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What Effect Does Fracking Have on Your Well Water?

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Hydraulic fracturing is the process of drilling into the ground to obtain natural gas and oil from the earth. Commonly known as fracking, this is largely accomplished through the use of sand and water. However, a small amount of chemicals referred to as highly volatile organic compounds (HVOCs) are also used in fracking, and these chemicals can contaminate the well water that makes it…

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You Need Iron…Just Not in Your Water

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Iron is important for proper blood flow and energy. We get the iron we need each day from things like green, leafy vegetables. At first thought, it may seem fine to also have iron in your water, but this isn’t the case. For the most part, the iron that is often found in well water…

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The Truth About The Rotten Eggs Smell

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The occurrence of the “rotten eggs” smell in your home is a nuisance, and is most likely caused from the chemical reaction between sulfates and microorganisms in the water supply. The problem can occur in your well, in your hot water heater and hot water lines, or in both your hot and cold water pipes…

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Is Your Water Healthy Enough for Your Children?

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Water is essential for life. It helps to keep our cells bathed and our bodies hydrated. Children, especially, need water as they go about their day, and for them, water offers plain old fun, whether it’s in a pool, a lake or even a bathtub. Kids Are Constantly Interacting with Water Your children use and play with water daily, whether they…

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Why You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water

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It’s not uncommon to see people toting clear plastic bottles of water. Bottled water was designed for city dwellers without access to the freshest-tasting water, and it’s become chic to drink water, especially imported types, from bottles. For some, and maybe even for you, it’s a status thing to be seen with a portable plastic water bottle when driving to work,…

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Help! My Well Water is Leaving Stains. Now What?

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Well water often contains at least small amounts of some contaminants, including the metals iron and manganese. At low concentrations, these metals aren’t harmful to your health, but they can cause staining. Iron causes orange stains while manganese leaves brownish-black stains. Soaps and detergents don’t remove these stains, and the use of chlorine bleach can actually intensify them.

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Tap Water Contaminants

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Contaminants that can sometimes be found in drinking water can have a serious effect on your health. Some contaminants, such as cesium, iodine, lead, strontium, and tritium can lead to cancer. Other contaminants, such as chlorate, chlorite, cyanide, ethylbenzene, and xylenes can cause other organ, respiratory, and neurological issues. Chlorite and chlorate are a byproduct…

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Fluoride levels for drinking water

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For the first time in over 50 years, the government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water. The addition to fluoride to drinking water has been a controversial topic in many circles. The government has been advising water systems to add the mineral to drinking water since the 60s. Fluoride has…

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