Residential Water Purification2023-02-21T17:56:34-06:00



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The purity of your home’s water supply is important, regardless of whether it comes from a well or main water line. Contaminants such as chemical residue, rust, sediment and even microorganisms can discolor water or leave behind an unpleasant taste. In some cases, it can even make you or a member of your family sick!

The professionals at Howe can offer additional layers of protection. We install and maintain several quality solutions for water filtration in Sioux Falls, SD. We’ll equip your plumbing with reliable filtration systems that deliver clean and purified water.

Depending on the current purity of your home’s potable water, one or more systems may be necessary for adequate filtration. Call or text Howe at 605-339-2020 to schedule an appointment, especially if you’ve noticed a recent change in water quality! For emergency service, call right away.


Many homeowners assume the water from their taps and faucets is clean enough for drinking. But even treated water can contain microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses. If you use a private well for your water supply, excessive minerals can affect not just your water supply but your entire plumbing system.

To ensure you and your family can enjoy clean-tasting, purified water, Howe’s expert plumbers are trained to work with a variety of filtration systems. We have years of experience installing one or more pieces of equipment that can purify potable water of all sorts of contaminants. Compared to tap water, any kind filtration system should improve the quality and taste! But we’ll make sure you have what you need to make an informed decision.

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For a healthy water supply, a quality water filter is a great option. We offer a number of different models that can filter out many of the common impurities found in tap water. But don’t forget that even the simplest water filtration systems need upkeep. Many water filter systems come with cartridges or filters that need to be periodically replaced. Otherwise, they will become less effective over time.


A reverse osmosis water system uses specially designed membranes to filter out contaminants. As water flows against the membrane, the pressure forces through water molecules while leaving larger particles behind. RO systems are ideal for chemical contaminants like chlorine and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Reverse osmosis is also effective against dust, sediment and even rust.


Have you ever heard of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ water? Hard water has a high mineral content, particularly calcium and magnesium. While not necessarily hazardous, hard water is a nuisance for you and your plumbing. Hard water can be responsible for:

  • Mineral accumulation on your pipes, reducing water pressure
  • Reduced effectiveness of hand soap and laundry detergent
  • Unsightly stains on dishes and clothing
  • Dry skin and brittle hair
  • Sediment buildup inside water heaters

Hard water buildup can be a stubborn problem for many residential plumbing systems. Hard water minerals, also known as ‘scale’, will gradually accumulate in pipes and plumbing fixtures. Over time, this increases temperature and water pressure, which can lead to total equipment failure.

Water softener installation reduces the concentration of these minerals. Because calcium and magnesium are positively charged molecules, they are replaced with negatively charged sodium molecules as they pass through the water softener. Soft water is better for cleaning and will keep pipes and fixtures in better condition than you’d get with hard water.

Water Filtration FAQs

What is reverse osmosis and how does it work?2023-02-09T14:28:42-06:00

A reverse osmosis system is a very high quality water filter, it uses a series of water filters followed by a membrane that removes very small contaminations in the water, these are usually installed at one location in the home with a single faucet, rather than on the “whole home.” These systems produce a bottled water quality product that a lot of our customers request and enjoy.

All of these options do require some maintenance, but if you are concerned about the water in your home, or are having issues, we can help. Just give us a call at 605-339-2020 to discuss.

Does a whole house water filter reduce water pressure?2023-02-09T14:28:07-06:00

This is always a concern for us, but with proper installation of a quality product this issue can often be mitigated.

How often should I change my whole house water filter?2023-02-09T14:27:33-06:00

Depending on the water quality, your water usage, and the type of filter, they generally last between 6 months and a year.

Are water filtration systems worth it?2023-02-09T14:26:45-06:00

This is totally dependent on your situation, but if you have concerns and want to know what your options are we would be happy to help you explore all opportunities. Call or text us at 605-339-2020 anytime.

Do I need a whole house water filtration system?2023-02-09T14:25:50-06:00

Municipal water supplies in our area are good, but you could choose to have one installed as an added layer of protection. If you have a well system, or if you are having water quality concerns it is best if we come to your home, see what is going on, and collect a sample for testing. We will work with you to figure out the best solution for your specific situation.

Often, even if using municipal water, a water softener can be a welcome addition to a household. The water in our region can be “hard” and contain magnesium and calcium that can feel hard, leave water stains, and affect fixtures.

How do water filtration systems work?2023-02-09T14:24:29-06:00

Generally, water filtration systems are selected based on the needs for your water. This may just include a sediment filter to just capture sediment, or this may include a carbon filter which are installed when we also need to address taste and/or smell. In both cases these filters are housed in a canister placed on the main water supply line coming into your house.

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Wherever you get your water, Howe’s team of plumbing technicians believes you deserve a clean, purified supply. With seamless installation and long-lasting repair services, we’ll keep water filtration systems in and around Sioux Falls, SD, in great condition.

Call or text Howe today at 605-339-2020 to schedule an appointment. Our staff can also address any questions or concerns you have about residential water filtration.

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