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City Water Contamination

City Water Contamination: Is Your Water As Clean As You Think? City Water Health Access to clean, safe water is not something to take for granted. There are thousands of potential contaminants threatening the quality of your city or municipal water, and the infrastructure may not always keep up. Incidents like the lead contamination in
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Tips for Selecting a Water Heater

What You Need To Know: Efficiency. Cost. Size. Choosing a Water Heater Choosing a water heater can be a daunting process. In today’s market, there are a multitude of sizes, heat sources and levels of efficiency available for your home’s hot water source. Size The first step should be selecting the size, as well as
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Water Heater Recall

Ultra-Low NOx Water Heaters Recalled The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued a recall of the AO Smith Ultra-Low NOx Water Heater. This recall includes 30, 40 and 50 gallon natural or propane gas-fired Ultra-Low NOx emission gas water heaters The Hazard The primary concern, according to the CPSC, is a default in the
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Water Heater Maintenance in 6 Steps

6 Easy Steps to Water Heater Maintenance Water heaters have an average life span of 10-12 years. Much like any home appliance, regular maintenance can extend the life of a water heater. Most manufacturers recommend annual service. Consider these benefits to maintaining your water heater: Avoid a water heater failure, leaving you without hot water,
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Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention Explained in Fewer than 130 Words Water pressure should only flow into your home, but occasionally the distribution system can have problems with the burst of frozen pipes. This disrupts water pressure and causes water to reverse its flow.* A backflow** prevention system aims to prevent contamination or pollution of drinking water. Backflow
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Fall Plumbing Inspection

Prepare Your Home With a Fall Plumbing Inspection AVOID PROBLEMS – SAVE MONEY – SAVE TIME – PROTECT YOUR FAMILY As summer draws to a close, it’s important to make sure your home is prepared for the cold winter months ahead. Preparing your home can help prevent broken or frozen pipes, and save you money down the
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Well Testing FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Well Testing Do you own or rent a home with water supplied by a well? Do you know the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends testing the water in your well at least once per year? At Hague Quality Water of Maryland (Hague) we take well testing seriously. For over 25 years,
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New Concerns for Bottled Water: Part 1

Plastic Particles Found In Bottled Water Bottled water is convenient. Even more, bottled water companies promote a clean, healthy lifestyle associated with drinking water. At the end of a sporting event, participants often receive bottled water to hydrate and cool down. Tourists purchase bottled water at scenic landmarks and beaches. But, what if the water
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Understanding Iron Bacteria

Understanding Iron Bacteria Iron Bacteria is a common issue for homes with well water. The bacteria “slime” is not a health hazard but it can cause other problems. Iron Bacteria are small living organisms that naturally occur in soil, shallow groundwater, and surface waters. These nuisance bacteria combine iron  and oxygen to form deposits of “rust,” bacterial cells, and a slimy material that adheres
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7 Facts About Water Softeners That Will Keep You Up At Night

,If you’ve ever had trouble with hard water in your home, you know the benefit of installing a water softening system. To many homeowners accustomed to municipal water, maintaining a home water softening system can seem like a daunting task. Sound familiar? It’s time to tame your water treatment fears! Read on to learn the
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