Garnering recognition for helping Houstonians stay safe in the middle of a pandemic, Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical has earned WaterTech's prestigious "Top New Dealer" award for 2020. Partnering with WaterTech — an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of residential and commercial water conditioning and filtration systems — Abacus Plumbing won the recognition for its record sales aimed at enhancing and ensuring safer drinking water.

"We congratulate Abacus Plumbing and the many dealers who saw outstanding sales growth in 2020," said WaterTech President Bryce Linton. "We're proud to support your business and provide value to your efforts in making things happen."

COVID-19 presented many challenges in 2020, including the safety of fundamental necessities such as air and water. A TV investigation uncovered high levels of a toxic and cancer-causing chemical — chromium-6 — in Houston's water supply.

But, along with providing a REME HALO air-filtration system scientifically proven to be 99.9% effective against the deadly coronavirus, Abacus Plumbing's water treatment program gave resident and commercial customers peace of mind about their water.

"By properly installing and managing technology from great companies such as WaterTech, we've made Houston's water taste better and be safer," said Abacus Plumbing Water Treatment Operations Manager Shane King.

Abacus Plumbing's whole-house carbon water filtration, softener and reverse osmosis equipment can dramatically reduce water contaminates. In addition to healthier skin, soft water can extend the life of expensive appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters, faucets and fixtures while also saving money on cleaning chemicals, soap and fabric softeners.

"We're especially proud to receive this award in what has been such a trying year," said Abacus Plumbing founder and CEO Alan O'Neill. "With our expert knowledge and WaterTech's high-tech equipment, we've done our best to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on Houston's water."

In addition to its latest award, Abacus Plumbing's installation, equipment and management has received countless rave reviews from customers satisfied with their water.