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We understand that water filtration can be a complex topic, despite its importance for your family's health. We're here to help. Select one or more categories below to start learning.

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Reverse Osmosis

Filtration Systems

Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective methods of filtering the tap water in your home…

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Shower Filters

Filtration Systems

When it comes to water filtration, most consumers automatically associate filters and water treatment products with drinking water…

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UV Filtration

Filtration Systems

Water utilities must meet high quality standards, but the water supply still can be contaminated after it leaves the treatment plant. At Pelican Water, we're experts…

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Water Testing

Water Testing

Instead of spending the money for a professional to conduct a water test in your home, order a water test that you can conduct yourself then ship the vials off to a lab for testing…

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Well Water

Well Water

Well water is more common than many homeowners realize. Currently, more than 15 million households nationwide rely on well water…

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Water Softener

Water Softener

Water softeners are systems designed to treat and reduce "hard water". These systems implement a method of exchanging or negating ions of common minerals to eradicate scale buildup and/or reduce the overall mineral count in your water…

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Chlorine

Contaminants & Water Quality

Chlorine is a chemical element that naturally exists as a yellow-green gas at room temperature…

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Chloramine

Contaminants & Water Quality

Chloramine is a disinfectant that consists of chlorine and ammonia. Technically, there are three common types of chloramine: monochloramine (NH2Cl), dichloramine (NHCl2), and trichloramine (NCl3)…

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PFAS Chemicals

Contaminants & Water Quality

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS for short, are a group of man-made chemicals used to manufacture hundreds of products…

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Water Sustainability

Environmental Impact

The planet's population is rapidly increasing while the amount of water we can use stays the same…

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Water Filters

Filtration Systems

Water filters remove impurities and contaminants from public drinking water so you can more safely drink your tap water…

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Lead

Contaminants & Water Quality

Lead is a chemical element found primarily underground in the Earth's crust…

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Fluoride

Contaminants & Water Quality

Fluoride is an ionic compound of fluorine, a highly reactive substance found naturally in many rocks and in the Earth's crust…

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Water Quality By State

Tools & Resources

Every state in the U.S. faces water quality issues - from chemicals and contaminants to aging infrastructure and dwindling water supplies…

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Boil Water Alerts

Tools & Resources

Climate change and infrastructural neglect are taking a serious toll on the water quality of the drinking water being pumped into residences around the country…

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Arsenic

Contaminants & Water Quality

Arsenic is a chemical element that naturally occurs within minerals and the Earth's crust alongside sulfur and metals, and as an elemental crystal in its pure form…

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Chromium 3 6

Contaminants & Water Quality

Chromium-6 and chromium-3 are ionic variants of Chromium. Chromium is an element with an atomic number of 24 and symbol Cr…

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Manganese

Contaminants & Water Quality

Manganese is a metallic element with an atomic number of 25 and the chemical symbol Mn…

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Nitrates

Contaminants & Water Quality

Nitrates are ions created when nitrogen combines with oxygen. Nitrates can occur both naturally and synthetically. The nitrate ion is composed of one nitrogen atom and three atoms of oxygen (NO3)…

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Mercury

Contaminants & Water Quality

Mercury is the only metallic element that is exists as a liquid in its natural form given standard pressure and temperature…

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Uranium

Contaminants & Water Quality

Uranium, named after the planet Uranus, is a naturally-occurring radioactive element that can be found in most rocks and in the Earth's crust…

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Bottling Our Water

Environmental Impact

While the idea of buying water might have been laughable 30 years ago, bottled water sales continue to rise year after year…

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Miracle of Clean Water

Environmental Impact

As society developed throughout the 20th century, public drinking water has come a long way. However, there are still many risks associated with drinking water from the tap…

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Liquid Life

Environmental Impact

Modern research indicates that the amount of water you should drink can vary greatly based on your height, weight, gender, location, general health, and level of activity…

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