Warnings are flying around Burlington about dangerous bacteria in the water, and frankly, people are scared. And why shouldn’t they be? After all, clean, safe water is something that we often take for granted in this modern age. In fact, until something like this E.coli breakout occurs, we never give it a second thought.
After several days of warnings from the town advising people to boil the water, they are now reporting that the offending bacteria is no longer threatening us. And hats off to them for reporting all this in a timely manner, and getting the word out so efficiently. However, we will always be at risk for this kind of thing no matter how good the water is monitored and treated. Not only is it a game of catch-up when contaminants are discovered at the water source, but there is something more dangerous AND hard to detect: the water quality at the DELIVERY POINT, namely your faucets.
It’s Not Just About The Water Supply
You see, even when the water department does a stellar job at treating the water before it leaves their facility (which they do), we are still at risk of contamination as the water travels through the water system all over town. Old, ductile iron lines that have been underground for decades. Water lines that are crusted with buildup along their walls, slimy and green. Then you have leaky sections of pipe, which can suck in contaminants from the surrounding soil under the right conditions, such as occasional system shutdowns, or when the pressure fluctuates significantly (like when they flush the hydrants each year – ever get some of that brown water loaded with sediment?) And there is little anyone can do about it, short of a major overhaul of the system every couple of years. This stuff builds up quickly, and you can’t just tear up the municipal water system on a regular basis. Which leaves us to ponder; just how much of this “stuff” has the water picked up on its journey to your home before tumbling out of your faucet.
The question IS worth pondering, because you’ve got to take matters into your own hands if you want safe, clean water to drink. And we’re not just talking bacteria and pathogens here, not by a long shot. There are so many other contaminants that threaten the water AFTER it leaves the treatment plant, including heavy metals like lead and iron, pesticides and particulates, not to mention chlorine that’s used to treat the water at the plant. And by the way, boiling water won’t do a thing to remove metals and chemicals, a very important point to keep in mind. This is a very common misconception.
The bottom line is be proactive when it comes to protecting your own water. The water that you cook with and drink. “Point of Use” filtration is the most effective way to do this, which is a fancy way of saying “right at your faucet”. And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune, especially if you’re already buying bottled water (who want’s to lug that weight around?)
Why am I promoting this to you now, during the water crisis? Am I a shameless Capitalist trying to prey on people’s fears? Well, I AM a Capitalist, but I’m not playing on unfounded fears. Just look around a bit outside our little town and you can easily find news reports of contaminated water all over the country. Kind of reminds me of the major problem in Woburn years ago (remember the movie “A Civil Action”?) But more importantly, this one hits home for me, because this is MY town too. I’m a lifelong resident of Burlington, and I don’t like seeing this kind of thing rear it’s ugly head so close to home. Especially when it can be addressed so easily! Forgive me, but having been a plumber for over forty years, I sometimes forget that the average person doesn’t just know these things about water quality. Like how dirty the inside of the water lines get, and the buildup that cakes up over a very short time. Seeing it every day for so many years, it is old news to me. I often overlook that most people (thankfully) don’t see this “stuff” every week like I do, and that it takes some educating to raise awareness. Sometimes, it takes something like this E.coli contamination of our water supply to bring it to top of mind.
“So What About This Filter?”
OK, so here’s the deal. I’ve been selling a particular water filter for years. It’s the very same one that I have in my own home. A filter that is durable, cost-effective and easily maintained. A proven filter, with roots back to the year 1827. That’s right, 1827! And I sell this filter because I have researched it extensively, personally use it, and personally believe in it. I’ve entrusted the health of my family to this filter for over 25 years. And by the way, so do American and British Embassies throughout the world. That’s why I consider myself a bit more qualified than most to speak intelligently about it to you. I WON’T tell you that I sat in some manufacturer’s class for two hours to get some silly certification, because I didn’t. I’m talking real-world experience here, not theory. So now that it’s on my mind, I want to bring it to YOUR mind, in the event that you’re thinking you need to address this issue for your own family. So let me give you some nitty gritty on this filter I love so much. It’s a bit technical, but I think you’ll get the idea . . .
- What it Does – This filter removes 99.99% of E.coli, Salmonella, and other similar bacteria. It achieves 100% cyst reduction including Cryptosporidium and Giardia. It removes 97% of chlorine at a level of 2ppm, and reduces turbidity by over 99%. It reduces lead and other heavy metals by over 98%.
- Compact Installation – Fits easily under your kitchen sink cabinet, with a slim, low-profile design. You won’t even know it’s there!
- Easily Maintained – If you’re even a bit handy, you can change this cartridge yourself. If you’re not, we can always assist you.
- More Effective & Less Costly – This water filter BLOWS AWAY the competition, doing far more than reverse-osmosis systems and distilled systems, and at a fraction of the price.
- Meets Stringent NSF Standards – This filter is certified to National Sanitation Foundation Standards 42 & 53
So it delivers far more performance at far less cost (both installation & maintenance) than all the competition. It stops all the “stuff” from ever reaching your faucet. It doesn’t get in the way and it’s easy to maintain. It meets stringent NSF standards for water filtration and its got almost two centuries of longevity behind it. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Well, let’s talk a little about cost . . .
If you buy bottled water in bulk, you’re probably getting the 40-count bottle packages from a reputable (I hope!) bottled water company. Don’t get me started about bargain-priced bottled water – you may as well drink water from the local pond. So a decent quality water will cost you 5 to 6 dollars at a Super Store, give or take. If you’re buying retail, it will be more than double that. If we average the Super Store price and say you buy one case a week, that’s $143 for roughly 137 gallons of water after 6 months. A replacement cartridge for our water filter will deliver more than five times that much clean, drinkable water at less than half the cost. What’s more, you won’t have to lug the water! From the store to the car, from the car to the house, then pack it all away somewhere until you need a bottle, which is likely several times a day.
Investing in this money-saving water filter means no more hauling water from place to place. It means no cutting coupons to save a dollar at the store. It means freedom from running out of water unexpectedly, and it means having confidence in the water your family is drinking.
This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER!
Not because I want to pressure you, because I can sell you one of these water filters anytime. It’s because I’ve picked up a bulk order of these units in anticipation of the demand caused by the water crisis. I got a deal on the filter kits, housings & attachments, so I’m passing that on to you, my neighbors. But once they’re all sold, that’s it. We’ll be back to regular pricing, and a lead time on availability. You see, these units are not stocked at local supply houses, at least not at competitive prices. I have to bring them in from out of state, so there’s often a delay getting more when I sell off what I have. I do keep plenty of cartridges on hand though, so you’ll never have to worry about that. So that’s the reason, no sales gimmicks here.
Free Bonus Gift #1 ($65.00 Value) Replacement Cartridge included with your installed filter, so you’ll be ready for the first cartridge change.
Free Bonus Gift #1 ($72.00 Value) Special discount based on this bulk order that I made. Only till supplies last (sorry!)
So that’s my special offer, and it’s only for my Burlington neighbors. It’s straightforward and from the heart, inspired by my strong feelings on the issue of water quality AND my personal experience with this water filter over the last 25 years. Still not sure? Just re-read my Rock-Solid, No-Hassle Guarantee above, and think hard about why I’m confident enough to offer it. And remember this; of all the things I sell in the plumbing & heating business, this filter is one of my very favorites. It’s tested & approved, powerfully effective, simple & trouble-free and best of all, WAY more affordable than comparable alternatives.
P.S. If you’re still on the fence, just give us a call at (781) 272-3266. Or click here to send me a private message with your questions, and I’ll get you some answers.