Tag: nitrates

What You Should Know About Nitrates in Iowa Water

Nitrates are released into the ground by fertilization methods, septic leakage, animal manure & decay of natural deposits. Nitrate levels in Iowa  continue to be among the highest in the nation. Nitrates, consumed over time, can harm the kidneys and spleen.  High nitrate levels in infants can cause shortness of breath and fatal “blue baby” syndrome, due… Read more »

How Are Nitrates Metered in Des Moines?

Des Moines Water Works has a public website with a nitrate meter.  You can go to this often and see the daily flucutations of the nitrates in the Des Moines, Iowa area water system.  If you recall a previous blog on nitrates in your water, you will see why it is so important to meter… Read more »

Nitrates Hit Record High in Des Moines

According to the Des Moines Water Works, Nitrate levels hit all time highs this last week.  Des Moines Water Works continues to do an excellent job of providing Des Moines and the surrounding area (Ankeny, Urbandale, Johnston, Pleasant Hill, and parts of West Des Moines) quality water to perform daily needs.  However, Nitrates are dangerous… Read more »

Do Fridge Filters Remove Nitrates?

I have heard many people say, ” I filter my water in my fridge so I am safe!”  People that believe this should be cautious.  Standard fridge filters are unable to remove nitrates which have become a major concern in Des Moines, IA.  Crystal Clear can help in either residential or office applications.  We can install… Read more »

Do You Know What’s in Your Water?

You wouldn’t take pain killers or prescription medications you don’t need so why are you still drinking tap water? A new study has found that our nation’s water supply is contaminated with prescription drugs, over-the-counter pain killers, antihistamines and more. These drugs have already begun to have an effect on our ecosystem and since they… Read more »

Des Moines Water Works Reports Record-High Nitrate Levels

Des Moines Water Works general manager William G. Stowe recently wrote a letter to the editor in the Des Moines Register explaining that nitrate levels in the water are at record highs…again. In 2013, Des Moines Water Works found that the nitrate levels in both the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers were at a record… Read more »