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The Latest on Lead Contamination

It Started in Flint, Michigan Nearly everyone is familiar with the Flint Michigan Water Crisis where lead was being leached from old pipes into drinking water.  In 2014, in an effort to save money, the city of Flint switched from its original water provider to using water from the Flint River.  Shortly after that, many […]


Removing Nitrates from Drinking Water

Nitrates in water can cause blue blood syndrome and birth defects, as well as stomach and colon cancer.  Nitrates are mainly used in fertilizers for better crop production.  This can cause water quality issues especially for people who live in states that are heavily involved in farming such as Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, North […]

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Removing Fluoride from Drinking Water

Health Effects of Fluoride For a variety of health reasons, many people are looking for ways to remove fluoride from their drinking water or they are seeking out bottled water without fluoride.  While water fluoridation is a widespread water treatment practice in the United States, and a few other places, fluoride opponents, and many preventative […]

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Chlorine Removal with Distillation

Chlorine in drinking water is a big concern these days, which has prompted numerous people to look for ways to remove chlorine from tap water.  While chlorine is added to municipal water supplies as a disinfectant to kill disease-causing pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoans, it also has a negative side.  Many people do […]

What is a Boil Alert?

Boil Alerts for Safety Flooding or other natural disasters of any kind can affect water quality and often a boil alert will be put into place.  When a large event happens, like a hurricane that impacts a lot of people, the task of getting clean water can be even more challenging.  Each person must listen […]

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Lead in Drinking Water

Lead found in drinking water has become an increasingly common problem for schools in the United States. It’s not that it’s a new problem, but people have started to test for it and notice it after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Lead isn’t in the municipal water supply, but instead, it is entering the […]