Monthly Archives: August 2015

What Are VOCs? How Do They Get In My Drinking Water?

VOCs in drinking water

What are VOCs? Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. In other words, VOCs have a very low boiling point. Oftentimes, below the freezing point of water. Where do VOCs come from? Some VOCs are naturally occurring, like those released from plants. The smell of […]

How to Take Responsibility of your Drinking Water

Take responsibility for your drinking water

When you turn on the tap, you expect clean, safe water to use for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. Have you ever wondered though, where does your water come from, and is it really safe? And if it is supposedly safe, what assurances do you have? The truth of the matter is that the safety of […]

If I boil water, is it safe from contaminates?

Does boiling water remove contaminates?

Short Answer: Properly boiled water will reduce some contaminates, like bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. However, other contaminates, like lead, nitrates, will actually increase in concentration. You might have heard of boiled water advisories when drinking water is contaminated, or boiling water in emergency situations from untrusted water sources. This safety measure is advised when there […]