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Water Filter Update

The results are in: our water’s fine. And since it tastes fine, too, no filter’s necessary. Lead: Negative Bacteria: Negative Pesticides: Negative Nitrates: .5 ppm (very low) Nitrites: 0 ppm pH: 10 (very high) Hardness: 120 ppm (very high) Chlorine: 2 ppm (low) We used a Watersafe kit to test it. In addition to the […]

Should I Filter My Water?

We all already know that bottled water is bad. It’s expensive–more expensive per gallon than gas. It’s polluting–a waste of gas to transport all those heavy plastic bottles. And, it turns out, it’s not any better for you than tap water. While towns have to report the results of water quality tests annually, most bottled […]