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The Negative Effects Farming Has on Tap Water

While agriculture puts food on our tables, some modern agricultural practices result in pollution. This pollution can degrade the land, environment, and ecosystem. Some pollution even makes its way into your drinking water, causing you and your family harm. The high levels of phosphorus and nitrogen found in synthetic fertilizers can end up in lakes
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Preliminary PFOA & PFOs Regulatory Determinations for Drinking Water

On February 20th, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulations for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in drinking water. These actions implement the EPA’s PFAS Action Plan, which helps to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFOS and PFOA both feature on the EPA’s Contaminant Candidate List. The EPA has placed addressing
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The Dangers of Atrazine in Tap Water

Your tap water should be safe for you and your family to drink, no matter where you live. Unfortunately, some chemicals and harmful agents can make their way into your drinking water and cause serious long-term effects. That’s why you should educate yourself on water regulations and harmful chemicals, so you know what goes into
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Reduce Your Waste: No More Plastic Bottles

It seems you can’t go anywhere lately without seeing a plastic bottle of water for sale, businesses even give them out to clients and make them available to employees. They are in gas stations, airports, vending machines, and offices. While it’s important to stay hydrated, have you ever really stopped to question what happens to
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Why You Should Upgrade Your Home’s Water Treatment System

Selecting the right water treatment system is vital for your health and comfort. Water contaminated with heavy metals, pathogens, and other dangerous contaminants could be hazardous for your health. Even something as common as hard water, which affects millions of people each year, can irritate your skin and turn your hair brittle. That’s why so many
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Why Water Treatment is Affordable

Whole house water treatment can seem like a big investment, but consider the savings and improvements from adding a system to your home. In most cases, water treatment is affordable when examining time, money and health over the long term. Do you need water treatment for your home? For homeowners served by residential wells, the
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Water Bacteria & The Best Filters to Remove Bacteria

Bacteria are common microorganisms and can be found just about anywhere. Right now, bacteria can be found on your skin, in your digestive tract, and on many of the surfaces around your home. Most bacteria are harmless and even beneficial to you. However, some water-borne bacteria can actually be very dangerous and should be filtered
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Do You Know When To Hire A Water Treatment Professional?

There are many options and resources for DIY projects these days so it makes sense to hear about homeowners taking on major projects themselves. Saving money along the way makes the reward of completing a project even sweeter. From products to tools to installation, understanding all the pieces of the project will help you discover
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Health Effects of Pesticides in Your Water

Dangerous pesticides could make their way into your water, causing irreparable harm. Think about what pesticides do: they kill bugs. They are chemicals meant to harm. And while many of the pesticides you use around the home may not be particularly deadly to humans in small amounts, prolonged or high exposure can be dangerous. Worse
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How much lead is in DC water?

Water in Washington DC comes from the Potomac River. It is treated by DC Water at the Washington Aqueduct to provide clean water to the residents and employees of the area. While the water company makes every effort to remove lead before it leaves the plant, older pipes installed in the 1950s-1970s contain lead that
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