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Scale, Corrosion, and Plumbing

The interaction between your pipes and the water flowing through them can be a complex mixture of physical, chemical, and biological processes. In this piece, we focus on: corrosion and...

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What is the Pink Slime in My Bathroom?

What is the Pink Slime in My Bathroom?

If you’ve ever noticed pink slime or residue form around your sink or shower, along the rim of your toilet, or even inside your pet’s water dish–you’re not alone. In...

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What’s The Black Gunk on My Fixtures?!

What’s The Black Gunk on My Fixtures?!

Black residue on faucets and fixtures is a very common problem and we’re here to answer some of the most common questions about what causes black slime, is it dangerous,...

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Why People Test Their Water

Why People Test Their Water

There are limitless reasons why people test their drinking water. Whether you want to find the cause of an unusual color or smell, to choose an appropriate water treatment system,...

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Chloramine, Chlorine, Lead and Pipes: How Water Treatment Turned Toxic

Chloramine, Chlorine, Lead and Pipes: How Water Treatment Turned Toxic

A guide on how switching water sources (e.g. in Flint) or water disinfectants (in the case of D.C. water) can cause lead to leach from pipes, what the dangers are, and how...

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Drinking Water Infrastructure Report Card: U.S. Earns A “D”

Drinking Water Infrastructure Report Card: U.S. Earns A “D”

U.S. drinking water infrastructure has received a measly “D” on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that the U.S. must invest approximately $3.6 trillion in repairs to reach...

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The Lead Series: Flint, Michigan and Corrosive River Water

The Lead Series: Flint, Michigan and Corrosive River Water

Here's a snapshot of what's happened during the Flint, Michigan water crisis over the last three years to highlight the importance of drinking water infrastructure management. 

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Lead In Public School Drinking Water

Lead In Public School Drinking Water

While alarming, the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan is not a “one-off” example of lead poisoning through drinking water. Lead poisoning due to contaminated drinking water is a very real problem that continues...

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Why Does My Water Taste Like Plastic?

Why Does My Water Taste Like Plastic?

The first step is knowing if your plastic-y tasting water is safe is to specify the exact “type” of plastic flavor. If you can narrow down whether your tap water...

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