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Is lemon juice worth the squeeze?

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Is lemon juice worth the squeeze?
A recent article in Yahoo! talks about the weight loss benefits of adding lemon juice to water. So is the juice worth the squeeze?
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How to address your home’s water pressure

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How to address your home’s water pressure
Part of being an active water consumer is getting to know your home's water pressure.
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| Categories: | Tags: water, pressure, pressure reducing valve, PRV, home, learn, Plain Talk, consumer, device, meter | View Count: (680) |
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New study about bottled water

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New study about bottled water
A new study about bottled water has brought the discussion of whether and when consumers should buy bottled water.
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Avoid the hot tap water shortcut

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Avoid the hot tap water shortcut
Despite it's perceived convenience, we would advise against is using hot tap water to jumpstart your morning coffee or your evening's spaghetti.
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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: (591) |
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The Plain Talk Series - #62

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The Plain Talk Series - #62
Today's question: Fixing a broken water pipe looks like a dirty job. How is the inside of the pipe cleaned afterward?
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| Categories: | Tags: Plain Talk, Plain Talk Series, Plain Talk About Drinking Water, water pipes, regulations, chlorine | View Count: (776) |
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The Plain Talk Series - #61

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The Plain Talk Series - #61
Today's question: How can I tell if my toilet is leaking?
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| Categories: | Tags: Plain Talk, Plain Talk Series, Plain Talk About Drinking Water, toilets, leaks, food coloring, flow restrictors | View Count: (808) |
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The Plain Talk Series - #60

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The Plain Talk Series - #60
Today's question: How is the water from my refrigerator door different from my tap water?
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The Plain Talk Series - #59

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The Plain Talk Series - #59
Today's question: Why does drinking water often look cloudy when first drawn from a faucet?
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| Categories: | Tags: Plain Talk, Plain Talk Series, Plain Talk About Drinking Water, air bubbles, cloudy water, calcium carbonate | View Count: (2026) |
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The Plain Talk Series - #58

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The Plain Talk Series - #58
Today’s question: Is water that meets government drinking water standards absolutely safe?
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| Categories: | Tags: Plain Talk, Plain Talk Series, Plain Talk About Drinking Water, standards, regulations, susceptible population, contaminants | View Count: (2138) |
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