Drinking Water News You Need: West Virginia Drinking Water Safety Issues Continue, Relief Continues Pouring Into Philippines, Matt Damon Continues To Lead Clean Water Awareness and The Secret Ingredient to Brooklyn Bagels

by Mike Yanke on January 24, 2014


So is the tap water in West Virginia safe to drink or not?  Two weeks after a chemical storage plant operated by Freedom Industries spilled 7,500+ gallons of MCHM – an industrial chemical used to separate coal from rock – into the drinking water supply, some tests indicate that water still may not be safe.

One of the latest claims comes in the video above, featuring students from the University of South Alabama who spent a week in West Virginia testing the water.  Their findings are a bit troubling to say the least.

This week, we were happy to help our customers in West Virginia by sending them each a complimentary Tier1 refrigerator water filter to help them more quickly recover from this incident.  Our thanks go out to all of our customers for giving us the support we need to make this happen.

In Other Drinking Water News:

Clean Drinking Water For West VirginiaNew Yorkers Hand Deliver Clean Drinking Water To West Virginia
In one of the best displays of kindness we’ve seen in some time, three New Yorkers drove 12 hours to hand deliver 227 cases and more than 100 gallon bottles of water to West Virginians impacted by the recent chemical spill.  Read more about this display of the best in human nature in the Huffington Post article above.

ShelterBox Contaning Water Purification Equipment For PhilippinesOhio Rotary Club Members Contribute Relief to Philippines
While many of us focus on the water quality issues plaguing West Virginia, many in the Philippines are still struggling to find enough food and clean drinking water, in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.   That’s why this week we are happy to extend our thanks to Rotary Clubs of Lakewood and Rocky River in Ohio that have worked to donate several ShelterBoxes to Philippine residents, each equipped with survival equipment including, of course, water purification equipment.

Water.org Founders Matt Damon & Gary WhiteMatt Damon Shares How We Can Realistically Solve the World’s Water Crisis
“Can you imagine if we had a cure for HIV/AIDS and millions of people continue to perish because of the inability to deliver treatment? It would be outrageous. Yet, more than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related causes. Most of these illnesses and deaths can be prevented,” write Matt Damon and Gary White, founders of Water.org in the opinion piece above from CNN.  Within the article, Damon and White share the real-life, proven – and scalable – solutions their organization has used to save millions of lives.

Florida Citizens Demand Clean Water

Clean Drinking Water Saves Lives In More Ways Than One
There is far more to saving lives with clean drinking water than just digging a well for those in need.  In the Huffington Post article above, Dr. Idit Harel Caperton shares more on her trip to India with Jacqueline Lundquist, Chief Serendipity Officer for Water Health International, where she discovered that education on water quality and hygiene is just as powerful a tool for saving lives.

Florida Citizens Demand Clean Water
This week, environmental activists in Florida rallied support for the statewide campaign, Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration.  See photos and images from the rally in the story above.

What Makes Brooklyn Bagels So Good? (Hint: Clean Water)
How does The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. distinguish itself from other, some may say lesser, New York bagel franchises?  Per a recent press release, the company shares more about its proprietary water treatment technology that ‘Brooklynizes’ any water – making it Brooklyn Bagel ready.  The Metro West Daily News shares more in the story above.

WaterFilters.NET In The News:

KSTP Shares Our Commitment To West Virginia Customers
Thanks to KSTP in the Twin Cities for sharing more on our initiative this week to bring clean drinking water back into West Virginia homes by sending one free refrigerator water filter out to our customers in the area.  Read more in Jennie Olson’s article above.

Water Filtration Product of the Week: Food Service Water Filters

Ultratec Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration SystemThis week, we sent a free refrigerator water filter to West Virginia residents to help bring clean drinking water back into their homes.

But the chemical spill and water contamination incident hit more than just homes.  Many West Virginia restaurants also found themselves at the mercy of MCHM as they were unable to serve clean drinking water their customers until given the all clear.  For these businesses, replacing any water filters used in their establishments is just as critical as it is for homeowners.

At WaterFilters.NET, we are proud to offer several types of water filters and filtration systems for food service applications, from water filter replacement cartridges by brands like Everpure, to the Ultratec reverse osmosis system to the left.

If you are a restaurant owner in West Virginia or anywhere throughout the country that needs to swap out your water filters, or are ready to invest in a new water filtration system, please feel free to call our customer service team for help at 1-888-801-PURE(7873).

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Mike Yanke

Mike Yanke

Mike Yanke is the Content Manager at WaterFilters.NET, and leads development of the content found on this blog, in addition to much of the marketing strategy for the organization. Mike's posts focus on how clean drinking water touches our live holistically, whether in the news we read, our interests and hobbies or how we care for everyone that lives in our home. As such, much of the content Mike develops features round-ups of water focused news, home brewing tips and profiles of those living under his roof, including his well-hydrated pet, Clark the Clean Water Dog. Mike has been a Certified Water Specialist, recognized by the Water Quality Association, since 2014.

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