Time to Disinfect a Well for Clean Drinking Water!

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Having a well for a residence isn’t difficult to maintain, particularly in instances that the ground water is shallow and doesn’t need a ton of maintenance. I’ve lived off well-water for almost 3 years now, and aside from changing the filters and checking the water softener monthly, we don’t do much for it. The best part? We never receive a bill from the city to pay for water usage! However, it’s time to disinfect the well. If you ...

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The Clean Water Rule: Repeal or Revise

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In February, the Trump administration issued an executive order to review the Clean Water Rule of 2015. The Clean Water Rule, also called “Waters of the United States,” regulates which bodies of water are Federally protected. These protected bodies of water are used for any variety of reasons: drinking, farming, industry, and recreation.

The initial purpose of the Clean Water Rule

The aim of the Clean Water Rule was to save time and reduce costs and confusion in regards to projects, ...

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Clean drinking water restrictions increasing

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How often do you take clean drinking water for granted? It’s no surprise for me to mention Flint, Michigan. Recently, the town has been in the news countless times–lead-poisoned water is no joke. It’s brought about some stricter standards across the entire nation, as the awful misfortune of some innocent families and children. There are essentially two ways for water to become contaminated–at the source, such as in Flint, and by backflow. 

Although in this case, backflow wasn’t at fault, it’s ...

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Reducing the chance of lead in your home drinking water

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Initially I had considered not writing about the Flint lead-water crisis. As soon as the media took hold of it, the story of the poisoned drinking water was everywhere–from Facebook to CNN to local news: wherever I turn, I see it. 

But hearing about it so much is not such a bad thing. It’s a clear reminder of how very important safety is when discussing clean drinking water. The problem with Flint, Michigan, is that the damage has already been done. ...

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