Many of us grew up watching the Jetsons and thought all that space stuff was a lifetime away.

My wife’s grandmother marveled at the innovation she witnessed from the early 1900s to 90-plus years later when she passed. In her opinion, the greatest technological invention was the cell phone, because on a trip in the ’80s my wife had a flat tire and was able to call AAA from the car for help.

We live in the fastest paced time of innovation this world has ever seen. Technology is changing daily, is eye opening and astounding to us all.

We have cameras in place of doorbells, our cars can keep us between the lines on the road or can stop to prevent a collision, phone connectivity is available wherever we might be, and our smart TV’s are smarter than we are!

There are now apps (applications) available to help us with almost all of our daily routine. There are apps to tell us our water usage by the hour, day or week; alerts to tell us our water is running continuously; and devices that can stop our water flow at a push of a button remotely. How convenient!

From your smart phone, you can track your in-home drinking water filters. Your smart phone can tell you your daily water usage, monitor contaminants being removed from your family’s drinking water, and receive notifications when it’s time to change the filter. Peace of mind, convenience and smart technology are all available today for your drinking water filters too.

A recent Water Quality Association study found that more than 50% of families today don’t trust their tap water. Because families have concerns about the quality of their tap water, they are installing state-of-the-art drinking water filters as the “final barrier.” These drinking water filters ensure high-quality drinking water with the latest technology at their fingertips.

To learn more about final barrier options, visit or call a local water treatment professional.

Chris Lane is the owner of Culligan Water Conditioning of the Low Country, serving Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties.