Water Quality Blog

Understanding TDS, Koi Ponds and Water Gardens

Understanding TDS, Koi Ponds and Water Gardens

TDS and pond-keeping TDS or Total Dissolved Solids is the sum of all the chemical ions dissolved in the water. These substances are not necessarily...

Caring for your Health Metric Alkaline Water Filter Pitcher

Caring for your Health Metric Alkaline Water Filter Pitcher

Any container that holds water or beverages will eventually develop a microscopic layer of bacteria, mold or algae, if not properly cleaned on a re...

Pets and Heavy Metals

Pets and Heavy Metals

Are heavy metals bad for my pets? We all are concerned about the safety of the water we drink. Our pets, like us, need safe drinking water to live...

All about Chromium contamination

All about Chromium contamination

Chromium is a natural element that is found in in the Earth’s crust. In humans and animals, trace amounts are essential for glucose, fat and prote...

All about Cadmium contamination

All about Cadmium contamination

Cadmium is a heavy metal of major environmental and health concern. It occurs naturally in the earth's crust. The highest concentration of cadmium...

All about arsenic contamination

All about arsenic contamination

Arsenic is a natural element that is found in low concentrations just about everywhere in nature. Environmental pollution by arsenic can be due to...

All about Lead contamination

All about Lead contamination

Lead is a naturally occurring bluish-gray metal found in small amounts in the Earth’s crust. Although lead occurs naturally in the environment, ac...

What are the health effects of heavy metals?

What are the health effects of heavy metals?

Adults, children and pets can be exposed to small amounts of heavy metals through food, water and air. Each heavy metal is different in how it affe...