Is Tap Water Safe?

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Is Tap Water Safe?

A recent article in the New York Times reported that one in four Americans are drinking water that fails to meet the EPA water safety standards as are listed in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The headline in the […]

Lead in Water Supply Causes Public Health Emergency in Flint Michigan

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Lead in Water Supply Causes Public Health Emergency in Flint Michigan

Public Health Emergency Water contaminated with lead has caused a public health emergency in Flint, Michigan. People have been complaining for months about the taste and smell of the water since the city broke away from Detroit’s public water system, […]

Pennsylvania Community Experiences Spike in Water Nitrate Levels

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Pennsylvania Community Experiences Spike in Water Nitrate Levels

Pennsylvania families are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of their tap water and the risks it poses for infants. Nitrates found in drinking water can make babies very sick; infants under six months of age are at particular risk […]

The Economics of Water Shortages

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The Economics of Water Shortages

When there are water shortages, conservation means seeing lawns dry out and plants die. But there’s another side this problem as many residents of California are discovering. There are fixed costs in operating a water treatment plant. In normal times […]

Beware: Your Airline Water May Be Contaminated

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Beware:  Your Airline Water May Be Contaminated

An article just published by Telegraph Travel from the UK highlights the water purity issues on board aircraft. Ranked the fourth cleanest airline in world, behind three other Asian carriers, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airlines has a water purity problem. […]

ALERT: Bottled Water Recall

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ALERT: Bottled Water Recall

Water recalled after possible E.coli contamination A bottling company has announced a voluntary recall of several brands of bottled water after E.coli was found in one of its source springs. On June 10th, Far Away Springs in Auburn, Pennsylvania, which […]

Summer Brings Threat of Toxic Blue-Green Algae

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Summer Brings Threat of Toxic Blue-Green Algae

by Al Meder Each year one is likely to read of the “Toxic Blue Green Algae” that appear in many of our lakes. Last summer, Lake Erie hit the headlines and the 400,000 residents of Toledo could not use their […]

E-Coli in a School in Maine

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E-Coli in a School in Maine

Elevated levels of bacteria were found in Marshwood Middle School in Maine. Steady stream of students are grabbing bottled water to drink for at least the coming 3 weeks. It is believed that a valve that was not properly closed in […]

Water Quality in a Drought

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Water Quality in a Drought

The Great California Drought: It’s been all over the news lately that California is getting into more and more trouble with the continuing drought and dwindling water supply. Not enough people are conserving it, crops need it and enforcing conservation […]

AquaNui™ Water Day with a different Sway

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AquaNui™ Water Day with a different Sway

In today’s busy society we are often pressured into a fast pace lifestyle that forces us to drive fast, eat quickly, get well soon, and drink whatever our hands can grab. But when we stop and think about one basic […]

Bio-Secure and Steam Distillation

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Bio-Secure and Steam Distillation

In this time of heightened concern over infectious diseases caused by viruses, it is important that you understand what the term “bio-secure” means when applied to water, as some water is bio-secure and other types of water may not be […]

Bacteria Found in Water Vending Machines

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Bacteria Found in Water Vending Machines

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked that the Ministry of Health has failed to enforce regulations pertaining to vended water. The ministry’s inaction has resulted in vending machines dispensing water contaminated with faecal bacteria. Consumers who rely on […]