What’s In Your Untreated City Water?

Untreated city water may not be safe to drink, so it’s a good idea to be on the lookout for any contaminants in your water supply. Sometimes, there are issues at the local water treatment plant. Often, an issue arises as the water travels from the plant to your tap. For example, heavy metals or sediments
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Health Effects of PFAS in Your Water

What is PFAS? Chemicals classified as PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, are the main ingredient in AFFF fire-fighting foam that was used at airports and military bases before the US government phased-out their use. These chemicals, though now outlawed, are still showing up in Maryland (at a creek in Gambrills), West Virginia (along the
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Aging Plumbing Systems

If you live in a home that is twenty years or older, you may be wondering about what to do about your aging plumbing system. The plumbing in your home ages along with the other materials, and at some point in time most items will need service or replacement. Rust, leaks, and growing tree roots
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Is Bottled Water Safer than Tap Water?

Every homeowner wants to ensure that their family is consuming water that is fresh, clean and safe to drink. When you have tap water that is unreliable or contains contaminants, bottled water might be an appealing option, but does it really have fewer impurities? What is the environmental toll of purchasing all of that bottled
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