Does My Water pH Actually Matter?

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Swapping out a can of soda for a bottle of water generally sounds like a healthy choice. But what happens when you go with alkaline water? Does that mean you get extra benefits? Alkaline Water Health and Body pH We all know that hydration is important. And our water pH is definitely important too. That’s […]

Clever Ways to Help Kids Enjoy Drinking Water

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We all know how important it is to stay hydrated by drinking water, but sometimes it’s hard to get our kids to see eye-to-eye. And now that we’re in the summer months, there are even more reasons to value clean drinking water. If you’re worried about keeping your kids happily hydrated, we’ve got a few tricks. […]

How to Revive Your Chlorine-Damaged Hair

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Taking a dip in the pool is synonymous with any summer day. But what happens when your hair care starts to get affected by chlorine? Dry, damaged locks are never any fun—whether you’re in the sun or not! Fortunately, there are some relatively simple fixes for keeping your hair smooth and silky, even when you […]

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 […]

The Bizarre History of Chlorine and Our Drinking Water

Nearly every water treatment facility in the United States relies on chlorine disinfection. It’s been an effective water treatment method for over one hundred years, but recent scientific developments are causing many people to have new questions. When we look back on chlorine’s history, the so-called benefits may not be as “clean” as we initially […]

How to Purify Your Camping Water

Backyards are fine places to pitch tents, but there are plenty of hiking trails and campsites around Indianapolis if you’re feeling a little more adventurous! One thing’s for sure though—don’t be a daredevil with your drinking water. For both overnight camping and longer treks, it’s important to know how to treat your water so it’s […]

Indy Soft Water Explains: Water Filtration Words

Freshen up your Indianapolis water knowledge with our handy water word glossary! Understand these 12 water words, and you’ll master the soft water and water filtration lingo like a pro. Activated Carbon This is the main ingredient of basic water filters. Pitcher filters use activated carbon to adsorb—or chemically attract—certain substances into the carbon’s tiny pores. These simple […]

What’s the Best Water for My Aquarium?

When you have the right water, setting up your new fish tank is easy—even for beginners! Understanding the difference between tap water and filtered water will help ensure that your fish have a healthy, happy life in their new home. Aquarium Cleaning Tips First, you’ve got to get your tank ready. Whether you’re using a […]

3 Reasons Why Pets Drink from the Toilet–and How to Stop It

Summer hydration is important for everyone—including our four-legged friends. Dogs and cats can get dehydrated just like humans. That’s why we’re extending our hydration post to talk about the best drinking water for pets. In particular, why is Fido lapping up toilet water? 1.  Their Main Water Bowl is Empty Obviously the best way to […]

Is My Water Filter Actually Working?

May 3-9 is National Drinking Water Week, so three cheers for those of you who are staying hydrated—Hip Hip Hooray! But is your “filtered” water doing you more harm than good? If you’re not careful with the type of filter you use, your water might contain more contaminants after flowing through your filter. Before you […]

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