What are Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) in Drinking Water? Every day, swarms of waterborne microbes infiltrate our drinking water systems – E. coli bacteria, brain-eating amoebas, the whole shebang. Because of this, the EPA requires all public water utilities to take steps to ensure only clean, microbe-free drinking water reaches our homes. But in most cases, […]

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What Is Hard Water & How To Test For Water Hardness Updated 2/15/2023 If you’ve ever experienced any signs of “hard” water in your home, your first instinct is likely to figure out the steps to fix the problems – quickly. So we’ll go through what water hardness is and how to test it. To […]

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Filtered Water Explained: 9 Benefits You Didn’t Know When you pour yourself a glass of tap water, do you ever consider what could be lurking in it? How about when you’re cooking or baking? Do you think about the quality of the water you use to cook pasta, make beverages, or bake pastries? We hope […]

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How to Remove Iron Bacteria from Well Water Updated February 8th, 2023 If your drinking water comes from a private well, you will likely experience issues with iron in your water. These issues can range from poor-tasting coffee to bright orange streaks in toilets and bathtubs. However, there’s an equally familiar but less understood problem […]

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Is Tap Water Bad for Your Hair and Skin? Updated Jan 31st, 2023 When you experience a hair or skin dilemma, it’s easy to blame your diet, hormones, stress, or a beauty product you started using recently. But when you can’t pinpoint the culprit, it might be time to examine what you use to wash […]

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Is Florida’s Tap Water Safe to Drink? Whether moving to Florida or planning your dream vacation to the Sunshine State, it offers something special for everyone. But like many residents and travelers, you may be concerned about the safety of its tap water, given the water quality issues after Hurricane Ian. While Florida has an […]

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Effects of Fertilizer Runoff on Drinking Water Quality Since ancient times, many farmers have relied on organic fertilizers to keep soil healthy and productive. But with the development of petroleum-based synthetic fertilizers, used to give plants a quick fix of nutrients, farmers and homeowners began relying more heavily on chemical/inorganic fertilizers than the natural, healthier […]

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Is Purified Water The Same As Distilled Water? Which is the Better Choice? Updated January 3rd, 2023 Remember the days when your local supermarket only had a handful of bottled water choices? Picking one off the shelf was so easy and straightforward! But thanks to new water treatment techniques (and shady marketing tactics), shopping for […]

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Winter Dehydration: Is Dehydration Still a Risk in Cold Weather? If you often feel foggy-headed, fatigued, or irritable in the colder winter months, you might shrug it off as a mild version of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). However, the real culprit might be something as simple as not drinking enough water. While we don’t usually […]

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Does High TDS Mean You Need a Water Filter? If you know anything about pure water, you know it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. But because water is an excellent solvent, it can dissolve different materials that can change its color, smell, and taste – not only the sugar in your morning brew but also […]

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