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Cool Weather Maintenance Tips for Safe Water
Autumn and Winter are beautiful times of year – especially in the country. Embrace it. And be sure to let the sight of the changing colors remind you of what is out of sight – your water supply. Well Water Warning
Hard Water 101
Hard water isn't always bad -- it can help prevent disease and strengthen your intake of daily-recommended minerals -- but it can have devastating effects on plumbing, water heaters, washers, and other appliances. 5 Simple Hard Water Solutions
TDS meter: What is it and do you need it?
While some dissolved solids are bad, many dissolved solids are beneficial. Do you need a TDS meter? TDS meter
Meet the Contaminant: E. coli
Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacterium that lives in the digestive tracts of healthy people and animals. Most types of E. coli are pretty harmless, but this bacterium should not be taken lightly, as it can cause severe damage to your body. What is Escherichia coli?
Harmful Effects of Chemicals in Water
Every day lots of nasty contaminants are literally dumped into lakes, streams, ponds, and oceans, and there have been some studies on the effects on the beings that live in these waters – but very few analyzing the effects on humans. Drugs in water harmful to fish
Is Your Tap Water Safe?
The EPA regulates over 90 contaminants found in our drinking water, but there are others that remain: pesticides, pharmaceuticals, disinfection byproducts, waterborne pathogens, and biological toxins. Unregulated contaminants in tap water
To bottle your own water, you need a water filter, but you also need a bottle. The bottle options are staggering. To help make the decision a little easier, we lay out our top picks. Glass v plastic v stainless steel
Conserving Liquid Gold
In addition to filtering water, we all need to conserve water too. Life on this planet is sustained by water. The average family uses 400 gallons of water a day! Here are our top ways to conserve this extremely precious resource. Conserve water
Why Fluoride is So Hard to Remove from Water
The OptimH2O reduces more contaminants than the competition including fluoride, perchlorate, lead, mercury and chromium, nitrates and other harmful contaminants from drinking water. The Development of a RO System
Drinking Water Quality for Major Metro Areas
If you think your local drinking water doesn't need to be filtered, think again. This map of the U.S. is incredibly useful and eye-opening. Water quality by city
Water Testing Kits
Which water filter to buy: An under-counter or counter top system will meet most city water needs, but for rural areas or well water, it's a bit more complicated. How to test your water
Cyclospora in the Water
To prevent this intestinal infection, avoid food or water that might have been contaminated and filter your drinking water. Sterilight UV filter