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Everything You Need to Know About Coliform in Your Well Water

Many states have established standards for the construction of private wells and for testing of new wells. However,  following this initial testing there are no regulations to ensure the water sources remain safe. Therefore, private well owners must take it upon themselves to test their water for harmful bacteria. In order to protect your water
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4 Reasons to Test Your Private Well Water

If you own a private well, regular testing is your first line of defense against contaminated water. The EPA is not responsible for regulating private wells, so it is important to learn how to keep your water healthy. In fact, over 13 million homeowners depend on and maintain private well water. The idea that well
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How Often Should You Have Your Water Treatment System Serviced?

State-of-the-art water treatment services provide you and your family with clean water you can trust. With a water softener, you’ll enjoy spot free dishes, energy bill savings and the elimination of soap build-up. However, once a water treatment system is installed, you may wonder how often it should be serviced. Do you know what kind
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How Hard Water Affects Your Pipes

Hard water damage can have significantly impact your home’s water supply. As water travels to your home, it tends to collect minerals during its journey through your pipes. Although this isn’t highly dangerous, it can cause problems in the long run. When you have hard water, a build-up of calcium and magnesium (as well as
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4 Solutions to a Low Yielding Well

If you have a low-yielding well, this means your well may not be re-producing enough water before it is drained. For a well to meet Maryland’s well standards, it must produce at least 1 gallons per minute (gpm). Anything below that would be considered low-yielding. However, even a well that falls between 2gpm-5 gpm may
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How Can Hard Water Affect Your Appliances?

You may be wondering what exactly is hard water and how it can affect your home. Essentially, having hard water means that your water contains an excessive amount of calcium and magnesium. However, when you hear this information for the first time, it may not be clear why this is a problem. Hard water can
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How Does Road Salt Use in the Winter Affect Your Water?

Road salt is viewed as essential, especially during severe winter weather conditions. White lines are common along roads when there is heavy snow, and you have probably noticed them before. Salting methods make us feel fortified against icy conditions, which can cause dangerous traffic accidents. However, while road salt makes roads less slick, too much
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Why is My Water Cloudy?

You may be worried if you fill a glass of water and see that it’s cloudy rather than clear. You might be thinking there is something wrong with your water supply, or that it’s not safe to drink. In most cases, cloudiness is perfectly normal and there is nothing to be concerned about. However, it’s
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Is Water Softening Necessary?

Maryland homeowners often experience hard water, but there’s a good chance that they never even realize they have an issue or that their water is abnormal. Hard water leads to a variety of problems including spots on glasses, staining in tubs and showers, scale accumulation on pipes and premature wear and tear on appliances that
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Common Pollutants in Maryland Drinking Water

Whether you are a private well owner or relying on city water, you want to ensure that your family is consuming water that is clean, safe and free from contaminants. Unfortunately, the contents of Maryland drinking water are not always safe to consume. Some substances are not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency or can
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