Category: Contaminants

Big Cities, Big Problems: Water Contamination in Urban Areas Living in a big city or other urban areas can be a worthwhile experience. They usually offer more quality job opportunities, dining options, sources of entertainment, and lots more. But as more people flock to these metro regions, precious resources, such as clean drinking water, become […]

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Buying a House with a Well System? Here’s Everything You Need to Know There’s a lot to consider when purchasing a new home, but for many buyers, the local water source isn’t one of them – as much as it should be. Sure, you might be a city slicker who has gotten used to getting […]

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Common Odors in Tap Water and How to Remove Them Nothing beats a glass of crisp, cold water when it comes to quenching thirst. But perhaps nothing is grosser than getting a mouthful of water that smells like rotten eggs or a swimming pool instead. Clean water should be colorless, tasteless, and odorless, so if […]

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The Hidden Dangers of Refrigerator Water Filters Refrigerators with built-in water filters seem like a great bargain. You need a fridge anyway, so why not purchase one that also filters your water? Plus, with between four and 32 million Americans falling victim to waterborne illnesses every year across the United States, a refrigerator water filter […]

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How to Remove Bacteria, Viruses, and Parasites from Tap Water Among the many contaminants that can silently invade our precious drinking water are armies of bacteria, viruses, and parasites, collectively known as microorganisms, microbes, or pathogens. While you probably think of these nasty, undesirable elements causing illness and disease from consuming contaminated foods or coming […]

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10 Common Problems a Water Test Can Detect in Tap Water If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t think much about what could be lurking in your drinking water. After all, the US is said to have some of the cleanest tap water on earth. Plus, your water seems crystal-clear and refreshing in your drinking […]

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What EPA’s New PFAS Plan Could Mean for America’s Drinking Water They say every cloud has a silver lining, but so does one of America’s most widespread water contamination problems. Amid dwindling hope and growing concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new strategic road map to combat a group of highly toxic “forever […]

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Hurricane Season: How Hurricanes Can Affect Drinking Water Quality Demolished homes, flooded towns, and prolonged power outages: These are some of the tragic tales known to dominate news reports after an intense hurricane. However, these weather disasters also contribute heavily to an ongoing problem plaguing many communities for many years: drinking water contamination. Once a […]

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The Infrastructure Bill and What It Could Mean for City Water It’s no secret that America’s water infrastructure is falling apart, and with this article we’ll only be discussing the water side of the bill (this is not a political post). Our nation’s drinking water systems and wastewater treatment facilities are nearing the end of […]

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How to Treat Acidic Water Using a Calcite pH Neutralizer System When you fill a glass at your kitchen sink, you expect the water to be clean and refreshing. However, you’d be surprised to know that changes in your water quality can occur almost instantly. For instance, if somehow the pH of your tap water […]

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