Archives: What’s in My Water

Alarming Lead Levels in Drinking Water

Due to the aging infrastructure in the U.S., many communities are grappling with lead contamination in their water systems. One story that made national headlines was the alarming levels of lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water. Lead enters the water … Continue reading

Should Fluoride be Added to Local Area Tap Water?

This October, the Meadville Area Water Authority will be adding Fluoride to its water. Whether or not you approve of the addition of Fluoride to a local water facility we wanted to provide you with some facts from the Water … Continue reading

How does Water Contamination Affect You?

This past May, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a New York-based environmental advocacy group found that United States residents have a 1 in 4 chance of drinking unsafe water that has not been properly monitored for contaminants in accordance … Continue reading

How a Water Softener Can Save You Money

As a homeowner, it’s easy to take for granted indoor plumbing and running water. Water is used for bathing, cleaning, washing dishes and clothes, cooking, and flushing toilets. The average American uses 80 – 100 gallons of water per day. … Continue reading

US Tap Water Quality Database

An Environmental Working Group analysis of tap water tests from 1998 through 2003 for more than 39,000 communities nationwide shows that 260 pollutants were detected in the nation’s drinking water. EWG collected tap water contaminant data from 42 states over … Continue reading