Why Water Quality Testing in Los Angeles Matters

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Professional water quality testing and analysis is an important step in understanding whether or not the tap water entering your Los Angeles home has toxic chemicals.

According to a water quality study co-authored by the Metropolitan Water District and the Environmental Working Group, the drinking water from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rated 83rd out of 100 large U.S. cities in 2009!

Municipal Water Testing

If your water is provided by a municipal distribution system, like your local city, town or public utility, then it is usually ok to rely on the annual water quality test report published by the purveyor.

Public water suppliers in Los Angeles County are required to provide water that meets Federal drinking water standards — and they must publish the results of their testing annually.

If you have any reason to doubt the accuracy of your public utility water test report, like whether it just lists averages and not spikes, then you should contact Rayne Water Systems for a professional opinion of your tap water in order to be sure that it does not exceed health standards or public health guideline limits.

Well Water Testing

Thousands of Los Angeles residents, particularly in the canyons and mountain areas, rely on water that is pumped directly from the ground to their home – either from a groundwater well on their property, or from a small system such as a community well that also serves the homes of one or more of their neighbors.

For well water users it is wise to have your water tested by a Rayne Water Systems professional to keep the people who are using it safe.

If we have reason to suspect there is a health concern with your groundwater after looking at its physical properties, we will recommend and can arrange a state certified laboratory water analysis test to determine if your water meets Federal drinking water standards. The analysis reports costs between $200 and $400.

Your well water may need treatment, it may not, but with the right information you can make that determination for yourself.

Request a free water quality test in your Los Angeles home

A professional water quality test in Los Angeles County by Rayne Water Systems is the best way to ensure that your tap water at home is not just safe, but also has the quality characteristics that will make it usable and provide peace of mind. You can request a free water test online, or call us at 888-928-6691.

Permeable Pavement Points the Way

Rayne Water Systems always keeps an eye out for new technological developments, even in areas that don’t appear to be related to water treatment. Permeable pavement looks to be one of the most promising construction technologies in years, since it has the potential to dramatically change the way cities manage urban runoff and groundwater replenishment, enabling cities to both prevent flooding and save water for public use—water that would otherwise be diverted to the ocean.


Australia and Israel Lead The Way On Water Conservation

As a water treatment company based in Southern California, Rayne Water Systems caters to a very diverse clientele, and we learned quickly that no matter where you’re from, access to water matters. But the thing about geography is that some countries are not as water-wealthy as others, which means water conservation becomes very important when it comes to ensuring national stability. That said, Australia and Israel, in particular, have shown that sound water conservation tactics and cutting-edge technology put them ahead of the pack when it comes to only using what is necessary.


Mulholland & The Thirsty City – Building the L.A. Aqueduct

Last week, we outlined the many parts of the Los Angeles water system. From reservoirs to groundwater wells to aqueducts, many complex parts work together to keep the Southern California region from going thirsty. In this post, we’ll highlight what is likely the most famous part of L.A.’s water infrastructure. We’re talking, of course, about the Los Angeles Aqueduct.


Explaining How Los Angeles Gets Its Water

Rayne Water Systems specializes in treating water just before it reaches the location our client will be using it, be it their home or business. But the water our customers use usually has to travel a long way before we can get to work on improving it for final use. According to the Los Angeles County Waterworks District, there are three main sources of water for its customers: local groundwater, water imported through the State Water Project (SWP) and the Colorado River Aqueduct (CRA). With this post, we’ll begin to outline these various sources that are so important for Los Angeles County, and the City of L.A. in particular. We’ll dedicate a future blog post to the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which is a topic unto itself.


4 Ways You’re Already Paying for Soft Water

At Rayne Water Systems, we’re often surprised when we talk to someone with obvious problem water, but who decides not to start using a water softener due to the price. What this person is reacting to, however, is simply the start-up cost. What they haven’t seen (and what we try our best to make clear to them) is how, in subtle ways, they are already paying out of pocket because of the state of their water. Here are a few ways you’re already paying for soft water.


3 Common Things People Can’t Stand in Their Water

At Rayne Water Systems we’re very familiar with what people expect from good quality water. People want water that tastes clean, carries no off odors, is crystal clear, and doesn’t leave any residue when it evaporates. Whenever these expectations are shattered, Rayne gets called in to fix the situation, bringing back the peace of mind that comes with a clean, reliable drinking water source. With that, here’s a list of five common things people can’t stand to have in their water, along with a quick diagnosis of how to get rid of them.


Water, Water Found on Mars! But is it Safe to Drink?

Planet Mars At Rayne Water Systems, we love to keep ourselves up-to-date on the latest water news, so in case you’ve been living under a rock on the Red Planet itself, by now you’re aware that NASA has confirmed the presence of liquid water on Mars. It’s a truly historic event, not just for the jokesters on twitter posting funny tweets about how Mars should send some of its water to California, but also for the scientific community, because the likelihood has increased that a manned mission to Mars could be successful, simply because any ship sent from Earth wouldn’t have to bring along all of its own water. It may only need to bring enough water to get there, and bring with it the equipment needed to filter Martian water to make it drinkable by humans.


4 Ways Water Treatment Professionals Are Secretly Superheroes

Super HeroYou probably think they only exist in comic books, films, and TV shows, but superheroes are real. Not only are they real, but odds are they’ve saved somebody on your block from the clutches of hidden dangers lurking within their plumbing. The superheroes I’m talking about don’t wear capes, but they do carry around fancy equipment, possess fascinating powers, and fight nasty, determined villains. I’m talking, of course, about the friendly neighborhood water treatment professionals, like the ones at Rayne Water Systems. But in case you think we’re exaggerating, here are 4 ways water treatment pros are secretly superheroes in disguise.


The How’s and Why’s of Water Softeners

1-2-3 At Rayne Water Systems, we believe it’s not enough to just match our customers’ to the right equipment for their needs, but to educate them on how it works, and how a particular water treatment device will improve their situation. We’ve often been asked by our clients exactly how their water softener works, and whether it’s a good investment in the long run. Knowing this information will not only give you insight into water treatment, but will also keep you on your toes when less-than-reputable dealers come around offering seemingly magical water treatment products that have no foundation in science.