Entries by Mike Beek

Should You Only Drink Water?

What will happen if you drink water as your only source of  liquid? Things like stomach pains, heart issues, body fat, skin disorders and many other health problems might be the result of eating high-sugar fizzy drinks. If you don’t want to experience any of these health issues,  skip these drinks with… WATER Continue watching […]

Is Your Well Water Really Safe?

When I read this story I immediately thought about just how vulnerable well owners are about having their well water contaminated by decisions out of their control. In this case the head of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) toxicology area, Dr. Megan Davies, resigned after eight years in the position. Her resignation […]

Could This Happen to You? Law Prevents You From Knowing if Your Water is Unsafe!

This is really disturbing news. The North Carolina Assembly has a bill that they are considering that will prohibit local health departments from issuing public advisories when the municipal water contains contaminants below the state or EPA clean water standards! I couldn’t believe this could happen. If this legislation passes, then it can happen in other […]

Tips for Preparing to Start Using a Dormant Well

Because you don’t know what’s been sitting in dormant well, you need to do a few things before you start using the well for drinking, cooking and bathing. Here are the simple steps: 1. Run the water out of a hose for 24 to 48 hours. 2. Chlorinate the well, preferably with calcium hypochlorite: a. […]

The Shocking Truth About City Water

Municipal water companies need to dose the water with a disinfectant that kills pathogenic bacteria such as e-coli—usually it’s chlorine or chlorine mixed with small amounts of ammonia which react to form chloramine (also called combined chlorine). The Environmental Protection Agency requires that a some of the disinfectant, called a “residual”, remain in the water as it’s […]