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Will El Niño solve California’s drought? California faces over a decade of drought conditions, reaching historic proportions in 2014, it continues to wreak havoc throughout the State. Leaving destruction in its path, the drought has caused wells to run dry, family businesses to close and water bills to increase. Everyday, Californians continue to adapt to a lifestyle focused around drought conditions. Shorter showers, brown lawns and overall water efficiency have become a… Read More

Have you ever seen your local water agency releasing water from a hydrant and wondered why water was pouring out? While noticing this, amidst California’s current drought, you might think that the same water agencies that are asking customers to conserve are themselves wasting water. Contrary to what you may see, hydrant flushing is required and necessary to maintain water quality for potable (drinking) water. Our cities have a complex system of… Read More

Meet Dr. Andy Eaton, the Technical Director at Eurofins Lab. He’s working on a nation-wide effort to test tap water to learn if there are trace amounts of substances that we don’t yet include in the day-to-day testing all tap water must undergo. While the U.S. has some of the safest tap water in the world, our ability to find trace amounts of chemicals and other elements in water has increased significantly…. Read More

Is bottled water really better than tap? According to one episode of ABC’s 20/20, it is neither healthier nor tastier. In fact, mostly what we pay for is the hype. ABC’s 20/20 put the idea that bottled water tastes better than tap to the test, pitting tap water against: Evian – one of the original ritzy French brands that started the bottled water craze Aquafina – a bestselling brand by Pepsi, which is… Read More

A Sit-Down with Ken Marshall, the Lab Manager for Eastern Municipal Water District Ken Marshall is responsible for monitoring the safety of tap water used by people who live between Box Springs State Park and Temecula. When I first meet him in the lab at Eastern Municipal Water District, it became clear that he is passionate about his job and he takes his responsibility to water customers very seriously. On his desk is a… Read More