Home Water Treatment

Overview

Just because your water’s clear doesn’t mean it’s clean. Let us help you make an informed decision about your household water usage and consumption. Have peace of mind knowing that whether you’re using water for drinking, cooking, bathing or cleaning - Canadian Safety Standards is committed to ensuring your family’s health and wellbeing with our state-of-the-art water treatment systems.

Our most popular products:

  • Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Systems
  • Water Softening Systems
  • Water Conditioning Systems
  • Whole Home Combo Filtration Systems

Why Canadian Safety Standards makes the difference:

  • All of our equipment supply is manufactured in Canada (located in Barrie, ON) - which means all components are CSA certified.
  • All of our equipment is high performance and brand new - we never use refurbished or previously owned products.
  • Our products all include excellent manufacturer warranties.
  • We offer competitive pricing and flexible payment options - rental or purchase.
  • We provide expert installation & service by fully-licensed plumbers.
  • Installation included with every rental/purchase - no hidden costs.
  • Our customer support centre is available to take your calls 24/7.

Water Treatment 101

We offer a variety of water solutions specific to every household need. Our most popular products are:

1. Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System

What it is:

A point of use filtration system in which contaminants are removed from water. This is accomplished by household water pressure pushing tap water through a semi-permeable membrane to produce purified drinking water.

What it does:

Removes TDS (total dissolved solids), lead arsenic, heavy metals, silt, dirt and volatile chemicals and chloramines.

Features:

  • Smart key technology – auto shut off (unlike sump pump style filters which could cause cross contamination when replacing filters)
  • Produces up to 75 gallons of water per day capacity
  • Quick connect replacement filters/membranes with built-in shut off valves
  • Premium brushed nickel/lead free designer drinking water faucet

Benefits:

  • Saves on buying expensive bottled water
  • Reduces plastic bottle waste
  • Provides purified drinking water and health benefits that carbon filtered water alone cannot provide
  • No refrigerator filter required if unit is connected directly to the refrigerator (save up to $80/year**)
  • 10 year warranty

2. Water Softener

What it is:

A system used to fight hard water by exchanging calcium and magnesium ions with sodium or potassium ions leaving you with softer water. This product is ideal for bathing and/or cleaning.

What it does:

Removes clear water iron and softens water.

Features:

  • Smart technology – equipment self-cleans on demand based on water usage (unlike generic products that require manual settings)
  • Clear water iron removal up to 5 ppm with turbulator
  • State-of-the-art computerized technology
  • Salt-free compatible when using potassium

Benefits:

  • Softens skin, hair and laundry by activating soap/shampoo/detergent so you use less
  • Eliminates hard water spots on dishes
  • Prevents scum and scale build up on sinks, tubs, shower tiles etc. resulting in longer life of plumbing fixtures and appliances
  • Spend less than $3/year in electricity* and your water heater will consume up to 22% less energy* than with hard water
  • 10 year warranty

3. Water Conditioner

What it is:

A system used to fight hard water by exchanging calcium and magnesium ions with sodium or potassium ions while also removing chlorine and leaving you with better tasting water. This product is ideal for bathing and/or cleaning but can also be consumed as drinking water.

What it does:

Removes clear water iron and chlorine, eliminates odour and softens water.

Features:

  • Removes chlorine and volatile organic chemicals
  • Doesn’t waste any water
  • Self-diagnostic/cleaning service features
  • Use as little as 2.5 lbs of salt per regeneration cycle (80% less salt than dial style units)*

Benefits:

  • Softens skin and hair by activating soap/shampoo/detergent so you use up to 55% less*
  • Eliminates hard water spots on dishes and prevents scum and scale build up on sinks, tubs, shower tiles etc. resulting in longer life of plumbing fixtures and appliances
  • Spend less than $3/year in electricity* and your water heater will consume up to 22% less energy* than with hard water
  • Better tasting water
  • 10 year warranty

4. Whole Home Filtration System

What it is:

A filtration system designed to remove chemicals and contaminants throughout your household water supply. This product produces clean water that can be consumed as drinking water or used externally.

What it does:

Removes chlorine, chloramines, trihalomethanes, volatile industrial chemicals, lead and heavy metals.

Features:

  • Self-cleans automatically every 10 days
  • Low voltage operation
  • High-flow design with no pressure loss to house
  • Electronic timer digital display with lithium coin cell power outage backup

Benefits:

  • Chemical-free system – no chemicals or water softening salt to purchase
  • Spend less than $3 per year on electricity*
  • Clean filtered water available throughout entire household (every tap)
  • No filter cartridges required
  • 10 year warranty

Water Softeners

Hard water is water with a high mineral content. It affects everything it touches - from your skin and hair to your appliances and plumbing fixtures. It creates scale build up in your pipes, causes water spotting in your taps, and lessens the effectiveness of soap and detergent which ultimately results in dry, itchy skin and dull, limp hair. Thankfully, we have two great solutions to offer: a regular water softener that removes clear water iron or our combination water conditioning system that’s designed to soften your water plus remove chlorine, helping to eliminate odours and reduce contaminants that will leave you with water that feels, tastes and cleans better. Our water softeners/conditioners are ideal for those living in hard water areas. Water hardness levels are measured by grains per gallon (GPG). The degree of hardness becomes greater as the mineral content increases.

Do you live in a hard water area?

See the list below to determine how hard the water is in your area.

Water Hardness in Grains – 7+ Grains Considered Hard Water
10Ajax 60Harrow 5Peterborough
20Almonte 15Hanover 10Pickering
8Amhurstburg 5Hawkesbury 10Picton
20Ancaster 30Hespeler 10Port Arthur
15Arnprior 30Ingersoll 10Port Colborne
15Aurora 8Iroquois Falls 15Port Dover
12Azilda 20Islington 40Port Elgin
15Barrie 10Kapuskasing 10Port Hope
15Beamsville 20Kemptville 10Prescott
10Bellville 5Kenora 20Preston
10Bracebridge 10Kingston 5Renfrew
15Bradford 5Kirkland Lake 20Richmond Hill
10Brockville 35Kitchener 10St. Catharines
10Burks Falls 20Lansing 25St. Mary’s
10Burlington 15Leamington 15St. Thomas
25Cambridge 10Lindsay 10Sarnia
8Carleton Place 15Listowel 5Sault Ste. Marie
120Cayuga 10London 10Scarborough
15Chatham 15Lucan 20Seaforth
10Cippawa 20Lucknow 15Shelburne
15Clifford 15Meaford 15Simcoe
15Clinton 10Merrilton 5Smiths Falls
5Cobalt 10Midland 30Stratford
10Cobourg 15Milton 20Strathroy
20Cochrane 10Mississauga 5Sturgeon Falls
8Collingwood 20Mitchell 5Sudbury
5Copper Cliff 5Matawa 35Tavistock
10Cornwall 25Mount Forest 10Tecumseh
5Craigment 20New Liskeard 35Teeswater
20Delhi 15Newmarket 10Thorold
10Deseronto 10New Toronto 15Tillsonburg
5Dryden 10Niagara Falls 5Timmins
20Dundas 5North Bay 10Toronto
25Dunnville 20North York 10Trenton
35Elmira 15Norwick 20Twin Province
35Essex 10Oakville 20Uxbridge 
10Etobicoke 10Orillia 10Walkerton
20Fonthill 10Oshawa 10Wallaceburg
25Galt 5Ottawa 35Waterloo
10Gananoque 15Owen Sound 10Welland
10Georgetown 20Paisley 10Weston
25Goderich  45Paris 10Whitby
10Grimsby 15Parkhill 8Windsor
30Guelph 5Parry Sound 15Woodbridge
30Hagersville 5Pembroke 25Woodroffe
5Haileybury 10Penetanguishene 5Woodstock
10Hamilton 5Perth  

Source: Canadian Water Association

Reverse Osmosis

Experience an endless supply of purified water. Our point-of-use reverse osmosis drinking water system has the design capacity to supply a single tap and/or a refrigerator (optional hookup) so you can safely drink straight from the source while saving up to $80/year.** These systems use up to 4 filters to remove up to 96% of chlorine, reduce sodium, fluoride and other chemical contaminants leaving you with purified water. See and taste the difference with clearer water and ice cubes. No more plastic water bottle waste, waiting around for your cooler delivery or filtering one pitcher at a time.

Unlike carbon filters alone, the RO membrane is a critical step in the purification process. Once water passes through, it goes on to remove 99% of any remaining dissolved solids.* Those impurities are captured and flushed out of the system. The purified water is then stored in a 5 gallon tank for your use.

Total dissolved solids (TDS) refers to the amount of minerals, organic matter and chemicals that are dissolved in a municipality’s water supply. It is measured by its mobile charged ions and expressed in parts per million (PPM).

A Reverse Osmosis system produces ideal drinking water which is between 0-50 PPM and can produce up to 75 gallons of water per day.

TDS in parts per million (PPM)

Overview TDS (PPM) Description
Ideal Scenario 0-50 Ideal drinking water from reverse osmosis, deionization, microfiltration, distillation, etc.
100 Carbon filtration, mountain springs or aquifers
Range of Average Tap Water 170 Hard water
200-300 Marginally acceptable
400 High TDS water from the tap or mineral springs
Potential Risk Levels 500+ U.S. EPA’s maximum contamination level

Reverse Osmosis System

Rent a Reverse Osmosis system from $8.99/month + HST1 or buy from $469.99 + HST2 (includes standard installation).

Whole Home Water Filters

A whole home water filter is designed to remove chemicals that can be absorbed through your skin while bathing or ingested when drinking your tap water. It’s a chemical-free system that filters out heavy metals, chlorine, lead, industrial volatile chemicals, trihalomethanes and hundreds of other toxins.

This product is ideal for those already living in soft water areas and is recommended for bathing, cleaning, and other external use. While the water produced by a whole home water filter is safe for drinking, we recommend a Reverse Osmosis System for drinking water.

* Based on manufacturer’s information and assumptions.

** Savings may vary based on the type of filter used.

The contents of this webpage are provided for general informational purposes only. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability or accuracy of the information as it relates to your circumstances. Any action you take upon the information provided is strictly at your own risk. This information is not a substitute for, and is not intended to replace, independent professional advice. It is your responsibility to take all safety precautions and to refer to the product manufacturer's instructions or contact a licensed technician, as appropriate.

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