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Frequently Asked Questions



What does Greater Texas Water Company provide?
We offer the purest water you can get - 99.5 percent-plus pure, distilled from your own water supply and without the clutter and expense of bottled water.

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Water distillation process.
What is Distillation?
  • Distillation is simply the process of heating water to its boiling point, capturing and then condensing the pure steam to form pure distilled water. In nature this process is known as the hydrologic cycle.
  • Distilled water is fast becoming recognized as a preferred drinking water.
  • Pure distilled water should be used for all of your consumable needs, or anything that goes into your body, for that matter. Whether you consume ice cubes, soup, coffee, tea, pasta, rice, baby formula, juices, Kool-Aid®, or just drinking water, the contaminants that are in your tap water are still finding their way into your body – unless you are using pure distilled water. Distilled water is not just for drinking!

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How does it work?
Our distillation system quietly boils your water and collects the steam, which rises from the water and leaves virtually all contaminants behind. Then we cool the steam down into pure water.

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Distilled water machine schematic.
Why is Distillation the Best?
  • Our distillation products save you money when compared to bottle plus cooler rentals.
  • Distillation is the single-most effective water treatment method! A well-designed distiller will remove 99.9% of contaminants.
  • Distillation… is the only process that boils the water, which means that distillation kills bacteria, viruses and other biological contaminants.
  • Distillation… is the only process that collects the pure steam! The steam rises from the water, leaving virtually all other contaminants behind, then we cool the steam down into pure water!
  • Distillation produces extremely consistent results! There is no drop in quality over time. It produces consistently high quality water glass after glass, day after day, and year after year.
  • Distillation is not dependent on the source water: the quality of distilled water is not related to the quality of the source water! It will produce consistent quality regardless of the quality of the source water.
  • Distillation is recommended by doctors & nutritionists. Endorsed by top doctors and nutritionists in books such as Fit for Life, Fit for Life 2, Optimum Sports Nutrition, Nutrition for Endurance, Prescription for Nutritional Healing and many, many more.

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How does it compare in cost?
Distilled water systems mean significant savings - often cutting an office's water expenses in half - when compared with the cost of renting bottles plus coolers. Our office systems also save time, space and hassle. The high quality and long life of these distillers will generate savings for years.

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Isn't that what my grandmother used to put in her iron? Is it safe to drink?
Absolutely. Distillation boils the water, killing bacteria, viruses and other biological contaminants. So it's purer - and safer - than what you drink from bottles or the faucet. Pure distilled water is ideal for anything that goes into your body: ice cubes, soup, coffee, tea, pasta, rice, baby formula, juices, Kool-Aid® or just drinking water. The contaminants in your tap water still find their way into your body - unless you use pure distilled water.

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Doesn't the purity depend on how clean the water is, before it's distilled?
No. The quality of distilled water is not related to the quality of the source water. It will produce consistent quality regardless of the source.

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How much water can these systems produce?
They provide five to 60 gallons of drinking water every day. This is the equivalent of one to 12 five-gallon bottles per day. That's plenty of drinking water for most businesses. Larger systems are also available.

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What about maintenance?
Our customers tell us that the low maintenance required for the distillers is one of their greatest benefits. You will benefit by the uninterrupted supply of fresh, great tasting water without the hassles of bottled water. That means you keep your investment in servicing personnel down, too. When a system needs servicing, we show up within hours and quickly make sure it does what it's supposed to do.

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Where do these systems come from?
Greater Texas Water Company is an exclusive distributor for the products of Pure Water, Inc., which manufactures the highest quality distillation systems for the home and office on the market today. Pure Water, Inc. pioneered stainless steel drinking water distillation systems 30 years ago, and is still number one.

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What do the experts say?
  • Doctors and nutritionists recommend distilled water in books such as Fit for Life, Fit for Life 2, Optimum Sports Nutrition, Nutrition for Endurance, Prescription for Nutritional Healing and many more.

  • "Distilled water is the only water which is pure - the only water free from all impurities."
    The Choice Is Clear
    Dr. Allen E. Banik

  • "The only type of water that seems to be fit for consumption is distilled water…Distillation is the single most effective method of water purification."
    A Diabetic Doctor Looks at Diabetes
    Dr. Peter A. Lodewick

  • "We believe that only steam-distilled water should be consumed."
    Prescription for Nutritional Healing
    James F. Balch, MD. & Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C.

  • "The only type of water that seems to be fit for consumption is distilled water…Distillation is the single most effective method of water purification."
    A Diabetic Doctor Looks at Diabetes
    Peter A. Lodewick, M.D

  • "Distilled water is the world’s best and purest water!"
    Water - The Shocking Truth
    Dr. Paul C. Bragg & Dr. Patricia Bragg

  • "Since we started using distilled water, our athletes have been drinking more. We can only attribute that to the fresh, clean taste..."
    Dave Ellis
    Director of Performance Nutrition at the University of Nebraska Athletic Department

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How important is the security of my water?
The Red Cross and FEMA both recommend only three ways to treat your water in the event of an emergency like Hurricane Katrina: boil it, chemically disinfect it, or distill it. No filters or reverse osmosis were recommended. Of these three alternatives, distillation is clearly superior.

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What are National Primary Drinking Water Standards?
In 1974, Congress wanted to ensure safe drinking water for all Americans. So, they developed the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

This Act directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish MINIMUM National Drinking Water Standards, limiting the amount of various contaminants that threaten public health.

In 1986 and 1996, Congress passed a set of admendments that expanded this protection provided by the Safe Drinking Water Act. These amendments set achievable levels of drinking water quality to protect your health.

Only two substances for which standards have been set pose an immediate threat to health whenever ther are exceeded: BACTERIA and NITRATES. All others, while not posing an immediate risk, may prove harmful when ingested over long periods of time. (EPA 1994)

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Primary Standards List: How to Read the Symbols.
  • MCL means Maximum Contaminant Level. The is the amount considered "safe" to consume.

  • MCLG means Maximum Contaminant Level Goal. This is an UNENFORCEABLE HEALTH GOAL equal to the maximum level of a contaminant which is NOT EXPECTED to cause any adverse health effects over a lifetime of exposure and includes a margin of safety.

  • TT means Treatment Technique required. Instead of a contaminant having an MCL or MCLG, the EPA can adopt a Primary Drinking Water Regulation that requires the use of a specific treatment method to be used to control a contaminant. The Agency has this option when it is not technically or economically feasible to determine how much of a contaminant is present in drinking water.

  • Only water purified by highly advanced steam distillation equipment can reach or exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal.

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