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Brain-eating amoeba detected in Pointe-aux-Chenes water in Terrebonne Parish

By Tap Water Truth | June 13, 2018

Brain-Eating Amoeba in Drinking Water? It’s not a movie plot. It’s a legitimate issue that’s been discovered in Louisiana. The amoeba is known to carry the disease primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) and can cause death within 12 days of ingestion. The assumptions that many people make about the water from their tap can have deadly consequences.…


Lead in our Drinking Water

By Tap Water Truth | May 15, 2018

Is there lead in your water? When you take a drink of water, the last thing you want to do is think, “What’s in this?” In order to have a good grasp on what’s in your water, and whether you have lead content in your water, we need to understand how it gets there. The…


Fluoride in Your Water

By Tap Water Truth | May 1, 2018

Do you have fluoride in your water? How often do you stop and think about your water? Usually it’s only a bad taste or smell that makes us stop and think about it. But there are various chemicals and treatments added to tap water that you may not notice—things like fluoride—but that you should research.…

Hard Water in Your Home

By Tap Water Truth | April 13, 2018

Identifying Hard Water in Your Home Water that has been treated with a water softener will perform better than water that remains hard. It will extend the life of your appliances. It will be better for your hair and skin. It will be easier on your home and your wallet. Hard water is called “hard”…

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Why is Chlorine in Tap Water?

By Tap Water Truth | March 28, 2018

Chlorine in Your Tap Water Have you ever turned the water on and suddenly smelled a swimming pool? The smell of chlorine in your water is a sign that your water is treated. This means that your water has chemicals in it. Your city is doing what it can to remove harmful bacteria, toxins, and…


WQA Convention News

By Tap Water Truth | March 16, 2018

The water you drink is filtered in one of two places…at the tap or in your body. The Water Quality Association (WQA) promotes the betterment of water quality around the globe. Get to know them here. At this year’s conference, we’ll be hearing from David LaFrance, CEO of the American Water Works Association, who will…


The 5 Most Common Water Treatment Myths

By Tap Water Truth | February 13, 2018

As water service professionals, we hear a number of oft-repeated fallacies that don’t hold up upon closer inspection. What follows are the most common inaccuracies we hear, and the truth behind them. I have a purifier in my refrigerator, that’s all I need – The purifier in your refrigerator works perfectly well to filter large…

Drinking Water Filters: What You Need to Know

By Tap Water Truth | February 13, 2018

Consumers looking to invest in a high-quality, efficient water filter are faced with dozens of choices, all promising great tasting H20 and ease of use. You can buy filters online, over the phone, or in your local department store in all methods of dispensation and all sorts of flashy colors. But what do these products…


By Tap Water Truth | February 9, 2018

Ultraviolet radiation is a method of disinfection involving the use of a high concentration of ultraviolet light at a short wavelength. Inside a watertight chamber, water runs underneath a UV lamp. The concentrated UV light alters the nucleic acids within microorganisms to disrupt their DNA, destroying their ability to reproduce and effectively killing them. UV…


By Tap Water Truth | February 9, 2018

Distillation has been a mainstay in water treatment for thousands of years, being touted by Aristotle as an effective means of purification as far back as 350 B.C.E. The process begins by heating water to the boiling point, causing it to vaporize and rise into a condenser. Here the water vapor cools and condenses so…

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