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What Are the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR)?

What does the revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCRR) mean for you?  The new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions introduce a proactive approach to protecting children and communities from the...

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Wildfire and Water Quality: VOC Contamination

Wildfires and Water Quality: VOC Contamination

California wildfires have previously led to toxic contamination in local drinking water. Boiling advisories, filters, and smell tests are not enough to protect residents. What can you do to ensure...

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Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water

What Are VOCs and Are They in Your Drinking Water?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are everywhere. From industry, agriculture, transportation, and everyday household products–once VOCs contaminate drinking water, they can be hard to remove. Learn what VOCs are, how to detect them, the health risks, and...

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Is my water filter working?

How Do I Know If My Water Filter Is Working?

Residential water filtration products will claim to remove different contaminants from your water, but how do you know they’re working? The only way to truly know is to test your...

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Simple Ways to Avoid Arsenic Exposure

Simple Ways to Avoid Arsenic Exposure

While arsenic in no longer a trendy additive to cosmetics or insecticides, the toxic metalloid remains ubiquitous in the environment, as well as in the food and drinks we consume....

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What do the units on a water quality report mean?

How To Interpret Water Testing Units

Water contaminants are measured using a variety of units depending on what fits best. From PPM to CFU/mL to pCi/L–we know it can be confusing. Read on to learn how...

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Why does my drain smell bad?

Why Does My Drain Smell?

Have you ever walked into your home and been greeted by an utterly unpleasant smell coming from one of your drains? While stinky drains are certainly unwanted, the good news...

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Well Maintenance Calendar: How to Care For Your Water Year-Round

Well Maintenance Calendar: How to Care For Your Water Year-Round

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...

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Arsenic III in water

How to Treat Arsenic III in Water

In this second part of a two part series on the differences between various oxidative states of arsenic in water, we take a closer look at arsenic III. Read on to...

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