The Future of Home Water Testing

Over the years I bet that I have fielded 100,000 or more questions and comments regarding home water testing. People with wells commonly have their water tested while countless others have purchased DIY testing kits in one form or another. Frequently, when there are line breaks or chemical upsets municipal providers often send technicians to the home of consumers to perform testing. As water problems become more the norm than…

Covid-19 Cost Of Water

The cost per gallon of drinking water is based both on fixed costs and variable costs. Fix costs include the cost of the raw water if any, the electrical cost to pump it to the treatment plant, and of course the costs due to things like rent, lighting, heating, trash, etc., for each particular treatment plant. Variable costs include chemicals such as chlorine and aluminum coagulants, labor, and laboratory costs…

Reader Questions – May 2020

Can the same lake have different pH levels in different parts? Absolutely, and actually you will find this to be the norm and not the exception. In a simplistic statement, pH of water measures the amount of Hydrogen available. Many different chemicals, physical conditions, and substances affect the pH of water.For the pH in a body of water to be even close to the same everywhere, it would have to…