Just an alert for residents of Swea City, Iowa! The Globe Gazette reported yesterday that the city of Department of Natural Resources issued a boil advisory after a routine cleaning of the water tower was disrupted. A pump malfunction caused a drop in water pressure, which could possibly allow for bacteria to enter the drinking [...]
April showers bring… questionable runoff? You bet it does! And if you’re the owner of a private well, be mindful. Did you know the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act that regulates all drinking water systems may not apply to your well? Nope. It doesn’t apply to wells serving less than 25 people. So you’re on [...]
April showers bring… questionable runoff? You bet it does! And if you’re the owner of a private well, be mindful. If you don’t regularly check for contamination in your well, you could be drinking the arsenic, fertilizers, pesticides and nitrates that have leeched themselves into your water.* Yes, we thought that was gross, too. The [...]
Warm temperatures have come barreling across the continent in the recent days, which many are welcoming with open arms. As the off-season clothes spring out of their attic prisons, people all over North America should keep an eye on their water. During this rapid warm-up, left over snow melts and unlocks water contaminants hidden [...]
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources strongly recommends that communities treat drinking water with chlorine or ultra violet light to kill bacteria and viruses. But according to a newspaper report released Monday in the Chicago Tribune, there are about 60 Wisconsin communities that don’t treat drinking water. The article goes on to say most municipalities [...]
This year, almost every corner of the continent saw heavy precipitation. With that rain and snow, well water can come under attack.
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