What Is Cryptosporidium and Why Should I Worry About It?

You may occasionally come across an advisory warning about Cryptosporidium in drinking water.  Or maybe you’ve been told not to drink water from a stream or a lake because it could be contaminated with Crypto.  No matter what your water source is, you certainly don’t want to be drinking something that sounds as bad as Cryptosporidium. […]


What Is Glyphosate Contamination and How Can I Avoid Exposure to It?

You may not recognize the term glyphosate contamination, but it has made headline news lately.  More commonly known for its presence in the weed killer Roundup, this chemical has been linked to cancer. Although glyphosate binds tightly to soil, it can break down and seep into water supplies causing concerns about health issues. Glyphosate Contamination […]


Do I Need to Worry About PFAS Contaminants in My Water?

What Are PFAS Contaminants? PFAS contaminants are a group of manufactured chemicals, known as “forever chemicals,” that are a part of the perfluoroalkyl family.  The most common PFAS that people are exposed to are Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), which can have negative effects on your health. These chemicals gained increasing popularity after […]


Should I Be Worried About COVDID-19 Affecting My Water Quality?

The dangers of COVID-19 are still making headline news as people try to stay healthy.  Wearing masks and practicing social distancing are suggested as people try to get back to their normal lives.  However, one area of concern is the effect that COVID-19 may have on our water supplies.  Can the coronavirus survive in water, […]

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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 […]