Why Does My Water Taste Salty?

Have you ever taken a sip of water, expecting no real flavor, only to realize your water tastes salty?  Water with a salty aftertaste is not uncommon.  This salty flavor could be the result of chloride ions or sulfates that are present in your water supply. What Are Chloride Ions? Chloride is one of the […]

What You Need to Know About the 25 Trendiest Bottled Waters of 2020

With soda sales steadily declining, water sales are on the rise. As people are becoming more health-conscious, they are looking for alternatives to sugary sodas and juices, with water being a popular choice.  This means people are looking for more options to choose from when they shop for water.  One of the food trends predicted […]

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The Top Ten Worst Cities for Public Water Quality

Public Water Quality When you think of cities with the worst tap water, there is no doubt that Flint, Michigan comes to mind for most people.  The publicity that came with the Flint water crisis brought to light issues for other municipal water companies.  No longer can people take for granted the quality of water […]

Does Fluoridated Water Really Have Health Benefits?

Water Fluoridation in the United States In the early 1930s, researchers noticed that people living in communities with naturally high levels of fluoride in the water had fewer cavities.  Studies showed that fluoridated water was not only safe but beneficial. Community water facilities began adding fluoride to their water in an effort to prevent cavities.  […]

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How Do I know If Are There Heavy Metals in My Water?

Heavy metal is harmless when you’re talking about music, but not when you are talking about your water. Ingesting heavy metals with your water can be a serious potential health threat.  When you consume any heavy metal with your water, it can accumulate in your body, causing cancer and other health risks. These contaminants are […]

Legionella & E. Coli

Should I Be Worried About Legionella or E. Coli in My Water?

Bacteria exist all around us. There are good bacteria that can help with digestion and bad bacteria that can make us sick.  Even our water supplies contain both good and bad bacteria.  There are certain bacteria found in water that can cause serious illness and even death. Legionella and E. Coli can both be transmitted […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Arsenic and Drinking Water

Arsenic in Bottled Water The quality of our drinking water makes headline news on a regular basis.  While municipal water comes under fire more often, even bottled water isn’t always safe.  Most recently, some brands of bottled water have tested high for arsenic. The Center for Environmental Health is a California nonprofit. They aim to […]

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What’s the Difference Between an at Home Test Kit and a Laboratory Water Test?

Water Contamination Concerns From lead contamination to natural disasters leaving water unsafe to drink, water quality has become a hot topic lately.  With what seems like daily reports about contaminated public water sources, consumers are less trusting of municipal water quality reports.  As a result, many people are relying on a home water test to […]

I Just Received A Boil Water Notice, What Should I Do?

The first thing you need to understand when you receive a water notice is the difference between a Boil Water Notice and a Do Not Use Notice. Both notices mean that there are potentially high levels of an organism present in the water that could cause health issues. A boil water notice is a public […]

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How Can I Tell if There Is Radiation in My Water?

Radiation Exposure In our daily lives, we are constantly, and often unaware, that we are being exposed to radiation.  A majority of the radiation that we are subjected to comes from natural sources.  Exposure to radiation can cause serious health issues, including cancer.  Pregnant women, children, and people with compromised immune systems are at the […]

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