PARTY FOR YOUR PIPES.
We rarely think about the invisible water pipes that make possible
such essential activities as cooking or showering, though they are
hardly maintenance-free. Luckily, a new product called Aqatotal from
Best Water Technology ($1,400 to $2,900) gives pipes, heaters and hot
water tanks the care and protection they deserve. Under normal
circumstances, lime and other minerals in tap water can cause buildup in
pipes that may result in clogging, increased maintenance and higher
energy fees. Aqatotal, however, uses an electrical current to keep the
minerals in solution and prevent build-up. While other products often
use salt to solve clogging problems, Aqatotal's salt-free method
ensures that natural water environments are not disrupted. CONTACT: Best
Water Technology, (760)727-6950, www.aqatotal.com.