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Giving Thanks

This year Thanksgiving has a special meaning to the team at Hague Quality Water of Maryland. It has been a year of unexpected changes and much uncertainty. Through all of this, we are incredibly grateful for our loyal customers and our dedicated employees.  Our employees realized the changes brought by COVID19 and rose to the
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Nitrate Pollution Found in Maryland’s Drinking Water

An alarming new study by The Center for Progressive Reform found that more than a third of Wicomico and Worcester counties’ residents may have been or are currently being exposed to hazardous nitrate levels in their drinking water. Beyond that concerning statistic, one in every 25 private drinking wells in the counties was found to
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Poultry Farm Pollution and Its Effects on Drinking Water

Chicken is a relatively inexpensive and nutritious protein that millions of people enjoy in Maryland. Due to the ever-increasing demand for poultry products, more farms are operating across the state, and their impact is increasing, as well. Runoff from poultry farms releases toxins into the soil, reducing water quality and polluting rivers. If you live
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Why You Need a Water Leak Sensor

If you’ve never experienced a plumbing leak before, then count yourself lucky. Water damage is a common issue for homeowners. Insurance companies report that water damage claims are 3 times more likely than theft and fire claims combined. The plumbing in your home is vulnerable to damage from leaks, cracks and loose connections no matter
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Manganese in Water

Although water is essential for our health and we use it every day, water testing is not always at the forefront of our minds. The unfortunate reality is that most home and business owners only test their water quality periodically to check for impurities and contaminants. If you suspect something is wrong with your water
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Maryland’s Action for PFAS Removal and Testing Standards

The Maryland Department of the Environment has announced a plan to begin testing the state’s water sources for PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – as a first step toward regulating and removing these harmful chemicals from Maryland’s drinking water. Regulators will collect hundreds of water samples all around the state. What Are PFAS? Per-
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The Negative Effects of Stormwater on Your Drinking Water

Stormwater is the runoff from excess rain and melted snow that does not go straight into the ground but instead flows over roads, roofs, and land. In the cities and suburbs, where there are more impervious surfaces – such as roads and roofs – there will naturally be a higher volume of stormwater runoff. Water
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The Dangerous Effect of Coal-Powered Plants on Drinking Water Quality

The poisonous discharge of coal-powered plants has a disturbing effect on the quality of drinking water. Power plant discharge accounts for approximately one-third of toxic environmental pollution. Coal-fired power plants release enormous quantities of toxic metals, amounting up to millions of tons annually. The list of heavy metals includes mercury, arsenic, selenium, thallium, and cadmium.
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The Importance of Proper Wastewater Disposal

The Importance of Proper Wastewater Disposal Untreated sewage is a serious concern for our health and the environment. Sewage, which is wastewater produced by residential units, businesses, and industries, contains human waste that carries a multitude of bacteria and viruses. When untreated sewage flows into natural bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers, and oceans,
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The EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory Report (And What It Means for Your Water)

If you have hazardous chemicals in your community, you deserve to know. U.S. facilities must report the management of chemicals that could pose a health risk to people and the environment. The information that these facilities submit enters the Toxics Release Inventory, and it is available to the public. If you’re still unsure about what
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