By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2013
Patrick and Tabitha Taylor display water filters available from their company, Environmental Resources.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, if you drink your daily recommended eight glasses of water from the tap, it will cost you about 50 cents per year. If you choose to drink it from water bottles, it can cost you up to $2,100 a year! Many people, however, avoid drinking tap water because it can contain unwanted contaminants. “Tap water has chemicals to disinfect the water including chloramine, which produces THMs, or compounds known to cause cancer,” said Patrick Taylor, co-owner of Environmental Resources with his wife, Tabitha.
Tabitha and Patrick’s company provides water filters for customers wanting contaminant-free, better tasting, environmentally-friendly filtered water. In April of 2012, the couple purchased Environmental Resources, which has served many of Tulsa’s finest restaurants, businesses, and healthy-minded residents since 1987. They were interested in finding a business they could run from their home as a husband and wife team. The couple had been customers of Environmental Resources since 2004, and their friend who owned the company had decided to sell. “At the time, Patrick owned a remodeling company and I had a nutrition coaching business. We felt our talents and skills were the perfect fit for providing and installing healthy water systems,” said Tabitha.
As a nutrition coach, Tabitha touts the importance of proper hydration. “When your body is not hydrated, your brain and body will not function the way they should. Our water filters provide healthy, contaminant-free water to those wanting better tasting and environmentally-friendly filtered water. Our filters meet the highest quality standards.”
Environmental Resources offers a variety of filters, ranging from point of use filters for refrigerators, kitchen sinks and bathrooms all the way to whole-house systems for residential or commercial customers. “Our most popular product is the Model 100. It goes right under the kitchen sink, is priced at only $199, and lasts for three years. People are surprised at the low cost, especially when considering how much they spend on bottled water a year,” said Patrick.
Installation takes 30 to 45 minutes for point of use filters, and two to six hours for whole house systems. “We make the process as simple as possible. Once we know what is most important to you, together we will choose the right water filter for your needs,” said Tabitha. “Whether you are an athlete, have certain health problems such as arthritis, need a filter for your apartment or home, or wish to install a commercial filter in a doctor’s office, restaurant or office break room, we are happy to help you find the right water filter for your needs.”
A big perk in purchasing a filter from Environmental Resources rather than a big box store is that you can call Tabitha and Patrick any time you have questions or concerns. “Our number one focus is making sure our clients are taken care of. If you’re having an issue with your filter at 7 at night, you can call us. We also follow up with our customers yearly to make sure they’re 100 percent satisfied with their system,” said Patrick.
For more information about Environmental Resources, check out their website at www.erwaterfilters.com or find them on Facebook.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.