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Water and Your Pets: Be A Responsible Pet Owner and Get Your Pets On Board

Water is essential for all living creatures, including our pets. As pet owners, we must ensure that our furry friends have access to fresh, clean, and safe water at all times.

Public Water Users - You Might Need a Customized Point-of-Use Water Filtration System

Although the quality of your water from a Public Water Supply System may meet required government standards, there still may be detectable water contaminants that don't meet YOUR standards.

Shallow Wells in Riparian Zone Impacted by Surface Water Indicators and Horsehair Worms (Nematodes)

Residents in Western Pennsylvania discover Horsehair Worms (Nematodes) in their Well Water.

East Palestine, Ohio Train Derailment Environmental Contamination and Monitoring

Info regarding the Ohio, Pennsylvania and Federal Environmental Protection Agencies response to the contamination risks of the Ohio Train Derailment.

The New Year Has Started, and We Need to Change How We Address Water Issues.

As we enter the New Year, I propose that as citizens of the United States of America and water professionals working to secure the USA's drinking water resources, we make one additional commitment this year.

Livestock and Agriculture Water Quality and Drinking Water and the Farmer

An agricultural operation is dependent on not only the health of the livestock, but also the ecosystem of the farm and the area around the agricultural operation, and the farmers health.

Polycythemia vera and the Links to Radon and Radium (Pennsylvania Case Study)

Polycythemia vera is a rare blood disorder in which there is an increase in all blood cells, particularly red blood cells, which makes the blood thicker. This can lead to strokes or tissue and organ damage.

Water Testing for Real Estate Transactions and Mortgage Refinancing – FHA Loans

In 1934, the United States founded the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) with the primary purpose of providing mortgage insurance on home loans made to a lender who was approved by the FHA.

Protect Yourself and Your Pets from Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are associated with the rapid and seemingly uncontrolled growth of colonies of algae in both freshwater (cyanobacteria – blue-green algae), salt water ("Red Tides/ Brown Tides"), and brackish water (Golden Algae).

VA Mortgage Loan Program and Water Testing Requirements

When a home is serviced by an individual, private, community, or regulated drinking well, the VA does have some basic water testing requirements. Generally, the water source must meet requirements established by the local health authority. 

Asbestos: What Is it and How is it Dangerous?

The yin-yang symbol and the concept of yin-yang have been applied to many things. Traditionally, it has been viewed as two complementary forces that make up all aspects of life. Asbestos has two faces or parts.

The Water Professional Tries to Go on a Vacation - North Carolina

This year the family went to North Carolina and stayed in the vicinity of Atlantic Beach. What more can you ask – beach, warm weather, multiple pools, historic sites, and an opportunity to read, chat with kids

My Vacation Learning More about Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Drinking Water Contamination

While on vacation, I repeatedly heard ads about water contamination at Camp Lejeune and like any other workaholic in the water treatment profession, I had

EPA Announces Lower Health Advisory Levels for Drinking Water for PFOA, GenX, PFAS, and other Forever Chemicals

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of health advisories for four perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

WellSeal™ Gives Well Owners and Well Drillers Peace of Mind About Groundwater and Drinking Water Safety.

In many cases, the weakest and most vulnerable part of a public and private water supply system is the well and the wellhead. The wellhead is typically the

Ozonation as a Drinking Water Treatment - Is it in Your Tool Box?

When trying to build a foundation in water treatment, it is essential to not only understand the various treatment processes but to have a solid understanding of the technical history, chemistry, and historical applications of the water treatment process or chemical.

Wildlife and Lead Poisoning - Lead is not Just a Problem for Humans

Animals in the wild are as vulnerable to lead poisoning as humans are. In this article, Chief Naturalist Susan Gallagher describes the impact of lead on an eagle that consumed an animals that was shot with ammunition containing lead pellets.

Stormwater Management for Homeowners

This blog post is our effort to develop a guide with respect to runoff for the average rural homeowner and to provide resources for urban citizens and for those who may be looking at rainwater harvesting systems.

Drinking Water and Health - Is Water Part of the Cure?

Even though 60% of the human body is water, the impact of water on health is often overlooked. The primary health concerns with water relate to both quantity and quality.

PA PFAS Drinking Water Standards - Open for Public Comment

Proposed regulations regarding setting limits for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water are open for public comment by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP).

Water Conservation | Tips on How to Save Water Inside and Outside the Home

Did you know that the average American uses 80 to 100 gallons of water per day and 40 percent (about 32 gallons) of that water goes straight down the drain?

Lead in Drinking Water | Part of the Problem is Awareness

Despite measures taken by the EPA and many states, lead poisoning is still a serious concern. Lead can be found in old water taps as well as interior and exterior piping.

The Best Drinking Water Testing Kits

Over 30 years, we have been advising clients on drinking water quality, contaminants, water testing, and treatment solutions. In regards to water testing, we’re often asked, “What are the best drinking water testing kits?”

The Top Water Contaminants

The following are Top Contaminants generally found in drinking water. The Top Contaminants found in drinking water vary depending on where you live and the source of your drinking water.