It’s Your Water

Your Water Education Starts Here. Listen to water treatment industry veteran, Michael Urbans, discuss water filtration and treatment options as they relate to specific issues facing consumers and industry. Topics will include information about contaminants such as the Forever Chemicals (PFOS, GenX), industry best practices. Included will be lighthearted Interviews with industry executives, technicians and business owners.

Carp in the Tub

It's time to lighten up!  Hear about some of the unusual, awkward, and funny situations which Mike, Denise and their customers have experienced over the years.  Be prepared for a good laugh or two.  Adult content.

Of all the resins used in water treatment, cation or softener resins are, by far, the most popular. But it isn't one size fits all. Mike and Denise discuss the various types of cation and how they are applied. Fine mesh, crosslinking, shallow shell, uniform particle size, etc.

Episode 18 Show Notes - Is it High Capacity Resin or Not?

The least expensive component of a water system is the most critical component.  The distributor tube system plays a vital role in the filtration and softening process.  Using a poorly designed distributor system is like trying to drink through a cocktail straw rather than a standard size you might get with a cold drink.

Show Notes - You're Only As Good As Your Guts

Get Pumped Up!

In the water treatment business it’s almost impossible to avoid using chemical feed pump systems. We use them to feed chemicals to enhance treatment processes such as iron reduction or as a solo treatment like pH adjustment. Michael discusses some common pump technologies and simple application guidelines to keep you out of trouble.  He explains why we like peristaltic pumps.

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Show Notes Get Pumped Up!


In this episode of It's Your Water, Denise and Mike discuss DI Resin, specifically Mixed Bed Resin.  DI is an acronym for "deionized".  Learn where mixed bed resins are used, how they are applied and the basics of the "DI business". 

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Get High!

Mike and Denise want listeners to "get high" on high efficiency softeners.

A high efficiency softener is designed to squeeze every little kilograin of capacity from a pound of salt. So, the goal is less salt, less water, less waste to either a septic system or the municipality. 


Show Notes - Get High

In this humorous episode, Michael and Denise discuss why and when you should consider twin tank systems rather than single tank systems. Show Notes You Never Forget Your First Twins

Mike and Denise discuss oxidation with manganese dioxide treated media - Pyrolox Advantage. The "rules of engagement" for its use, the properties, advantages, benefits and specifications. It is used for the removal of Iron, Manganese & Sulfur.


Filter Sand is Dead! Michael discusses his experience with Clinoptilolite aka Filter-Ag Plus™ (also known as Turbidex) as a product replacement for multi-media and sand filtration designs. This media filters down to 5 microns! Human hair is 40 microns! Show Notes - Is Multimedia Dead?

Mike and Denise discuss application of an unusual water treatment product - Reticulated Foam. Cubes impregnated with KDF 55 or KDF 85 (KDF Cubes) can be added to carbon or softener tanks and cartridge filters.  KDF55 cubes inhibit the bacterial growth which causes the black slime and extends the life of the carbon. Show Notes - Are KDF Cubes in Your Toolbox?

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