Hard water is a result of dissolved minerals Calcium, Magnesium, and Manganese. Hard water is a very common problem, affecting water in more than 85% of the country (Water Quality Association).
The term "hardness" is applied to the soap neutralizing ... READ MORE
Lead contamination poses a serious threat to drinking water safety. Both U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) agree that Lead is harmful to health, especially for children. There ... READ MORE
What are they and where do they come from?
Metals are substances naturally found in the earth’s crust. Humans have used them extensively throughout history. Metals are so crucial for human civilization that historians have even named entire ... READ MORE
An estimated 2.5 million Floridians rely on private wells for home drinking water, according to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). These systems are sensitive to environmental changes, like flooding, and owners are responsible for the ... READ MORE
What is it?
Nitrate is a chemical compound composed of nitrogen and oxygen. Naturally occurring in low concentrations within the soil, water, and air, nitrate plays a vital role in plant and microbial life cycles. However, excessive amounts ... READ MORE
Interested in learning more about private wells and septic systems in Florida? The UF/IFAS Extension Central District Water Resources program is hosting a series of four webinars for Florida homeowners interested in learning more about your ... READ MORE
When it comes to household drinking water quality, one of the most common concerns from homeowners is hard water.
What is hard water?
Water hardness refers to the amount of calcium and magnesium ions in the water. An ion is a particle that ... READ MORE
Happy New Year! Have you made resolutions to take better care of yourself? Don't forget to include well care and septic system care into your resolutions!
Did you know... Approximately 12% of the Floridians rely on private wells for home ... READ MORE