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Activated Carbon Filters - Eliminating Chlorine and Chemicals from Tap Water in Tampa Bay, Florida


Activated carbon filtration eliminates chlorine, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals like lead
Activated carbon filtration eliminates chlorine, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals like lead

Residents of Tampa Bay know that tap water quality can vary greatly depending on the source. While some neighborhoods enjoy pristine well water, others deal with older infrastructure delivering murky, foul tasting water loaded with contaminants like chlorine and chloramine disinfectants, pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceutical drugs, heavy metals like lead and mercury, and even toxic PFAS "forever chemicals".

Even households supplied by the respected Tampa Bay Water utility deal with aesthetic issues like bad taste and odor from the highly chlorinated supplies drawn from surface sources like the Hillsborough River Reservoir.

Thankfully, Tampa Bay homeowners have access to proven water treatment technologies that eliminate these concerning contaminants right at the point-of-entry or point-of-use.

Chlorine and Chloramine Disinfectants

Water utilities serving the Tampa Bay region rely heavily on chlorine and chloramine disinfectants to keep tap water free of disease-causing pathogens as it flows through miles of distribution pipes to reach homes and businesses.

While chlorination is effective for disinfection, it comes with some drawbacks. The strong chemical odor and taste of chlorine is unpleasant for drinking and cooking. Chlorine also reacts with organic compounds to form potentially carcinogenic disinfection byproducts like trihalomethanes.

Sensitive individuals may experience dry, irritated skin and respiratory irritation from showering and bathing in chlorinated water.

AquaLux Water Softener systems reduce chlorine levels through a granulated activated carbon filter media. Softened water feels noticeably smoother on skin without harsh chlorine irritation.

AquaCarbonGuard Catalytic Carbon Filters use a premium catalytic carbon media optimized for chloramine removal. Water tastes pure with chloramines reduced up to 99%.

AquaBlue Whole House Filters combine catalytic carbon with sediment filtration to remove chlorine and chloramines for better tasting water from every tap.

For point-of-use filtration, AquaRevive Reverse Osmosis Systems reduce chlorine and chloramine levels by over 90% at the kitchen sink for clean, refreshing drinking water.

Pesticides, Herbicides, Pharmaceuticals

Tap water sources like the Floridan Aquifer are vulnerable to chemical contamination from pesticides, herbicides, and pharmaceutical drugs entering groundwater supplies from agricultural and residential runoff.

These trace contaminants resist removal through conventional water treatment. Activated carbon filtration offers a proven solution for reducing pesticides, herbicides, and pharmaceutical compounds in tap water.

AquaCarbonGuard Catalytic Carbon Filters combine a high-grade catalytic carbon media with an efficient flow design to maximize contaminant reduction. Testing shows removal rates up to 99% for many common pesticides, herbicides, and pharmaceuticals.

For whole house protection, AquaBlue Filter Systems reduce traces of agricultural and pharmaceutical contaminants from all household water outlets.

At the point-of-use, AquaRevive Reverse Osmosis provides premium 5-stage filtration including activated carbon blocks optimized for pharmaceutical and herbicide/pesticide reduction.

Lead, Mercury, and Other Heavy Metals

Aging water infrastructure continues to leach lead and other toxic heavy metals into tap water supplies across Tampa Bay. Inorganic contaminants like lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium, and arsenic are public health hazards, especially for children and pregnant women.

Activated carbon filters are effective at absorbing and reducing traces of lead, mercury and other heavy metal contaminants in water by up to 95%:

  • AquaCarbonGuard Catalytic Carbon Filters use a high-grade bituminous coal carbon optimized for heavy metal reduction.

  • HydroClear Ozone Generators inject sanitizing ozone into the water stream to oxidize and precipitate dissolved heavy metals so filters can capture the particles.

  • AquaBlue Whole House Filter Systems combine catalytic carbon and ozone injection for maximized whole house heavy metal reduction.

For removing lead at the tap, AquaRevive Reverse Osmosis Systems filter water through a lead-reducing carbon block optimized to remove over 99% of lead.

PFAS Forever Chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS or PFOA, represent an emerging water contaminant gaining more publicity after polluting water supplies nationwide.

Tampa Bay communities have detected PFAS in public water systems, especially surface water sources. These extremely persistent "forever chemicals" threaten human health through links to cancer, thyroid disease, immune disorders, and developmental issues.

The structure of PFAS makes it very difficult to remove from water through standard filtration methods. Activated carbon adsorption has shown the most promise for reducing PFAS, especially when using specialty media designed for maximum uptake.

Point-of-entry systems like HydroTech Pro Commercial Water Treatment use cutting-edge PFAS-reduction media coupled with efficient flow dynamics to decrease PFAS by over 99%.

For whole house protection, the AquaPurity Industrial & Commercial RO System combines PFAS-targeting activated carbon with advanced membrane filtration technology to eliminate traces from all household taps.

Reverse osmosis filtration found in the AquaRevive Drinking Water System reduces PFAS by over 95% to deliver clean, safe water for drinking and cooking directly at the tap.

Schedule Your FREE Water Test

The first step toward healthier water is testing to determine which contaminants are present. Tampa Bay homeowners can Schedule a FREE Water Test Today: 727-236-7161 with a certified Aqua-Wise water treatment professional. They will sample water directly from your home's pipes and taps. Lab analysis checks for chlorine, chloramine, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals like lead, and PFAS.

There is no cost or obligation to get your water tested. Once results are in, Aqua-Wise will recommend the right filtration solutions for your home and family. Take advantage of available discounts, promotions, and flexible financing options to improve your water quality today.

Sources:

CDC - Drinking Water FAQ

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