Common Well Water Issues During Springtime and How to Treat Them

Are you one of the 13% of Maryland residents who use a private well to supply them with clean, fresh drinking water? While spring showers mean flowers blooming and greenery flourishing, spring can also cause well water issues that require additional filtration, cleaning or other treatment to be performed. Here are some of the problems
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The Negative Impact of PPCPs in Drinking Water

The Negative Impact of PPCPs in Drinking Water As a homeowner, you want to only provide your family with water that is clean, healthy and safe to consume. Despite water treatment centers, there can still be contaminants that you encounter through private well water or contaminants picked up on the way from the facility to
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The Negative Impact of EDCs in Drinking Water

The Negative Impact of EDCs in Drinking Water For many of us, protecting our health and the health of our family members are our top priorities.  One of the threats that is growing and being researched in greater depth is endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). EDCs can be found in drinking water supplies throughout the country,
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What Is Hexavalent Chromium and Is It Safe?

Elevated levels of hexavalent chromium (Cr-6) can sometimes be found in drinking water, but what does that mean? Like other contaminants, the amount of Cr-6 found in water and how much of it you have consumed make the biggest difference in whether or not it is safe. Here is what you need to know about
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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Reverse Osmosis System

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Reverse Osmosis Filtration Reverse osmosis filtration is an excellent method to provide clean, great tasting drinking water for your home or business. In reverse osmosis, pressure is applied to the water so that it passes from a more concentrated solution to a more dilute solution through a membrane or
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Water Quality Problem Areas in Maryland

Maryland residents love the region due to its vibrant communities, great schools and wide range of entertainment and leisure opportunities. However, living in Maryland does not come without drawbacks. Recently, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health pinpointed five potential groundwater problem areas in the county that present hazards to residents, wildlife and local ecosystems.
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The Negative Effects of Flushing Unused Medications Down the Drain

What do you do when you find an expired bottle of pills in your medicine cabinet? If you’re like many Americans, you immediately flush the medication down the toilet. Unfortunately, studies have found that this is a very dangerous method of medication disposal and it can lead to serious ramifications for the world outside of
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Tackle Ice and Snow While Protecting Your Drinking Water

When snow and ice are on the ground, every homeowner wants to remove them as quickly as possible without doing damage to their sidewalk or driveway. However, did you realize that you could be doing damage to your drinking water supply and pipes? Using salt on roads, walkways and driveways can do serious harm to
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Lead Poisoning in Maryland Is at an All-Time Low

A new report released in October by the Maryland Department of the Environment found that rates of lead poisoning in Maryland for babies and young children reached a historic low in 2019. Rigorous testing, stricter enforcement and an uptick in proactive treatment of low-level poisoning have contributed to this impressive achievement. By working together with
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How Climate Change Can Affect Your Drinking Water

Climate change is a pressing issue facing the entire world, and while some of the impacts, like an increase in global temperature, are well-known, others you might be surprised to learn. Recent studies by numerous scientific bodies and municipalities including the state of Maryland have found that climate change can affect your drinking water in
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