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Feb, 2018

Remodeling Your Home Should Start with Your Water

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 14 Feb, 2018 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

The home remodeling season is in full swing, as home shows advertise around the northwestern Pennsylvania area. The winter of 2018 may have wrought changes not readily apparent to the eye, but if you are considering a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, you will want to pay closer attention to hard water’s effects on your appliances, showers, sinks, and tubs. This season it may be time to remodel more than a room of your home. Make 2018 the time to remodel your WATER! Once and for all get rid of […]

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Nov, 2017

How does Water Contamination Affect You?

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 28 Nov, 2017 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

This past May, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a New York-based environmental advocacy group found that United States residents have a 1 in 4 chance of drinking unsafe water that has not been properly monitored for contaminants in accordance with federal law. That’s close to 77 million Americans who ought to be concerned about water contamination. The problem is not only that contaminants, like lead, nitrates, arsenic and other pollutants are in the water, it’s that there is a major lack of reporting on contaminants in local tap water. […]

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Oct, 2017

Blue-Green Algae Jeopardizing Lake Erie’s Water Supply

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 17 Oct, 2017 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

What’s green and smelly that you definitely don’t want to drink right before Halloween? Lake Erie, and it’s not a joke.   The lake is covered in blue-green algae or cyanobacteria and it is starting to pose a health threat close to our area. You can see it best via satellite images taken on September 26, 2017, by the Landsat 8 satellite. http://cdn.iflscience.com/images/aa275d6e-4e59-56b3-845f-19e05b26a654/content-1507133089-landsat8.jpg While “our side” of the lake is still algae free, the western shoreline of Michigan, Ohio and even up into Ontario is covered with the thick green slime. […]

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Sep, 2017

Should Fluoride be Added to Local Area Tap Water?

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 28 Sep, 2017 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

This October, the Meadville Area Water Authority will be adding Fluoride to its water. http://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/full-story-water-authority-votes-to-add-fluoride-to-meadville/article_1a5d2522-5152-11e7-b599-87c4c8ce7f25.html Whether or not you approve of the addition of Fluoride to a local water facility we wanted to provide you with some facts from the Water Systems Council and Water Quality Association about Fluoride.   Fluoride Facts Natural trace element Occurs naturally only in the reduced (fluoride, F-) form in combination with other minerals creating Fluorspar, Cryolite, and Fluorapatite Exists in almost all soils As water passes through the earth, it absorbs Fluoride, thus most […]

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Aug, 2017

Summer Quick Pickling with Delicious Water

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 23 Aug, 2017 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

The end of summer is fast approaching. What are you going to do with all of your seasonal fruits and vegetables? Why quick pickling? The quickest and simplest way to preserve almost all your produce is to quick pickle them. Quick pickling is super simple. All you need is boiling water, vinegar, salt (and/or sugar) and spices. Mix them all together then cover your fruit or veggies with the liquid and wait for a few hours. A good quick pickle has that sharp tang and crisp snap, leaving behind a […]

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Aug, 2017

TIPS TO KEEP YOUR DOG HYDRATED

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 07 Aug, 2017 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

Since August 26th is National Dog Day this year, the dog lovers at Luminous Water Solutions believe it’s important to not only think about your human family’s water intake but also your furry family members as well! It doesn’t matter if your dog lives inside or out, you need to keep a constant supply of water nearby to keep your pup hydrated. According to pets.webmd.com, “dogs need an ounce of water for each pound of body weight, meaning if your dog weighs 10 pounds, they will need 10 ounces of […]

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Jun, 2017

Our Favorite Fruit Infused Water Recipes from Pinterest

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 22 Jun, 2017 | Updated: 22 Jun, 2017

Despite our passion for clean drinking water, we admit that the taste of water – no matter how pure – day in and day out can become boring, causing folks to reach for substitutes with flavor. More often than not, these substitutes consist of high levels of sugar and other additives. Instead of reaching for sugar-loaded iced teas, juices, or other flavored waters, try making your own fruit infused water beverages! Depending on your goals – i.e. to lose weight, improve skin tone, detox, improve digestion, or just make something […]

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Apr, 2017

Soda vs. Bottled Water vs. Tap – We’re Heading in the Right Direction

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 18 Apr, 2017 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

A CBS News report shared that consumption of bottled water outranked consumption of soda in 2016, according to statistics released by Beverage Marketing. Consumption of bottled water jumped from an average of 36.5 gallons per person in 2015 to 39.3 gallons in 2016, surpassing the average person’s soda consumption by 0.8 gallons last year. With the exception of the beginning of the recession (2008 and 2009), bottled water sales have grown every year for the past four decades. The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) recorded an average annual bottled water […]

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Mar, 2017

How to Remove Iron and Rust Stains in Sinks, Bathtubs, and on Other Surfaces

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 27 Mar, 2017

If you’re seeing rust stains in your sink, in your shower or toilet, or even on your clothes, you probably have a few questions. Namely, why is rust forming on surfaces that aren’t made of iron, and how do I prevent it? Rust stains are the result of a chemical reaction between water, iron, and oxygen. The reason rust forms on surfaces that don’t contain iron is that the rust is present in your water instead. Well water is known for having higher levels of iron, but the iron could […]

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Feb, 2017

What is Causing My Smelly Water?

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 27 Feb, 2017

Smelly water has a handful of common causes, depending on the smell. The usual odors are sulfur (aka “the rotten egg smell”), sewage, and chlorine bleach, which are caused by naturally occurring anaerobic bacteria and chemicals that accumulate in wells, water heaters, pipes, and sinks. Decaying organic matter (i.e. your hair, soaps, or food waste) can also cause your water to smell bad. Why does my water smell like sulfur? The common source of smelly water is water heaters. Anaerobic bacteria that naturally occur in water can react with the […]

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