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What Is a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)?

What Is a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)?

It’s undeniable that knowing what’s in your water is, at the very least, prudent. In fact, we think it’s crucial. There are lot of great resources out there that that...

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Laboratory Detection Limits Explained

Laboratory Detection Limits Explained

All laboratory testing instruments and methods have an inherent minimum detection level–a concentration below which an instrument fails to measure something reliably. If you’re doing a laboratory water test then...

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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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How does water quality impact baking?

Why Is Water Quality Important in Baking?

As both an art and a science, baking brings together seemingly simple ingredients through chemical reactions to create something new and delicious. Water is behind all the natural chemical reactions...

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What is SAR?

Sodium Adsorption Ratio, Irrigation, and Soil Health

Not all water is created equal. One way in which water quality varies is the Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR). While high SAR is not ultimately an issue of human health, it...

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General Chemistry of Water

General Chemistry of Water

There are many technical terms surrounding the general properties of your drinking water, but this shouldn’t stop you from knowing your water’s fundamental chemistry. Rather than leaving you to scratch...

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What Is The Difference Between MCLG and MCL?

What Is The Difference Between MCLG and MCL?

There are thousands of acronyms used by the EPA, water engineers, and public health practitioners. When it comes to understanding them all–it is no surprise that many folks get confused....

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Do I need a water softener?

Do I Need a Water Softener?

If your faucets and clothes are covered in stains and you feel a ‘scummy’ residue on your hands after you wash them with soap–you might have hard water. Water is...

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