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 […]

Water Sulfur Smell

Why Does My Water Have a Sulfur Smell?

Every once in a while, you may turn on your tap and notice that your water has a strange, off-putting sulfur smell.  This is one of the most common odors that water can have.  If you don’t know what sulfur smells like, it is usually described as similar to the smell of rotten eggs. The […]

brown water

What Does It Mean If I Have Brown Water?

Have you ever reached for a glass of water or turned on a water fountain, only to see a stream of brown water flowing out of the tap?  Whether your water comes from a municipal source or a private well, no one wants to drink brown water that looks dirty and unhealthy.  Not only should […]

Is Cloudy Water Safe to Drink?

Have you ever gone to the sink to fill a glass with water, but what comes out of the tap is something milky and cloudy, far from the clear water you were expecting?  With all of the current concerns about water quality, cloudy water may cause you to dump out that glass and grab some […]

How to Use a TDS Meter

What is TDS? TDS refers to the Total Dissolved Solids that can be found in a liquid. The solids can be a variety of salts, minerals, metals, anions, and cations.  When they are dissolved in a liquid, their weight can be measured using a TDS meter. Measuring TDS The most accurate way to measure TDS […]

Electrolyte water

Six Reasons You Should Drink Water in the Morning

Everyone has heard that you should drink eight glasses of water a day to stay properly hydrated.  What people often don’t realize is how important it is to drink water in the morning.  When you are sleeping, your body is using fluids that are not being replaced.  Imagine not drinking anything for the next six […]

How Do I Know If I Have Hard Water?

What Is Hard Water? When people talk about water quality, one of the factors that is often mentioned is hardness.  As water travels through the ground, it picks up small amounts of sediment from soil and rocks.  Two of the most common minerals that easily dissolve to form hard water are calcium and magnesium.  These […]

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning from Water

It’s hard to believe that will all of the press from the Flint, Michigan water scare in 2014, we are still at risk of lead poisoning from water.  Most recently, seven schools in Virginia were found to have lead in their drinking water.  Ingesting lead is particularly dangerous to infants, children, pregnant and nursing mothers, […]

Understanding the Difference Between Tap and Distilled Water

No matter where your water comes from, whether its tap water or distilled water, you need to be concerned about its quality. Government organizations set water quality standards to ensure that people have access to safe drinking water. Characteristics used to judge water include dissolved mineral content, number of bacteria, pH, and hardness.  Distilled water […]

Does the Time of Day Change What Is in Your Water?

With all of the scares about water quality and safety, there are a number of ways you can reduce your risk of drinking contaminated water.  One of the cautions we have heard recently is that the quality of your municipal water can change depending on the time of day. We decided to put this theory […]

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