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Chart; Well Water Contamination Sources

Source: EPA, How can I test the quality of my private drinking water supply? March 2012       If you are unsure about a contaminant in your water, visit … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who….turned on the faucet?

That rotten-egg smell in your water? It is most likely hydrogen sulfide gas. Hydrogen what? Hydrogen sulfide gas. It is produced by sulfur bacteria that can occur naturally in groundwater. They are … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

6 Things that Make Water Unhealthy

Source: HUFFPOST 10/9/13 Water is one of those things just assumed to be good for you at all times, in all quantities. It’s up there on the list of quintessentially … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Playgrounds for Adults

Source: MINNPOST, by Marlys Harris It’s time to get moving on outdoor playgrounds for the senior set My history in athletics is pretty dismal. Lack of talent and coordination made … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Helpful List of Common HUD Terms and Acronyms

Common HUD Terms and Acronyms

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is my well water at risk for arsenic contamination?

Because you cannot see or taste arsenic in water, it is up to the well owner to test for it. If your water comes from a municipal source, they are … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

May I collect my own well-water sample for a home loan transaction?

  In most cases, the answer is no. For example, with an FHA-backed loan, the local authority must collect the water sample.  If the authority is unable to perform the analysis in … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Seal your Unused Well??

It is easy to ignore that old well on your property since it doesn’t do anything but just take up a space. So why bother sealing it? Safety Hazard:  Small … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Coliform testing

Coliform bacteria testing has evolved even further.  Years ago, testing  involved a petri dish, incubation, and an oh-not-so-delightful, pungent smell if there was a positive.  Enter the 21st Century…. We … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tips: Keep Your Pipes from Freezing

In this extreme, bitter cold, bursted pipes only add insult to injury. A few things you can do: Let a faucet drip to prevent water in the pipes from freezing. … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment
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