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Eco-friendly Holiday Tips

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, we can turn our full attention to the holidays. If you spent most of the year making environmentally conscious decisions, you probably already have a plan to continue those through Christmas. And, if you were more naughty than nice this year when it comes to being “green,” the holidays […]

How to Disinfect Your Existing Water Filter System After a Hurricane or Flood

Though there’s nothing but water around in the aftermath of extreme tropical storms and flooding, vulnerable families are in dire need of safe, clean drinking water. If your home is still intact and your plumbing system is functional, there are still many contaminants that may be compromising your water quality. Stormwater infiltrating water reservoirs combined […]

Home Water Filtration Systems Compared

Home water filtration is the best way to ensure your family is drinking safer, cleaner water that’s free from contaminants. An effective water filter system will remove the majority of chemicals and particles, including: Disinfectant by-products (DBPs) from water chlorination Fecal matter and other organic contaminants Hazardous fertilizer and pesticide runoff Waterborne bacteria, including legionella, […]

TESTING THE WATER IN YOUR FRESHWATER AQUARIUM

When it comes to maintaining a freshwater aquarium, ensuring that the water quality is up to par is imperative for a fish’s survival. Water may seem to be a simple compound, always having a go-with-the-flow property. However, it can also be very complex and harmful – especially to fish that live in a freshwater aquarium. […]

Threat of PFAS Contamination Lurks in Jacksonville, FL Wells

The U.S. Navy has sounded the alarm on water contaminants that potentially seeped into private drinking water wells near Jacksonville, Florida. The Navy intends to test local wells for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) after it believes the chemicals seeped into the ground around Naval Station Mayport and Outlying Landing Field Whitehouse. Naval officials will […]

Microplastics in Water: Should We Be Concerned?

In case you missed the bombshell study released by the University of Newcastle in Australia earlier this year, let us fill you in on some disturbing facts. There’s no easy way to say this — you’re eating plastic. That’s right, the same stuff used to make milk jugs and toothbrushes. You’re drinking, eating, and even […]

Shrinking Populations in Big Cities Are Creating Water Quality Concerns

If you live in a bustling city like Chicago and hear that the population is actually decreasing, right away you may start thinking of potential benefits. The housing market is less competitive! Maybe you’ll experience less traffic on the way home from work! However, there is one unseen side effect of a shrinking population that […]

Algal Blooms Wreak Havoc on Melbourne, FL Water Quality

You use tap water for drinking, bathing, brushing your teeth and cooking your meals. What do you do if it suddenly smells horribly? What if the water coming out of your kitchen sink is green? Residents of Melbourne, Florida are dealing with this unwelcome reality due to blue-green algal blooms spreading rapidly across Lake Washington. […]

Lead Contamination Issues Plague Newark, NJ Water

Most Americans were shocked when the full extent of the Flint, Michigan lead contamination crisis became public knowledge. Flint, however, is far from an isolated incident. The overall water infrastructure of the United States currently holds a D rating from the American Society of Engineers. As pipes and lines continue to age, cities around the […]

Signs of Too Much Iron in Your Water and How to Test for It

Did you just turn on your kitchen sink, only to discover reddish-brown water spraying out of the tap? Does your water smell kind of like rotten eggs? Do you notice a small stain that looks like rust in your shower? We have some bad news — you likely have excessive iron content in your water. […]