Removing Chlorine From Water

Removing Chlorine From Water Most folks are now aware that chlorine is unhealthy in drinking water. According to U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, the cancer risk to people who drink chlorinated water is 93 percent higher than among those whose water does not...
Carbon Drinking Water Filters

Carbon Drinking Water Filters

Carbon is one of the oldest technologies available for drinking water filtration.  Sanskrit texts from 2,000 B.C. speak about filtering water over charcoal and examples exist in Egyptian tombs as well. Carbon was, and is, a pretty effective technology for filtering...

Chlorine and Drinking Water

Chlorine has been widely added to drinking water for over 100 years.  It is absolutely an aggressive oxidant, actually the most aggressive oxidant on the periodic table. The purpose of adding it to drinking water is for the transportation of water through...

Seattle looking at bottled water ban?

Looks like the Seahawks v. 49ers feud has spilled over a bit. Looks like Seattle is doing what it can to one-up San Francisco on bottled water bans.  http://forcechange.com/104537/ban-plastic-water-bottles-in-major-city/ We applaud the environmentally-conscious and...

Water Disinfection: Then and Now

Our friends at Water and Health wrote a quick post a few days back about a The Chlorine Revolution, a book detailing the beginning days of water disinfection.  The craziest part is that it really hasn’t changed that much over the past 100 years. We complain...