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The Basics of Water

As human beings, water is an essential part of our daily lives. Not only do we need to drink it on a daily basis – a healthy person can survive only a week without it – but it literally makes up 70% of our bodies on average.

How it gets to our homes and what it picks up along the way

Common Methods of Water Treatment

Discover the five most common water treatment methods, how they work, and when you should use them in your home.

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Hard Water Problems and Solutions

What causes hard water, how it’s measured, and why it’s so important to soften the water you use in your home.

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Water That Causes Stains

Learn which impurities can tarnish your sinks, stain your clothes and lighten your wallet.

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Water That Smells Bad

We explain the most common causes of unwanted odors and how to eliminate them.

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Water Contamination Facts

•FACT: Millions of private and public wells have never been tested for contaminants, but a five-year, $12 million, nationwide survey was conducted by the EPA and released in 1990. Based on that survey, the EPA estimates that 10.4 % of community wells and 4.2 % of rural domestic 
wells have detectable levels of at least one pesticide.

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Glossary of Water Terms

The Water Doctors designed this glossary to help you understand more about water, and the many things that can affect the quality of the water you drink. We hope you find it useful!

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