Drinking Water News You Need: Children Experience Clean Water For The First Time, Light At The End of the MCHM Tunnel, Erin Brockovich Sounds-Off On California Water Quality and Proctor & Gamble’s Water Purification In Action

by admin on April 23, 2014

Throughout the world, there are children that have never had even a sip of clean drinking water.  With every water filter purchase you make from our site, you are partnering with us to help us change this shocking reality.

In the video above, you’ll see priceless reactions as Zambian children taste clean drinking water for the very first time.  After watching this video, remember that together we are helping to bring this type of happiness to every last part of the world.

Learn more about the children in the video above in this article by RYOT.  We also encourage you to read this post, showing the results of our partnership with charity: water – an organization that helped build two wells in Ethiopia – funded in part with revenue from your water filters purchases.

In Other Drinking Water News:

Delivering Clean Drinking Water to West VirginiaWest Virginia American Water Detects No MCHM As Community Delivers On Clean Water Promise
For several weeks earlier this year, 200K – 300K residents in West Virginia were without clean drinking water after an unprecedented spill of MCHM into the community’s water supply.  While this story may have fallen out of the news cycle, the impact of this event can still be felt.  Now, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel as West Virginia American Water has detected zero MCHM in several samples of water collected.

Another definitive light can be seen with the group WV Clean Water Hub.  Originally just a few friends buying bottled water to bring down to their impacted neighbors, this group could now qualify as a major relief organization, having delivered 17,000 gallons of clean drinking water to those in need.

Erin Brockovich Sounds Off On Chromium-6 In California Drinking WaterLandmark Decision In California To Regulate Chromium-6 Does Not Go Far Enough
Late last week, the California Department of Public Health submitted its final decision to regulate chromium-6, a cancer causing chemical made famous in the film Erin Brockovich.  While this decision may be considered a landmark, it does not go nearly far enough, states Brockovich herself as the new standard is far less than one proposed long ago by the state.

“It’s bittersweet,” Brockovich. “I certainly feel disappointed that they did not set the (maximum contaminant level) closer to the public health goal of .02 parts per billion.”

Also weighing in on this issue is Andria Ventura of the Clean Water Blog, who writes, “This is a disappointing end to the 10 year wait for a limit that was supposed to be established by legislative mandate in 2004. While California is now the only place in the US to regulate hexavalent chromium in drinking water, this standard is 500 times higher than the public health goal of .02 ppb.”

How Will Florida’s Water Crisis Be Solved?
The Orlando Weekly reports on the potentially ‘devastating water shortage staring down the entire state.’  Despite this troubling fact, state Rep. Linda Stewart shares that not one legislative conversation this year was held attempting to solve this crisis.  What is making Florida procrastinate on such a critical issue?  Find out in the story above.

Kate Sullivan Interviews OneResponse Founder Tricia Compas-MarkmanDayOne Response Founder Shares More On Need To Treat Drinking Water After Disasters
From the chemical spill in West Virginia to the impact of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, there seems to be no shortage of disasters cropping up in this world.  And nearly every time they do, access to clean drinking water is impacted.  In the interview linked to above, CBS 2 Chicago co-Anchor Kate Sullivan speaks with Tricia Compas-Markman, founder of DayOne Response.  Tricia and her company have created a cutting-edge bag filter system that can purify nearly any water and make it potable.  Learn more about DayOne Response, and the products they are developing, in the interview above.

Clean Water Key To Success of New Belgium Brewing
“For centuries, brewers have depended on clean, plentiful water supplies to craft great beers,” writes Jenn Vervier, Director of Sustainability and Strategy at New Belgium Brewing.  “Our water supplies depend on responsible regulations that limit pollution and protect drinking water at its source by keeping small streams and wetlands healthy. Simply put, craft brewers like New Belgium depend on a clean and abundant water supply.”

We’ve posted interviews and articles on this site talking about the importance of clean water for home and commercial brewing.  In the post above, hear more about this importance directly from a leader at one of America’s most notable craft breweries.

Cape Cod Students Commit To Clean WaterCape Cod Students Commit To Water Purification Project
Cape Cod is quickly becoming a hotbed for the clean water movement. (See this recent news post for more information on a presentation by Mark Ruffalo on behalf of his organization, Water Defense.)  That passion is now trickling down to some of the region’s younger residents, as 11th graders at Sturgis Charter Public School taught some younger students about the importance of preserving our clean drinking water.  Read more about this impressive project above.

See Proctor & Gamble Water Purification Project In Action!
As part of the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, Proctor & Gamble is distributing single-use water purification packets to those truly in need.  These incredible packets quickly help to purify even the most foul water in minutes.  In the post above, published by Rage Against The Minivan, you can see one of these packets in action – and in real-time!

Water Filters Scam Alerts:

Massachusetts Company Tricks Consumers Into Buying Overpriced Water Filtration Systems
If you are a Massachusetts resident, be on the lookout for Basement Technologies, Inc., and McMahon Plumbing & Heating LLC.  Both companies have reached a settlement with stage Attorney General Martha Coakley after misleading customers into buying water filtration systems as expensive as $7,000 through deceptive and high pressure sales tactics.  To ensure you don’t fall victim to a similar scam, we would encourage you to read the following article by Andy Koebel, where he lays out the red flags that scream ‘scam.’  We would also encourage you to read a recent post we published in the wake of several water filters scams last fall, found here.

WaterFilters.NET In The News:

WaterFilters.NET CEO Jamin Arvig Accepts Progress MN AwardWaterFilters.NET Honored With Progress MN Award
Another thank you goes out to our customers for helping us to achieve a 2014 Progress MN Award, presented by Finance & Commerce magazine.  In achieving this award, we are officially recognized as a driver of industrial growth and economic development in our region.  Learn more about the mission this award helps us to continue reaching for in the post above.

Water Filtration Product of the Week: Garden Hose Water Filters & Dechlorinators

Garden Hose DechlorinatorIf it’s the top of spring, there’s a very good chance that you’ll find yourself outside checking that first round of yard work off your to-do list.  And there’s a very good chance that this project will involve watering your long neglected lawn.

Unfortunately, the same contaminants that can pour through your faucets inside – including chlorine and sediment – can pour through your garden hose before seeping into your lawn and your community’s ecosystem.

With Earth Day still fresh in our minds, now would be the perfect time to ensure your yardwork does not result in any contaminants making their way into your environment.  Garden hose filters and dechlorinators  found on our site  are an affordable way to ensure your lawn gets the water and nutrients it needs, without any of the additional impurities it doesn’t.

If you need help finding a garden hose water filter or dechlorinator, we would encourage you to call our customer service department at 1-888-801-PURE (7873.)

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