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short guide on wildfires and water quality

Wildfires & Water Quality—How Do Wildfires Impact Your Drinking Water?

While a natural part of most ecosystems, wildfires can have far-reaching consequences on drinking water quality. Our short guide on wildfires and water quality will give you insight into exactly...

ultimate tap water taste guide

The Ultimate Tap Water Taste Guide

The taste of your water is so important. In fact, aesthetics—taste, smell, color—are one of the leading reasons people choose not to drink their household tap water. But understanding why...

lab testing for pfas in drinking water

What Is the Best Way to Test for PFAS in Drinking Water?

Testing for PFAS in drinking water at home is a proactive step towards safeguarding your health and that of your family. But knowing which test to choose from can be...

Ultimate Guide to PFAS in drinking water

PFAS in Drinking Water: Everything You Need To Know

This comprehensive guide provides a deeper understanding of PFAS, including their history, prevalence, and health effects, as well as addressing "regrettable substitutions" like GenX. Gain valuable insights into how to...

The Ultimate Tap Water Odor Guide

The Ultimate Tap Water Odor Guide

Sometimes, tap water can carry odors that make you second guess your water quality. In this ultimate guide to smelly water, we'll cover all the stinks and their sources so...

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The Complete Guide to Discolored Tap Water

While changes to the color of your tap water can indicate different problems along the line, discolored water does not necessarily suggest your water is dangerous to drink. Read on...

Is there aluminum in drinking water?

Aluminum in Drinking Water—Everything You Need to Know

Aluminum is considered a sustainable alternative to plastic and is used in some purification systems to treat drinking water. However, it may have ties to serious neurological disorders like Alzheimer's Disease. Read on...

Emerging Contaminants of Concern in Drinking Water - Tap Score

What Are Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Drinking Water?

Given the 80,000+ chemicals on the market, it's no surprise that there are many we just don't know much about. Such chemicals, called "contaminants of emerging concern," enter our drinking...