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Water Problems in Urban Areas

Water Problems in Urban Areas

By 2030, it's estimated that ~60% of the world’s population will live in cities with 1 million or more inhabitants. It's time to consider how urbanization will affect the quality...

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How Dangerous Are Pesticides in Water?

How Dangerous Are Pesticides in Water?

Our entire food system relies on pesticides. One of the primary ways that pesticides work their way into the water supply is by seeping through the soil to the groundwater....

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Where is My Drinking Water From?

Where is My Drinking Water From?

We write a lot about water–how it smells, how it tastes, and primarily, what’s in it. For those of you who test water with us, we write about how your...

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California’s Drinking Water Crisis

California’s Drinking Water Crisis

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....

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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. However, it remains a highly controversial practice and concerns–both health and...

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Well Owner Maintenance

The Ultimate Guide to Well Owner Maintenance

What should you do to keep your private well safe from pollutants? Here’s what to look out for—from installation to treatment.

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