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PFAS or Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are human-made chemicals consisting of carbon, fluorine, and other elements. The chemical makeup of PFAS cannot breakdown in the human body or the environment, therefore non-biodegradable. These chemicals exist in processed foods, household products, drinking water, and the habitat were organisms live due to their persistence.

PFAS trace back to industrial sites because they are contained in processed foods and household cleaning chemicals. Since drinking and bathing water is local, the concentration of PFAS in water can be detrimental to human health. It is all-pervasive and used worldwide, therefore being important in everyday life but still harmful to human beings. These chemicals contribute to cancer, low birth weight in infants, an inefficient immune system, and thyroid hormone disruption.

While these chemicals cannot be entirely eliminated, there are options to reduce their effect on human health. This first begins with the water that runs through your pipes and into your sinks and tubs. Most in-home water filters cannot effectively remove PFAS chemicals, though activated carbon filters and reverse osmosis can eliminate some forms of the compounds. Torres Water Company sells activated carbon filters and reverses osmosis that aids in purifying household use of water. This filtration system is certified to industry standards and indeed provides healthier water. Filtering your water prevents your pipes from being clogged and saves you time and money in plumbing maintenance.

Although government standards do not require filtration of these chemicals, they are still detrimental to human health.

There are many things to consider when making the decision to offer your customers clean water.  Call Torres Water Company today at (504) 838-8345. We will provide you with a free water analysis test and fully explain all the options available to you.

We all know that drinking plenty of water is good for your health. In fact, each body function requires hydration. So why is alkaline water better? The short answer is:  because it balances your body’s pH, boosts your energy level, and helps to prevent disease.

Here’s why:

  • Due to alkaline water’s higher pH level (it registers 8 or 9, while pure water has a pH of 7), it assists in neutralizing the acid in your body. Studies have shown that the habitual consumption of water with a pH of 8.8 or more influences the acid-base balance and hydration status in healthy adults. It may also aid in deactivating pepsin, the enzyme that causes acid reflux.
  • Alkaline water contains Calcium, Silica, Potassium, Magnesium, and Bicarbonate, each vital ingredients for maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Magnesium and calcium are also important for maintaining healthy bones.
  • Along with minerals, alkaline water also contains negative oxidation-reduction potential (ORP). With the inclusion of ORP, water acts as a pro- or antioxidant. Potent antioxidants help to prevent the growth of cell-damaging free radicals in the body, which speed up the aging process.
  • The water molecules in alkaline water are smaller and more readily absorbed by your cells. This helps your body re-hydrate at a faster rate.  Studies have also shown that after working out, drinking Alkaline water helps your blood flow more efficiently and deliver oxygen more effectively.

Torres Water’s Alkaline Cartridge 

The Torres Water Cartridge (TWC) adjusts the water to an Alkaline state after it has been filtered and stripped of all dissolved solids. The TWC is designed to balance water pH, reduce acidity, and re-mineralize water that is naturally acidic, or after Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) systems. You will find our cartridge is effective and affordable.

This is where our Torres Water separates itself from every other water company in the world. Don’t you want your drinking water to be of the highest quality? Our unique “Alkaline Water Cartridge” raises the pH to 8.5-9.5 and adds good trace minerals of Calcium and Magnesium. This will aid your immune system in fighting disease. By combining Reverse Osmosis with our unique cartridge, we can provide your family with the highest quality water.

Having clean water is a double-edged sword for the food and hospitality industry. Within the pipes, there is a buildup that prevents the water from flowing. While this may not seem like it is a health hazard, the chemicals used to clean the buildup may corrode the pipes.  

When talking about restaurants, you may wonder why water filters are important.  It’s all about safety and taste. Chlorine has been used to disinfect water since the early 1900s. Some customers will not notice the taste of chlorine, but others will.  Chlorine can drastically alter the taste of beverages and coffee.

Another compelling reason to employ water filters is equipment longevity.  Water filtration can help your restaurant by:

  • Reducing service calls
  • Maintaining equipment warranty (as impure water will typically void warranties)
  • Filtering minerals, sediment, and contaminants, particularly in hard water
  • Ensuring sanitary serving regardless of municipal water supply issues
  • Providing better-tasting drinking water for postmix beverages, coffee, and tea
  • Reducing limescale buildup in equipment
  • Increasing equipment efficiency by keeping limescale out of components

Water softeners

A water softening system that will reduce the amount of calcium that flows through pipes and can help prevent plumbing damage by removing the excess minerals from the water. The softener works by releasing its own chemicals into the water to reduce the calcium and magnesium, making the water taste and smell better.  It will also be easier on your skin and clothes, as well as protect your water pipes. Water softeners soften the water by removing minerals such as calcium and magnesium and replacing them with a softer mineral – sodium or potassium. Soft water can also make your hair and skin look and feel healthier because hard water can dry them out.

With an average water hardness of over 20 grains of dissolved minerals per gallon, the greater New Orleans area is classified as having “very hard” water by the Water Quality Association, which can lead to an even quicker deterioration of appliances. Anything over seven grains is considered hard.

If you install a water softener all of your plumbing fixtures will last longer. They will last longer because there won’t be the calcium buildup caused by hard water. Water softeners also work to eliminate hard water scales inside pipes and appliances by reducing hard calcium and magnesium that can result in clogs and corrosion. Soft water can also eliminate “soap scum” left behind when cleaning with hard water.

What is a water conditioner?

Another option to a water softener is a salt-free water conditioner – often incorrectly called softening – which is an alternative to sodium or potassium-based water softening. Each address hard water, but water conditioning removes the calcium itself through various systems. Conditioners, however, do not soften water.

There are many things to consider when making the decision to offer your customers clean water.  Call Torres Water Company today at (504) 838-8345. We will provide you with a free water analysis test and fully explain all the options available to you.

Contamination found in tap water is one of the suspected causes of eczema. Eczema, a medical condition that causes patches of skin to become rough and inflamed, affects thousands of people every year. It is a chronic condition; however, there are numerous ways to treat it. Prescription lotions and topical creams can treat the symptoms but do not address the cause.

Ordinary tap water is relatively safe to drink and to bathe in if it is filtered. However, there are healthier options. Chemicals oozing into the water supply, leaking pipes, and airborne contaminants are ways to become pollutants. Many cities add chloramine and chlorine to the water reservoir, toxins that can irritate the lungs and human skin. If someone who has eczema consumes this water, their condition can become inflamed and aggravated. If you would like to know what is in your water supply, be sure to contact your local water authority for an itemized list of contaminants in your area.

Chemicals found in your tap water can take a toll on your kidney and liver, which process all the toxins found in the human body and disposes of them. Some individuals, however, cannot get rid of certain chemicals as well as they can others, leading to problems such as eczema. These chemicals can also be absorbed transdermally during baths and while drinking the tap water, further aggravating eczema’s symptoms.

By installing a tap water filter, you can easily remove those harmful toxins and chemicals. There are many products available that you can purchase and install to filter your water properly. People who suffer from eczema can significantly improve their health and their symptoms when installing a filtration system. With the reduction of the amount of contamination in the water, your health and skin will improve.

On Aug. 28, 2014, tests from the Louisiana health department have confirmed the presence of a rare brain-eating amoeba in one area of St. John the Baptist Parish’s water system, state, and parish officials said Wednesday.

The state Department of Health and Hospitals said testing of St. John’s Water District 1, which serves about 12,577 residents confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri amoeba, which has killed three people in Louisiana since 2011. However, no known cases of illness related to the ameba have been reported in St. John or elsewhere in the state, officials said.

Torres Water Company can install and maintain systems to provide homes and businesses a safe, secure, uncontaminated source of fresh water even during Boil Water Advisories and other periodic emergencies like this most recent one.