As far as water disinfection goes, chloramine is the go-to solution. It provides long-lasting protection against waterborne microbes and even has several unique properties that make it superior to popular water disinfectants like chlorine. Perhaps that’s why more and more U.S. cities and municipalities are switching to chloramine after decades of using chlorine to treat […]

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Free Chlorination Explained: The Benefits and Possible Downsides Water utilities supply large amounts of water to customers every day through complex drinking water distribution systems (DWDSs). It’s how most of us get water to drink, cook, shower, do the laundry, and for other household and personal purposes. Typically, these water providers must take steps to […]

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Water Softeners: What are They and How Do They Work? If you are among the millions of Americans living in homes with hard water, you’ve likely witnessed the chaos it can create in the household. Then on your quest for an effective solution, you probably heard that installing a water softener in your home is […]

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Spring Water vs. Purified Water: Which is the Better Choice? 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 bottled water these days can present a […]

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California Wildfires: How AFFF Firefighting Foam Can Pollute Drinking Water In case you haven’t been following the news, California experienced a series of violent wildfires in 2020. In response, firefighters across the state have been working tirelessly to combat the fierce blazes and bring hope to the wildfire survivors and worried residents. However, there’s a […]

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Why Filtered Water is the Best Water for Making Coffee Imagine this: After realizing you’ve been latte-ing away your money at your favorite coffee shop, you decide to start brewing your coffee at home. Of course, you want the same quality coffee you’ve become accustomed to, so you purchase an expensive coffee maker and some […]

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Understanding pH in Your Drinking Water There are a few essential things to understand when ensuring the best-quality drinking water in your home, one of which is your water’s pH value. You may have seen the term “pH” printed on the labels of various types or brands of bottled water at the grocery store (think […]

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Explained: The Difference Between Salt-Based and Salt-Free Water Softeners (Updated December 20th, 2020) If you notice stains, watermarks or filmy residue on your sinks and bathtubs, you might have a problem with hard water. Hard water contains high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium and can wreak havoc in any household. Luckily, there’s […]

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Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Explained Reverse osmosis water filters are a popular choice for many homeowners. Many of these systems use multiple filtration stages to remove everything from lead and arsenic to hormones and bacteria from water. It’s no wonder why the EPA considers reverse osmosis (RO) one of the best water filtration technologies on […]

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Tannins in Well Water, and Why Well Water Testing is Important Does your drinking water come from a well? If that’s the case (and your home doesn’t have a reliable water filtration system), you will most likely encounter various water contamination problems. We’re talking about issues ranging from hard water and high iron content to […]

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