Maryland’s Guidelines to Arsenic Treatment in Private Wells

Arsenic is a naturally occurring substance that can be found all around us in the air, water, soil, food and rocks. It can be found in many private wells due to minerals dissolving from rocks and soil over time and entering the groundwater supply. If you have a private well in Maryland, it’s important to
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Preventing Biofouling In Well Water

Well Water & Biofouling If you live in a home with a private well, the health of your water is your responsibility. Your well draws untreated groundwater from underground aquifers and is likely to encounter bacteria and contaminants before it reaches your home. Regular maintenance of your well and water treatment systems is of utmost
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The Importance of Checking Your Well After Flooding

Many Americans use municipal water in their homes, but over 13% of Maryland residents rely on a private well for their drinking water. Using a private well can come with benefits, but there can be challenges in keeping the water supply clean and safe to drink, particularly when dealing with a private well after flooding.
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Seasonal Well Testing and Treatment Tips

According to the Maryland Department of the Environment, it is critical that Maryland homeowners do well water testing and treatment annually. Spring is the perfect time to have sampling, testing and treatment taken care of, even if you haven’t noticed any changes in the odor, taste or appearance of your water. Many of the hazards
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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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