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    Do you have questions about how to care for your home’s pipes,
    or where your water goes once it's down the drain?
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    The best way to ensure that you are getting the highest
    quality water available is to educate yourself.
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It takes everyone to knock out drought

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It takes everyone to knock out drought
It takes all of us to knock out drought, particularly one that has gripped the southwestern United States for some time now.
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Taste and odor

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Taste and odor
On rare occasion, however, your water may have an unusual taste, odor or appearance. Fortunately, aesthetic issues don’t always mean the water has become unsafe. A quick call to your water provider may reveal the cause of the issue.
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In case of emergency

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In case of emergency
It’s nearly impossible to anticipate exactly when an emergency might occur and how they might impact us, but we can plan to try to minimize any inconvenience.
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Dealing with arsenic

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Dealing with arsenic
Whatever the cause of the residents’ symptoms, it’s worth taking a moment to consider why water utilities monitor for arsenic in drinking water. Arsenic is tasteless and odorless, and occurs naturally in the Earth’s soils, rocks and minerals. It’s also used in industry as a wood preservative, in paints, metals, drugs and for a variety of other purposes. It is lethal in very high doses. You can learn more in the AWWA book Plain Talk about Drinking Water.
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Smart irrigation offers multiple benefits

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Smart irrigation offers multiple benefits
Smart Irrigation Month provides us with an opportunity to think about conservation in our food production.
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It’s Plastic Free July!

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It’s Plastic Free July!
“Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful communities,” according to the event’s website.
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What do PFAS health advisories tell us?

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What do PFAS health advisories tell us?
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released lifetime health advisories for four different per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which you may know better as PFAS. This step has triggered a complicated situation.
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Naturally pulling water from thin air

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Naturally pulling water from thin air
A recent demonstration at the University of Texas at Austin shows a low-cost device that can pull water out of the air.
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Does drinking water go bad?

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Does drinking water go bad?
Do we need to dump old water out of water bottles?
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Some cool water tips as it heats up

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Some cool water tips as it heats up
As the weather heats up in several parts of the United States, responsible outdoor water use is very important.
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