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    Do you have questions about how to care for your home’s pipes,
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Archive by author: Dave GaylinnReturn
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Beating the bad tap rap

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Beating the bad tap rap
When it comes to one's tap water, there are some people who believe a contaminant in any amount makes the water not safe. We can assure you, as a water consumer, that there are many protections in place that should give you confidence when pouring yourself or your family a glass of tap water.
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| Categories: | Tags: water quality, clean, safe, drink, tap, faucet, treatment, safe drinking water act, consumer confidence report, USDA, EPA | View Count: (688) | Bookmark and Share
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Hardly a waste

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Hardly a waste
A new wastewater analysis process may help determine whether a population of people have COVID-19. The testing cannot determine which individual in the test sample has the virus, but it can indicate the prevalence of the disease in a given population of people.
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| Categories: | Tags: COVID-19, COVID, coronavirus, waste, wastewater, Biobot, Newsha Ghaeli, Jim McQuarrie | View Count: (764) | Bookmark and Share
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The price of health, hygiene and convenience

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The price of health, hygiene and convenience
When you factor in all its health and hygiene benefits, water becomes a bargain. But there is a price to pay for the convenience of having that water flow from your faucets, showerheads and toilets on demand, every time you need it.
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| Categories: | Tags: water, rates, conservation, Plain Talk, Buried No Longer, maintenance, customers, affordability | View Count: (779) | Bookmark and Share
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In recognition of Water Quality Month

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In recognition of Water Quality Month
In recognition of August being National Water Quality Month, we have some simple steps you can take to make a big impact on your community's water quality.
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| Categories: | Tags: water, quality, month, consumer, confidence report, CCR, runoff, leaks, landscaping, pesticides, wastewater | View Count: (1025) | Bookmark and Share
Change your showerhead, change your water bill
Switching your showerhead and lead to huge savings of water and money.
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| Categories: | Tags: shower, water, efficient, saving, saving, conservation, clean technica, hygiene, fixtures | View Count: (1394) | Bookmark and Share
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The voice of the people

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The voice of the people
Despite what we often hear through newscasts and social media, a newly released survey on U.S. tap water suggests Americans have a high level of confidence in tap water.
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| Categories: | Tags: survey, opinion, poll, tap water, bottled water, quality, safety, taste, reliability, cost | View Count: (585) | Bookmark and Share
Microbeads, a small thing that can lead to a big problem
Microbeads in some of our personal care products can lead to pollution and disrupt the food chain
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| Categories: | Tags: microbeads, micro, beads, microplastic, plastic, pollution, food chain, ocean, water quality | View Count: (879) | Bookmark and Share
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Help lead the way to a lead-free future

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Help lead the way to a lead-free future
Establishing an inventory of lead service lines is an important step to a lead-free future.
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| Categories: | Tags: lead, service line, customer, EPA, environmental protection agency, comments, lead and copper rule | View Count: (659) | Bookmark and Share
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A water wise car wash

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A water wise car wash
Would using an automatic car wash use more or less water than washing it at home?
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| Categories: | Tags: car, wash, water, efficient, conservation, automatic, manual, hose, nozzle, downstream, pollutant | View Count: (919) | Bookmark and Share
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Saving money while staying home

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Saving money while staying home
One of the outcomes of staying home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus is leaning on your home's utilities more than before. Fortunately, your tap water is clean and safe to use, including for handwashing, which is even more important these days.
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| Categories: | Tags: conservation, indoor, outdoor, inside, outside, kitchen, CNET, bathroom, laundry, irrigation, rainfall | View Count: (1368) | Bookmark and Share
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