RainSoft Water Facts

Maximum Contaminant Level Goals vs. Maximum Contaminant Levels

The environment has changed a lot in the last fifty years. Manufacturing and agricultural activities, along with our growing population, add an enormous amount of potentially hazardous materials to our environment.

As a result, the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) and others have detected more than 700 different organic compounds in treated drinking-water supplies.

Water coming from public systems is tested regularly and must meet standards set by the EPA.

The first standard—the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG)—is not enforceable. MCLGs are set at zero for contaminants that are known to be probable human carcinogens. For noncarcinogens, MCLGs are set at a level that includes a margin of safety so as to prevent adverse health effects.

The second standard—the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL)— is enforceable. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as possible, taking into account the technological and economic limitations of the public water supplier.


Contaminants Potential Health Effects MCLG (mg/L) MCL (mg/L)
  • Anemia
  • Increased risk of cancer
0 0.005
Carbon Tetrachloride
  • Liver problems
  • Immune deficiencies
0 0.005
Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Aroclor
  • Liver problems
  • Immune deficiencies
0 0.005
  • Increased risk of cancer
0 0.005
  • Kidney problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Delays in physical or mental
    development in children
0 0.005

RainSoft recommends that you ask your public utility for a contaminant level report. By law, they must provide it to you.

The contaminants listed above are not necessarily present in your water.

Solutions to Water Contaminants

RainSoft is committed to providing our customers with cleaner, safer water. With more than 700 detectable organic compounds in current drinking water supplies, it’s no wonder many people are turning to home water treatment as an answer to filter and reduce contaminants in the water they use everyday.

Not only do RainSoft drinking water and home water filtration systems protect families from harmful contaminants, they also help protect the environment. Less dependence on bottled-water, reduced energy costs and soap consumption, and appliances that last longer and perform better are all part of what RainSoft does best.

Quality of Life is more than a slogan; it’s our commitment to provide you with the safest and cleanest water for your home.

Water insights Know Your Water

Whether your water comes from a well or municipally treated source, it may contain impurities that cause it to taste or smell bad or create other problems in your home.

A reliable water analysis is the only way to identify the specific impurities in your water that make it less than ideal for household use.

You can buy a DIY water testing kit, but you’ll get more reliable results and helpful solutions with a complimentary in-home water test from the experts at RainSoft.

Schedule Your Free Water Analysis

Get a free in-home consultation with a RainSoft water conditioning expert.

What’s in your water? A RainSoft test is the first step toward resolving your water woes. We’ll send a water treatment expert to your home to test your tap water, explain the results, and recommend the best solutions to meet your specific needs.

Tap Water
Enjoy your water the way it ought to be, straight from the faucet!

Does your water taste bad? Does it leave a chalky residue on your counters and fixtures? No matter what problems you’re having with your tap water, RainSoft has the perfect solution.

Drinking Water
No more lugging home bottled water from the store!

A RainSoft drinking water system can supply all the healthy and delicious water your family needs, plus help the environment by reducing the number of plastic bottles in the waste stream.

Ice & Water
Imagine the fresh taste of highly filtered water, conveniently delivered from your refrigerator door.

You can have a RainSoft drinking water system plumbed to your refrigerator’s ice and water dispensers to enjoy that crisp, clean taste in slushies and other frozen treats.

Your dishes can go straight from the dishwasher to the cupboard!

A RainSoft water softener can eliminate filmy stains on glassware and utensils, so they look sparkling clean after your dishwasher’s rinse cycle.

Coffee & Tea
You’ll be amazed at how delicious beverages taste when prepared with RainSoft filtered water.

After your RainSoft drinking water system is installed, you’ll notice a dramatic improvement in the flavor of coffee, tea, soup and other refreshments prepared with water from your kitchen.

Tub & Shower
Wash away the effects of a hard day without the hassles of hard water.

Enjoy luxurious lather, softer skin, and manageable hair after washing when you have a RainSoft water conditioner installed in your home.

Discover how better water can help keep your bathroom cleaner.

Are there stubborn stains in your sink or crusty deposits on the faucet? RainSoft softened water will help keep your bathroom fixtures sparkling clean.

Prevent hard water from damaging your toilet and bathroom plumbing.

Over time, the limescale buildup caused by hard water can lead to costly plumbing repairs. A RainSoft water conditioner can help prevent premature wear and tear on your toilet.

Enjoy cleaner laundry and potential cost savings with CleanStart® from RainSoft.

With CleanStart® eco-friendly technology, your washer will get clothes clean with no need for harsh detergents and heated water, thus potentially saving you money on soap and energy bills.

Water Heater
A RainSoft water conditioner can help your water heater last longer.

If your home receives hard water, your water heater must work harder, thus potentially cutting its life expectancy and increasing your energy bills. A RainSoft water softener is the solution.

Improve the taste of chilled water and ice with a RainSoft water purifier.

Bottled water just doesn’t measure up to receiving clean, crisp-tasting water right from your refrigerator door. RainSoft can deliver this convenience by plumbing your purifier to your water and ice dispensers.

Are you tired of seeing filmy spots on your dishes after a wash?

Don’t blame your dishwasher. Hard water leaves a residue that’s especially noticeable on glassware. Eliminate the problem with a RainSoft water conditioner.

Coffee Maker
Your favorite coffee will taste even better when prepared with water from a RainSoft purifier.

A RainSoft water purification system will remove the impurities in your water that can affect the flavor of coffee, tea, and lemonade – leaving you with a much-improved taste sensation!

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