tap water Tag

We all want clean water for our families. And as the recent news reports have shown, it’s even more important for our children to have safe drinking water. Concerns about lead poisoning and questions about autism keep causing people to take a closer look at...

Water treatment plants in the United States have been using chlorine for more than a century. And as a disinfectant, chlorine works great. When it was first introduced to our municipal water supplies, it had a major impact on widespread disease. Cases of cholera dropped...

Don’t be too quick to trust the pictures on the label. Bottled water comes from a variety of sources. Fancy packaging won’t exactly tell you the whole story. When you dig a little deeper, the real source of your bottled water might surprise you. Types of...

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a nice cup of tea, and with so many new varieties to choose from, it's easier than ever to find a personal favorite. The only problem though, is that different teas require different process for brewing. When you follow...

When you use a private well, your tap water is probably pretty different from your city water counterparts. Your water might smell faintly like sulfur, whereas the city water could reek of chlorine. You might have rust stains, but they could have hard water spots...

Wondering how to get your ice at home as clear as the restaurant version? Making perfectly transparent ice requires a lot more than just a freezer and some water. When you dig into the science of cloudy ice, you’ll start to see that timing is...

As the largest climbing facility in the state, Hoosier Heights Indianapolis sees a lot of thirsty athletes. New climbers come for summer camps and classes, and day-passes let anyone climb to their heart’s content! Because most everyone who uses their climbing walls has a reusable...

We all know that water is good for our wellbeing—our bodies are made of about 60% water and staying hydrated helps us flush toxins, cushion our joints, and maintain a healthy weight. The same goes for our pets. Just like us two-legged people, dogs and...

Indiana tap water comes in contact with a long list of contaminants during its journey to our homes. The water has to travel far, and it’s exposed to pollutants all along the way. The water source, local treatment plant, and even the pipes that bringing water to...