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A common concern among people shopping for water filters is whether there is lead in the water they are drinking. Particularly after the scandal in Flint, Michigan, there is heightened scrutiny around drinking water, and rightfully so. Lead is a toxic metal that occurs naturally in the earth and has been used most notable in […]
Much has been made lately of the health benefits of alkaline water. But what is it, and is it really beneficial? Like other substances, water’s acidity or alkalinity is measured by its pH level. pH is a number that measures acidity or alkalinity on a scale of 1 to 14, with 1 being the most […]
“Tap water” is any water that comes out of a tap, a valve that controls the release of a liquid or gas. A water tap can be a faucet, spigot, or hydrant and expels water used not just for drinking, but also for washing, cooking, and toilet-flushing. It is distinct from other types of fresh […]
Are you getting cloudy, milky-looking water coming out of your tap? This is a common problem. Let’s troubleshoot it. There could be a number of things happening with your water, but with some patience it should be easy enough to figure out what’s happening, or at least rule out some things before calling in outside […]
Wondering if your tap water is safe to drink? It’s an important question, no matter where you live, but it’s one that is not always easy to answer. Water collects contaminants in stages and it’s filtered in stages as well. So, logically, the first step to clean water is a clean source — the reservoir, […]
This is a list of US government-recognized water contaminants. These are know as unregulated contaminants because they are not currently subject to regulations but a recognized as being present in the water supply and harmful to humans.
There are many substances that show up in our tap water that are regulated by the government, but also many that are not. Laws cover substances that have mandatory regulations (lead, copper, etc.) but other material that we don’t want in our water is not deemed as unsafe and thus isn’t as tightly regulated.