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 […]

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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 […]

Dirty Water – A Fun Science Project for Kids

If your kids don’t mind a little dirt, they’re sure to enjoy this easy to perform science project testing dirty water.  The first step is easy. Send the kids outside to collect three different dirt samples.  Maybe scoop up some dirt from a potted plant or a garden area.  Dig up a little bit of […]

How Often Should You Perform a Well Water Test?

People who get their water from a public water source have groups like the EPA helping to ensure their water quality.  Unfortunately, those who use well water do not have anyone monitoring what is in their water.  If your drinking water comes from a well, you need to take measures like performing a regular well […]

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 […]

Top 5 Water Bottles to Use When You Are Pregnant

Benefits of Water During Pregnancy Everyone knows that drinking water is an important part of maintaining good health.  It’s even more important to drink enough water when you are pregnant.  Your body uses water to supply your cells, tissues, and organs with oxygen and nutrients.  It’s critical to maintain proper hydration when you are pregnant. This […]

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How to Test Well Water at Home

Water quality is headline news these days.  The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is still making the new four years later.  Most recently, Chicago’s water quality has come into question. Unfortunately, if you get your water from a private well, there are no watch groups looking out for you.  If your water isn’t coming from […]

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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 […]

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