water contaminants

3 Steps To Keep Your Cabin’s Drinking Water Drinkable

by Tyler Ringeisen on March 13, 2014


Cabin getaways are those times where you can spend all day asking yourself truly important questions like, “how many fish will I catch today?” or “doesn’t this flower smell good?”  But unfortunately, more stressful questions can seep into our minds like “why does my water smell funny?” or “is my cabin’s drinking water OK to […]

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The Truth about Tap Water

by wfnblog on December 27, 2012


It seems that no matter how hard municipalities work, people still spend tons of money on bottled water. The cost of bottled water is anywhere from 750- 2700 times more expensive than tap water, but chemically, it is no different than what usually comes from your faucet. In addition to bottled water being significantly more […]

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What is MTBE?

by wfnblog on May 10, 2012


MTBE is the shorthand abbreviation for methyl tertiary-butyl ether, a volatile organic compound that belongs to a category known as oxygenates. Oxygenates are added to fuel to increase its oxygen content. MTBE has replaced the use of lead as an octane enhancer in gasoline throughout the United States since 1979. MTBE reduces carbon monoxide and […]

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What is arsenic?

by wfnblog on May 4, 2012


Atomic number 33 on the periodic table, arsenic is a semi-metal element that is odorless and tasteless. It enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth, as well as from agricultural and industrial activities. Arsenic occurs naturally in rocks and soil, plants and animals. It can be further released into the environment through volcanic […]

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What is nitrate?

by wfnblog on April 30, 2012


Nitrates and nitrites are nitrogen-oxygen chemical units which combine with various organic and inorganic compounds. Nitrate is a compound that is formed naturally when nitrogen combines with oxygen or ozone. Nitrogen itself is essential for all living things, but high levels of nitrate in drinking water can be dangerous to human health, especially for infants […]

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If you are in the market for a filter system, this Water Basics presentation will help you make an informed decision.

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