PFAS Contamination: Is the Water in Woodbury, MN Safe to Drink?


Woodbury gets its tap water supply from the Jordan aquifer. As precipitation soaks through the soil, groundwater moves through an aquifer, finally resurfacing to feed springs and wells. PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, have been found in Woodbury’s groundwater source over the last few years. Widely used in manufacturing and consumer goods, PFAS are … Read more

Water Problems in Stillwater, MN: Is It Safe?


Water is essential to life. We need it to survive in life. But what happens when the water we consume is contaminated with harmful substances? In Stillwater, Minnesota, there have been concerns about the safety of the water. According to a report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), there are 17 known contaminants in the … Read more

Water Quality of Lake Elmo, MN


Located in the city of Lake Elmo, Lake Elmo is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and outdoor recreation. However, the water quality of Lake Elmo has become a concern due to the presence of contaminants such as PFAS. Because of this, residents and visitors who use the Lake water at home and for various … Read more

How Hard Water Affects Your Holiday Baking

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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) tells us that 85% of the United States is a hard water area. Hard water contains high amounts of calcium carbonate and magnesium and is not necessarily harmful to your health. However, this mineral-rich water can have particularly damaging effects on your home and lifestyle. How do I know … Read more

Why Every Homeowner Should Install a Water Softener

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Why Should You Install a Water Softener? According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), an overwhelming 85% of the US is a hard water area. Hard water, which contains relatively high amounts of calcium carbonate and magnesium, is not necessarily harmful to your health. However, this mineral-rich water can have particularly damaging effects on your … Read more

Is Soft Water Better For Your Home’s Plumbing?

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Many people desire to own a home over continuing to rent, as homes are valuable assets, and they are more customizable to suit a family’s needs. Unfortunately, being a homeowner also means you are responsible for any repairs and maintenance that may be needed, or any disasters that may arise. As a result, preventative measures … Read more

How Does Hard Water Affect Your Skin?

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Hard water—it makes our linens stiff and leaves our showers covered in soap scum, but did you know it can also affect our bodies’ largest organ? Our skin doesn’t exactly take kindly to hard water minerals, and the after-effects of prolonged use can cause skin irritation, too! So, what does hard water do to your … Read more

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We love our Kinetico whole-home water treatment system.  No residue around our faucets.  No smelly well water.  My wife loves what Kinetico water does for her hair and skin and the Sherck boys LOVE the Kinetico K5 Drinking System (They fill their water bottles before hockey and soccer practices).

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