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water tastes like dirt

So your water tastes like dirt. Does that mean there is dirt in the water? Not necessarily. There are many possible reasons for water tasting like dirt, but there is one likely culprit in the majority of cases, and you have likely never even heard of it. It turns out, your water doesn’t taste like […] Read More

is your home drinking water hard or soft?

Most people have heard the terms “hard water” and “soft water,” but few actually know the difference between the two. Even fewer people know what do about their water if they find out that it is excessively hard or soft. We have you covered in this article. 1. Make the diagnosis In general, it is […] Read More

how to avoid brain eating amoebas

In 2014, Jordan Smelski and his father swam for hours in a hot spring in Costa Rica. While everyone else who swam in the hot spring that day, including Jordan’s father, did not experience any issues afterwards, Jordan became seriously ill. Less than 72 hours later, he was dead. The hot spring where Jordan was […] Read More

is SmartWater better than regular water?

SmartWater have hit a home run with their marketing and packaging efforts. The simple but elegant blue and transparent bottles, the anecdotes on the label, the talk of electrolytes – there is a lot to convince the average consumer that they are buying a superior product. But are any of their claims true? Not exactly. […] Read More

algal blooms affecting drinking water

If you are an American citizen and you follow the news, you probably heard about an algae outbreak in Lake Erie this past summer. If you found yourself in northwest Ohio, you were most certainly aware, because it directly affected your drinking water supply. For Ohio, this was unprecedented. Turning off the taps because of […] Read More


Fracking, also known as induced hydraulic fracturing, is a mining technique that is currently in vogue around the world. That’s because it allows mining companies to extract oil from places that were once thought to be off limits. The technique works as follows: water is mixed with sand and chemicals and then this mixture injected […] Read More

the best drinking water in America

There is always lots of debate over which city and state has the best tap water in America. The fact is, tap water is not perfect anywhere. While some may succeed with respect to taste, they may fail with the presence of certain tasteless contaminants. For the purposes of this post, we will try to […] Read More


A History of Water Filters

history of water filters

One of the biggest reasons that rates of illness have declined throughout the course of our history on earth, is the development and advancement of water filtration techniques. It did not take us long to move past the moment when we could drink freely from streams, rivers and lakes. Concentrated human settlements quickly led to […] Read More


Celebrate World Water Day 2014

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World Water Day is an annual event to raise awareness of global water issues and to advocate for policies that promote sustainable and equitable water distribution. It is organized by the United Nations. This year, the focus is on the “bottom billion,” that portion of the global population that lives in slums and informal housing. […] Read More

is it safe to drink the tap water in the US?

After the recent chemical spill in West Virginia, which contaminated the water supply for at least 300,000 residents, many people are asking whether we can really have confidence in the US tap water supply. At first, it may seem like a preposterous question. The United States is widely considered to be the world’s leading superpower. […] Read More

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