What can be causing my water to have a reddish color?

June 14th, 2011

Your water might be affected by iron, a commonly occurring constituent of drinking water. Iron tends to add a rusty, reddish brown (or sometimes yellow) color to water, and leaves particles of the same color. If the color is more like black, it could be a combination of iron and manganese. Both of these metals… Read more »

Where can I find information about bottled water?

June 14th, 2011

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and States regulate bottled water. For general information about bottled water, some sources are the International Bottled Water Association and NSF International. The The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides the following information on bottled water and tap water: Bottled water is not necessarily safer than your tap water…. Read more »

How does bioremediation clean up gasoline and oil spills?

June 14th, 2011

Bioremediation is the process by which microbes (generally bacteria) or plants transform a harmful water contaminant into a non-harmful substance, much as we turn sugar into carbon dioxide and water. Bioremediation can help clean up ground water contaminated with gasoline, solvents, and other contaminants. Often, the bacteria are already present in the soil or aquifer,… Read more »

Hydrocare System vs. Kinetico Water Softener

January 1st, 2010

As new technology emerges in the market that claims to eliminate scale build up just like a traditional water softener, Martin Water Conditioning  always puts these products to the test to see if they actually work. The following test was done on a Hydrocare system – a simple device that straps onto the feed pipe… Read more »