Lead in Wisconsin Drinking Water

While the crisis in Flint, Michigan is still unraveling, what we know so far has served as a huge reminder that clean water is a) something we take for granted and b) maybe not so clean after all. While the issues behind Flint are being traced to governmental oversight, it remains a fact that many…

Chlorine and Our Modern Water Treatment

Your water goes on a long journey before it reaches your faucet! Our drinking water is subject to different contaminations and our modern water treatment system cleans our water. As far back as Ancient Greece, humans ported water into cities for drinking, washing, and bathing. It wasn’t until the Enlightenment when humans began to realize…

How Does Arsenic Enter Wisconsin Water

Research has shown that long-term exposure to arsenic can cause respiratory issues, cardiovascular disease, and cancers of the skin, bladder, and lungs.   Arsenic naturally occurs in rocks and soil and is also a byproduct of copper smelting, coal burning, and mining. Arsenic was also used as a pest-control and pesticide treatment in the early…

How Lead Gets in the Drinking Water

With the health crisis in Flint, Michigan, many Fox Valley and Wisconsin residents are wondering about the quality of their drinking water. How does lead enter the drinking water? How do you find out if your tap water has lead? What should you do if you have lead in your drinking water? Under the Safe…