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While we usually talk about contaminants negatively impacting your health if we find it in drinking water – lithium is a rare example of an element that may actually benefit your health. How is that so? In this post, we’ll cover what Lithium is, how you might be exposed through drinking water, and what scientists hypothesize the potential benefits could be.

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Finally! A detailed explanation for the type of water filtration you’ve probably heard most about, and for a good reason–reverse osmosis (RO) treats more contaminants than almost any other filter. Tap Score created this guide to explain how reverse osmosis works, which contaminants it does and does not remove, and what some of the pros and cons of an RO system are.

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In a world where freshwater is scarce and drinking water demand is on the rise, cities have turned to advances in engineering to treat and reuse wastewater. This reused water often flows in large, purple pipes, alongside other water pipes and mains. While this has been a longstanding practice for non-potable water use, some cities are working on making wastewater clean enough to drink. We know what you’re thinking–ew! But before you shake your head, let us explain what water recycling is, how it’s done, and why this may define the future of water use in cities.

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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 water quality connects with your health. We’ve discussed (many times over) why water quality matters, but until now, we’ve not explained where our tap water come from in the first place…

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Do you have a reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment system? Is it not working properly? Read this super-quick guide to help you determine why your drinking water filter is leaking and what you can do to fix your RO.

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While there are a lot of great resources regarding water quality reports, the only sure-fire way to really know what’s in your water is to test it yourself. That’s where Tap Score comes in. Our Advanced City Water Test will give you answers if you are unsure.

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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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Did you know it took almost 100 years for US health regulations to protect citizens from the dangers of lead paint? Meanwhile, hundreds of new pharmaceuticals, industrial solvents, fertilizers, and other new chemicals enter the US economy (and water supply)...

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