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A Brief Guide to Granulated Active Carbon Filtration Systems

Water filtration is one of the most common methods of removing inorganic materials, organic chemicals, viruses and bacteria from water supplies. One of the most effective treatment systems is GAC or granulated active carbon. These type of filters are a proven method of effectively removing contaminants that […]

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What is in the Water We Drink?

We are all aware that drinking enough water is vital for our health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, many of us fail to give any thought about what’s in the water we drink and how water quality can impact our health.   The Potential Danger of Municipal Water Supplies:  Around […]

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Water-Quality Assessment in Nebraska

In 2001, the USGS (U.S Geological Survey) began the second decade of the National Water Quality Assessment Program in the Cycle II of intensive water quality assessments. This cycle involved revisiting 42 aquifer systems and major river basins that were assessed in the previous decade. The NAWQA […]

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Should You Be Concerned About Wastewater Being Disposed of in Oil Wells

A new bill was introduced into Nebraska Legislature seeking to create further regulations for the oil and gas industry. This was a response to a western Nebraska controversial project allowing gas and oil companies to inject wastewater underground.   The Permit Application:  This action was prompted by a […]

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Reasons to Use Hydrogen Peroxide for Well Water Odors

If your well water has an unpleasant odor, you are not alone. Many homeowners experience this common problem, and if your well water smells like rotten eggs, it may not just be an aesthetic problem.   The Underlying Problem:  A rotten egg smell in your water is not […]

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Is There a Problem With Atrazine in Surface Water and Drinking Water?

Atrazine is a type of herbicide that is used to selectively control dicot or broadleaf weeds such as velvetleaf, pigweed, and cocklebur in corn and sorghum fields. Selective control allows target weeds to be managed with little or no damage to the crop. It has been found […]

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Has a Procedural Error Caused Your Water Test Failure?

If your home has a well water supply, you are likely to be familiar with the need for regular testing. Since you conduct tests at least once a year, it can become quite routine and a test fail can come as a shocking surprise. What you may […]

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A Brief Guide to Heavy Metal Contamination of Water Supplies

One of the most potentially dangerous forms of water contamination comes from heavy metals. The reason for this is that most heavy metals cannot be detected by taste, smell or sight. They do not impact the aesthetics of your water and can only be reliably detected by […]

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The Effect of Laundry Detergent on Pollution in Lakes and Rivers

When we consider pollution, many of us immediately think of smog in the air or oil and chemical waste in our seas, lakes, and rivers. One thing that we may not think of is laundry detergent. We use laundry detergent to keep our clothes fresh and clean, […]

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Should You Be Concerned About Bacteria in Bottled Water?

For many of us, we consider bottled water to be the safest choice. Unfortunately, this may not be the case. For a number of years, there have been concerns that bacteria may be present in bottled water. So, should you be concerned?  The History of the Problem:  […]

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