The Hazards of Traditional Water Treatment Technology


The hazards of water softeners

As more and more research is conducted regarding the risks of drinking demineralized water, Hanish Water technologies offers solutions to the hazards consumers face as they rely on traditional whole house water treatment systems. This article will explain why the outdated technologies of yesterday are hazardous, and how Hanish Water Treatment Systems offers solutions.



Traditional Water Softening Systems


Water softening is exactly that, it removes hardness, (Calcium and Magnesium) out of the water rendering it “soft”, or as many people refer to it…slimy. This process uses salt to regenerate the media used to soften the water and then backwashes it back into the environment through the sewer system or septic system. Every time the system backwashes it’s basically flushing your money down the sewer. The salt water discharged in the process is expensive to treat, and is why so many cities and states are banning, or trying to ban the installation of water softeners.


The World Health Organization reported the following, “When used for cooking, soft water was found to cause substantial losses of all essential elements from food (vegetables, meat, cereals). Such losses may reach up to 60 % for magnesium and calcium or even more for some other microelements (e.g., copper 66 %, manganese 70 %, cobalt 86 %). In contrast, when hard water is used for cooking, the loss of these elements is much lower, and in some cases, an even higher calcium content was reported in food as a result of cooking.”

Reverse Osmosis (RO)

An RO removes up to 98% of all solids from the water causing it to become very aggressive or very hungry. It becomes so aggressive that RO water cannot run through copper pipes because it will eat holes in the copper over time. Just think if it can do that to copper, what it is doing to the human digestive track. Consuming RO water on a regular basis can actually counter act attempts to mineralize our bodies, in that as you consume RO water, it is so hungry that it will leach out healthy minerals from your body. The World Health Organization has published a report “Health Risks From Drinking Demineralized Water” states, “It has been adequately demonstrated that consuming water of low mineral content has a negative effect on homeostasis mechanisms…Within several weeks or months various complaints suggestive of acute magnesium (and possibly calcium) deficiency were reported. The complaints included cardiovascular disorders, tiredness, weakness or muscular cramps.”

UltraViolet (UV)

UV is the process of sterilizing bacteria in water so it cannot multiply. UV does not remove anything from water, or actually kill bacteria in water. Unable to multiply the bacteria simply dies off leaving their bodies in the water. UV is expensive to own and maintain and requires electricity to operate.

Now that you have a better understanding of the old, wasteful technology you can learn more about the Hanish Water WaterCrest, a Whole House Physical Water Processing System. The WaterCrest took 10 years to engineer, test, and refine utilizes NASA Derived Technology which requires no electricity because it has no moving parts. It’s this same technology within the system that doesn’t use salt or any other chemicals that makes the WaterCrest so environmentally-friendly. Not a single drop of water is wasted because the WaterCrest doesn’t need to backwash.

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