Where Did the MTBE Come From?

By | June 27, 2018

This morning we received an email from ‘Mandy’ asking, ”
We had our water tested recently and the results said we have MTBE in our water.  We have well water and do not know where it came from.  Where DID it come from?”

Thank you, …

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Does a Rotten Egg Smell Make Water Unsafe to Drink?

By | May 23, 2018

The other day we heard from ‘Thelma D’ who asked, ”
Does a rotten egg smell in our water make it unsafe to drink?”
As a general rule, when water sample has a rotten egg smell to it the odor comes from dissolved 
hydrogen sulfide gas… wh…

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Water Metals Testing Bundle

By | May 16, 2018

Earlier this morning we heard from ‘Ammani’ who wrote, “Hello.  We live near a landfill used quite a long time ago by companies that now most have settled cases out of court for illegal dumping of chemicals and waste that supposedly contained m…

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Does Rainwater Runoff Affect Groundwater?

By | May 15, 2018

We recently received an inquiry from a grade school student who asked if rainwater affects groundwater.
Rainwater hits the ground and then passes across all sorts of different surfaces and carries with it any and all sorts of contaminants that it …

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Save 12% Because the Owner Turned 46

By | April 17, 2018

Many, many, MANY years ago the founder of our organization arrived on this planet.  In honor of that momentous occasion, we, the underlings of the Water Test Kit Store, gladly offer…12% off everything in the storeand FREE standard shipping …

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Save 12% Because the Owner Turns 46 Today

By | April 17, 2018

Many, many, MANY years ago the founder of our organization arrived on this planet.  In honor of that momentous occasion, we, the underlings of the Water Test Kit Store, gladly offer…12% off everything in the storeand FREE standard shipping …

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pH of Pool Water Difficult to Control

By | April 13, 2018

Earlier this week we received a message from ‘Vince’ asking, “Why does our pH go up and down so much all the time?  Then when we add pH Down it goes through the floor, when we add pH Up it goes through the roof and when we add chlorine it goes …

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Why Do I Need to Use Hydrogen Peroxide in My Hot Tub?

By | April 12, 2018

Earlier today we heard from ‘Vick’ who asked, “We just got a hot tub and the salesman said to use a biguanide system that also uses hydrogen peroxide.  Why do we need to use two chemicals?  Why doesn’t the biguanide stuff do the job all on…

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Are Municipal/City Water Sources Immune to Pesticide Contamination?

By | April 3, 2018

This morning ‘Traycee’ asked, ”
If our water comes from a city water system we don’t have to worry about pesticide contamination, right?”
Thank you for the inquiry, Traycee.  As a general rule city and municipal water supplies SHOULD not ha…

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Testing for MTBE

By | April 2, 2018

Recently we heard from someone in Arizona who asked, “do you test water from out of state,Arizona? Wanted to make sure kit tests for MTBE? We are on city water in Arizona, just want to make sure….thank you. Please email back.”
Although we do not…

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