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The Dangers of Sodium in Your Well Water

Contained in the water that you drink every day, you will find a variety of minerals that can be present in different amounts depending on the treatment processes that they have been through. One of the concerns facing private well owners in Maryland is sodium. If you have a private well, there is a good
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Water Pressure Solutions for Well Owners

Whether you have an older house or a newer house, water pressure can have a serious impact on the operation of your home. If you notice a drop in water pressure when using the washing machine and sink at the same time, or a sudden loss of water pressure when you’re in the shower when
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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 to treat it, it can also mean that
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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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