Concerns about water quality have been ongoing for decades in regions such as Long Island. Indeed, the water supply in Suffolk and Nassau counties is unique in that it draws from underground aquifers, rather than other regions of the state, where it may come from rivers or lakes. This makes it crucial for homeowners to consider taking control over their water quality. In this article, we delve into the reasons why investing in a home water filtration system in Long Island is a smart decision.

  1. Local Water Quality Concerns

Long Island’s water quality has faced issues ranging from man-made pollutants to natural contaminants, and has been determined to have the most contaminated water in the state.  According to the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, over a million Long Island residents are consuming PFAS chemicals exceeding EPA health advisory standards. A home water filtration system can effectively remove harmful impurities and ensure that the water you and your family consume is safe. 

  1. Improving Taste and Odor

Unpleasant taste and odor are common complaints about the tap water locally. A filtration system can enhance the overall taste and smell of the water, encouraging increased hydration and consumption from your most inexpensive source – your tap. 

  1. Solution to White or Cloudy Water

Filtration is a practical remedy for the issue of white or cloudy water caused by air bubbles. By incorporating a fine mesh or particulate filter, you can effectively remove these bubbles and suspended particles, restoring clarity to your tap water. 

  1. Bidding Farewell to Ugly Scaling and Staining

Long Island’s water is considered moderately hard on the Water Quality Association’s hardness scale. That’s due to the presence of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Hard water often leaves unsightly stains and scaling on sinks, faucets, and glassware. By incorporating a water softener, you can prevent the buildup of mineral deposits, ensuring your fixtures remain sparkling clean.

  1. Enhancing Your Skin’s Health

Softer water helps your skin retain moisture and natural oils, leading to smoother and healthier skin. This is especially beneficial for Long Island residents who face the challenges of both cold winters and hot summers.

  1. Improving Your Hair Health

Installing a water filtration system in your Long Island home can significantly enhance the health and appearance of your hair. By removing harsh chemicals, as well as reducing mineral buildup from hard water, filtered water can lead to softer, more manageable hair with improved texture and shine. You’ll likely experience less scalp irritation, less hair damage, and even better retention of hair color. 

  1. Sustainable Alternative to Bottled Water

With water quality concerns on the rise, many Long Island residents turn to bottled water as an alternative. However, this practice comes at a significant cost, both financially and environmentally. The average family can spend up to $1,500 per year on bottled water alone! By investing in a simple under-sink, reverse osmosis system, you’re opting for a sustainable solution that saves costs in the long run. And provides you more convenience than having to go to the store to purchase your water. 

  1. Positive Environmental Impact

Opting for a home water filtration system contributes to a positive environmental impact. By reducing the demand for single-use plastic bottles and minimizing the carbon footprint associated with their production and transportation, you’re actively participating in the preservation of our planet’s natural resources and ecosystems.

  1. Preserving Your Home

Hard water doesn’t just affect your body; it can also harm your home. The mineral buildup caused by hard water can damage plumbing systems and appliances over time. By addressing water hardness, you’re safeguarding your home’s infrastructure.

  1. Customized Solutions

At Simply PURE, we customize a home water filtration system to fit your specific issues and needs. Whether you’re concerned about particular contaminants, water hardness, or overall taste, we have systems available that can be tailored to address your unique requirements.


Long Island’s water quality concerns highlight the importance of taking proactive steps to ensure the water you and your family consume is safe and pure. A home water filtration system is an investment that not only addresses these concerns but also offers numerous benefits for your health, your home, and the environment. By choosing to install a filtration system, you’re taking a significant step toward creating a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.

Take the first step today and request a free water quality analysis from us. Our expert technicians will come to your home and assess your water for hard water deposits and other contaminants, then recommend the right water softening/filtration solution for you!

About Simply PURE Water Filtration Services

Living in and serving the Long Island community, we strive to make sure everyone has access to clean, healthy water. We have the experience, knowledge, and industry-leading technology to provide clean water solutions for water impurities, contaminants, hard water, bad tasting/odors, well water, acidity & pH regulations.

Proud members of the WQA (Water Quality Association), and the EWQA (Eastern Water Quality Association), we adhere to strict guidelines and the WQA code of ethics. As a Pentair True Blue Partner and Authorized Distributor of Pentair Products, there’s nothing comparable to the performance, and efficiency of our whole house purification systems, water softeners, neutralizers, whole-house filters, and alkaline reverse osmosis systems for drinking in the convenience of your home.

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Our products are all NSF / ANSI certified, meeting the highest safety standards and quality performance. Providing our community with only the best experience of high quality water that’s Simply PURE from our family to yours!

Simply PURE utilizes accurate testing methods before and after system installation, as well as annual maintenance of all your water treatment equipment. Our Revolutionary Custom Built Water Treatment systems upon the completion of a Free In-Home Water Analysis, or an in-depth Comprehensive Water Analysis of your choice sent to our Certified Laboratory.

Customers Frequently Ask..

The answer to this question depends on which kind of drinking water you’re talking about. There are multiple agencies responsible for regulating water quality in the U.S., and there are some who are more critical about the way it’s handled.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in charge of overseeing the water that comes out of your tap. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees and regulates the quality of bottled water.


Individual states are responsible for regulating water that is bottled and sold within their borders. Finally, your municipality must make sure it is following federal and state standards regarding water quality.


The EPA does not regulate private wells, and rules for testing differ from state to state. In many cases, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure their well water is safe.

Certain things can affect the flavor, odor, and appearance of your tap water, not all of them are necessarily harmful.


Many people with public water can taste the chlorine, although the most noticeable problems tend to come from private wells. Contaminants like sulfur can impact the smell, while iron will cause discoloration and staining.


The overall amount of total dissolved solids (TDS) in your tap water will definitely affect the taste, smell, and appearance. While many of these issues are not serious concerns, they can certainly be a nuisance. Water filtration systems, including a high-efficiency water softener to reduce hardness, can provide solutions.

This process is called “reverse” osmosis because the pressure forces the water to flow in the reverse direction (from the concentrated solution to the dilute solution) to the flow direction (from the dilute to the concentrated) in the process of natural osmosis. RO removes ionized salts, colloids, and organic molecules down to a molecular weight of 100.


You can get a whole-house RO, but more commonly, a point-of-use RO system would be on your countertop or installed under the sink. They’re great for treating water for cooking and drinking, but they don’t usually produce large amounts of treated water — more like 3 to 10 gallons a day. For that reason, typically people choose to install RO-treated faucets in the most popular areas of the home such as kitchens and bathrooms, as opposed to installing it for every drinking tap. Just like any other kind of filter technology, reverse osmosis systems require regular maintenance. That includes periodically replacing the unit’s prefilters, postfilters, and membrane modules.

Due to the media attention Flint, Michigan, received over its water crisis, a lot of people have questions about lead in public water systems around the U.S.


Lead (as well as copper) typically enters the public supply by leaching into water from corroded fixtures and outdated plumbing. Homes built before 1986 will likely have plumbing with copper pipes using solder that may contain lead.


Lead can cause serious negative health effects, especially in children. The challenge is that it is undetectable by human senses. You can check with your local water authority for information about lead levels, but it’s important to note that the CDC and EPA say there’s no level of lead recognized as safe for consumption.


If you have concerns about the presence of lead in your water, you can have it tested in a state-certified laboratory. You can also read more in our article on lead in drinking water.

Softening hard water can mitigate many of its objectionable effects. Water softening can be done either at point of entry or point of use. One of the unique advantages offered by point-of-use water softening is the opportunity for homemakers to have either hard or soft water for drinking. This choice is not available if the water supply is softened municipally. Hardness minerals can be reduced in water to make it “softer” by using one of three basic means:

  • Chemical softening—lime softening, hot and cold; lime-soda softening
  • Membrane separation softening—Nano filtration
  • Cation exchange softening—inorganic, carbonaceous, or organic base exchangers
  • Softening water for home needs is done almost exclusively through the use of cation exchange.

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Customer Testimonials

"Absolutely amazing service from beginning to end. Trustworthy and reliable to work with. And the water taste!! It’s incredible the difference after we installed our water filtration system throughout our house. Also knowing my kids are drinking the purest of water is the biggest game changer. I would absolutely recommend Vinny and staff."

Randi Demetriou 

"We had a recent installation done by Vinny at Simply PURE and we couldn’t be happier. Vinny is reputable, reliable, efficient and the service is great. The water is so clean and tastes great, we don’t have to think twice about what is coming out of our faucet! Thank you Vinny!

Mike D.