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Your water should be crystal clear and free from chemicals, odors, bad tastes and hardness. However, water quality varies from home to home, and there are many common water problems that can cause your water to appear cloudy, have a bad smell or taste, stain and water-spot fixtures, or even shorten the life of your pipes and appliances.

Some contaminants in drinking water have been linked to cancer and toxicity, posing a risk to human health. Many contaminants often have no taste, odor or color. Their presence can only be determined by testing.

We are the exclusive Hellenbrand dealer for Central and Northern New York State. Hellenbrand products are manufactured in the USA and are designed for decades of service life. Our people have been factory trained and updated so you know you are getting the most up-to-date equipment installed and serviced by qualified workmen.

Water Conditioning & Treatment – Do I Need It?

For a variety of reasons, homeowners may wish to treat water sourced from a drilled bedrock or gravel well, point well or dug well. Treatment can minimize mineral deposits, remove chlorine, improve flavor, or provide extra confidence. Because the effectiveness of treatment devices varies for different contaminants, it is important to know what materials you want to remove before selecting a treatment system.

It is also important to realize that there are often risks, such as excess sodium, contaminant breakthrough, leaching of metals and bacterial growth, associated with home treatment units. Below is a summary of the major types of home water treatment units, how they work, what they are most and least effective at removing and the risks associated with each type of system.

New York State Department of Health (NY DOH) recommends private well owners test their well water every three to five years for pollutants commonly found in groundwater. NY DOH recommends that you have your water tested at a NYS DOH accredited laboratory. When you have your water tested, your test results will be summarized in the form of a lab report. Amber Water Pros provides a full range of sampling and accredited laboratory water testing services.

While many private wells provide safe drinking water, certain pollutants like arsenic, iron, manganese, nitrates and nitrites are sometimes present in groundwater at levels that can affect your health and home.

Amber Water Pros is committed to delivering to all of our customers, safe, clean drinking water that is free from impurities. We offer filtration and water conditioning solutions for every type of situation. From iron to arsenic, sulfur to radon and gross alpha, hardness to acidity—whatever the problem, we have the solution.

Water Conditioning Products

What Is In My Water?

Well Water or Municipal Water – It might not be as safe as you think
  • pH – Recommended range 6.5 – 8.5. A pH of 7.0 is considered neutral. Below 7.0 the water is considered acidic, and above 7.0 the water is considered alkaline or basic. A pH of less than 6.5 is corrosive, its effects may transpire and the leaching of toxic metals may occur. pH greater than 8.5 may cause mineral incrustations and bitter tasting water.
  • Hardness – The NH Dept. Of Environmental Services recommends treatment at 125 -150mg/L. Hardness is the result of segregation of minerals such as calcium, magnesium and silica. Excessive hardness can cause scale formation in heating systems and combined with soap may leave insoluble particles.
  • Chloride – Recommended range is less than 250 mg/L. Chloride can cause corrosion above 250 mg/L and above 400 mg/L chloride causes an objectionable salty taste.
  • Nitrate – The maximum containment level is 10mg/L. Potential sources of nitrate fertilizer runoff are soil, organic matter, leaching from landfills, and municipal and industrial wastewater. Excessive concentration can indicate septic tank pollution. Under certain conditions nitrates can be chemically reduced in the body to form Nitrite-N.
  • Nitrite – The maximum containment level is 1.0 mg/L. Water with high nitrite levels must not be used for infants under 3 months of age due to the potential risk of methemoglobinemia (blue-baby syndrome). Water with high concentration usually are heavily polluted and bacteriological unacceptable.
  • Sodium – The recommended maximum level is 250 mg/L. For people on low sodium diets the recommended maximum level is 20 mg/L.
  • Iron – The recommended maximum is less than 0.3 mg/L Iron can cause discoloration in laundered goods and can cause a bitter or astringent taste in the water.
  • Manganese – The recommended level is less than 0.05 mg/L. Manganese can cause discoloration of laundered goods and impair taste in drinking water and beverages. At high concentration it may cause brown spots and leave unaesthetic black precipitates.
  • Copper – The recommended maximum level is 1.3 mg/L. Copper can cause adverse taste effects or stain porcelain. Extremely high concentration may cause gastrointestinal tract irritation

Pure Clean Water

Bottled Water Quality At Your Tap!

Basic Types of Water Filters

Water Filters and Carafes

For consumers wishing to treat only water used for consumption, not the whole house, inexpensive faucet‐mounted filters and freestanding carafes are often good choices. These products can do a good job of improving taste and removing lead, chlorine, chlorination by‐products, and microbes. As with other types of filters, changing the filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendations is essential for maintaining good performance.

Water Distillation and More Filtration Information

Distillation consists of boiling water and condensing the steam. It is effective at removing dissolved inorganic materials, but it is a slow process and takes considerable energy to convert a gallon of water into steam. Also, the boiling chamber becomes coated with a mineral scale. This scale is difficult to remove, generally requiring treatment with an acid.

AMBER WATER PROS Water Softeners

Water Softeners


  • Eliminates Hardness (Calcium & Magnesium)
  • Reduces Iron / Manganese stains and taste
  • Signature 3™ control valve
  • Legacy View Bluetooth enabled control valve for advanced diagnostics and simplified setup
  • Simple 9 volt battery back-up keeps electronic meter active and will motor control valve to shut off position if in regeneration during power failure
  • Adjustable Cycle Times
  • Calendar Day Override
  • Proprietary two valve bypass with 1” MNPT Connections
  • Weather / Insect Resistant One-Piece Slide Cover
  • Features Vortech™ tank technology maximizing capacity and efficiency
  • Treated Water Refill with pre-brine option
  • Standard brine tank size 16” X 33
  • High Flow brine safety float assembly, overflow fitting, grid plate and brine well

Water Filters


Activated-carbon water filters are the most popular home water treatment devices. Carbon filters remove organic compounds such as industrial solvents, pesticides, chlorine and chlorination byproducts. As you may know, activated-carbon units are usually the easiest to install and maintain with ongoing costs often limited to filter replacement.

How They Work

Activated-carbon water filtering works by removing contaminants from water by adsorption, or the attraction and accumulation of one substance on the surface of another. In activated carbon processes, the adsorption surface consists of pores, or small openings, created in carbon granules during the activation process. In general, high surface area and pore structure are the prime considerations in adsorption of organics from water. Carbon water filters work best when they are able to operate slowly.

Effectively removes:

Chlorine, organic chemicals, pesticides, radon, odors and bad taste

Fracture trace analysis involves several steps, each of them designed to add to the previous one, and culminate in a map of potential drilling locations in a fractured bedrock regime. Specifically, discernible linear features are mapped, along with indications of recharge areas, and surface expressions of geologic interest relative to groundwater movement and quality. Unlike many methods, fracture trace analysis relies upon several well-proven geologic and hydrogeologic practices in use for over 100 years to create this map, and reduce the risks of drilling a less than adequate water well.

“Soapy” Deposits on Water Fixtures, Dishes, & Laundry

Minerals & Hard Water

Hard water issues can cause cloudy or foggy water stains on clean dishes, shower doors, and faucets. This water “hardness” results from abnormal amounts of calcium, magnesium or iron. Hard water produces two major problems:

  1. Scale- Scale forms when calcium and magnesium precipitate out of water and adhere to the insides of pipes, water heaters, tea kettles and more. If left untreated, scale can eventually completely clog water pipes, destroy fixtures and damage appliances.
  2. Scum buildup- Hard water reacts with soap to form sticky scum which reduces lather and wastes hand-washing and shower water.

Water Hazards

AMBER WATER PROS installs water filtering solutions for dangerous Bacteria, Radon, Arsenic and other Water Contaminants in New York. Learn more about treating these hazards. Is someone in your life having health issues? It may be a problem with your water supply!

Water contamination can occur to city water supplies, well water supplies, and fresh water sources, such as springs, lakes, streams, and rivers. Consuming contaminated water can cause numerous effects.

Are you concerned about contaminants in your home’s water? Do you know if you can safely drink the water in your home? The first step is to conduct a water test from a trusted provider to further understand your water quality. The EPA recommends testing your private well at a minimum, annually. Beyond regular testing, there are several reasons to have your well tested. Some are immediate health issues, some are not dangerous but can affect the taste of your water and can indicate potential problems as well as affect your long-term well being.

Radon Water

New York Water Well Owners should take Radon in water very seriously!

The EPA estimates that radon breathed in the home is responsible for 20,000 lung cancer deaths annually. Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and smokers who are exposed to Radon have an even higher risk of developing lung cancer. Radon gas is released when radon-tainted water is exposed to open air through turning on a faucet, taking a shower, doing laundry, etc. Likewise, consuming drinking water contaminated with radon presents significant risk of stomach cancers.

Finger Lakes Water Conditioning

Your #1 Source For ALL Your Water Treatment Needs!

Now part of the AMBER Water Pros Family

Finger Lakes Water Conditioning has been the leader in Central New York water treatment for over 45 years, and we are proud to have them as part of the AMBER Water Pros family. No matter what the problem … from residential to commercial … from well water, lake water or municipal water … wells to pumps … we have the answer for you!


Mike, Shirley and Jim are still all part of the team, and you can still visit our location at 701 State Fair Blvd for your hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, filters, UV bulb, pumps, pressure tank, and parts needs. You can now also visit the Amber Water Pros Locations in Tully. Rome or Peru (Plattsburgh), if it is closer for you.

Being part of the Amber Water Pros, we are now part of the largest water contractor in Upstate New York. We also have on hand the largest water related inventory in Upstate New York! Being part of a larger group has enabled us to continue to provide the best customer service and latest water technology available in the area. You can now call or text 24/7: 315-484-5959.

We look forward to continued partnership on your water needs!

What’s In My Water?