Tommy Stricklin is Springwell Water's chief water specialist with more than 2 decades of experience and knowledge within the residential water industry.

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Chlorine in Drinking Water: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Chlorine in Drinking Water: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Chlorine is by far the most commonly used water disinfectant worldwide. Today, about 98% of U.S. municipalities use some chlorine-related process to treat their drinking water, thanks to the chemical’s wide-scale availability, low cost, ease of use, and proficiency at destroying germs. When chlorine…

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Coronavirus & Why You Need Clean Running Water During the Lockdown

Why You Need Clean Running Water During the Coronavirus Lockdown Just a few weeks ago, we heard about the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China that allegedly originated in bats. Of course, many Americans probably didn’t see it as a potential threat, perhaps because we’re thousands of miles away, or because bats aren’t a…

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Best Water Filtration System to Remove Bacteria & Viruses from Water

The Best Water Filtration System to Remove Bacteria & Viruses from YourDrinking Water Bacteria and viruses generally have a hard time entering drinking water – probably because most public water systems can block them out completely. A typical purification system pumps untreated water from a river or a lake, removes the sediment, filters out other…

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PFOS & PFOA: The Dangers of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water

PFOS & PFOA: The Dangers of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water If you’ve been following the news a lot lately, chances are you’ve seen or heard the acronym ‘PFAS.’ Perhaps instead of keeping up with the news, you fully immerse yourself in the latest drama-filled movies – and extra buttery popcorn. In the latter case,…

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15 Dangerous Diseases Caused by Contaminated Drinking Water

15 Dangerous Diseases Caused by Contaminated Drinking Water A constant supply of clean drinking water is vital for every household. However, millions of people still lack access to this invaluable resource. As a result, some people have to use and consume water that contains dangerous contaminants. That could explain why more than 3.4 million people…