20 Amazing Water Facts

20 Amazing Water Facts

Water is the most important resource in the world. Here are 20 amazing water facts that you may not know. 68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers. It’s estimated the U.S. uses around 400 billion gallons … Read More

PFOA Chemicals and Teflon

Teflon and PFOAs

Teflon is a brand name of a chemical coating, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). PFOA chemicals are used in the process of making Teflon. It was first made in the 1930s to create a non-reactive, nonstick surface. It’s known for its use in cookware, … Read More

Radioactive Waste in Washington State

Radioactive Waste in Washington State

For more than forty years, beginning in 1943, reactors located at the Hanford Site produced plutonium – a radioactive waste chemical – for America’s defense program. Hundreds of billions of gallons of liquid waste was generated during the Hanford plutonium … Read More

Private Well Water

Private Well Water

It is estimated that more than 13 million households rely on private well water for drinking water in the United States (US Census American Housing Survey 2017). The EPA does not regulate private wells nor does it provide recommended criteria or standards for … Read More

PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water

PFAS or ‘Forever Chemicals’

PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” because once released into the environment they do not break down, and they build up in our blood and organs. The Fairchild Air Force Base used these “forever chemicals” that have now contaminated the … Read More

Winterize Your Home

Protect Your Home from Costly Plumbing Repairs

When winter temperatures move in water can freeze inside your plumbing, causing them to rupture due to the expansion of the water. This can easily lead to costly plumbing repairs, such as a home flood, damaged floors, walls, furniture and … Read More

Hard Water and Your Water Heater

Hard Water & Your Water Heater

The effects of hard water are detrimental to the life of any hot water heater. In this article we’ve broken down what hard water is, and its effects on your home’s water heater. Is Rainwater Considered Hard or Soft Water? … Read More

Spokane Aquifer System

Spokane Aquifer System

The source of drinking water for over 500,000 people, the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie (SVRP) Aquifer is a natural treasure of North Idaho and Eastern Washington. The Spokane Valley – Rathdrum Prarie Aquifer The Spokane Valley – Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer was … Read More

P.C.Bs and the Clean Water Act

PCBs & The Clean Water Act

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of man-made chemicals found throughout the environment. Because any human consumption of this contaminant is unhealthy, the EPA and the Clean Water Act work to enforce regulations to protect people from exposure. The Clean … Read More