Boulder Water Purification: Water Softeners, Filters & Analysis

Boulder's Comprehensive Water Solutions: Purification, Softeners, Filters, and Analysis

Water Treatment Services in Boulder: Purification, Softeners, Filters, and Analysis

Boulder is known for its beautiful mountain lakes, rivers, and streams. From the roaring rapids of Boulder Creek to the peaceful waters of Boulder Reservoir, there are a number of water sources in Boulder County. But how clean is the drinking water in Boulder? The only way to know is to have your water tested, and that’s where Water Works can help! Water Works is Boulder’s trusted source for water purification, softener installation, filtration system, and analysis. 


For decades, Water Works has been helping the residents and businesses of Boulder, Colorado gain access to clean, safe running water. We are able to provide solutions for overcoming a number of water quality issues including lead contamination, hard water, and water purification. Our company is owned and managed by one of Colorado’s top water professionals, who possesses over 50 years of industry experience. Whatever your water treatment needs may be, we’ve got you covered! Our extensive list of services includes water softener installation, water filtration, pH balancing, hard water removal, chloramine removal, ozone treatment, and more.

Residential & Commercial Water Treatment for Boulder

Whether you’re looking for a water filtration system for your office in Center Green or your restaurant on Pearl Street or a reverse osmosis system for your Boulder home, Water Works is ready to assist! We are honored to be the leading source for commercial and residential water treatment in Boulder.

Water Testing

Is your water quality up to par? Having your water tested ensures that it’s safe for your appliances, household plumbing, and human consumption. Water tests help identify bacteria, nitrates, dissolved solids, contaminants, pH levels, and other factors that affect your water quality. Our water analysis services can provide you with peace of mind and include testing for residential water, well water, office water, health grade water, commercial, and industrial applications.

Water Softeners

Often, our customers are surprised to discover that the culprit behind issues they’ve been experiencing in their home like spots on dishes and dry skin is hard water. Water hardness can vary severely throughout the city, and sometimes differs even in the same neighborhood from one home to the next. Installing a water softener is an easy way to improve the water quality in your home or business. We offer a variety of water softeners including ion exchange, salt-free conditioners, reverse osmosis, magnetic, and more.

Water Purification

Water contamination is a serious issue. Biological, particular, and chemical contaminants can cause diseases and seriously jeopardize your health. Unfortunately, most contaminants cannot be identified with the naked eye, so it’s important to have your water tested. Installing a water purification system can help you make sure that your water is safe for drinking, bathing, and using in your home.

Water Filtration

Water Works is proud to offer an extensive selection of water filtration systems for Boulder homes and businesses. Installing a water filtration system is an effective way to improve the taste, purity, and quality of your water supply. Many of our water filters can be installed quickly with little to no interruption to your daily activities. We offer a variety of water filtration systems for you to choose from including whole house water filters, reverse osmosis, under-sink, drop-in, and in-line filters.

Additional Services

Let our clean water pros go to work for you! In addition to the services mentioned above, we also offer chloramine removal, pH balancing, radionuclide treatment, ozone treatment, and more.

Is the Drinking Water Safe in Boulder?

It’s an important question to ask! After all, the quality of your water matters deeply to your health! Additionally, having clean water in your home is essential for other activities like cooking, washing, and doing household chores. So even though your tap water looks clean, is it safe? Here’s what you need to know about the water quality in Boulder, Colorado. 


Boulder’s water supply is managed by the City of Boulder. Public Works is the name of the Utilities Department. Boulder’s water comes from sources located on both sides of the Continental Divide. The upper Colorado River and Boulder Creek are important water sources for the city. Water is stored in the Barker Reservoir, Lakewood Reservoir, Silver Lake Reservoir, and Boulder Reservoir. 


The city of Boulder uses chlorine to disinfect the drinking water. Chlorine amounts are kept to a safe level. The city conducts about 25,000 drinking water tests annually, and tests for 500 different substances. Water hardness in Boulder usually averages around 42 mg/L, or 2.4 grains/gallon.

You can find more information on the water quality in Boulder by visiting the City of Boulder website.

Boulder Water Contaminants

Some of the most commonly detected water contaminants in Boulder include Haloacetic acids, Chromium, lead, Radium, and Trihalomethanes.

Water Quality in Boulder Neighborhoods

Water Works is proud to serve the entire city of Boulder and the surrounding area. Below, you will find some information about the water quality in popular neighborhoods.

Floral Park

A great deal of construction in Floral Park took place in the 1930’s. Homes built prior to 1980 are at increased risk of having water quality issues due to outdated plumbing.

Mapleton Hill

The development of Mapleton Hill can be traced back to 1865. Homes in this area may be well over 100 years old. If you live in a historic home, it’s more likely that you will need to install a water purification system due to the strong potential for old pipes and fixtures.


Chautauqua’s roots reach back to the late 1890’s. A number of historic homes can be found in this neighborhood, making it important for residents to have their water tested to rule out the potential for contamination caused by lead and copper pipes.

Benefits of Water Purification & Filtration Systems

One of the best ways to ensure that you have access to clean, safe water in your home or business is to install a water filtration and purification system. Water filtration systems help remove contaminants, improve the taste and smell of your water, and give you access to benefits like:

  • Cleaner, healthier water: Water contaminants are known to cause a number of diseases, some of which can be life-threatening. Installing a water filter or purifier can give you access to cleaner, healthier water.
  • Safer for kids and elderly: Filtered water is safer for toddlers, children, and seniors because it is less likely to contain parasites, bacteria, and contaminants.
  • Stop buying plastic bottles: Reduce your plastic use. With a water filter, there’s no need to purchase plastic water bottles from the store. 
  • Wonderful to drink: Filtered water is much more appealing to drink because it tastes and smells better.  

Additional reasons: You need clean water for many activities including doing dishes, washing laundry, bathing, and more. Keep your water contaminant free with a filtration system!

Why Consider a Water Softener?

If you have low water pressure or often notice spots on your glassware after it comes out of the dishwasher, the issue could be that you have hard water. Water softeners offer a quick and easy solution for hard water removal and allow you to enjoy benefits like:

  • Cleaner dishes and laundry: Say goodbye to spots and stains caused by hard water. Soft water results in cleaner dishes and laundry.
  • Makes appliances last longer: Hard water is tough on your appliances. Keep them in good shape and help them last longer by installing a water softener system.
  • Clean pipes: Hard water can cause buildup and clogs in your plumbing. Keep everything running smoothly with a water softener.
  • Luxuriously soft skin and hair: Once you install a water softener, you will be amazed by the difference in your skin and hair. It will feel much smoother and softer to the touch! 

Cost-effective: Installing a water softener system can help you save money on utility costs by preventing your water heater from overworking or burning out too soon.

Balancing the Pros and Cons of Well Water for Boulder Homes

Well water for Boulder homes can be a viable option for accessing natural groundwater, but it demands significant upkeep due to its susceptibility to contamination. Unlike treated city water, well water may contain various contaminants, including bacteria, sediment, pesticides, and heavy metals. Regular maintenance of well water systems, including water quality testing, filter replacements, and possible disinfection methods, is essential to ensure a safe and reliable supply of clean drinking water to Boulder households.

Understanding Well Water Contaminants in Boulder Homes

Boulder homes relying on well water may encounter a range of contaminants in their water supply. These contaminants can originate from various sources, such as agricultural runoff, industrial activities, and naturally occurring elements in the soil. Common contaminants found in well water in Boulder include bacteria (e.g., coliform and E. coli), nitrates, arsenic, lead, iron, manganese, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Regular water testing is vital to identify the presence of these contaminants and address them appropriately through effective filtration and purification measures.

Enhancing The Well Water Quality For Your Bouder Home

Boulder homes relying on well water may encounter a range of contaminants in their water supply. These contaminants can originate from various sources, such as agricultural runoff, industrial activities, and naturally occurring elements in the soil. Common contaminants found in well water in Boulder include bacteria (e.g., coliform and E. coli), nitrates, arsenic, lead, iron, manganese, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Regular water testing is vital to identify the presence of these contaminants and address them appropriately through effective filtration and purification measures.

Water Systems Brands

Water Works is the preferred source for residential and commercial water systems in Boulder! We are proud to carry the following water softener, filtration, purification, and systems brands:

If you’re looking to add a water filtration system to your home in Boulder, Tomlison faucets are an excellent option. Tomlison is a trusted household name that manufactures water dispensing components. Since 1991, Tomlison Industries has been producing state-of-the-art faucets and fittings for use in both commercial and residential settings. We proudly install Tomlison drinking water faucets, air gap faucets, hot and cold drinking water faucets, reverse osmosis faucets, and more.

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Clack is one of the world’s most widely recognized manufacturers of water treatment products. We install Clack control valves and fittings, filter media, tanks, reverse osmosis systems, and water filters for properties all throughout Boulder.






Nugen has been manufacturing water treatment equipment for over 35 years and offers a wide selection of water filtration media, reverse osmosis systems, residential water softeners, whole house filtration systems, commercial systems, housing, filters, and tanks.






Puregen is best known for its industry-leading reverse osmosis systems which are effective in removing common contaminants found in city water. Puregen also produces a variety of water softener systems and components, DMT fittings and tubing, and RO components and accessories.






Aldex produces high quality resins for water softening which are available in standard performance and high efficiency formulations. Aldex products are used for residential water treatment as well as applications that require ultra pure and medical grade water such as microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, and portable exchange deionization.

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As a company, Purolite specializes in resin-based separation, purification, and extraction technology. Purolite’s ion exchange resins provide an effective solution for targeting and removing specific water contaminants, all while reducing waste and costs incurred by property owners.

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Systematix has been in business for over 40 years and was founded in 1982. Systematix is best known for its water purification products, which include filter media, activated carbon, ion exchange technologies, and cartridges for water filtration and purification.


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Water Purification USA produces an extensive range of water treatment systems and components for residential city water, well water systems, and commercial and industrial systems. Selected tanks and valves come with a lifetime warranty and all products are manufactured in the USA including their whole house water filters, water softeners, water conditioners, reverse osmosis systems, cartridge filters, and ultraviolet disinfectant products.







Water Inc. is a world-wide distributor of premium water filtration systems and luxury water treatment products. Water Inc. offers a vast selection of high-end water filters, lead-free faucets, and water treatment products.




Water Works is proud to offer a range of water treatment solutions from Industrial Chemical.

Hydronix is a leading producer of water filtration, purification, and separation technologies. We proudly install a wide range of Hydronix water filters, control valves, tanks, components, parts, and accessories.






If you live in a neighborhood in Boulder that is at high risk for poor water quality or are concerned about water contaminants, Calgon Corporation manufactures a variety of solutions that can help. Calgon Corporation produces activated carbon products and ultraviolet technologies that are used for removing contaminants and odors and purifying drinking water.





G.A. Murdock has been producing high quality water purification and point-of-use fluid solutions for over 24 years. We proudly offer a wide selection of G.A. Murdock valves, fittings, filters, filter housing, drinking water faucets, products, and systems.






Specialty Mfg. Co. has been in business for over 100 years and produces some of the best metal and plastic valves on the market including ball valves, check valves, and miniature valves for water treatment.






Precision Installation Products is a manufacturer based out of California that offers water treatment and conditioning supplies. At Water Works, we install a wide range of solutions from Precision Installation Products including water filters, reverse osmosis components, faucets, water conditioning parts, and more.






Radon is a natural gas that can cause lung cancer. Radon can build up in water from underground sources. Radonaway produces state-of-the-art radon in water removal systems. If you live in Lakewood and are concerned about radon in your water, Jefferson County has some great information online about radon testing and treatment.





Argonide manufactures premium water filter cartridges that solve water treatment and purification challenges. We are proud to carry Argonide’s full line of advanced water filtration systems including their Nanoceram Filters, NanoCeram Filter Technology, NanoCeram Primer (PDF), Deal Filters, CoolBlue Technologies, and custom filters.






Jacobi produces activated carbon and ion exchange resins designed for water treatment, water softening, heavy metal removal, drinking water, industrial processes, beverage processing, and home water filters.






Hard water is a common concern in Boulder. Diamond Crystal Water Softener Salt transforms hard water to soft water by removing minerals and buildup.




AXEON produces a wide range of water treatment solutions including membrane systems, filtration systems, ion exchange systems, and disinfection systems.





Stenner has been manufacturing pumps used in water treatment and conditioning since 1957. Stenner peristaltic metering pumps can be used to meter chemicals to impact water pH levels, remove contaminants, and assist with the filtration process.






 Aquatec is one of the top manufacturers in the U.S. that produces precision diaphragm pumps. At Water Works, we frequently install Aquatec Pumps for the purpose of pressure boosting and to deliver water to a specific point of use.






Hydro-Cure melt blown polypropylene sediment cartridges are produced by Clack. Hydro-Cure cartridges are designed to provide high flow rates with minimum pressure drop and are ideal for applications in which economical filters are required.




Accurate water analysis is key for detecting and treating water quality issues. Hach produces a variety of solutions for water analysis including flow meters and sensors, water test kits, chemistries and instruments, automatic samplers, and more.






Cole-Parmer is a trusted producer of water treatment solutions. We proudly offer a wide range of Cole-Parmer products including flow meters, water quality testing technology, tubings and fittings, valves, filtration products, and more.






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