Every so often we receive questions from readers who ask something along the lines of, “What do most people ask about?”
Seemed odd at first (several years ago), but after getting asked the same thing so many times we eventually came to the conclusion that a good number of people really and truly don’t know what questions they ought to have about the quality of their drinking water.
Therefore, for your reading pleasure we will now give a list of the 10 most popular topics on Water Testing Blog for the month of August (2011):
- Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine and Combined Chlorine
- Testing for Fluoride in Water
- Converting Hardness: Grains per Gallon to Parts per Million
- What is DPD?
- Chlorine Testing: Drinking Water vs. Pool Water
- Simple Chlorine Testing Meter
- Dirty Pool Water Can Make You Very Sick
- Testing for Chlorine in Drinking Water
- Lead in Soil
- Private Well Water and Natural Gas Drilling
In no way does the above list begin to scratch the surface of what curious folks read on our site, but it may help you decide what questions YOU want answered… and if you come up with a question or topic you’d like us to address, send it to us using our submit a comment/question form.
It did, however, kind of shock us that hydraulic fracturing (aka: fracking), a means of extracting natural gas from shale buried deep beneath the Earth’s surface, came in so low on the list given the amount of (bad) publicity hydraulic fracturing has received in the past few years.
We also found it somewhat odd that bacteria in water did not make a single appearance in the list but then again, most folks in the United States have city/municipal water and make the assumption that city/municipal water couldn’t ever contain something as common as bacteria — and that, friends, can sometimes become a dangerous assumption to make!