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California wildfires have previously led to toxic contamination in local drinking water. Boiling advisories, filters, and smell tests are not enough to protect residents. What can you do to ensure your water is safe after these tragically destructive events?

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How can hurricanes affect your water quality? With wind speeds up to 150 miles per hour, hurricanes blow over almost anything in their path, with short and long-term consequences for your drinking water. Get the scoop in this quick guide to hurricanes and water quality.

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When fires erupt, air quality plummets, and this directly impacts your health. Here is an overview of how smokey air might make you ill, along with Tap Score’s guide for protecting yourself from wildfire smoke.

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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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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 to assume that floodwater is contaminated no matter what it looks like. Read on and find out the risks. 

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Ranging from microscopic, single-celled organisms to large seaweeds, algae serve a crucial function as building blocks of the food chain and aquatic ecosystems. However, algae may also have detrimental effects on the environment and your tap water.

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