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Boncor Water Systems

245 S. Quince St.
Escondido, CA 92025
(800) 928-3749
www.boncor.com

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High Quality Drinking Water at Your Fingertips!

So you want to drink plenty of high quality drinking water at home, but you don’t want the cost or plastic waste of bottled water (good for you!) and you don’t want to lug around those big, heavy water cooler bottles from the purchase site to home. We don’t blame you! So where do you go from there? You know what you want – and we can help! Our home water coolers come with LINX®  technology so it is filtered without the water waste and without the price tag of an expensive filtration system. High quality filtered water is literally at your fingertips.

Your family needs to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay healthy. This can help to promote a healthier diet and will instill good habits in young children. Drinking more water means that you will stay hydrated and this is important for the functions of your bodily fluids which include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. Drinking plenty of water also means you will energize your muscles, hydrate your skin and support healthy kidney function.

All of the advantages of staying hydrated still have millions of Americans forgetting or ignoring the facts. We go about our busy days at home and at work and we forget to drink our several glasses per day. Tap water can worry us and bottled water can cost us, so we grab something else to drink or we don’t drink anything at all. Now, there is a better solution, one that is eco-friendly, user-friendly and wallet-friendly! Our home water cooler.

Our water coolers come with different options; you can get them installed with LINX® Technology, Taste and Sediment Filtration, or a Reverse Osmosis System. The biggest benefit?  Our LINX water coolers waste virtually zero water when compared to a traditional RO system which can waste up to 4-10 gallons of water for every gallon produced. No more wasted space, wasted money or wasted water. You can enjoy contaminant-free water by renting, renting to own or buying the drinking water system and we’ll do all the work. One thing is for sure – your family will LOVE our water and drink more than you ever thought they would. Contact us today for more information.

Five Magical Powers of Drinking More Water

Drinking plenty of high-quality filtered drinking water has so many benefits that it almost seems like it has magical powers. From helping your bodily functions, to looking and feeling better overall, drinking plenty of filtered water is the best way to support a healthier lifestyle. A healthier you doesn’t have to take a lot of work, but it does take some simple changes to make it happen. By knowing what drinking water can do for you, you’ll be happy to reach for another glass and start enjoying the many benefits. Here are five of our favorite reasons right here:

  • Water can assist with weight loss. Drinking more water helps your body to flush out toxins and by-products of fat breakdown. It also reduces hunger and is an effective appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. It also doesn’t have calories so you’ll save calories by choosing water over sugary soft drinks and high-calorie juices!
  • Water helps you to reduce your chances of getting sick and will help you to feel healthy. Water will help you to fight against flu and other ailments like kidney stones and heart attacks. Adding some lemon to your water is good for ailments like respiratory disease, intestinal problems, rheumatism and arthritis. Drinking plenty of water also has a positive effect on your immune system which is good news for everyone!
  • Water helps replenish skin tissues, moisturizes skin and increases elasticity. In other words, your skin will look and feel younger and healthier. Who doesn’t want to look a few years younger than their real age?
  • Productivity is also improved at the workplace. Since your brain is composed of mostly water, drinking more water throughout the day can help you concentrate more, be more alert and think clearer.
  • We also love that drinking water helps with digestion and constipation. Drinking water is said to raise your metabolism because it aids digestion. Fiber and water are necessary for a daily bowel movement. Can you see the importance of water to your body after understanding the above benefits of drinking water?

There are plenty of other reasons to drink water too, as one recent article http://www.mangosteen-natural-remedies.com/benefits-of-drinking-water.html#.V6Slh_krJ1v explains. The benefits are amazing and your body will thank you. Contact us today and learn more about our drinking water systems which can help you to ensure that the water you’re consuming is safe, clean and great-tasting. Adding water to your diet never felt so good!

 

Extending the Life of a Water Heater

Appliances in your home don’t come cheap and with the quantity that you’re responsible for as a homeowner, you want them to last. Part of helping your appliances, especially those that utilize your home’s water, means paying attention to the quality and hardness of your water. Homes with hard water that don’t have a water softener may see more issues with their water appliances, especially operating costs of a water heater.

Homes across the country have hard water and many people are paying more to operate their household appliances due to increased energy costs, excess repairs or replacements or more detergents or soaps to work with hard water. A water softener can have a positive impact on your energy costs and your wallet – especially when it comes to your energy bills and your water heater.  

Whether you have a gas heater or an electric heater, both types will work better and require less energy when you have softened water. In a gas water heater, limescale from hard minerals will settle to the bottom of the tank and create a layer in which heat must pass through to heat the water. As this layer grows thicker over time, it reduces the efficiency of the water heater and increases the costs through longer heating cycles and reducing the water heater’s ability to heat the water at all. Likewise, with an electric water heater, limescale from hard minerals is known to build up on the heating elements themselves, as well as settling on the bottom of the tank. Again, the result is reduced efficiency, higher costs of operation, reduced capacity to function and even breakages.

Although some people will try to drain and clean the water heater, the best line of defense is putting in place an efficient and effective water softener in your home to remove the hard minerals which cause the buildup. Whether you want the benefits of a home water softener or to lower your utility bills, give us a call to learn more about our water treatment systems. A high-efficiency water heater, or any type for that matter, will do little good if it is not in the right environment. We want to help you get the most from your water heater, extend its life and capacity to do its job, while saving you more money on your energy bills. Sounds promising right? We thought so, too. Give us a call and start saving today!

 

Lead in your water – it’s a tricky contaminant!

Lead in drinking waterLead in drinking water can be very tricky because the only way to know if your tap water contains lead is to have it tested. While most communities have their levels of lead monitored, some homes around the country are facing serious health effects due to high levels in their water regardless. From Flint to Florida, lead is becoming much more common in the news – which is never a good thing. There have certainly been measures and some improvements to reduce exposure to lead, but it still can find its way into our tap water and if you don’t have a home drinking water system like reverse osmosis, you may also be at risk.

Lead gets into our drinking water from metal water taps, interior water pipes, or pipes connecting a house to the main water pipe in the street that are older and have not been replaced or updated. Newer construction doesn’t have lead pipes. Lead found in tap water usually comes from the corrosion of older fixtures or from the solder that connects pipes. When water sits in leaded pipes for several hours, lead can leach into the water supply. This can create problems for people with older homes.

So what happens when levels of lead in tap water are too high? An article from Popular Science explains very clearly that “Once it’s in the body, lead competes with calcium to be absorbed by the body. There are lots of factors that can affect just how much of the lead is absorbed, but there is an overall higher absorption rate for lead that is inhaled versus ingested. It sticks to red blood cells—doctors usually test the blood for proof of exposure to lead—and then moves into soft tissues, like the liver and lungs. If lead is absorbed into bones, it can stay there for decades and recirculate in the person’s blood if a bone is broken or when a woman is pregnant, potentially poisoning both the mother and the fetus.”

This is why for homes with children or pregnant women and with water lead levels exceeding EPA’s action level of 15 ppb, CDC recommends using bottled water or water from a filtration system that has been certified by an independent testing organization to reduce or eliminate lead for cooking, drinking, and baby formula preparation. Some experts are now pushing for an even lower level of 10 ppb to reduce risk. Our drinking water systems can help protect your family by reducing contaminants such as lead from your tap water. Our LINX® drinking water system is both highly effective and efficient – and wastes up to 90% less water than traditional reverse osmosis. If you’re concerned about lead in your water, now is the time to contact us!

Water Softener Saves You Money

Between high utility bills and buying extra soaps and detergents just to do their job, hard water costs a lot, both in the short-term and the long-term. Anyone who lives with hard water and doesn’t enjoy the many benefits of a water softener will tell you that hard water makes life that much harder. Though not harmful to your health, daily chores take longer, water appliances wear out quicker and many costs increase. Who doesn’t like to save money anyways, right? It’s true, you can reduce your spending by investing in a water system like a home water softener.

When it comes to soaps, softened water requires over 50% less detergent to do the same amount of laundry. Detergents do not mix well with hard water due to the minerals, so by utilizing softened water, you’ll find yourself purchasing detergent less often and using less – all while enjoying cleaner results. The same goes for fabric softener. Your clothes will look and feel better and you won’t even have to use as much detergent!

You can also enjoy a longer lifespan of your appliances which use water. Hard water minerals can build up inside pipes or the appliances and cause clogs. You spend extra money repairing or replacing the appliances when softened water could prevent this altogether. Additionally, when this mineral scale builds up inside of pipes, it can restrict water flow into appliances and also impede water heating. You end up spending a lot more energy to your water which translates to spending more money on energy bills. Your energy bill isn’t the only one that may decrease; water heating bills also tend to be lower with efficient appliances and pipes. Your water won’t need to be heated so high to remove stains or effectively clean your dishes and showers.

Avoiding this scale and getting right to the source of the issue, you can save your appliances and save more money.  You’ll also be making an investment for your home, thus adding value. A water softener will save you money while you use it, but it will increase your home’s value since potential homebuyers want to enjoy softened water and avoid dealing with hard water stains on sinks, showers and dishware. If you’re interested in saving money and improving the quality and efficiency of your water-using appliances, our water treatment systems are right for you. We offer different sizes and models to meet the needs of any household. Save with softened water!

Commercial Water Systems Galore!

We’re pretty proud of the variety of water treatment systems we offer households, but we also think our selection of commercial water systems are also pretty impressive. From commercial water softeners to water coolers, your business or commercial setting can enjoy the same benefits of high-quality, great-tasting water. Our selection offers ways to provide your customers, employees or products great water. Restaurants, hospitals, universities, dry cleaners and many more types of businesses require mineral-free or impurity-free drinking water. If you’d like to learn more about our drinking water systems, keep on going!

Water Softeners can be beneficial to a variety of businesses because hard minerals like magnesium and calcium can be difficult to work with sometimes. Hard water minerals create a buildup that can clog pipes, so if you often use a dishwasher, boiler or other water appliance, a water softener can help you get the most out of their lifespan and save you money along the way. You can enjoy softened in the form of a traditional system or our PE tank service which a great way to manage the water treatment requirements for businesses like hotels or dry cleaners. We’ll tailor your service to fit your commercial needs based on the demands of the water and patterns and characteristics of the water entering your business.

Any commercial setting can also benefit from filtered drinking water. Instead of providing bottled water to your customers or employees, our commercial reverse osmosis systems will consistently produce water that is as good as or better than bottled water and is more economical.  They can provide up to 10,000 gallons per day and custom configuration, installation and support are standard. Water stores, beverage bottling, spot free make-up water, car wash and window washing are just a few applications that work well with RO treatment.

We also offer point of use cabinets and water coolers which can handle the demands of a commercial setting. Allowing your customers to have safe drinking water or your employees to stay hydrated at work says a lot about the type of business that you run. No more big, bulky plastic bottles that are heavy to change and too big to store.

All of our commercial water systems will add value to your business. If you use, serve or require water, give us a call.

Drinking Water Inventions Improve Quality

With plenty of drinking water inventions on the market these days, some are bound to change our lives. Some are eco-friendly, some are good at doing their jobs and with enough research, some will do both. Our drinking water systems use the best water filtration technology on the market – they do their job and they help prevent water waste which is one common disadvantage of many traditional reverse osmosis water filters.

There are, of course, plenty of other water inventions worth mentioning, too. In honor of World Water Day that takes place each March, an article from Mashable discusses the current status of the world water crisis  and some amazing water inventions that are ready to take the crisis head on. The world’s water crisis is still in high gear, requiring brilliant minds to create ways to sustain our resources and improve the quality of drinking water for millions. According to the article, approximately 750 million people around the world still lack access to safe, drinkable water — 90% of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, according to the World Health Organization’s latest statistics.

From everyday items to unheard of devices, here are 5 of the most remarkable and amazing inventions improving drinking water quality around the world.

1. WATERisLIFE’s Drinkable Book – it is a two-in-one resource manual filled with safe water tips that comes in a variety of languages and aims at making those not aware of the potential for drinking water contamination that they could be in danger. The best part? It is printed on scientifically advanced filter paper, which kills deadly waterborne diseases. According to creator WATERisLIFE, each book can provide a user with clean water for up to four years. That’s pretty amazing and could change the health and lives of millions of people around the world once they have access to it. Every human being deserves safe drinking water in our humble opinion.

2. LUV Water – developed by students at the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, it is a cheap, self-powered water purification system that uses the weight of water to rotate a motor, powering UV-LED lights. These lights kill 99.9% of waterborne pathogens, and a coarse particle filter helps maintain the device’s efficiency. The creators are also applying the technology to water bottles for a more portable solution.

3. UTEC’s water-generating billboard – this is an advertising campaign and billboard that takes moisture from the humid air around it and converts it into filtered drinking water. The University of Engineering and Technology UTEC in Lima, Peru created this awesome invention in 2013. The billboard can produce up to 26 gallons of clean water per day. More safe drinking water  – excellent news!

4. Dean Kamen’s Slingshot – you may know him as the inventor of the Segway or the iBot wheelchair, he has also developed a water purification system with the goal of savings lives around the world. The invention uses a Stirling engine and the Slingshot boils water, creating steam and then compresses it to turn it back into pure, distilled water. The concept mimics the way the sun evaporates rain water. With some systems already being tried in Ghana, Africa, Asia and Latin America also have recipients planned.

5. LifeStraw – this product is perfect for filtering water anywhere. It looks like a thick straw, but it uses advanced hollow fiber technology to filter water, allowing users to simply suck water through it. This is good for people who need to filter their water every day in some countries, or those who find themselves without water in the wilderness and need to drink something that may not be safe.

We of course love our drinking water systems too and think they could be on the list. Worthy of your household, they reduce water waste and positively support the water crisis right here in our back yard.  We would love to talk to you more about how to save money and save water.

 

 

Lead in Drinking Water Making Everyone Nervous

Lead in drinking water is a public safety concern. WQA-certified master water specialist John Woodard explains in this video that people who live with tap water from city water supplies should be concerned about lead as a drinking water contaminant. He states that lead is the leading healthcare concern for small children and its devastation is irreversible. If you’re living without a home drinking water system home drinking water system or other type of water filter, you’ll want to continue reading on the topic of lead in your drinking water and why you should consider protecting your family with home water treatment systems.

Lead gets into the water in the distribution system. Its contact with lead is where the problem occurs. The majority of lead contamination comes from the pipes, plumbing, and fixtures that deliver your drinking water, especially those built before 1986 when lead in construction was banned.  A municipal water treatment plant usually does a good job of filtering the water, but beyond that, outdated infrastructure like old lead pipes is where the lead typically gets into your drinking water and creates health concerns.

Homeowners with young children should be especially nervous. Lead ingestion and lead poisoning pose serious threats to human health; consuming lead causes irreversible neurological and development damage. This typically means learning, behavioral and developmental issues. Lead poisoning can also lead to severe damage to the immune system, bones, and teeth.

Removing lead from your drinking water can be done when need be. Your public utility company should provide you with a water quality report where you can see if your water contains unsafe levels of lead. If this is the case, or you simply want to be proactive when it comes to drinking water contamination, you can filter water from your home’s tap, too. This is a good idea because your water company tests the water that is at their facility, before it comes into contact with your home’s pipes when contamination may actually occur.

Given the situations around the country, from Flint, Michigan to Hoosick Falls, New York, lead poisoning happens and is wreaking havoc. As Woodard points out in the video, even homes receiving water from a well-managed municipal water authority can have high lead levels in tap water under certain conditions caused by aging or damaged pipes carrying the water into, or within the home. The video also mentions the concerns people have about harmful bacteria found in water, such as those causing E. coli or Legionnaire’s disease. To protect your drinking water, contact our water treatment technicians. Our water treatment company offers water testing to see which of our products you could benefit from. Our reverse osmosis drinking water systems offer effective and efficient filtration for an affordable cost – cost much less than the potential risk of lead poisoning. To learn more about lead contamination in drinking water, watch the video here https://www.freshwatersystems.com/s-289-lead-in-water.aspx.

 

Widespread Water Contamination

As crazy as it sounds, due to heavy industrial and environmental pollution, the majority of our tap water and well water here in the United States contains some level of contamination. These contaminates range from naturally occurring minerals and elements found in the ground to man-made chemicals and byproducts. While it is true that in many areas, the level of contamination may not cause immediate sickness, it has been proven that continuous exposure to even low-levels of these contaminates can cause serious illness; cancer and liver damage to name just a couple.

Industrial water treatment plants do a pretty good job of filtering out most major contaminates, however some contaminates are missed; prescription drugs are one type of contamination that water treatment plants are not able to filter out. In fact, pharmaceuticals were found in the drinking water of at least 41 million Americans from 24 major metropolitan areas – drinking water that had already gone through a municipal water filtration process.

Lead is also a major concern and shows up in the tap water of many Americans. While water treatment plants do in fact filter out lead, the water can become contaminated again, as it travels through the miles of pipes after the treatment facility. Another issue with treated drinking water, is that many municipal water plants add chlorine and fluoride to the water. Chlorine does a fantastic job of killing off harmful bacteria, but the byproducts created from chlorinated water can be toxic.

Well water on the other hand can be home to a host of contaminates including lead, arsenic, nitrates and bacteria among others. Homeowners need to be especially vigilant if their drinking water is supplied by a private well; frequent water testing and installation of home water treatment systems are highly recommended.

Drinking water filtration systems, such as our LINX Drinking Water Systems, have the ability to filter out over ninety-nine percent of harmful contaminates and byproducts found in our tap water. While we can’t always control what contaminates show up in our water supply, we can certainly control what we do with them. A water filtration system will ensure that our families are protected against any known and potentially unknown contaminates that find their way into our water supply.

 

 

Is your Drinking Water Drugging you?

disposalSo many Americans rely on pharmaceuticals to stay healthy or to fight diseases, in fact a Mayo Clinic study stated that nearly seventy percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug. We are fortunate enough to live in a country where research and development of new lifesaving medications are second to none. That being said however, the more medications Americans take, the more they are beginning to show up in our water supply. From over the counter medications to controlled substances, minute traces of these compounds can be found in much of our drinking water 

According to the World Health Organization, pharmaceuticals can be introduced into water sources through sewage; the excreta of individuals who took them or from uncontrolled drug disposal such as flushing unused drugs down the toilets. They also said that “pharmaceuticals may be released into water sources in the effluents from poorly controlled manufacturing or production facilities.” So what does that mean for us? Are we getting drugged from our drinking water?

While many health officials have stated that the levels are too low to pose a significant risk to humans, they have already begun to affect aquatic life; even small amounts of estrogen in water have caused male fish to develop eggs. One study tested for 56 different medications in samples from 50 large size wastewater treatment plants nationwide and found that more than half of the samples tested positive with at least 25 of the drugs tested. Do you really want to be drinking this cocktail of medications on a daily basis?

There are currently no state or federal regulations in place which require wastewater plants or drinking water plants to monitor pharmaceutical compounds. This begs the question “Who knows how many medications you are ingesting without even knowing it?” Without a water treatment system or drinking water system it could be quite a cocktail! Doesn’t it make sense to protect you and your family from unnecessary drugs? Give us a call and we can discuss with you what options are available to ensure you and your family are drinking the cleanest and safest water possible.