Fact #1 -- Water leaving a water treatment facility will (usually) contain no harmful impurities... but after travelling through miles of pipe and the plumbing in your home, it had plenty of time to pick up contaminants along the way.
Fact #2 -- Heavy rains, periods of drought, unusually high demands on the aquifer, and a host of other things can radically affect the quality of water pulled from a well.
So whether you have city water or get your drinking water from a well, you have plenty of good reason to test the quality of your water on a regular basis.
Below you will find the most recent entries from
the Water Testing Blog, a site which
provides information about water test kits, water quality testing information, water quality issues
and drinking water filters.
Recent Updates on the Water Testing Blog
Watching Out for Heat Related Illnesses -- Current weather forecast to a goo percentage of the United States:
Hot Hot HOT... with a strong probability of HHHOOOTTT!
With that said, everyone PLEASE take care to properly hydrate and occasionally cool off during the brutal heat assault man...... read more
Question: What is the simplest water filter I can buy? -- Here's a question we hear often: "What is the simplest water filter I can buy?"
We got asked that question, again, just the other day and it once again shocked us that someone would first think of simplicity rather than efficiency and effectivenes...... read more
How to Build a Better… Bath??? -- In the mood for a... BATH?
Who doesn't love a nice bath surrounded by warm water, your favorite scented soap, a few soft scented candles, some skin-abusing chlorine, and wait, WHAT?
Kind of ruined the fantasy, right? Well fear not, friends, becaus...... read more
Avoiding & Preventing Getting Sick from… Cryptosporidium -- Warm weather woes... include swimming and frolicking in cool, refreshing swimming pools.
Wait, what? How is that a PROBLEM?!?!?
Well, I'll tell you: SOME people just DON'T understand a little 'bug' called Cryptosporidium, abbreviated as Crypto a...... read more
Industrial Test Systems 480042 SenSafe John’s Copper Test: “Is there a color key to match to on the bottle?” -- Over the weekend we got asked the following question about SenSafe John's Copper Test Strips (MPN 480042):
"Is there a color key to match to on the bottle?"
Yes, this product comes with a color chart on the outside of the bottle. To...... read more
Nitrates in Drinking Water: “Where do nitrates in drinking water come from?” -- We recently received the following question regarding nitrates in drinking water:
"Where do nitrates in drinking water come from and are they harmful?"
Typical sources of nitrate contamination include, but are in no way limited to, natur...... read more