Water Quality in Your Home

Removing contaminants and chemicals from your domestic water supply can ease skin complaints, help you detox from heavy metals and improve your long-term health.

Why is the Water in Our Homes a Health Hazard?

Do you ever get the horrible taste of chlorine in your drinking water?

Or get out of a shower or bath all itchy and red?

Or notice a green or rusty tinge to the colour of your water?

Our domestic water, whether it comes from the mains supply, a bore or a rainwater tank, is likely to be contaminated.

Some water quality data is available from your local water corporation on mains water. However, you won’t know the quality of the water coming out of your taps, your bore, or your rainwater tank unless you test it.

Unfortunately, whilst the water that comes out of our kitchen tap is clean, much has been added intentionally (such as chlorine, fluoride) and just as much unintentionally (such as heavy metals, pesticides, fertilisers, asbestos).

These chemicals are problematic too.

Chlorine is a severe skin and lung irritant, so if your child suffers from eczema you might notice they have a flare-up after showering. Even without skin conditions, the chlorine in our water dries our skin out and ages us.

Fluoride is not required in our bodies to prevent any disease or deficiency. It is only added to our water to prevent cavities or tooth decay. Yet, fluoride is a known neurotoxin and a  low-dose endocrine disruptor, meaning it can do more harm than good.

To remove these contaminants you need a water filter for your drinking water but also your shower, bath and laundry.

Symptoms Associated with Poor Water Quality

There are a number of conditions that will be exacerbated by showering, bathing in or drinking water containing chemicals or contaminants.

Water contaminated with chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals and microplastics, has been linked to health problems in numerous studies. Some of these include: 


dry and ageing skin


eczema and skin conditions


cancer of the bladder, liver, stomach and colon


skeletal fluorosis


discolouration of teeth


gastrointestinal distress




bone fragility


thyroid disease

How I Can Help You to Improve Water Quality in your Home

There are a huge variety of filters on the market today, from simple table-top plastic jugs to whole house filtering systems.

It’s not straightforward – it depends on so many factors: cost, bench-top space, under-sink space, water pressure, contaminants etc.

There are four main types of drinking water filter systems: jug; under counter; bench-top, and tap mounted. As well as customised undercounted filters, you can also install a reverse osmosis filter. 

Which do you choose? That’s where I come in. I will assess your unique situation so that when you invest in a filter it’s customised to your needs.

I offer a Water Quality Assessment to help you remove toxicants from your home.

Book a Water Quality Assessment

How does it work?

  1. Pre home visit chat to determine the requirement for water quality sampling* and parameters to test.
  2. Desktop assessment and/or on-site water quality testing if necessary.
  3. Verbal feedback on the day.
  4. A follow up report including water quality test results and discussion with water filter recommendation(s) customised to your needs.
  5. Follow up phone call and email to check-in on progress and any concerns.

Prices start from $150 (desktop only) to $250 (on-site visit). Laboratory costs are extra. 

Book your Water Quality Assessment

Una Phelan Eco Coach

*Water quality analysis is not usually required. If you are keen to purchase a drinking water filter it’s usually not necessary. However, if you are concerned about a particular water quality parameter (for e.g. lead, copper) for health reasons it could be useful. It is also helpful to investigate the quality of your bore or tank water.

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