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The Effects of Phosphate-Free Detergent

The Effects of Phosphate-Free Detergent   If you’ve noticed that in the last few years your dishwasher doesn’t seem to be washing your dishes as well as it used to, you are not alone. In July 2010, some states banned the use of dishwasher detergents containing phosphates. […]

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Water Home Buying Checklist

Water Home Buying Checklist   Most homebuyers understand that even the most attractive house needs to be carefully examined inside and out before agreeing to a purchase. Unfortunately, unless you are a building contractor, you can’t be expected to be an expert in every aspect of a […]

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Increased Lead Levels in Water Linked to Chloramines

Increased Lead Levels in Water Linked to Chloramines   You may have heard about the potential health implications of chloramines being used to disinfect water. What you may not be aware of is the secondary concerns about chloramines, including the link to higher lead levels in water. […]

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Ways to Make Your Local Water Supply Better and Safer

Ways to Make Your Local Water Supply Better and Safer   Water is vital to our health and wellbeing, but many of our waterways are suffering from pollution and environmental damage. By making some small changes to your routine, you could be contributing to making local water […]

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Difference between Scale and Water Spots

Difference between Scale and Water Spots   You may have noticed that your dishes and fixtures have scale and spots, but are you aware that these are two different things? While water spots and scale are related to hard water contaminants, they are different and need to […]

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Can Chloramines Be Removed From Your Water?

Can Chloramines Be Removed From Your Water?   With the increasing reports of DBPs (disinfection byproducts) contaminating waterways, many utility companies have made the decision to switch to using chloramines instead of chlorine to disinfect drinking water supplies. Unfortunately, chloramine is not without its own issues, so […]

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EPA Fails to Protect Drinking Water From Oil & Gas Industries

EPA Fails to Protect Drinking Water From Oil & Gas Industries   According to details released from a federal review, the EPA is failing in its mandate to protect the underwater reserves of drinking water against contamination from oilfields. The review highlighted the lack of EPA oversight […]

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The Benefits of PEX Water Pipe

The Benefits of PEX Water Pipe   PEX water pipes have become a viable and more cost-effective replacement for copper or CPVC residential plumbing. While many homeowners think that a pipe is simply a pipe, you should be aware of some of the unique benefits of fitting […]

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Water Safety During Flood Season

Water Safety During Flood Season   You may not be aware of it, but prolonged heavy rain could compromise the safety of your home’s water supply. When we’ve had a season of wet weather, with regional flooding and warnings of sewers overflowing, it is tempting to assume […]

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Residents Voice Concerns Over Chloramines, Yet Safety Studies Seriously Lacking

Residents Voice Concerns Over Chloramines, Yet Safety Studies Seriously Lacking   Folks around the country are voicing their concerns about the safety of chloramines. As utilities from California to Vermont are using chloramines as a secondary disinfectant, many are wondering if it is truly safe. According to […]

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