IRON MAN

Iron is a nagging problem for many Americans. Largely resigned to well water, iron causes red staining of tubs, sinks and fixtures, it fouls and ruins hot water tanks, stains clothing, leaves spots on dishes, windows, and vehicles, and makes water smell and taste bad. Anyone who has iron in their drinking water does not have to be told or see a test for it. The telltale signs are universally…

How Safe Is My Well Water?

Well water, or more accurately groundwater that is pumped up by way of a well, has been for centuries considered a very safe source of drinking water. In my hometown of Memphis for instance, all of our drinking water comes from wells that have been drilled into a magnificent and large naturally occurring aquifer. This aquifer is protected by a natural clay layer that contains the water and actually applies…

Groundwater Protection

Throughout the US the Federal government has up to this point steered clear of getting involved in groundwater rights. Environmentalists and Conservationists hate the idea of individuals and businesses having an unrestricted right to pull as much water out of the ground as they choose. Property rights, thank God, are still sovereign in the US, so if your property has water or minerals under it, they both belong to you.…