Benefits and Uses of Filtered Water

There is some uncertainty when it comes to consuming filtered water.  You may ask, why do I need or want filtered water?  Isn’t my tap fine?  Or the bottled water I am drinking?  If you are unsure, here are some benefits and uses of filtered water to help you decide if you need a filtration system.

What’s in Your Drinking Water?

Just because your water looks clean, doesn’t mean it’s actually safe to drink.  As the ever famous movie Erin Brockovich clearly depicts, there could be harmful chemicals lurking in your local water supply, and you would never know.  This movie is based on the true story of a local water supply contaminated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California.  Just one of the many People vs. Large Corporation cases that will continue to rise.

Creating Clean Drinking Water out of “Thick” Air

If only California had more humidity, maybe there could be a solution to the water drought through adopting an idea already implemented in Lima, Peru for over two years.

“Drinkable Book™” Aims to Clean Water in Developing Countries

     In the United States, we take for granted access to safe drinking water.  Over 668 million people throughout the world are drinking water riddled with bacteria and disease.  Dr. Teri Dankovich of Carnegie Mellon University came up with a solution for this with surprising results.  She developed a solution to clean dirty water she calls a “Drinkable Book™” with “pAge filters™”.  

“Artisanal” Water Movement

Last week a Whole Foods store had an embarrassing debacle:  they were charging $5.99 for “asparagus water”, which was supposed to be infused with asparagus but instead was a bottle of water containing three stalks of asparagus.  When this was called out on social media, the store removed it from their shelves.  Some commenters remarked that surely someone had already bought this and also if it was supposed to be infused with asparagus.  If that was the case, it was supposed to be water that had asparagus soaking in it and was removed, which commenters pointed out was even more ridiculous.

Celebrate Water Quality Month this August

Are you aware that August is Water Quality Month?  August is the time of year when many people are enjoying recreational activities involving water.  But these bodies of water are threatened by increasing water pollution.  The Clean Water Act was passed in 1972 but most people are unaware of the little ways they can pollute their water.

10 Signs of Dehydration

In the hot summer months especially, proper hydration is extremely important.  Heat stroke is one sign of extreme dehydration, but there are other signs that you could be dehydrated.

Canning Drinking Water for Disaster Relief

At times of crisis some companies are getting creative with their resources on hand.  Recently, instead of canning their traditional brew, Anheuser-Busch used their Cartersville, Georgia brewery recently to can drinking water.  For the past 25 years, they switch one of their packaging lines over two to three times a year to can water for American Red Cross disaster relief. 

Student Faucet Design Conserves Water

Water waste continues to be a growing issue worldwide.  There are many locations in the United States alone that are experiencing extreme draught with no relief in sight.  

Bottled Water an Income Waster?

If you go to the convenience store and buy a bottle of water every day for $1.99, you are spending $726.35 yearly! In the United States, bottled water is quickly becoming the drink of choice.  On average, consumers are spending about $100 a person per year for bottled water.