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AMANDA BRIGHTWELL joined the family in March 2019, and she’s our lovely marketing representative. She adores doing a job that she’s passionate about. Even though she’s newer to The Source H2O family, she’s known about the importance of clean water for a long time. After championing the clean water cause all day, there’s nothing Amanda likes more than to put up her feet and relax. We agree it’s well-earned. NATHAN WEINGARDT has been working with The Source since 2013. There’s a chance you’ve spoken with him! He sets appointments for water testing, organizes appointments for technicians to help families, and creates new relationships while maintaining connections with our current loved customers. Nathan believes that better water changes the way we live. Our customers
Welcome to the Clean Water Family! Meet Our Brilliant Team at The Source H2O Welcome to our happy Clean Water Family! If you’re reading this newsletter, you’ve likely already invested and installed our in-house custom engineered water systems for your home or workplace. You might be proudly calling yourself a “water snob” like we do. We get it. It’s hard to go back! We don’t usually endorse snobbery, but we make a small exception when it comes to water quality. After all, clean water isn’t just about increasing your quality of life; it’s also about protecting your healthy lifestyle.
enjoy better hair, skin, and appearance overall, and clean water can preserve your clothes for longer. In addition to your food tasting better, clean water keeps your home safe because appliances and dishware are clean from buildup. Nathan’s favorite activities outside of work include reading with his family, tickling his daughter while they shop at Target, weight lifting, and ministering to men at Denver County Jail.
Now that you’re one of us, we want you to meet more of our brilliant team members who will be helping you!
MYSTIE CODY , also known as MIMI , has been with us since June 2016, and she’s our PR/finance manager. She helps explain the financial process customers go through, but also goes into customers’ homes to teach them how to use their water. She believes strongly that your health, inside and out, is positively affected by having cleaner water, plus clean water lessens the rate
KEITH DECKER became part of the family in August 2015. As one of our leading sales and marketing employees, he jokes that he’s “the pretty face that brings people through the door.” There’s a lot of reasons why Keith is so passionate and dedicated to his work at The Source, but mainly, he likes to
appliances will break down. Her favorite things to do outside of work are spending time with family, painting, doing landscape and wildlife photography, and walking her goats! Yes, you read that right. She has adorable goats.
meet our customers, hear their stories, and see the impact of clean water on their lives. Visiting their homes and seeing the universe from their perspectives are Keith’s job highlights. He believes clean water can only affect your life positively. Outside of work, he’s a frequent rock climber!
MICHELLE FAVOREL has been working in the water industry for 19 years and joined The Source H2O in 2004. She works in our customer service department and does an amazing job. She loves our customers and the relationships she builds with them as time goes on. It’s best explained in her words: “I get paid to talk to people. I love it!” Michelle agrees with all the clean water benefits mentioned
KIMBERLY KUROVSKY started with us in May 2019, and she’s a real water technician extraordinaire. Not only is she excellent at connecting with others and passing on information about our systems, but she also enjoys bringing the value of our systems to our customers’ homes. Her favorite parts of our
by her coworkers with an important addition: clear ice cubes. Beyond work, she loves spending time with her family and The Source H2O friends, camping, and planting seeds everywhere she goes.
customized systems in her own home are that her coffee and tea taste way better and her skin and hair feel healthier — plus, she hasn’t experienced acid reflux since The Source’s installation. Outside of work hours, she enjoys tending her garden and cooking for others.
Thanks for taking the time to learn a little more about us! Stay tuned for our future newsletters, and keep up with the ways clean water can help you!
–The Source H2OTeam
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Your Guide to Spring- Greening 3 Eco-Friendly Home Swaps to Make When You Declutter
It takes a special kind of person to enjoy spring-cleaning. For most of us, the satisfaction of a clean house doesn’t quite outweigh the hours of scrubbing, sorting, and slogging through heaps of unnecessary stuff. If you’re struggling to find the motivation to start your spring-cleaning, try flipping the paradigm: Instead of spring-cleaning, think of what you’re doing as spring- greening , and make some eco-friendly swaps along the way. Here are a few ideas to get you started. According to a Statista report, in 2019, the household cleaners market was worth more than $31 billion, and it’s continuously growing. You can save money on cleaning supplies by taking the green route. When your current stock runs out, try buying bulk cleaners or making your own. Both options will save plastic because you can reuse your bottles, and they can help you avoid the harmful chemicals found in most cleaners. Visit UnderATinRoof.com and read the blog post “Zero Waste Cleaning Supplies + Recipes” to get started. 2. EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE LAUNDRY DETERGENTS. If you’re used to using a plastic jug of liquid laundry detergent, it’s time to step out of your comfort zone. This spring, try exploring greener alternatives like plant-based bulk 1. SWAP YOUR PLASTIC SPRAY BOTTLES FOR BULK OR DIY CLEANING PRODUCTS.
laundry powder (Molly’s Suds is an excellent source). Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you can even try adding all-natural cleaners like soap nuts or English ivy to your laundry loads. For more on the former, search “soap nuts” on 1MillionWomen.com, and read up on ivy detergent at Permacrafters.com/English-Ivy-Laundry-Detergent. 3. SAY GOODBYE TO PAPER TOWELS. Paper towels are a mainstay in American homes, but do we really need them when a good old-fashioned rag can do the job? According to the Ocean Conservancy, 13 billion pounds of paper towels are tossed in the U.S. each year! This spring, quit paper towels and keep a stash of dish rags under the sink to do your dirty work. When you’re cleaning out your closet, you can even cut up old T-shirts and add them to your rag stash! If you’re brave, try giving up tissues, too — an old-school hanky does the trick. If you’ve made all three of these swaps, don’t stop there! To continue your green journey, visit any of the blogs mentioned above and start browsing.
Change Your Life With Better Water
How The Source H2O’s Water System Affects Your Habits
For many in our country, water is taken for granted. That’s why having a cleaner water source is such an incredible experience. When you start seeing the differences trickle down into every aspect of your life, you start to realize just how important the quality of your water really is. Just like solar energy, here at The Source H2O, we believe that cleaner water is a part of everyone’s future.
Cleaning isn’t the only thing that requires water. Everyone needs to hydrate, but many have to buy water bottles to avoid drinking from the tap. You don’t need to feel the guilt of buying water bottles; we know how hard it is to remember to recycle them. And you don’t need to buy new coffee grounds every month either! You can use less because clean water adheres better to the flavors. The actual amount of grounds you need will vary depending on the coffee, but try halving the amount you usually use to start off with. You can also spend less on lotion too. Clean water dissolves into your skin much easier, and many people with eczema who use our water have reported clearing up significantly after making the switch. Here’s another benefit that surprises people: Draining your water heater every six months is important for the cleanliness of many water systems, but not ours. Using our system, you won’t have to worry about that either. By installing our systems, you save money regularly, have better-hydrated skin, and enjoy all of the health benefits of better water. Welcome to the Clean Water family!
So, how much will better water affect your life and future? What kind of habits will you need to adjust?
Clean water is actually an excellent solvent for cleaning any surface in your household. Regular tap water has a density and contamination that makes soap work harder than it needs to. But with our unique, company-engineered water systems, you won’t need to use as much soap for anything, including dishes, counters, stainless steel, floors, windows, laundry, etc. Let’s face it: The market wants you to buy a different kind of soap for each of these. But now, you won’t need to. With your new water system, we recommend using only half a tablespoon of dishwashing soap , and a teaspoon for laundry detergent .
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Water You Up To? How to Talk About Water Quality to Loved Ones
We say we’re “water snobs.” It’s all true and in good fun, but it’s not without real concern for the future. We want people to know we’re serious, and when you explain your choice to install our water systems to others, we know you do too.
then more people would find out the truth. That’s why we give a free water analysis to anyone who asks. We don’t think that anyone should have to blindly wonder what they’re drinking. We value the importance of educating our community on water quality more than anything. Whether it’s about the chemicals we’re absorbing through showering or how our filtration systems protect the environment, we’ve dedicated an entire page on our website to explaining the benefits of water awareness. We do what we do at The Source H2O for our health and the preservation of the natural world around us. When you’re bringing up the conversation of water quality to friends and family, don’t hesitate to mention these issues and available resources. Anytime we come in contact with water, whether drinking or showering, we absorb the bleaching chemicals used to treat that water. Gyms, hospitals, spas, and even the Army are installing our systems to combat these risks. The future includes better water for everyone. The easiest way to help your friends
In the past decade, Americans have heard a lot about water. There are the infamous lead leaks into Flint and Newark’s water, which brought about awareness of the dangers of lead pipes. And, more recently in mid-2019, dozens of public water systems across the U.S. were exposed to dangerous levels of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are linked to cancer, thyroid disease, and many more
problems. These aren’t normal substances, yet for decades, these systems went without thorough tests to catch them. And, if you were wondering, there are still thousands of cities and homes across the U.S. that use lead pipes, despite public crises and warnings.
and family is to email their names and phone numbers to SHARE@THESOURCEH2O.COM and our friendly office staff will reach out to them.
The problem for millions of Americans is that, for better or for worse, most just don’t think about their water. If more people considered public water quality more often,
P.S. Let your friends and family know that we will be calling them!
Pesto Chicken With Blistered Tomatoes
2 1/2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil. 2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and add it to pan. Cook chicken for 5 minutes on each side, then remove pan from heat. 3. In a bowl, combine panko, Parmesan cheese, and butter. 4. Spread pesto over chicken and top with panko mixture. 5. Broil chicken for 2 minutes on high heat until browned. 6. In a skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. 7. Add tomatoes and cook for 6 minutes. 8. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. 9. Season tomato mixture with salt and pepper, and add red wine vinegar. 10. Serve tomatoes with broiled chicken.
4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, pounded to a 1-inch thickness
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup whole-wheat panko
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
6 tbsp spinach pesto
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1 tsp red wine vinegar
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This Workout ROCKS! 3 Reasons to Start Rock Climbing IT IMPROVES YOUR SHOULDERS AND YOUR MIND! Physical strength alone won’t get you to the top of a wall. Rock climbing is a physical and mental challenge. Some problems call for fancy footwork, creative problem- solving, or going for a rock that seems out of reach. Teaching your mind and your body to work together while rock climbing can also build endurance and reduce stress. IT STRENGTHENS YOUR RELATIONSHIPS. Rock climbing, especially top rope climbing, is one of the best workouts to do with a partner. Top roping is a type of climbing where you strap into a harness, tie yourself to a rope, and climb up a wall while your partner holds the rope, ready to catch you. In other words, your partner “belays” you. It’s the ultimate trust fall. Facing the challenges of rock climbing with your partner also teaches you how to overcome adversity together and improves communication as you both work to conquer the wall. The best part about rock climbing is that it’s easy to try out. Most climbing gyms rent out the supplies you need for a small fee. And with hundreds of climbing gyms open across the United States, there’s no wall blocking the way of you and your favorite new workout.
No, these aren’t strange magic spells. They’re basic safety commands rock climbers use before they start their ascent. Rock climbing as a hobby and a workout has been growing in popularity over the last few years, thanks in part to popular documentaries like “Free Solo” and “Meru.” But if you’re still not ready to chalk up and start climbing, here are a few more reasons to add “belay on” to your vocabulary. IT’S A FUN FULL-BODY WORKOUT. Getting a full-body workout usually means hating every second of it. This isn’t the case with rock climbing, though. Most people take up rock climbing because it’s fun. Reaching the top of a wall is like solving a puzzle with your whole body. That said, fun doesn’t mean easy. An intense climb works out your back muscles, biceps, abs, and legs. Research published in The Scientific World Journal found that climbers can burn up to 10 calories a minute — without even getting drenched in sweat during their workout.
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