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Is Your Fridge Water Filter Good Enough?

Many fridges have filters for ice and drinking water. Today, we’ll explore if you really need a fridge filter and how they stack up against the competition. How Fridge Filters Work Residential refrigerator models are commonly equipped with ice and water dispensers as well as filters for the water that travels through them. But is
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Is Your Tap Water Causing Water Heater Problems?

Water quality can negatively affect water heater function and durability. Let’s take a look at the facts and strategies for protecting your heater. How Tap Water Quality Affects Your Water Heater Tucked away in a closet or basement corner by itself, the water heater is one of the most expensive and crucial elements of the
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Do You Need to Worry about VOCs in Your Water Supply?

Volatile Organic Chemicals form a vital element of many commercial and residential products. But once in the water supply, they can become very problematic. How Volatile Organic Chemicals Get in Your Water Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) are chemical compounds that contain carbon and evaporate easily when exposed to air. These compounds come in a wide
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Is There Lead in Your Maryland Tap Water?

Lead in your tap water is not only possible, but also very dangerous. Learn more about the lead in Maryland’s public water and how to keep your family safe. Lead in Maryland’s Public Water System Though its use as a plumbing material stretches back thousands of years, we now know that even a small amount
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Four Ways Spring Plumbing Can Improve Your Home

During the Spring season, there are areas of your home that may need a little extra attention. It’s the perfect time for an inspection of your home’s plumbing. This spring plumbing checklist will get you started! Well Testing Well owners should test their water annually, at a minimum, for bacteria, nitrates and other contaminants. More
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Understand the Benefits of Water Softeners

Benefits of Water Softeners What do you know about having a water softener? Are water softeners necessary? Have you ever considered the hard or soft nature of your home’s water? Most of us know the benefits of having a water filter, but water softener benefits are not widely understood. Softer water may seem necessary to
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Fluoride Effects

What’s the big deal about Fluoride: Part II The second part of our discussion about fluoride focuses on the findings in recent scientific studies. To review, fluoride is commonly added to water as a public health service through process called fluoridation. In fact, fluoride is added to approximately 70% of public drinking water systems across
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Groundwater: It’s Groundwater Awareness Week!

Think About Groundwater Taking place March 10-16, #GWAW is an annual observance established to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater. The event is also a platform to encourage yearly water well testing and well maintenance. The Groundwater Association’s theme for 2019 is Think. It’s inspired us to think about groundwater and share
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What’s the big deal about Fluoride in Water?

What’s the big deal about Fluoride: Part I Your dentist tells you it is important to protect the enamel on your teeth. Reducing tooth decay may be a positive outcome of fluoride in water, but did you know that too much fluoride exposure is harmful to your health? The main source of exposure to fluoride,
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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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