Click on a question to find out more."I want to be able to drink the water throughout my home. What size system do I need for my two and a half bath house with two part-time residents?"
Water Ways Baja systems are custom designed for your wants and needs, your water source, water usage, and the age and quality of your home's water storage and plumbing system.
Our minimum whole house sized system uses three cartridges in 20” black housings to purify your water.
If you want the benefits of anti-scaling to protect and give longer life to your expensive fixtures, we’ll add an additional housing and cartridge.
The best place to start is by getting in touch with us. Call today and we'll advise you on the perfect water filter system for your specific needs. We’ll give you all the possibilities you want, and give you the perfect system you need.
Our systems start at about $500 USD and are based upon your individual needs. As a full service company offering individual consultation, it starts with a few easy questions. Let's see how we can assure you of safe, healthy, great tasting water. And while our prices are often substantially lower than the alternatives, the of quality of our products and service is unsurpassed.
When it comes to maintaining your system, we’ll take care of everything. Whatever your water source, your system is designed to be very low maintenance.
Every year we send an email notification that it’s time for maintenance. We’ll schedule a day and time that works for you. We conduct a thorough check of your entire system and make sure it is performing as designed.
Each cartridge has a replacement interval based on time in use, the water source it processes, the quantity and quality of the water processed, and manufacturers recommendations.
Sometimes, changes in the local infrastructure and climate can contribute to poor water quality being delivered to your home. For some homes and businesses the water quality changes so significantly that we will set up a unique maintenance schedule with you, but that is not typical.
After almost a decade of experience with our local water, Water Ways Baja systems are designed to handle the typical changes of your specific water year after year. You will be provided with a plan that covers the annual routine maintenance, including costs. We make it affordable and easy to keep your water pure, clean and healthy.
Yes. In fact we’ve comprehensively tested all local water sources in the Todos Santos and El Pescadero communities for over 100 contaminants. Whether you have a water treatment system in place or no treatment, our sample collection procedure follows water industry sampling protocols to deliver accurate results.
We utilize the services of an independent certified water laboratory that provides you with written results.
A note about water testing: results for water through a filtration system should be stable and predictable, indicating that the system is protecting you from variances in water quality. If you have a system you are unsure of, it pays to have it tested. On the other hand, bacterial test results on non-treated water are only snapshots. They show us the bacterial levels in that sample on that day and time. It may be completely different tomorrow or even an hour from now.
We use Ultra Violet light (UV) in specific instances for very specific purposes. UV is not a purification process. It is a disinfection process. We utilize a purification process in our Q Series Systems that purifies the water without the use of Ultra Violet (UV) light.
From our extensive experience with the water in Todos Santos and El Pescadero we have found UV to be high maintenance and not always safe, even when “over sized”. Our local water can contain extremely high levels of sediment and bacteria. If it’s not properly designed ahead of the UV lamp, pathogens can pass through unharmed. In addition, with a UV system, pyrogens (typically dead bacteria) flow into the drinking water and pyrogens can cause illness. For these reasons, many people experience illness with a UV system in BCS.
Our professionally designed and maintained process purifies the water, without consuming electricity and without UV. The result is foolproof and is always safe, healthy purified water.
When your system is properly pressurized and maintained, you should not experience a pressure loss. We don’t recommend it, but our system can treat water pressurized up to 60 psi. Usually, we recommend pressure at 40-45 psi. As a cartridge gets near its capacity with sediment or pathogens, there may be a slight loss of pressure across that cartridge or cartridges. If this occurs between maintenance intervals we are only a phone call away. it’s uncommon, but it can happen and we are happy to visit in person to troubleshoot low pressure problems at no cost.
Many water treatment providers will mislead consumers by using the word “remove” rather than “reduce” when it comes to contaminants even when they do not know what the contaminant levels are in the water they are treating. The only way you can truly know if a treatment “removes” a contaminant is to know what contaminant levels exists in that water.
Our systems are designed based upon our comprehensive testing of over 100 contaminants. When we design your system we know what contaminants are in your water source at what levels.
If we treat your water, we know your water.
Our opinion is that no amount of arsenic in water is safe, even though the EPA and Mexico allow 0.01 mg/l or 10 ppb (parts per billion) in drinking water. Our expert and designer of our systems Charles “Chubb” Michaud has published an industry recognized paper on this subject.
Depending on the level of arsenic in your water source, we can remove it to “non-detect” (in layman’s terms zero) level. We use different systems of treatment customized for your water.
For example, if your water source contains arsenic at a high level such as we find in La Ventana, we use a two stage treatment process to fully remove the arsenic. The first stage uses Reverse Osmosis to reduce the arsenic level. Arsenic is not removed by the RO process but it is reduced.
After the RO process, we use a proprietary media to fully remove the arsenic to a “non-detect” level.
For enhanced safety, the removal media is equipped with a valve that incorporates a safety shut off so water will not flow when the media cartridge requires replacement.
Yes, most definitely. The difference is remarkable, and you’ll really notice it with the whites. If you choose a system with an anti-scale component, your expensive fixtures and appliances will look better and last longer. It’s investment protection. Anti-scale excels in hot water, and your water heaters will love it. And last but surely not least, our customers say their hair is softer and shinier.