Something’s not making sense here. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been working for decades to put regulations in place that help to assure we have access to clean, safe drinking water. Now, it looks like the current head of that Agency is starting to chip away at those regulations. Here’s the gist of what […]
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While livestock may need less water in the winter, good, clean, uncontaminated water is still a basic need. If you own livestock, then the link below to a recent article is a must-read.
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 […]
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 […]
If you live in a small town that supplies your drinking water, this could happen to you… ‘When you get a drink of water out of the tap, you expect certain things’ | Local News – KETV Home It reinforces our mantra, “Take control and manage the quality of your drinking water.” That mantra is […]
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According to an investigation by the Guardian News, there are at least 33 cities in the U.S. that use the same water testing methods and procedures that were followed in Flint MIchigan.
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 […]
The lead fiasco that happened in Flint Michigan keeps popping up in the news as new facts are uncovered. This one involves the lead water testing performed by the city’s water department. It turns out, people in the department used some creative ways to make sure the real level of lead in the water was […]
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. […]
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 […]