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How Does the Tap Score Algorithm Work?

Developed by SimpleLab, the Tap Score algorithm evaluates the potential health, aesthetic, and plumbing effects of your lab-submitted water sample, providing a rigorous yet clear picture of your water quality...


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Bottled Water Myths and Facts - Tap Score

Bottled Water: Myths vs. Facts

There are loads misconceptions when it comes to bottled water. From the claim that "bottled water is always sterile and free of contaminants" to "bottled water is regulated more stringently...

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...


Is It Safe to Drink Your Water After a Hurricane?

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...

HPC Results - What Do They Mean?

What Do HPC Test Results Actually Mean?

While almost all pathogenic bacteria are heterotrophic, but not all heterotrophic bacteria are pathogenic. Subsequently, heterotrophic plate count (HPC) is an indicator of overall bacterial presence in your water, but...

What are NSF Certifications for Water Filters?

NSF/ANSI Certifications Explained

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) is an independent product testing, inspection, and certification organization. One of the many functions of the NSF is to conduct testing and certification of water...

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...

Should I Boil My Water Before Drinking?

Is Boiled Water Pure?

You may have heard that boiling your water will make it safer to drink. However, it’s important to know the facts about boiling your water before switching on the stove....

Health Effects of PFAS

The Health Effects of PFAS

PFAS (also known as "forever chemicals") are creating a modern-day “public health crisis”, and we are still discovering the full extent of their health effects. Read on for a summary...