Poor taste, smell, and a prevalence of “forever chemicals” (PFAs) in Georgia water has been a growing concern for the last several years. Across the state more and more Georgians are looking for solutions to get conditioned, soft water and purified drinking water in their homes.
The decision to install a home water treatment system is most often a personal choice driven primarily by the quality of the groundwater in your local area of Georgia. This includes the hardness of your water and the levels of the contaminants in it, and how these affect the way your water tastes, smells, looks, and feels. By understanding the potential contaminants that may be present in your water, you can take proactive steps to address your concerns.
UDI offers a full range of innovative home water processing systems and filtration technologies that remove impurities, reduces hardness, and conditions the water for your home in Georgia. We have been nationally recognized by Water Technology Magazine as the top-performing water treatment service in the United States!
Each day, the City of Atlanta water system provides approximately 98 million gallons of treated drinking water for more than 1.2 million residents in the metropolitan area. The Chattahoochee River serves as the only local surface water supply. While recent Atlanta water quality reports show no violations of the maximum contamination level (MCL) or maximum residual disinfectant level (MRDL), the most common complaint that our Atlanta-area customers mention is and unpleasant taste and odor of residual chlorine. Chlorine is a disinfectant that is commonly used by public water utilities to kill bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. The Hydro-5 STS® water processor includes a carbon filter that is designed to eliminate the residual chlorine.
Augusta Water Concerns
Homeowners in Augusta-Richmond County may receive their water through public utilities that draw from the Savannah River or private wells pulling water from the Cretaceous Aquifer hundreds of feet below ground in South Georgia. Hard water is prevalent across this area. In 2022, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division of the Department of Natural Resources (EPD) also identified elevated PFAS compounds in finished water samples from two of Augusta’s drinking water facilities. The Hydro-5 STS® and ULTRA-6® Reverse Osmosis System softens water to reduce hardness while also refining, cleansing, clarifying, and using reverse osmosis to filter out PFAS to make it as pure as possible.
Valdosta Water Concerns
Valdosta is a more rural part of South Georgia; and yet the city’s utilities department treats approximately 11 million gallons of water per day. The City of Valdosta obtains its water supply from wells drawing from the Upper Floridan Aquifer. The 2022 Valdosta water quality report listed no detected contaminant violations by EPA standards. Residual chlorine, lead contamination from older residential plumbing, and hard water continue to drive residents towards a purification solution in their homes. Bacterial iron is also a common issue for Valdosta homeowners who have private wells. UDI offers a product designed especially for private wells, called FILOX. It works as a pre-treatment filter before the well water flows into the Hydro-5 STS® water processing system.
Savannah Water Concerns
The drinking water in Savannah, GA, comes from two sources: the Floridan Aquifer and Abercorn Creek, a tributary of the Savannah River. The Savannah Main System reports using chlorine and ammonia to disinfect water prior to distribution, and balancing pH and corrosiveness with lime and phosphate. While the residual levels are safe by EPA standards, these additives are often elements that homeowners want to remove from their tap water. With a Hydro-5 STS® in your home, you’ll enjoy the advantage of conditioned soft water that is better for your hair and skin, as well as appliances, plumbing, and fixtures. Processed, conditioned water is terrific for preventing hard water scale build up.
Reverse Osmosis to Remove PFAS “Forever Chemicals”
No matter where you live, there are numerous benefits to using reverse osmosis for water treatment. If you desire safe, healthy, purified water for drinking, cooking, and bathing in your home, do not rely solely on a water softener to achieve this goal. The ULTRA-6® Reverse Osmosis System is a six-stage system that removes contaminants and impurities specifically to improve the quality and safety of your home’s drinking water (reverse osmosis is just one of the six stages).
Reverse osmosis is also an efficient way to reduce the amount of total dissolved solids (TDS) in water. TDS refers to the total amount of dissolved minerals, salts, and other solids in water. While some TDS is necessary for water to be safe and healthy to drink, high levels of TDS can give water a salty or metallic taste and can be harmful to some people. Reverse osmosis can effectively reduce TDS levels in water resulting in water that tastes better and is safer to drink.
UDI provides top-tier water treatment systems and maintenance service, empowering homeowners to take control of their water quality and embrace a healthier future. We have been solving the southeast’s hard water problems since 1979 and have installed over 75,000 systems in Florida and Georgia. UDI was nationally recognized by Water Technology Magazine as the top-performing water treatment service in the United States. We maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and have over 800 positive Google reviews. Contact us today to request a free water test or product demo!