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Soft Water vs. Hard Water

Before we dive into the differences between hard and soft water, let’s take a moment to touch on what hard water is and why you may not want it in your home. Hard water is water that is high in mineral deposits, such as magnesium carbonates and calcium. It gets its richness in minerals by […]

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How Water Filters Care for the Planet

When you’re passionate about supporting the planet, every day can become Earth Day. You probably already practice conservation by turning off the lights in empty rooms or shopping with reusable bags. In our opinion, living “green” doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Even minor adjustments to you and your family’s lifestyle can make a difference. […]

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4 Side Effects of Using Chlorinated Tap Water in Your Home

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 significantly, and in just 20 years, typhoid fever decreased by […]

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2017 Recap of the Changing EPA

Updates to our country’s environmental rules and the EPA have been making headlines all year. But what’s really going on with these changes and the proposed federal budget for 2018? We’re taking a look at 2017 to stay informed and up-to-date. Key Changes to the EPA in 2017 As of October 2017, more than 50 […]

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Why Some Tap Water Tastes Like Dirt

The water coming from your faucet shouldn’t have any weird odors, and you definitely don’t want it to have a funky taste. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Even water that’s deemed safe by the treatment plant can still have some undesirable characteristics. Issues regarding water color, odor, and taste can sometimes slip through because […]

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How Do We Treat Water with Algae?

The green muck found in certain bodies of water is becoming a bigger problem in recent years. Algae spreads fast, and as it does, it can add cyanotoxins into the water. Everything from murky ponds in the woods, to our local water supply can be affected. The Problem with Algae Cyanobacteria—otherwise known as blue-green algae—isn’t […]

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Identifying the Best Water Filter for Your Lifestyle

How you design your home says a lot about your personality and lifestyle. Maybe you love supporting environmental causes, local food, and have a great system for recycling. Or perhaps you’re more cutting edge and like to invest in the latest tech, all while keeping your home minimalistic and chic.It’s important to embrace comfort in […]

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What Carbon Water Filters Actually Remove

We all want delicious drinking water, but just saying that water is “filtered” isn’t good enough. Every filtration method works a different way. You simply can’t rely on basic carbon filters to tackle the tough contaminants. They might help a little with taste, but at the end of the day—you’ll be better off with a […]

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Gas Station Impacts on Our Local Water Supply

From running errands to running the lawnmower, gas fuels most of what we do in modern life. It’s a big part of our every day, though sometimes it can be good to get a little distance. We don’t really need a gas station on every other street corner, do we? Sure, convenience is nice, but […]

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Is Tap Water Safe for Pets?

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 cats are roughly 60% water. They want to drink the cleanest […]

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