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In an emergency, the normal water supply might be cut, or disrupted, or contaminated. A hurricane, flood or pipe break can mean you don’t have water or clean water. It’s valuable to have alternative ways to treat water in an emergency. The public could be instructed to use boiled, bottled or disinfected water in certain...

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Whether your home water supply is from a municipal system or a well, it’s important to know how, how often, and for what you might need to test your water supply. For people on a public water supply, the municipality in control treats the water, provides reports and should be sending safe water to everyone...

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You may think buying bottled water is a good idea to ensure you aren’t consuming any impurities that could be in your tap or well water. While it may appear like the best remedy, the bottled water you’re buying could be doing you, your budget, and the environment more harm than good. Why could it...

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What’s a Salt Based Water Softener? A salt-based water conditioner makes use of a process called ion exchange to remove the minerals that cause hard water. These minerals mostly consist of calcium and magnesium. Here’s how salt based softeners work. A regular salt based conditioner includes two storage tanks. One container has a metered shutoff...

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Deionized water is produced by taking water and exposing it to electric-charged resins. The electric charges remove all ions from the water. It removes all salt. The water has no ionic charge to it. So, should you deionize your water? What are the uses, but also the risks, of deionized water in everyday life? One...

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Lead is toxic in water. While many of us might not realize the specific health effects of lead in water we consume, we all know it’s a serious problem if lead is present in a water supply. First, any amount of lead, even a very small trace, is a toxin. Next, consuming lead can cause...

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A person uses 80-100 gallons of water in and around the house each day in the U.S. Less than 1% of it is water we drink. There are many ways, across all the ways we need water, to conserve water around your home. Here are a few that are pretty easy. You can help the...