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Well Water Treatment and Solutions in Lethbridge & Southern Alberta

Know what’s in your well water and how to treat it for safe, clean water throughout your entire home. Holmes EcoWater offers affordable and effective solutions for iron, nitrates, arsenic, hard water, hydrogen sulfide (smelly water), and more.

Holmes EcoWater also offers free basic well water testing with fast, accurate results in most local areas. Enter your postal code to see if you qualify for free water testing!

We will perform a basic test on your well water to determine your Total Dissolved Solids, Hardness, Iron and Chloramine content and present you with a professional analysis of the results.

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Common well water contaminants in Lethbridge & Southern Alberta

Hardness Minerals
What it is - hard water contains calcium and magnesium minerals which bond with everything they touch leaving "limescale" in their wake.

Treatment – Our guaranteed water softener provides the best option for soft water on the market. It improves the water throughout your entire home while protecting your appliances and fixtures.

Iron
What it is - Iron can come in a couple different forms including dissolved and non-dissolved. Both of which can leave red/orange stains on your sinks, tubs, and toilets and can be extremely hard to remove. Iron can also cause bacteria to grow and let off an unpleasant smell.

Treatment – The EcoWater ECR 3502 is rated to remove up to 15 ppm of clear water iron. In most cases, our equipment can remove triple the iron compared to competitive brands. Should your water run red out of the faucet, an ETF AII9 Air Injection filter ahead of your water softener will usually fix the problem. In severe cases, a separate iron filter may be needed.

Chlorine/Chloramine

What it is - Chlorine or Chloramine is a chemical used by municipal & local water treatment plants to reduce harmful bacteria in the water supply. While this sounds good, chlorine and chloramines can cause a bacteria of their own to grow called trihalomethanes (TTHM) which is quite unsafe to drink or bathe in.

Treatment – The most efficient Chlorine/Chloramine reduction filter is Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) or Catalytic Carbon. Due to the high level of chlorine added to water by cities, you will really appreciate your water with chlorine reduction. See our Whole House Filtration page for more information.

Dirt & Sediment
What it is - dirt & sediment is just as it sounds. This is typically most common in well water or surface water that hasn't gone through a treatment facility.

Treatment – Dirt and sediment are found in almost all water supplies and will decrease the efficiency and lifespan of your appliances. For example, sediment in a water heater can prevent the heat from transferring to the water in the tank once sediment has built up in the bottom. Our whole house filtration system can help with this problem.

Smelly Water (Hydrogen Sulfide or Iron Bacteria)

There are typically two water contaminants that can cause your water to smell like sulphur or rotten eggs, one is Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and the other is iron or sulphates.

 H2S is a mineral that is released from the earth and finds its way into groundwater. It’s especially common in well water located near shale, sandstone, coal, peat, or oil.

 Occasionally, a rotten-egg smell in your water could also be caused by a water heater or by sewage pollution in your water. If you’re on city water, the most likely explanation is your water heater.

 The most important thing to note is that it is ALWAYS worthwhile to get your water tested as H2S poses a serious potential health risk including nausea, vomiting, and other serious health effects.

Learn more, here.

Other Contaminants
What they are - common contaminants in our area can include nitrates, lead, arsenic, pharmaceuticals, and more. These are not included in the free water test, however, we do offer full labouratory testing at an affordable price.

Treatment – Protecting the water in your home is important, however ensuring the purity of the water you are putting in your body is even more crucial. Our Reverse Osmosis drinking water system will give you a peace of mind that your drinking water is healthy, and you are going to fall in love with this drinking water system that can provide up to 50 gallons per day of delicious water.

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Local Alberta Reviews

S A
S A
20:01 14 Sep 22
Richard explained all of his work and the basis behind it. Much appreciated the professional work.
Sara Reimer
Sara Reimer
21:53 04 Aug 22
The people are very nice and we love the drinking water
Ashleigh S
Ashleigh S
20:38 02 Aug 22
Clean, efficient and professional. From the water testing to installation. Overall great service.
Erika Opinko
Erika Opinko
00:20 16 Jun 22
Thanks Andrew and keep up the great client services.
Dana D.
Dana D.
19:27 16 May 22
Very impressed by Richard and his professional work. Look forward for an RO system in the near future. Thanks again Richard
Caitlin Jensen
Caitlin Jensen
00:28 14 May 22
Fantastic customer service. I was thoroughly impressed with how in depth Richard's explanation was of how the water system works. He went above and beyond for us. We are very happy with the amount of integrity the company has shown.
Nima Salimi-Bahri
Nima Salimi-Bahri
05:37 12 May 22
Richard and Reece did a fantastic job. They made sure that the system was well placed and properly installed to relieve us from any hassle. They were incredibly informative and made sure that we understood the operation of the system. I definitely recommend Holmes Ecowater for any RO needs. Thank you guys!!
Brenda Rosaine
Brenda Rosaine
19:15 20 Apr 22
Richard & Reece were here today right on time.They were very friendly & easy to deal with & did an excellent job on our water purification service.Richard was very knowledgeable & explained everything to us as he worked on it.A job well done & would highly recommend this company.
Colleen Black
Colleen Black
17:08 07 Apr 22
Richard was fantastic! He came on time and repaired our system for less than what was quoted. He didn’t replace anything that wasn’t broken, which is refreshing for a change. He was professional, and willingly wore a mask as per my request, as I am 8 months pregnant. We will use Homes echo water again and highly recommend them for all of your water needs. Thank you Richard!
Gerda May
Gerda May
22:37 23 Mar 22
Let me tell you....if there is anyone out there that doesn't have a Holmes Water Softener ....You are totally missing out!! I started off with renting a Water Softener and loved it so much that I decided to buy a Holmes Water Softener. Definitely a smart buy!!! Andrew and his staff at Holmes are courteous, experienced and knowledgeable and absolutely wonderful to deal with!!!!!! A Definite 5 Star Rating from me!!!!
Prasant patel
Prasant patel
22:29 15 Dec 21
Really had good experience with their service. Their sales team, installation team is beyond the help. Tedd, Richard , Reace amazing staff.
Amelia Harwood
Amelia Harwood
01:37 19 Nov 21
Had water softener and water purifier installed about 8 months ago. Installed on time with no issues. Our water has been great since we got this system. Highly recommend Ted and this company to others.
Graham Kinahan
Graham Kinahan
18:39 09 Nov 21
Excellent service, Timely, Friendly, Efficient, Knowledgeable. Would highly recommend them to anyone!
Roo Aimson
Roo Aimson
23:38 05 Nov 21
Great place, professional and great advice given.Would recommend device!
Jenn Kent
Jenn Kent
17:52 05 Nov 21
Amazing company. Andrew and his staff are incredible to deal with. Super friendly and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Ryan Vanderploeg
Ryan Vanderploeg
20:23 04 Nov 21
A great company with great people. Always friendly and efficient with service. And the water is great!
Fred Baxter
Fred Baxter
20:31 27 Oct 21
Richard was here today and did an excellent job with our water purification service. He explained what he was doing as he did it, and was very informative. A job well done!
michael sr duffey
michael sr duffey
22:53 28 Sep 21
Great place to shop for water purification systems and staff were awesome
Rosemary Jones
Rosemary Jones
22:33 28 Sep 21
I recently contacted Holmes Ecowater to replace a RO system and water softener that was purchased a number of years ago from a different supplier. Wow... what a difference it makes to deal with a local, customer service-oriented and professional business like Holmes! From the initial call to the business until the completion of the installations, all staff were courteous and friendly. The installers (Richard and Reese) were punctual, highly skilled and completed the installations efficiently. I'd like to acknowledge Richard's experience and knowledge, but also his mentor-like way of sharing this expertise with both customers and his apprentice. I'm looking forward to many worry-free years of high quality water! Thanks Holmes Ecowater!
Roger Knibbs
Roger Knibbs
21:55 06 Apr 21
Friendly staff helped me solve my water softener problem.
Information Lethbridge
Information Lethbridge
22:37 03 Feb 21
Love working with the staff at Holmes Ecowater! Their friendly, timely and knowledgeable on what system will work best for you.Thanks for looking after us and supplying the cleanest, best tasting water!
MrGlatts17
MrGlatts17
01:22 18 Dec 20
We love our RO system and the support we have received from the staff at Holmes Ecowater has been excellent. Would highly recommend them.
Mel VR
Mel VR
16:07 12 Nov 20
Excellent, friendly and professional service. Highly recommended!
Maureen Turner
Maureen Turner
03:23 16 Jun 20
Richard was able to quickly fix my EcoWater system by replacing the filter.
Ruby Connon
Ruby Connon
03:00 16 Jun 20
Terry answered everything I asked him . He is very nice to talk to . The water system is working good and know other problems with it .
R E
R E
15:24 08 Jun 20
Val Peacock
Val Peacock
19:22 02 Jun 20
Very good service! Richard installed the water softener and reverse osmosis system in record time. He was very pleasant to work with, as was the in-store staff.
P MacF
P MacF
03:19 06 Mar 20
Stephanie Van Driesten
Stephanie Van Driesten
12:23 05 Mar 20
Roberta Aitken
Roberta Aitken
17:38 02 Feb 20
I found Richard was kind and considerate while servicing the water treatment in my home. Thank you.
Pedro Klassen
Pedro Klassen
20:16 25 Jan 20
Great and friendly serviceThanks to Richard
Barbara Vos
Barbara Vos
22:38 04 Dec 19
Richard is very efficient, and friendly!We appreciate the visit!
Marjorie Miller
Marjorie Miller
23:06 18 Nov 19
Had a problem with our water softener (we put in too much salt - more is better, right? Wrong!). Richard came over and broke down the bridge, gave clear directions on what to do and all is well!
Carol Court
Carol Court
15:35 20 Sep 19
Friendly and efficient service
Yolanda de kreek
Yolanda de kreek
23:47 19 Sep 19
Excellent service!
Ryan and Lacey Robinson
Ryan and Lacey Robinson
17:44 18 Sep 19
Love the service of Holmes Eco Water. Definitely notice the difference in the water quality and we love the health benefits to our family. We use it for everything from drinking to cooking and even let our cats drink it
Brenda Lee Dirks
Brenda Lee Dirks
18:52 29 Aug 19
richard is very friendly and gets the job done well, thanks
Alan Ambler
Alan Ambler
14:06 07 Aug 19
We had Terry from Holmes Ecowater do an installation of a reverse osmosis system in our office last week. Terry was a pleasure to have around. He seemed very much at home here after a few minutes, something that made us feel comfortable. His installation looks great, and the finished product works as advertised. I would highly recommend Holmes Ecowater and Terry for their services.
Richard Knight
Richard Knight
15:46 21 May 19
Fair honest company.
Colin Emerson
Colin Emerson
15:34 17 May 19
Installer was professional and very informative. System works remarkably well and assistance with call in for inquiries handled promptly. Glad we no longer have to haul in our water bottles to get great drinking water
Allan Horvat
Allan Horvat
02:25 14 Feb 19
We have officially joined the Holmes Ecowater fanclub! With our water softener system we enjoy silky smooth water, a reduced cost when it comes to soaps and cleaning supplies, a cleaner taste right out of the tap, and our little babys dry winter skin is back to soft and smooth (ours too!). From beginning to end we had a great experience with the education direct from the company owner and the quality installation from their tech'.Thanks Holmes Echowater!Allan and Ashley.
Monika Henderson
Monika Henderson
23:23 22 Jan 19
great!!!
Trevor Currie
Trevor Currie
20:27 22 Jan 19
Jamie Torry
Jamie Torry
22:54 09 Oct 18
Richard was excellent. He arrived on time explained everything he was doing, cleaned up afterwards, made sure I was online, went over everything to do with the machine, and tested the water. I feel confident that I understand how the system works, and how I get notified online when a filter needs changing. I really appreciate someone coming to work in my home that was as thorough as Richard. Thank you.
ed la Fournie
ed la Fournie
22:43 20 Sep 18
amber kirk
amber kirk
02:37 20 Aug 18
Gail Sapergia
Gail Sapergia
21:37 31 Jul 18
Richard fixed our water system right up today! It was a much simpler fix than we thought, but he took the time to explain each filter, and patiently allowed me to make notes, so that our system should not need another service for a long time. Really appreciated that he had ALL the necessary parts & filters with!!!
Lance Van Sluys
Lance Van Sluys
22:25 30 Jul 18
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