Lead in drinking water is a health concern for small children, babies, and pregnant woman. If lead is present in water, a homeowner should take precautions to rid this contaminant out of the water.

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Drinking Water at School

August spells school is back in session.  We all have memories of getting on the bus or sending our little ones on their first day.  Parents concern themselves with school supplies, clothes, and packing lunches.  What is oftentimes not considered is the quality and amount of water their child drinks during the school year.

Recently and in the past, stories have been reported about schools having contaminants, specifically lead, in the drinking water.  Schools are not legally required to test their drinking water unless the school maintains their own water supply.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) estimates there are approximately 98,000 public schools Read more

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 per year.  When a home sale occurs, it is mandatory the private well pass a well inspection.  After this inspection, most homeowners never test their water again unless there is an issue.  Read more

Lead in Drinking Water

With its heightened awareness around the country in recent years, exposure to lead in drinking water has been a hot topic.  Many people know there are related health issues with lead, which causes concern.  Lead in drinking water seldom occurs from dissolved rock as water travels through the earth’s crust, like other elements.  It enters drinking water as a result of corrosion of service pipes or wearing away of the materials used in the water distribution system, and fixtures with lead solder, especially using hot water.   Homes built before 1986 Read more