Are you considering getting a water softening system installed in your home? If so, you might want to learn more about the benefits associated with having a water softening system. Keeping Your Water Clean The main reason most people consider obtaining a water softening system is to...

When it comes to well water, there are several different contaminants that can have a negative impact on your water. While some of these contaminants are simply a nuisance, others can cause a threat to your health....

If your Magic Valley home was built after 1986, lead in your drinking water is not likely to be a concern. Nonetheless, recognizing the signs of lead exposure is an important part of keeping your family healthy and safe....

Occurring naturally in arid states in the Southwest United States, perchlorate is also found in nitrate fertilizer deposits and in potash ore. Formed naturally in the atmosphere, perchlorate is also manufactured and used in explosives, fireworks, rocket propellant and road flares. As such, it is...

A semi-metallic element with the chemical symbol of As, arsenic occurs naturally in rock, soil and the water that comes into contact with contaminated rock and soil. Arsenic can also combine with other elements to form inorganic and organic arsenicals, with the inorganic derivatives typically...

Formed when uranium and thorium undergo radioactive decay, radium is a naturally occurring radioactive element found in the earth’s crust. As such, small amounts of radium can also be found in groundwater supplies.  In fact, deep bedrock aquifers used for drinking water can sometimes contain...