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Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

finding the best resources on water purity

We love fresh-tasting, pure-smelling, delicious water. We are frankly obsessed with it. While it’s true we do have a few product recommendations that we make a commission on, it is a really small percentage and it’s only for a few products. Most of our posts are simply about delivering the best information possible.

You see, many of the sites on the net that pertain to water purification have one goal in mind: turning a profit. You may have noticed that if you search for filters or purifiers, that you are immediately bombarded with search results that are almost screaming at you to buy something.

Many of these sites are not contributing quality information and the reviews they are offering are one dimensional and uncritical. They are only interested in selling something, so they are unlikely to criticize anything about the product that they are writing about.

Today, I want to point out a few sites that do a good job of offering relatively unbiased information that everyone can benefit from. These are sites that are non-profit in nature, sites that won’t take advantage of you just to push a product.

NSF International – They are an independent non-profit that is committed to public health. Lots of great information here, especially with respect to water purification products like filters and faucet mounts. Their analysis is extensive and it is always unbiased. They are not trying to sell anything here — they are simply trying to give you the best information.

EPA Water Site – You may have grievances with the EPA depending on your politics, but the simple fact is that they provide reliable information when it comes to water safety. What’s more, you can find information about your local water quality and municipal water treatment that is being used. The site has become easier to use over the years and hopefully it continues to move in the right direction.

Find a Spring – We’ve talked about these guys before. This is a great site for sourcing spring water no matter where you are in the country. Some of the springs are actually free and if they are not, the website spells out costs and requirements. This site is one reason why the internet is such a huge asset. Check it out and go find some spring water near you!

Consumer Reports – While Consumer Reports does make money with their reporting, they do not make it by pushing products. We would consider them another trust worthy authority when it comes to product information and reviews.

Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments section below.

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