Unscrupulous or Not?

I had a company come out yesterday to give my air conditioning units a check-up for the coming summer. Within 5 minutes the service guy told me that he noticed I did not have leak detector/shutoff valves on my 3 hot water tanks. As luck would have it he happened to have 3 units on his truck that he could install for $199.00 each, on special. Later he offered to…

Deadly PCE! Is It In Your Water?

Before we try to remove PCE, let’s find out what the hell it is. PCE is an acronym for Perchloroethylene, also know as Tetrachloroethylene. This is a product commonly used as dry-cleaning fluid. It has a pleasant, almost sweet smell but is known to attack the liver, intensify Parkinson’s disease, and is suspected of causing cancer. PCE is a nasty, toxic contaminant and there are good reasons to be concerned…

Safe Water ! Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

I always take the greatest care to not sound water alarms when science and truth contradict my concerns. Some alerts, however like those over fracking and the situation in Flint, are very real and very much deserving of our concern, and remedial action. It never ceases to amaze me the shortcuts and bastardization of safe practices that municipalities take with drinking water, often escaping scrutinization of the public. One such…