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How Often Should You Test Your Well Water?

How Often Should You Test Your Well Water? As a private well owner, there are no municipal water treatment centers that will take care of testing and treating your water for you. While this can be a good thing because you are able to avoid some of the hazardous compounds that are placed into water
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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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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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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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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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