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Water Filters

On November 8, 2015, the City of Boca Raton Utility Services Department announced a two-week modified disinfection process was in effect. The more aggressive treatment provides additional protection against bacteria, but means drinking water will contain chlorine residue instead of the relatively weaker chloramine residue. The process will continue until Sunday, November 22, 2015. What […]

Water Quality

The California Drought that has ravaged the most populous state in America over the last 6 years continues to worsen in length and severity. Though many citizens are aware in a general sense of the negative effects of an extensive drought, less are well-versed in the tangible problems caused by a prolonged drought. For instance, […]

oil spill

On May 19, 2015, a pipeline along the coast of Santa Barbara, California, malfunctioned and burst, spilling a great amount of crude oil directly into the ocean. Plains All American Pipeline, the operator of the pipeline in question, originally estimated the total oil leaked at approximately 100,000 gallons. However, the Associated Press now reports that […]

If you ever feel the desire to start a fight at a crowded dermatology convention, ask the attendees how often you should exfoliate your skin. Then, sit back, and watch the ensuing chaos. How often we should exfoliate is a great topic of debate. While most sources suggest once or twice a week, it really […]

Why you should make the switch away from a salt water softener

Once celebrated as effective solutions for hard water, the demand for salt-based water softeners has gone down due to more practical, cost-friendly, and safer alternatives. Before you install a salt-based system in your home, read the top reasons why you should reconsider: Waste: The average salt water softener wastes approximately 150 gallons of water every […]