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Since our systems includes the HY gene, which is a silver-impregnated activated carbon filter media,
the water throughout your entire home is comparable to any bottled spring water on the market.
The system offers many benefits that include aesthetics, health, and economics.


Aesthetic Benefits:

1. No scum or film in tubs, basins, and sinks

2. Washables are whiter and brighter

3. Hair and skin are cleaner, soft, and shiny

4. Glassware, dishware, and silverware dry spotless. without toweling


Health Benefits:

5. Quality water for cooking and drinking

6. Heavy metals (radioactivity) are removed

7. Trihalomethanes (THMs) are removed. THMs are carcinogens formed as a by-product of the sanitization process. These carcinogens are created when your municipality chlorinate your water.

8. No more toxic baths – A study performed by Toxicologists for the DEQ of Massachusetts published in the American Journal of Public Health proves that a person absorbs more carcinogens in a fifteen-minute bath than by drinking a half gallon of the same water.

9. Since chlorine is removed, no rashes or allergic reactions from chlorine.


Economic Benefits:

10. 100%savings on bottled water costs

11. 75% savings on all cleaning products
     a. For the laundry, all that is needed is 1/4 of the laundry detergent previously used.
     b. For the dishwasher, instead of filling two containers with liquid, you will only need 1/2 teaspoon for a sparkling clean, spotless wash.

12. 30% savings on energy costs to heat water. A study performed at the New Mexico State University proves that quality water can save 30% on gas energy and 2% on electric energy for water heating.

13. 25% on coffee and tea. When making these beverages with quality water versus city water, you will need 25% fewer ingredients to produce better-tasting, smoother, stronger beverages.

14. Quality water is like an insurance policy. Plumbing fixtures and water-using appliances will NEVER have to be replaced due to calcium scaling. The life span of all water-using appliances is tripled, and maintenance calls are practically eliminated.

15. This is a unique appliance that actually pays for itself as it is being used. Depending on the size
of your family, a system can amortize itself within 2-4 years. I am enclosing a “Treated Water
Savings Report that shows the monthly economic benefits for an average family of 4.

If you are interested, I would welcome the opportunity to perform a few tests for you to help you
better understand all the above information. At that time, you will first witness the benefits of quality water with all of your five senses, see, hear, feel, taste, and smell.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, pregnant woment should drink 8 to 12 cups (64 to 96 ounces) of water daily. Water has many benefits. It aids digestion and helps form the amniotic fluid around the fetus. Water also allows nutrients to circulate and helps waste leave the body.

There is no dispute that water is healthy. However, if you are pregnant, be aware that the water you drink and bathe in has cancer-causing agents. Click the following link to see what may be in your tap water.  https://www.ewg.org/tapwater.

To understand water drinking standards, you must take into consideration that: 

  • Legal does not necessarily equal safe. Getting a passing grade from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not mean the water meets the latest health guidelines.
  • Legal limits for tap water contaminants have not been updated since 2000 when the EPA took steps to lower uranium in tap water!
  • The best way to ensure clean tap water is to keep pollution out of source water in the first place.

The Secret

The well-kept secret about existing drinking water standards is that the vast majority of the nation’s drinking water supplies get a passing grade from federal and state regulatory agencies. But many of the 324 contaminants detected by local utilities’ tests are found at levels that may be legal under EPA’s SDWA standards or state regulations. Authoritative scientific studies have found most exceed levels to pose health risks.

Chlorination 

The disinfection of public water supplies by chlorination is standard today. It has remained a popular disinfectant choice, despite alternative disinfectants being available. With the discovery of disinfection byproducts (DBPs), a spectrum of halogenated compounds formed by reactions between naturally occurring organic matter in the water and the added chlorine, concerns have arisen concerning their impact on human health. The benefits of preventing many serious diseases continue to outweigh the potential risks vastly. 

Pregnancy and Chlorination DBP

The Environmental Working Group has been conducting and compiling drinking water test data for all states since 2005, explaining that exposure to DBPs, such as trihalomethanes (THMs), may occur through ingestion, inhalation, or dermal absorption. Dermal absorption occurs during cooking and washing, showering and bathing, fluid intake, and swimming. For other DBPs, such as haloacetic acids, ingestion is the primary exposure route.

The approach employed in studies to assess the exposure of pregnant women to chlorination DBPs has been mainly based on the water source or treatment and the concentration of total THMs in the municipal water source of the subject. This ignores the individual variability in the fluid intake and showering, bathing, and swimming patterns of pregnant women, which may be important determinants for exposure to chlorination DBPs.

The good news is that most filter products on the market use one or a combination of three primary technologies: carbon filtration, reverse osmosis, and ion exchange. At Torres Water, we offer a Free Water Analysis (valued at $125). Give us a call today to discuss pure water for your home. 

Here Are Seven Basic Facts About Water 

1. Pure water is a necessity for good health.


2. Water is used to maintain the blood volume that is necessary to regulate body temperature and deliver oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Additionally, water removes wastes and toxic substances.


3. Water helps the biochemical reactions that occur in the brain cells to take place.


4. Water is lost daily through perspiration, salivation, and urination.


5. Drinking water helps your brain because it helps prevent dehydration.


6. Drinking purified water, especially water filtered through a reverse osmosis process, will remove contaminants that can damage the brain and replace the body’s lost fluid.


7. Finally, drinking at least eight glasses of water daily is recommended.


Stay tuned, and we will give you more information about those seven basic facts.

Torres Water Company offers a free water analysis (valued at $125). We will come to your home or business and check your water for heavy metals, trihalomethanes, and chorline. 

Owner, Julio Torres, is a native of Belize and is a graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, the University of New Orleans, and Xavier University College of Pharmacy. After he installed a water filtration/softening/purification system for his home in 1982, he realized the potential of the water quality improvement industry. In 1984, he started Torres Water Company. Finally, over the past 40 years, he has helped thousands of homeowners and business owners solve their water problems and save money too! 

Furthermore, after studying the benefits of drinking Alkaline Water, Julio helped develop an Alkaline Water Cartridge that will adjust the drinking water pH to 9-10. This filter separates Torres Water Company from others. Julio is a Certified Water Specialist with the Water Quality Association.

If you’re unsure which direction to look for a residential or business water filtration system, consider if you’d like to be more efficient and environmentally friendly while purifying your water. If those concerns affect your consumer decisions, we suggest looking into ultraviolet sterilization systems. Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is an excellent system for destroying virtually all illnesses-causing microorganisms, including E. Coli bacteria, Giardia Lambia, Cryptosporidium cysts, and swine/avian flu. Not only is this method better for your health, but it’s also more cost-effective in the long run! You can find Ultraviolet sterilization systems available among our many products. 

How Ultraviolet works

The way Ultraviolet works is a wavelength of light, 254 nm (nanometers), penetrates the microorganism cell wall to destroy a pathogen’s ability to reproduce and kill the microbe. These systems can be designed for a kitchen sink, a specific home appliance, or the whole home or building. The maintenance of these systems is minimal. Depending on the system, the lamp and quartz sleeve need replacement every 1-2 years.

When Ultraviolet disinfection bombards waterborne pathogens with UV rays, it disrupts their DNA and prevents them from causing future havoc. This effectively destroys the microorganisms, making them harmless. Not only does this provide you with cleaner drinking water, but it also helps to preserve our natural resources by preventing these harmful organisms from entering our waterways and affecting others in your community.

Cost Savings

Ultraviolent disinfection also saves you money in the long run. By preventing these pathogens from entering your home or business, you can avoid the cost of treatment and the spread of illness. UV disinfection is a more environmentally-friendly option than other water purification methods, such as chemical treatment.

If you’re looking for a way to provide yourself with clean drinking water, remain environmentally conscious, and want to know the level of biochemical contamination in your water system, call your municipality’s Utility Department and ask for a copy of their Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs). These documents contain information on pollutants in drinking water, among other data about how healthy your water is. That’s the time to give Torres a call (504) 838-8345 and start your journey toward cleaner, safer water. 

 At Torres Water Company, we sell, install, and provide maintenance for the water filtration system that best fits your needs. Call us at (504) 838-8345 for a free water analysis and consultation (valued at $125), or visit us at www.torreswater.com for more info on our products and services.

Reverse osmosis can remove pesticides (herbicides, insecticides), some of the leading contaminants in drinking water across the United States. Rainwater and the melt from snow can wash pesticides and other toxic chemicals away from citrus groves, row crop fields, industrial sites, golf courses, and parks into storm drains and, ultimately, the city reservoir. That’s where they start causing issues at your city’s water treatment facility. In addition to polluting drinking water that has passed through city water treatment, pesticides taint groundwater and private wells. 

 

How Can You Get Your Water Tested?  

 

Call Torres Water Company at (504)838-8345 and ask for a free water evaluation. We’ll evaluate the levels of dangerous chemicals in your tap water. Additionally, most state and local health departments can test for pesticides. 

 

Why should I be concerned about pesticide runoff? The trace amounts in my drinking water are safe and regulated, right? The level of pesticides can change from minimal to toxic at any time. This is due to   rapid, unpredictable environmental factors that suddenly increase runoff.

 

Recent research into Louisiana’s water safety revealed that unhealthy pesticide compounds, the most common of which is atrazine, do affect the state’s water as runoff from multiple sources collects in streams and rises to hazardous levels.  The New York Times reported in 2009 that researchers found concentrations of atrazine below EPA thresholds could disrupt menstrual cycles. Atrazine affects the body by playing the part of a normal hormone, then damages the immune system, wreaks havoc on hormonal balance, triggers reproductive health issues, causes carcinogenic effects, and may lead to cognitive impairment. 

 

Okay, I don’t want to take a chance with this stuff—What are my options? Our Puronics Reverse Osmosis water filtration systems remove 99 percent of the toxic chemicals in water, including all traces of pesticides. Reverse osmosis water purifiers use pressure to force water molecules through membranes at a micro-level, eradicating contaminants.  

 

How to Find Out More 

 

To find out the level of contaminants in your public water system, call your municipality’s Utility Department and ask for a copy of their Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs). These documents contain information on pollutants in drinking water, among other data about how healthy your water is.  Want to eliminate traces of pesticides and other contamination from your water supply? Give us a call. At Torres Water Company, we sell, install, and provide maintenance for the water filtration system that best fits your needs. Call us at (504) 838-8345 for free water analysis and consultation, or visit us at www.torreswater.com for more info on our products and services.

 

 

Louisiana faces unique water needs. It’s rural water systems are heavily affected by constant boil water notices outside of hurricane season. St. Tammany Parish faced over 200 notices per year unrelated to hurricanes. That number only increases when storms contribute to the state’s already great backup power need. 

 HURRICANE SEASON 

During Hurricane Laura in 2020, over 60,000 water customers across six parishes were impacted by a nearly month-long boil order.  Louisiana’s boil water notices occur when boiling water becomes necessary to kill dangerous bacteria that can have grave health consequences. The order lifts only when the water tests come back clear. The total boil orders in Louisiana are between 1,600 to 1,700 annually. This does not include notices unrelated to storm damage.

 RURAL AREAS 

Boil orders are more common in rural areas, accounting for more than 80% of the state’s total. With an infrastructure that dates to before 1960 in some areas, the likelihood that you will be boiling water to drink and brush your teeth is very high. Aside from the health effects of deadly bacteria, there are also high concentrations of iron and manganese, among other mineral contamination.

 

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

With so many problems headed to your tap this hurricane season, it might be time to consider investing in a water filtration system that’s right for your home needs. Our point-of-entry filtration reduces the overall risk of drinking and showering in contaminated water by removing iron and hydrogen sulfide, neutralizing acids, and filtering sediment. The Puronic reverse osmosis point-of-use drinking water system is installed under your sink and can feed your fridge, ice maker, and coffee maker. 

 

Consider how much time you’ll save if you don’t have to put water on to boil every day. When it comes down to it, saved time and convenience are worth a small expense. At Torres Water Company, we sell, install, and provide maintenance for the water filtration system that best fits your needs. Call us today at (504) 838-8345 for a free water analysis and consultation, or visit us at torreswater.com to find out more.