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Arsenic in Drinking Water

This has been a rising concern over the last few years. We have received many calls and answered many questions. This information is for the purpose of education, not to create fear.  Let’s start with some quick facts from the Minnesota Dept. of Health: Arsenic occurs...

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Lead in Your Drinking Water – What You Should Know

One of the most common tap water contaminants we see enter your home’s water source after it has left a treatment facility is lead. Municipalities in Minnesota are required to provide water test results with most posting the information on their websites. If you are...

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pH – What You need to Know

Before we get into this, let’s start with a basic definition of what pH is. pH is a term that translates the values of the concentration of the hydrogen ion into numbers from 0 – 14. On a scale of 0 – 14, a pH of 7 in water is considered neutral. As you travel down...

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Iron In Your Well Water

Is your home water supplied by a well? Maybe you have noticed slightly discolored water, or your white laundry getting tinted, stains in your toilet bowl and shower, or an odor. These are caused by iron content in your water. It is quite common in central Minnesota,...

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10 Negative Effects of HARD Water

Our definition of hard water is water that contains dissolved minerals in it, or more specifically, calcium and magnesium. The kind of water that creates white residue on your fixtures, buildup on your bathtub and shower walls, hair that feels like someone just coated...

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10 Proven Benefits of Drinking Water

Here are some great benefits to drinking water consistently each day.  We found these on and thought we would share them with you. Drinking more water can help you lose weight - lookin good! Water helps our muscles perform at their best - turn...

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