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The Hidden Danger of Floods

The Hidden Danger of Floods

Beyond the immediate chaos and destruction of mass inundation, floods bring a host of other hazards. While suspended sewage and oil slicks are clear indications of contamination, it is always safest...

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agriculture and drinking water quality for private wells

How Does Agriculture Pollute Private Wells?

Should you be worried about your drinking water if you live near agriculture and farmland? Read this scenario guide to explore your potential contaminant risks and learn information on how...

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short guide on wildfires and water quality

Wildfires & Water Quality: How Do Wildfires Impact Your Drinking Water?

While a natural part of most ecosystems, wildfires can have far-reaching consequences on drinking water quality. Our short guide on wildfires and water quality will give you insight into exactly...

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Ultimate Guide to Rainwater Safety

Ultimate Guide to Rainwater Safety

Whether you’re a prepper or a homesteader, this guide to rainwater safety will help you on your way to ensuring your rainwater is safe for drinking, from contamination prevention to...

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When is water safe to swim in?

When Is It Safe to Swim?—Staying Healthy and Safe in Recreational Waters

Whether you’re going to your local swimming pool or whitewater rafting on a nearby river, it’s important to know that the water is safe before you get in. Read this...

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Protect Your Water, Avoid a Leaky Septic Tank

Protect Your Water, Avoid a Leaky Septic Tank

Have you had your septic system inspected lately? Proper upkeep of your septic system and the quality of your home’s drinking water are often interrelated. In fact, everyday decisions can adversely...

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Hydraulic Fracturing: What It Means for Your Private Well

Hydraulic Fracturing: What It Means for Your Private Well

Hydraulic fracturing—colloquially known as “fracking”—began as an experiment in 1947. Today, it’s a well-worn approach to natural gas production, one that remains a highly controversial practice. Concerns—both health and environmental—are magnified...

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