Drinking Water News You Need: charity: water, Matt Damon & Surfers Continue to Fight For Clean Water, Ohio & Louisiana Towns Try To Solve Water Quality Issues and Algae Blooms Push Out Annual Polar Plunge

by Mike Yanke on January 3, 2014

“Water changes everything” – charity: water

Over the last several years, WaterFilters.NET has been proud to support and partner with charity: water by offering a portion of our profits to its mission.  The results of this financial support can be seen in the Ethiopian villages of May Shintro and Mai Gudguad, both of which are now blessed to have wells pumping clean water.

We are proud to share anything new from charity: water, but the video above is truly something.  charity: water’s mission helps to bring clean water to communities in remote parts of the world, many of which have never had a clean water source within miles.  This mission is accomplished primarily by digging and helping to maintain wells.

But what happens when the equipment used to dig the wells can’t even reach the community it’s trying to help?  The answer is something truly amazing.  See for yourself above – and remember – that every purchase you make at WaterFilters.NET helps to support stories just like this.

In Other Drinking Water News:

Actor & Water.org co-Founder Matt DamonMatt Damon Helps Ensure You Don’t Take Drinking Water For Granted
This month, actor Matt Damon appears on the cover of Men’s Health, with a corresponding article discussing more about his work with Water.org, a charity he co-founded.  As a supplement to this article, Men’s Health Live podcast co-host Peter Moore shares more about what he saw during a recent mission to India with Damon.  Find a link to this podcast above.
100K World Water Day

Waves For Water & Hurley H2O Partner For World Water Day
In an incredible endeavor, surf brand Hurley and surf-based water charity Waves for Water are teaming for the largest single-day water relief effort in history, 100K World Water Day, on March 22.  The goal is to bring clean water to 100,000 people in one day by delivering and distributing water filtration units to parts of five countries in need – Brazil, Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia and Nicaragua.  Learn more about this endeavor, and how you can help, in the press release above shared by Shop-Eat-Surf.

Household Water Filters in Haiti

Household Water Filters Installed in Haitian Villages
Next week, volunteers from Columbia, Missouri will work with local Haitians from two villages to build household water filters for in-need residents, reports the Missourian.  For some villagers, this represents the first time clean filtered water has ever been available in their homes.  See more of the positive impact household water filters can have on a community in the story above.

Towns in Ohio & Louisiana Trying to Deal With Drinking Water Taste & Odor Issues
For the last several weeks, residents in Columbus, Ohio have been dealing with foul odors and flavors in their drinking water, despite the lack of contaminants found by officials working with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.  Town officials are hoping that a $600,000 investment in carbon-based water treatment equipment will help finally put this issue to rest.

Meanwhile, staring next week, the city of Shreveport, Louisiana will begin using a free chlorine to help disinfect its clean water system.

In both cases, officials urge that drinking water is perfectly safe for consumption, despite the presence of flavor or odor issues.  If you live in either area and are looking for water filters or filtration equipment that can help to reduce these issues in your home, I encourage you to call our customer service department at 1-888-801-PURE for helping in finding a system that meets your needs.

Demand for Water Treatment Equipment Grows Strongly
With the drinking water stories we read and share weekly, it should be no surprise that worldwide demand for water treatment equipment continues to rise sharply.  In fact, Cleveland, Ohio-based market research firm predicts that global demand for water treatment equipment will grow nearly 7% by 2017, making it a 53.4 billion dollar industry.  Check out a breakdown of water treatment demand stats in the article above.

Water Quality Stories Continue to Appear in Annual ‘Most Popular’ Round-Ups
Last week, we shared how water quality issues shaped some of the top news stories in Florida in 2013.  This week, Brownwood, Texas and Dickinson, Iowa have joined Florida in naming water quality concerns as among the top stories they reported on in the past year.

What Happens To Your Body During A Polar PlungeAlgae Bloom Delays Annual & Insane Polar Plunge
A New Year’s Day tradition in Vancouver – the polar bear dip – was postponed earlier this week due to a potentially sickening blue-green algae bloom.  For those that are not familiar with polar dips or plunges, this entails a group of the few, the crazy and the brave that jump into an icy cold body of water in the depths of winter.  For those intrigued, check out this ABC News story that shares what happens to your body when you take that dip.

WaterFilters.NET In The News:

WaterFilters.NET CEO Jamin ArvigWaterFilters.NET CEO Shares What It Takes To Achieve Record Growth
This year marked WaterFilters.NET’s fifth straight year on the Inc. 5000, an achievement we never could have made without the support of each and every customer.  This week, our CEO Jamin Arvig shares what he believes it takes to become one of the country’s fastest growing companies in the article above.

Water Filtration Product of The Week: Trojan UV Whole House Water Filter System

Trojan UV Max IHS12-D4 Integrated Home UV Water Filter SystemPictured to the left, the Trojan UV Max IHS12-D4 Integrated Home UV Water Filtration System is a beast of a system that will make nearly any concerns you have with your drinking water quality a thing of the past.

Equipped with UV technology, this system will virtually eliminate sediment, chlorine, bacteria, viruses and cysts.  If you pull your drinking water from a private well, this system represents one of the more wise investments you can make for your home.

If you are a well water user and are interested in this system, I encourage you to call our customer service department to answer any questions you may have prior to ordering at 1-888-801-PURE.  Of course, this type of system is not necessary for every type of home.  By connecting with our customer service department before you buy, we’ll ensure you get the water filters or system that best meet your needs and budget!

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