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  • Iowa State Fair is Coming!

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    How exciting!!  The Iowa State Fair is back in town.  August 11th, 2011 through August 21st, 2011. Listed in the book of ‘100 things To Do Before You Die’, you will find the Iowa State Fair.  I have not seen a huge portion of the world, but I have been to an Iowa State Fair and... Read more »

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  • Soda Pop, Diabetes, and Water

    Blog, Bottled Water, Health, Reverse-Osmosis

    I found this great quote…..’Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet, but one of the most vital’…….Kelly Barton.  I was thinking about a topic of soda pop and diabetes, and this seemed like an appropriate quote for this week’s blog.  Coming from a family with a history of diabetes through the generations, this... Read more »

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  • Do You Ever Get Water at a Restaurant?

    Blog, Bottled Water, Health, Reverse-Osmosis

    What is up with the water needs at restaurants?  Do you find it displeasing that they do not offer good tasting filtered/purified water or even a bottled water option.    Then when they do offer it, they want to sell you a bottle of water for way too much!  I buy bottled water so I know... Read more »

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  • Water Softeners and Septic Tanks

    Blog, Environmental Issues, FAQ, Water Softener

    I have been reading about concerns of having a water softener with a septic tank.  There is much speculation for and against.  The argument being that the sodium content of the water can negatively affect the bacterial growth in a septic system.  Some states, thankfully not Iowa, even ban the use of water softening equipment... Read more »

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  • Tankless Water Heaters and Your Home

    Blog, Environmental Issues, Water Softener

    Last week we received a call from a woman, in the Des Moines, Iowa area, about needing a water softener for her new tankless water heater she had purchased.  We briefly mentioned the energy savings of a tankless heater in a previous blog in April, in honor of Earth Day, which is April 22nd. There... Read more »

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  • Dehydration and the Body

    Blog, Bottled Water, Reverse-Osmosis

    Water is such a crucial element to our existence.  A person could only survive one week without water.  Our bodies are made up of 70-80% water.  On an average day, an adult can lose 80oz of water.  This is through normal processes: breathing; perspiration; and normal bodily functions.  Studies have shown that being fully hydrated... Read more »

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