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

Lead in Drinking Water

Lead in Drinking Water

Lead is a common metal found in the environment that is not safe for human consumption. Lead in drinking water should be taken seriously because the EPA has set the maximum level of consumption at ZERO. The main sources of … Read More

Water Quality In Spokane

Water Quality in Spokane

Although the EPA regulates pollutants in Washington’s water, there are still a lot of contaminants that pollute Spokane’s water sources. In fact, Spokane has embarked on a $340 million effort to help clean up the water quality in Spokane. Read … Read More

Arsenic In Drinking Water

Arsenic in Drinking Water

What is Arsenic? Arsenic is a naturally occurring element. It is found in combination with either inorganic or organic substances to form many different compounds. Inorganic arsenic compounds are found in soils, sediments, and groundwater. (CDC) How Are People Exposed … Read More

Chlorine to Chloroform

Chloroform in Drinking Water

What is chloroform? Chloroform is a colorless liquid that has a pleasant, nonirritating odor. Although it is a naturally occurring chemical, most of the chloroform in the environment is man-made. Chloroform is used as an extraction solvent for:– Fats– Oils– … Read More

Nitrate In Drinking Water

Nitrate in Drinking Water

What is nitrate? Nitrate in drinking water is a salt that is created by natural bacteria converting nitrogen into nitrate. Nitrate is an acute contaminant, which means one exposure can affect a person’s health. One serious effect of nitrate on … Read More

Is Bottled Water Safe

Is Bottled Water Safe?

Is bottled water safe, you ask? We have a bit of information for you. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA 2019) regulates bottled water with three standards, which include: 1. The standard of identity2. The standard of quality 3. Current … Read More