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…

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…

Covid-19 And Your Water

Should we be worried about this virus in our water? The answer is both yes, and no. First the good news. It is highly unlikely that you will contract any virus from municipal drinking water. While many consumers don’t like having chlorine in their water, when it comes to viruses, this compound is our best friend. By analytical standards viruses at best have a moderate tolerance to chlorine. From memory…