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Water-Borne Pathogens

Pathogens, organisms that can cause disease, are frequently found in drinking water.  In this article, we explore types of water-borne pathogens, and the best ways to treat them.

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Dan Greatley
Buying Bottled Water

Treating your tap water to a drinking water standard that you're satisfied with is not for everyone.  For some of us, it makes more sense to buy bottled.  But just because water is sold in a bottle does not mean it's better than what you can make yourself.

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Dan Greatley
Water Softeners

Ever since Emmett Culligan popularized in-home water treatment in the 1930s, water softeners have been big business.  And for good reason—treated water offers real, tangible benefits to homeowners.

In this post, we explore the why and how of water softeners.

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Dan Greatley
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

There's a piece of advice for travelers floating around the Internet, and it goes like this:

“Carry a water purity sensor with you . . . If the sensor reads too high, consider finding somewhere else to stay.”

The "purity sensor" they're referring to is a TDS meter, and this is terrible advice.

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Dan Greatley
What is a Water Purifier?

The average consumer probably thinks they know what a water purifier does, but they're probably wrong.  And it's not their fault—the water treatment industry is to blame.

A controversial definition of "water purifier," and why it matters.

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Dan Greatley