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Tap water faucet in dry area

The groundwater aquifers that your private well taps for your water supply cannot be easily monitored, which means a summer well water drought can strike at any time, especially if you have a shallow well. During prolonged summer droughts you may feel uneasy, assuming your well could dry up any day. Groundwater levels naturally dip […]

Lead has become a national concern – more research is focusing on the degrading water infrastructure in the United States, and we are quickly realizing how harmful the lead pipes installed in the early 20th century are becoming. As CNN reported last year, 5,300 water systems across the country currently violate lead rules that protect […]

shocked woman holding glass of water

What chemicals and compounds are in your water, besides water? Regular readers of Pelican Water’s blog know that we take water filtration very seriously. 10% of Americans get their water supply from private wells, and the vast majority of remaining citizens drink the water provided to them by public utilities. Unfortunately, several hazardous chemicals can […]

Over 15 million US households rely on private wells for their drinking water. It’s important to remember the EPA’s regulations protecting public drinking water do not apply to private wells, so if you own a well you’re the one responsible for periodically checking the quality of your drinking water. Well Water Contaminants and Quality Issues […]

Water Filters

    Water filtration systems have a long history—up to 4,000 years ago the ancient Greeks and Egyptians used a variety of techniques to make water cleaner and safer to drink. Today, a range of water filtration systems exist, each with its own benefits and limitations.   Water filtration uses either physical or chemical media. […]