Check Your Home’s Water During Water Quality Month

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Gold Medal Service advises New Jersey homeowners to use August to learn more about keeping the water supply clean.

Since August is National Water Quality Month, it’s a good time to have a plumbing expert assess the water quality in your home, and learn the steps you can take to minimize your impact on your municipal water supply.

Gold Medal Service, an award-winning heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, drain cleaning, and waterproofing service company serving all of New Jersey, encourages area homeowners to make sure their own water supply is clean, and to take steps to avoid polluting municipal water supplies, during National Water Quality Month in August.

“Water is one of the most important substances on the planet, so it’s important that everyone has access to clean water, both in and out of their homes,” said Mike Agugliaro, Gold Medal Service co-founder. “Since August is National Water Quality Month, it’s a good time to have a plumbing expert assess the water quality in your home, and learn the steps you can take to minimize your impact on your municipal water supply.”

A plumbing services expert from Gold Medal Service can install a water conditioner or a filtration and purification system. These systems make the water that circulates through a home as clean as possible, ensuring that it is safe for families to use for drinking, bathing, and cleaning. Purified water also minimizes the risk of illness, improves foods’ taste, and ensures that a home stays cleaner.

However, it’s also important for homeowners to do their part to protect their municipal water supply and the delicate ecosystems that each supports. Especially vital in coastal states like New Jersey, polluted rain runoff can lead to beach closures and fish kills from too much bacteria in the water. Polluted storm water can also contaminate local drinking water supplies.

The risk of pollution in water systems grows as populations surge, especially in urban parts of the state that have seen a lot of recent growth. In fact, 21 cities in New Jersey face a looming deadline to get permits by the end of this year, and submit plans to control and upgrade their sewer systems.

Clean Water Action recommends the following steps for homeowners in New Jersey, and nationwide, to reduce their impact on water systems:

  •     Avoid using antibacterial soaps and cleaners that contain triclosan, a pesticide known to harm fish.
  •     Don’t flush unused or out-of-date medications down the drain or toilet, but dispose of them in the garbage.
  •     Don’t put oil, pesticides, fertilizers, or detergents in storm drains – only water.
  •     Fix car leaks and use a driveway liner to catch any oil or other dripping liquids.
  •     Don’t use pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
  •     Use non-toxic household products when possible.
  •     Clean up pet waste to keep it from running into storm drains.
  •     Minimize pavement on property; allow water to soak into the soft ground instead.

“By avoiding potential contaminants in your home’s water supply, you keep the overall supply cleaner, which makes your drinking water better too,” said Agugliaro. “If you’re concerned about the water quality in your home, call a Gold Medal Service expert to check it, and show you how to make it cleaner.”

For more information about Gold Medal Service, call 800-576-GOLD or visit

About Gold Medal Service
Gold Medal Service, rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, was founded in New Jersey in 1994 with just two employees. Their vision was to provide homeowners with a reliable and trustworthy home service company customers could count on to fix just about anything that could go wrong in a home. Since then Gold Medal has grown to include more than 120 employees and technicians solving plumbing, heating, cooling, electric, drain, waterproofing, and sewer issues for homeowners across the state of New Jersey. Gold Medal Service is an Angie’s List “Super Service Award” recipient. For more information, call 800-576-GOLD or visit


For additional information, contact:
Heather Ripley
Ripley PR
hripley (at) ripleypr (dot) com

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