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How to Handle Heavy Metals in Your Water

Heavy metals are crucial to many industries, but are often harmful to human health. Here are some tips for protecting your drinking water from these dangers. Why Heavy Metals are Concerning Heavy metals earned their name thanks to their relatively high density. They include some of the most common metals on Earth, such as copper,
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Are you taking your neighbors medicine?

Most of us are somewhat aware of the most common contaminants found in municipal drinking water systems – lead, heavy metals, e. Coli and other bacteria, ammonia, and sediment. Some contaminants are relatively benign and affect only taste or smell, while others are quite dangerous to our health, particularly for young kids and expectant mothers.
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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 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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Water Worries: Why Your Drinking Water Is Funky or Foul

What’s Wrong With Your Water? Do you have water worries at your home or office? Ever wonder why your drinking water is funky? Does your water smell bad or taste bad? Our new infographic shows the steps to determine what’s wrong with your drinking water. Need more information? Contact us today.  

Bottleless Water Coolers Fit the Bill for Lead Removal on Capitol Hill

Lead Contamination on Capitol Hill Lead contamination on Capitol Hill is a topic of recent news affecting municipal water treatment systems. As recently as July 2016, Capitol Hill workers at the Cannon Office Building were told not drink the water due to high levels of lead. The Cannon Office Building is the oldest congressional building on the
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Do You Know What Is in Your Drinking Water?

It’s time to think more deeply about the water you drink at your home. Ponder for a moment exactly what is in the water you drink and use for cooking, bathing, washing dishes and even washing laundry. Do you actually know what is in the water and just how safe it really is for you
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Why a Water Softener System Will Not Remove All Forms of Iron

One common misconception people have about water softener systems is that they will remove all forms of iron from the water. Softener systems are designed to attract positively charged ions like magnesium (Mg+2) and calcium (Ca+2). These two minerals constitute the majority of “hardness” in your water. A water softener will also remove ferrous iron
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The Importance of Clean Water in Maryland

The importance of clean water in Maryland is something that truly goes without saying but, at the same time, it’s not something that many homeowners think much about. “My water looks nice and clear, so it must be clean and safe to drink.” If you’ve ever thought this, then you aren’t alone; this goes through
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