An unfortunate truth is that water pollution will always exist, in some way, shape or form. As such, it’s critical that we commit to creating the types of solutions most suitable to do battle with this never-ending issue. In Maryland, one such invention is proving its worth as just such a solution.
Created by scientist John Kellet, the Water Wheel is a wheel connected to a conveyor belt that looks similar to an actual mill house. Using a debris raking system, the Water Wheel lifts trash and debris out of the water, using power from only the water that flows through it and a solar generator. click to continue reading
While our operation may have been humble, our dedication was anything but.
In 2002, I launched WaterFilters.NET from my smallish college apartment. Our water filter inventory took up space nicely behind my sofa. After some measure of success, our business grew to necessitate the inclusion of a warehouse. So naturally, I bought a van. It was like a warehouse with wheels!
At the time, our focus was not to just operate a water filters company. Rather, we were out to build an organization committed to a set of core values and an elegant mission to ensure everyone throughout the world had access to clean and safe drinking water. click to continue reading
California’s unprecedented drought conditions generated two stories last week, each illustrating a different extreme when it comes to conserving the area’s water.
First up, in the video above, CBS Local out of San Francisco shares more on the efforts of state officials to crack down on water wasters.
Activities such as excessive lawn watering, washing cars without a hose shut-off nozzle or spraying down sidewalks and driveways could result in fines of up to $500. In addition to relying on the word of watchful neighbors, officials have empowered any public worker (including dog catchers, as the story suggests) to write tickets to those found using an excessive amount of water. click to continue reading
[Last year, we published this post sharing how clean drinking water can help you avoid the back to school headaches that have become all to common.
With another school year racing towards us fast, it seemed a good time to revisit some of these tips to ensure this school year is filled with as much happiness and hydration as possible!]
Summer is coming to an end, which is always a sad time. Until you realize that your kids are finally getting back to school – and getting out of your hair.
But with back to school relief come back to school headaches, from rousing ‘just so tired’ kids out of bed – to becoming a de-facto nurse or human lie detector when they swear that they’re too sick to make it through the day. click to continue reading
“Clean water supports our very existence and connects us with every living thing on Earth.”
The quote above comes from Dr. Shelley Lynch, who along with her partner Roy Desjarlais, owns a massage and counseling practice near Palm Beach Gardens in Florida. Compelled to action by the reported loss of Floridian sea life due to water pollution over the last year – including 111 manatees, 46 dolphins and 300 birds – the couple organized the Float For Life in Fort Myers Beach last week.
As shown in the video above, the event attracted dozens of like-minded residents who sought to create the world’s biggest ‘human float’ in an effort to drive clean water awareness. click to continue reading
Independence Day brings us to that part of summer that isn’t quite the kickoff, yet is still a considerable ways off from the ‘dog days.’ We could say, however, that in addition to a time to reflect on our Independence, the 4th of July is a time to reflect on just what type of toll hot weather can take on our bodies – specifically and sneakily – dehydration. click to continue reading
[Tragically, the death of a dog in St. Paul, Minnesota this week was blamed on blue-green algae. Last year, we published the post below, sharing instructions from the California Department of Public Health indicating what you should do whether your child or pet makes their way into this toxic water.
With this week's news, and algae bloom season in full swing, it seemed a good time to revisit the post below. We encourage all parents and pet owners to read and bookmark this post, so it's easily accessible when needed.] click to continue reading