving up the soft drink primarily due to the addiction of the sweet taste, caffeine in some and the habit of drinking it. However, for our children's sake, it is absolutely necessary that we put forth the effort to change our children's habit to a more healthier lifestyle.

As LIVESTRONG says, "A child who replaces his daily serving of soda with water is 60 percent less likely to become obese, according to the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. Reducing or eliminating your consumption of soda also reduces your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.

Do you have a child in the household or someone else who is addicted to soda? LIVESTRONG suggests the 50:50 method. "

Try mixing soda with water, and aim for a 50:50 ratio. This can help reduce your cravings for soda's flavor. If you drink several servings of soda each day, replace one of those servings with a glass of water at first, and increase the servings you replace until you are no longer drinking soda.

Here at Aqua Pump, we offer free water analysis tests. Now is the time to consider getting your water tested as we all make the initiative to healthier lives for ourselves and our families!

Contact our office today at (860) 684-5349.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/447071-water-vs-soda-pop/#ixzz2Stdcm2WS

 

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/447071-water-vs-soda-pop/#ixzz2StdGGfkn

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In light of May being acknowledged for "Drinking Water Month", many homeowners or those with private wells dont understand the importance of having the water periodically tested. In fact, one thing that we have learned over many years is that most people dont know where their well is located on the property.

The fact is, there is no regulations for homeowners to have their wells tested, so it is up to the homeowners to do so. The EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) has outlined several key situations where water should be tested more frequently (more than once a year).

  • someone in your household is pregnant or nursing
  • there are unexplained illnesses in the family
  • your neighbors find a dangerous contaminant in their water
  • you note a change in water taste, odor, color or clarity
  • there is a spill of chemicals or fuels into or near your well
  • when you replace or repair any part of your well system

In addition to the situations where testing is advised to do so more frequently, you can do your own inspection as well for possible contaminants 

  • is there livestock close by?
  • are pesticides being used on nearby agricultural?
  • do you use lawn fertilizers near the well?
  • is the well located near a road that is frequently salted or sprayed with de-icers during winter months?

Our team at Aqua Pump is very aware of surrounding towns in and throughout Connecticut and can also offer testing should you think its time do so. If you have any questions, our certified technicians are ready to help answer your questions and ease any concerns with treatable solutions should there be any arising problems! Call our team today at (860) 684-5349.

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When many people think about why they choose bottled water, psychologically, many think that because it is bottled and has a label, it must be better than tap water.

Here at Aqua Pump, we could list many different reasons why we suggest a water filter. In addition to saving money long term with filtered water versus bottle water, here are 5 reasons why filtered water is a better alternative to bottled water from allaboutwater.org

  1. There are more than 2100 known drinking water contaminants that may be present in tap water, including several known poisons.
  2. Several types of cancer can be attributed to the presence of toxic materials in drinking water.
  3. According to the EPA, lead in drinking water contributes to 480,000 cases of learning disorders in children each year in the United States alone.
  4. It is especially important for pregnant women to drink pure water as lead in drinking water can cause severe birth defects.
  5. Drinking impure, contaminated water is the leading cause of epidemic disease in developing countries.

To see the full list, check out the rest of allaboutwater.org's reasons.

Our team at Aqua Pump has helped thousands of homeowners and individuals with their water filtration systems throughout the state of Connecticut. Water filters are a great, efficient alternative to bottled water. Call our office today at (860) 684-5349 or check out our website for more information regarding our water filters.

 

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The more bottled water we drink, the more we are hurting our public water systems.  If you haven't thought about this before, you aren't alone. Quite honestly, it takes a moment to really think about this thought. In a world where everything is becoming more and more of a demand, water is following suite.  

One misconception about water, is that it costs lots of money to fix the taste and/or smell which is usually the reason why folks choose bottled water. However, without addressing these issues, we are harming ourselves for the future.

In a recent article from Mother Nature Network, they state this: "This is like running around with a slow leak in your tire, topping it off every few days rather than taking it to be patched. Only the very affluent can afford to switch their water consumption to bottled sources. Once distanced from public systems, these consumers have little incentive to support bond issues and other methods of upgrading municipal water treatment." and because of the increase in population amongst other things, water is now becoming as precious as gold.

What is happening is really a spiraling effect starting locally but becoming a worldwide problem. Bottled water leaves massive amounts of plastic for our environment to have to recycle, which includes the use of oil and other materials.  

Our goal at Aqua Pump is to help change the way we see and digest water, starting from every household, to facilities and locations. Our affordable solutions offer families the fixes they need to make their water clear with the taste they desire. Call our team today at (860) 684-5349.

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Have you ever been somewhere and noticed that the water has a "unique" taste to it?  In some places throughout Connecticut, there are areas that have more trouble than others based on location. Homeowners sometimes dont realize the difference between clear water and water they have been dealing with for longer periods of time.

One easy fix is when there is a presence of acidity or low pH.

Acidic water is when the pH is less than 7 on the pH scale. Having acidic water can have not only an adverse effect on the quality of water, it can lead to potential damage concerning pipes throughout the home or location.  

Signs such as:

  • Metal taste
  • red of green-blue color
  • slower water pressure
  • deterioration of pipes

If you believe that you have low pH, a simple test from the Aqua Pump team can clarify the problem and present an easy, affordable fix for the issue such as a pH Neutralizer or something else to fix your current issue.

Call our team today at (860) 684-5349.

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Whenever you hit the grocery store, more often than not you will see half the carriages containing some form of bottled water.  We'll agree; sometimes a fresh seltzer water is refreshing!! Minus the carbonation however, what is the hype with bottled water? Is it convenience? Is it "easier"?  

Lets do a little further examination into the bottle water versus tap water arena 

Which one is more expensive?

Hands down, bottled water is knocked out! As the Worldwatch Institute will tell you, "Bottled water can be between 240 and 10,000 times more expensive than tap water; in 2005, sales in the United States alone generated more than $10 billion in revenue."

Whether it is the perception that bottle water is pure, healthier and all around healthier for you is a great marketing advantage, however you will find that tap water can either be naturally and similarly pure and if not, has the ability for purification systems and simple fixes to make it perfectly fine and great drinking water.

Mother Nature Network also add, : "In theory, bottled water in the United States falls under the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration. In practice, about 70 percent of bottled water never crosses state lines for sale, making it exempt from FDA oversight."

Here at Aqua Pump, we have learned through our 40 years in business and traveling throughout the State of Connecticut, that often times, people avoid tap water for simple fixes due to an odd taste or even odd color. While some people may think that this is enough to shut the faucet off for good when it comes to filling up a glass, our company has been able to offer simple, affordable fixes that not only change your water drinking habits, but saves you thousands of dollars long term all by switching your water habits.

Do you notice that you avoid your tap water? Let our team at Aqua Pump evaluate your water and offer the necessary corrections to give you that bottled water taste you love, right through your faucet!

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That smell...oh that distinct smell! Rotten Eggs....thats the easiest way to describe it. When this odor is coming from your water, along with discoloration in your appliances such as sinks, baths, etc. its an indicator of something more in your water.

Hydrogen sulfide occurs naturally in ground water and is something that we, here at Aqua Pump, deal with. While Hydrogen sulfide is not usually harmful to your health, the smell and taste in the water is enough to get it treated.

While some homeowners try to use filters of their own to reduce the smell and taste, the best way to treat is with filters that get right to the source. Your team at Aqua Pump have the right filtration systems and affordable costs to get you on your way to having overall better filtered water.

Don't suffer with smelly water! Many people dont realize what an easy fix it is while getting rid of the embarrassment everytime you use the faucet. Call your Connecticut water team at Aqua Pump now! (860) 684-5349.

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It's no surprise when we tell you that water can change or vary from one location to another. Afterall, we're sure that you have consumer water in more than one place. Often times, you can even recognize that tastes vary from one place to another.

Along with the obvious sense of taste being different, there are also different potential contaminants in different places as well.

One contaminant that is found in more rural areas such as Connecticut, is Nitrate. Nitrates and nitrites are nitrogen-oxygen chemical units which combine with various organic and inorganic compounds. The biggest use for nitrates is fertilizer. So when you live in rural areas such as Connecticut and all of New England where farms and farmlands are common, Nitrates are also a possibility and have the potential of infiltrating water.

Depending where you live, you may have public water or you may have your own water supply via well. If you are concerned or simply want to know more about the water you are consuming through public water works, you can get in touch with your water utility.

However, if you own your own home which has a well, it is up to you to have it tested! Testing is a simple procedure that can catch early detections or lingering problems before they get worse, but most importantly, dont hurt the health of you family.

Aqua Pump services the water needs of private and public water supplies throughout the entire state of Connecticut. Call your Connecticut Water team at Aqua Pump to check your home water supply with a free water analysis test. Having nitrates in your water can be a serious health hazard, so dont let it linger on. Call our team today at (860) 684-5349

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According to the Water Quality Association, "Hard water is found throughout the world, and in about 85 percent of the United States, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Hard water areas exist where water has access to rock that contains calcium, magnesium, or a combination of both."

The question really lies in the severity that hard water can have.  

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With hard water, the costs of washing clothes including detergent, can almost be twice as much with hard water as it greatly affects the ability to clean properly.

Refrigerators with ice cub and/or water taps

Hard water can actually clog the pipes and lines of the refrigerator where water flows through it. Make sure in addition to water treatment that you change the filter as recommended.

Showers/Baths

Similarly to the refrigerator, the hard water will clog any openings from shower heads to faucets, leaving residue.  You can often see where hard water makes it more and more difficult to clean areas that are constantly in contact with the water where replacements are almost necessary within time.

As the WQA states, "Bathroom and kitchen fixtures stay cleaner without the formation of soap curd, water heaters operate more efficiently and last longer, dishes get cleaner with less detergent and dishwashers last longer, and even bathing is free of hard water deposits which dry skin and dull hair."

Because rural water supplies tend to see the majority of hard water, its important to get your water tested and treated according to thet type of water you have. In this case, its better to be safe than sorry and our professional water technicians understand the proper steps along with our Evolve Series Water Conditioners to properly treat your hard water issues. 

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