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Posts tagged "well water"

As the seasons change so should your well maintenance routine. Different weather patterns affect water quality in a variety of ways. Testing your water during certain times of the year can also provide greater insight into your water quality. Follow this well maintenance schedule to help keep your water safe.

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Your water's appearance, smell, and taste are often important clues to finding potential hazards. In this piece, we’ll go over sense-based signs that can help guide you to the source of the problem.

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If my water is contaminated, I will know, right? Unfortunately… if you’ve been reading Tips for Taps, you’ll probably know the answer. Some drinking water contaminants are completely impossible to see, smell, or taste. Nitrite and nitrate are two such contaminants, but they are associated with serious health risks, especially for infants and pregnant women.

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Radioactivity is not scary in the way that movies and popular culture depict. Sadly, it is much stealthier–it can cause irreparable damage to your body that stays hidden for years, or even across generations. Tap Score has written this guide to help you understand what radiation really is, what the associated risks are, and what types of radioactive elements are common in drinking water, and how they should be treated.

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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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