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What is a Boil Water Advisory? – And What to Do If One is Issued in Your Area

What is a Boil Water Advisory? – And What to Do If One is Issued in Your Area Today, climate change and failing infrastructure are two of the main contributors to the growing water contamination problem in America. Floods, industrial accidents, and broken water mains all have the potential to contaminate a clean water supply,…

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Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical Contaminants in Drinking Water

Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical Contaminants in Drinking Water Safe drinking water is a fundamental need for human life. Often, we hear about toxic agents like lead and other heavy metals being detected in public water systems. Today, the possible presence of pharmaceuticals and effluents from healthcare, manufacturing and production facilities in our drinking water points to…

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How to Remove Iron from Your Private Well Water

For many people, private wells are an excellent alternative to local public water sources. In most cases, private wells provide great-tasting, chemical-free water with vital minerals and nutrients. These groundwater sources are also cost-effective and environmentally-friendly. If you are among the estimated 43 million Americans who rely on private wells for drinking water, there is…

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How Do UV Systems Work and Why You Need One for Your Home

How Do UV Systems Work and Why You Need One for Your Home For over a century, ultraviolet (UV) water purification has been one of the most powerful lines of defense against harmful biological contaminants in drinking water. UV systems offer superior protection from bacteria, viruses, molds, giardia, cryptosporidium and other disease-causing microorganisms likely present…

Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water

3 Harmful Effects of High Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water

3 Harmful Effects of High Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water Think about a glass of ordinary tap water – cool and refreshing. It looks so pure and healthy, but the truth is: it probably contains a high level of haloacetic acids and other harmful contaminants. By definition, haloacetic acids are “chemical compounds that contain chlorine…

Lead in Drinking Water

How to Remove Lead from Your Drinking Water

How to Remove Lead from Your Drinking Water A “pattern of widespread contamination of drinking water” at schools across the U.S. has prompted state and federal officials to take stronger measures to address the problem. According to a Mar. 21 story released by CBS News, a new report found that most states are failing to…