Entries by Tim

Water Usage in Summer

When the temperature rises, so does water use outside for watering lawns and gardens.  A lush lawn, landscape, or garden looks great when it’s green and growing.  It’s great for the kids to run through a sprinkler to cool off. It’s estimated the average home will use two to four times as much water during […]

Boil Orders

An alert goes out to residents in which a boil order is in effect for their area.  Many residents scramble to understand what a boil order means.   A boil order takes effect when a water supplier has tested the water and testing has shown any presence of organisms that can result in an illness.  It […]

Understanding PFAS in Water

Have you heard of the chemical PFAS?  It’s been a hot topic within the water industry over the past several months. PFAS stands for Per- and Polyflouroalkyl substances and within the PFAS family tree are chemicals PFOA and PFOS.  They are man-made and gaining traction within the water industry

What is Hard Water?

Have you noticed white deposits on your fixtures in the bathroom or spots on your shower door?  If you have, it’s hard water.  From bathing to energy consumption using appliances hard water has an effect on everything.  In fact, more than 85% of homes in the United States have hard water to some degree. Hard […]

Testing Private Well Water

When you turn on the faucet for a glass of water and it looks clear and doesn’t have an odor, is it still safe to drink?  The only way to know is to have your water tested regularly.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends a home using a private well have their water tested once […]

Stop Buying Bottled Water

Depending on where you live, water quality and taste can vary based on where you live, the plumbing within your home, and your personal preference.  A person might decide the water in your home is not suitable for drinking so they turn to bottled water.  Look at the aisles in a grocery store.  There are […]

Find Out if Your Home’s Water is Safe

  How do you know if the water coming out of your faucet is safe?  You’ve heard all the stories recently in the news about contaminated water with bacteria, lead, and pollutants.  There is a wealth of information from verified organizations you can access to better educate and resolve water issues you face within your […]

Needing a Sediment Pre-Filter

Have you ever wondered if you need a sediment pre-filter with your water softener?  It all depends on the type of water entering your home.  Homes on private wells are more likely then city supplied homes to need a pre-filter in conjunction with their water softener. Your best bet is to have your water tested by […]

Watering Plants with Soft Water

Like humans, plants all need water to grow and oftentimes need specific soil conditions in order to grow healthfully.  When you are watering your household plants, it is best to use the watering information for the specific plant.  We offer general information in this blog post.  No matter the water you use, watch for stunted […]