San Mateo Drinking Water
If you live in and around the San Mateo area, you are likely served by the Mid-Peninsula Water District, formerly known as the Belmont County Water District. This water entity is supplied by the San Francisco Regional Water System and relies mainly on spring snowmelt flowing into the Tuolumne River, where it eventually gets stored in the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
Several other local watersheds also feed into this system, which means the drinking water in San Mateo can actually originate from one of several sources. According to the water quality district, although regular testing is done to ensure safe and clean drinking water, some water may be expected to contain a small number of contaminants. Contaminants can range from microbial(such as viruses and bacteria) to pesticides, herbicides, radioactive contaminants, organic chemical contaminants, and inorganic contaminants like salts and metals.
The most common type of contaminants found in local San Mateo water are chloramine and chlorine, which are used to disinfect the water, as well as magnesium, potassium, and sodium, which generally combine to indicate a specific hardness level in the water or the amount of total dissolved solids (TDS) that are present. Chloramine and chlorine are harsh on skin, hair, plumbing parts, and often taste unpleasant. Chloramine is unsafe to drink for those who are undergoing dialysis or are immunosuprressed. Chloramine also kills fish in aquariums. Reverse osmosis drinking water systems will remove chloramine and chlorine from drinking water.
Hard water can present itself in your home as white, cakey residue that is left after a load of dishes are run. Or it can contribute to the tight, itchy feeling that can occur after a warm shower. Hard water destroys appliances, lowers the lifespan of a home’s plumbing, and can make soap less effective. Even if you are in San Mateo and are currently served by the Mid-Peninsula Water District, you can enjoy clean, clear, soft water at home— thanks to water softening treatment.
Water Purification Industry Leader Partners with De Anza
De Anza Water Conditioning offers the finest in Kinetico water conditioning systems, starting with the K5 drinking water station. This sophisticated unit uses advanced reverse osmosis technology to remove fluoride, chlorine, mercury, perchlorate, lead, chromium, and more from the drinking water supply. In fact, the K5 is certified to remove more contaminants than any other drinking water system on the market. It leaves nothing behind but absolutely pure, fresh water.
Consumer Reports gave the Kinetico K5 a “99-point” rating in its 2010 test, lauding its ease of use and high flow rate (40 gallons per day of purified water). The Water Quality Association (WQA) has also certified that the Kinetico K5 meets industry standards for performance, capacity, and longevity. It even features a gauge that indicates when it is time to change the filters. Forget expensive and eco-unfriendly plastic bottled water. You can make all the pure water you need every day.
Non-Electric Water Softeners and Filters for San Mateo Residents and Businesses
De Anza Water Conditioning has supported the San Mateo area and beyond for over 40 years. Our family-owned business sells, installs, and services Kinetico Water Systems products that have been built in the U.S. since 1970. From whole house water filters to water softeners, combination filters/softeners, and reverse osmosis units, our water systems feature patented designs, high-efficiency operation, comprehensive warranties, and certification by the Water Quality Association (WQA) for performance and longevity. These systems simply harness the kinetic power of water to operate, which translates into enhanced reliability and low-cost performance. For more information about creating the highest-quality water available in your home or business, contact De Anza Water Conditioning today at 408-371-5521 and request a free consultation.