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Tips for Taps

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We discovered there's not enough trustworthy help online for common water issues, so we made Tips for Taps, the dependable guide for keeping your water healthy.


The vast improvement in water safety in the U.S. has increased life expectancy by up to 25 years within the past 10 decades. While municipal water systems do a good job at making our water safe to drink, it doesn’t mean that it is 100% free from microorganisms. Just how many creepy-crawlies are floating in your water cup? Check out our visual guide and find out! 

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It is widely agreed upon that chlorine is a much needed addition to water. However, it is also commonly understood that trihalomethanes (THMs) can form when excess chlorine reacts with organic matter–which may present some serious health concerns. Find out answers to some of the most common THM-related questions.

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The recent California droughts are considered to be the state’s worst ever. They've made headlines for decades, leading to a flood of information regarding the complex issues accompanying the ongoing crisis. However, many remain confused. Enter Water Deeply–an online water outlet–whose investigative reporting sheds light on many of these complex topics. We've created a brief overview of their phenomenal reporting to help clarify many of the issues brought on by the California drought and subsequent water crisis.

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How worried would you be if: (1) over 7000 metric tons of synthetic chemicals have been dumped into the environment, (2) they persisted in the environment forever, and (3) they were a known carcinogen? Unfortunately, all three are true of PFAS. If you're not worried yet, you might want to start.

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When wildfires strike, our attention is drawn to the flames. But, what about the water? As anyone who has been through this themselves will tell you, the impact of a wildfire extends well beyond the smoke, fire, and ash. Because 2017 has been an historic year of wildfires, we're digging in deeper to understand what wildfires mean for your environment, tap water, and health.

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Radon is a silent threat. You can’t see it. You can’t taste it. You can’t smell it. However, it affects approximately 1 in every 15 homes in the U.S. at a concentration above the recommended action level. But, there is some good news. Prevention and reduction of radon contamination have a simple solution. Find out how.

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