Drinking Water News You Need: Drinking Water In Zero Gravity, Managing Water Quality With Zero Money & Fighting For Water With Zero Fluoride

by Mike Yanke on October 4, 2013


charity: water Vine VideoVine, a social app from Twitter where anyone can quickly shoot and share a six second video of themselves, can be a funny thing to master.  Oftentimes these short videos resemble little more than live action versions of the Tweets you try desperately to ignore.

There are notable exceptions, of course.  charity: water published a video earlier this year sharing how a villager in an impoverished area of India can gather her drinking water in six seconds – as opposed to four hours – since implementation of water taps in her village.  There is also anything by Alison Brie.Alison Brie on Vine

But one of our favorite examples comes from Jerome Jarre, dubbed the ‘unofficial king of Vine.’  In the video above, Jerome shows us in six seconds what happens when drinking water meets zero gravity.  It’s a fun way to start the weekend  – and a subtle reminder to check out the movie Gravity – opening this weekend.

In Other Drinking Water News:

Government Shutdown Impacts Florida Wildlife RefugesGovernment Shutdown Shuts Down Water Quality Scientists In Florida
So here’s why many of us need to clear our head with some of the Vine videos above or by checking out a movie this weekend.  The government shutdown, now looking to stretch into the weekend, is having an impact on nearly every part of our daily lives.  And that extends into water quality.

In Fort Myers, scientists conducting research on water quality and sea beds have found themselves locked out of the Tarpon Bay recreation area, while visitors are being locked out of the J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, pending a resolution of our government’s impasse.  We try to keep this forum agnostic when it comes to taking sides politically, but suffice to say, we are hoping along with the rest of you that this shutdown ends soon and amicably.

How Flooding Impacts Well Water Quality
With floods impacting parts of Colorado and Nebraska heavily over the last several months, residents have been forced to deal with a number of water quality issues.  As flood waters subside, no residents feel the sting more than those that rely on well water.  This article in the KearneyHub out of Nebraska reminds residents to test their well water, prior to relying on it as a source of drinking water, after any flooding.

Coca-Cola CEO Commits To Clean Drinking WaterWhat Coca-Cola Is Doing For Clean Drinking Water
In an article posted to LinkedIn, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent was blunt and upfront about the clean drinking water issues facing our world.  But rather than just summarize the problems most of us already know, Kent offered a solution by announcing Coca-Cola’s EKOCENTER program.  Unveiled at the Clinton Global Initiative, the EKOCENTER is a solar-powered water distiller than can transform dirty water into enough pure drinking water to hydrate 300 people daily.  Read more about this small but vital first step above.

Water Fluoridation Rejected in Davis, California
As the fluoridation debate continues, one city in California has opted out entirely.  In a 4-1 vote this week, the city council of Davis soundly rejected a proposal to add fluoride to the town’s drinking water supply.  Water fluoridation is a sensitive issue, with passionate debate from seemingly intelligent and well-meaning experts on both sides.  We’ll post more on this issue soon – but in the meantime – please feel free to leave your thoughts in a comment below.

Minnesota Farmer & Geologist Commits To Clean Water

Minnesota Farmer & Geologist Pushes For Clean Water
Apart from water fluoridation, agricultural run-off is one of the more common issues surrounding clean water that we face.  Perhaps no one is more aware of this than Jeff Broberg, a geologist and farmer in southeast Minnesota.  In this article by Star Tribune columnist Dennis Anderson, Broberg shares the challenges of balancing the care of profitable crops with the care of a sustainable planet.

Ohio Elementary School Students Commit to Clean Drinking Water

Ohio Children Commit To Clean Drinking Water
To commemorate World Water Monitoring Day, students at Mills Lawn Elementary in Ohio spent the day at YSI/Xylem, a 65-year-old local company that develops and manufactures water-monitoring equipment.  A blend of science and fun, the event was designed to teach the children about  local water issues, and the scarcity of this precious commodity throughout the world.  Hmmm, could there be a Future of Water scholarship winner somewhere in this bunch?

Pressure Gauge 0-100 PSI with Quarter Inch lower mount

Water Filtration Product Focus of the Week: Water Pressure Gauges

Seasonality and flooding are putting well water quality, and the need for consistent testing and filter changes, in sharp focus this month.  Whether you depend on well water in your cabin or in your home, one add-on you should strongly consider is a pressure gauge that measures PSI, like the one pictured to the left.

This gauge will provide you with a simple reminder when it’s time to change your well water filters.  When you see a 10 to 15 PSI loss in pressure, it’s time for a change.

If you are ready for a well water filter replacement, or are looking for more and better ways to keep your well water quality high, I would encourage you to give our customer service team a call at 1-888-801-7873 so they can help find the right products for your needs.

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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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Adam October 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Great article. I can’t believe the town actually voted against fluoridation. It is about time they didn’t get sucked in by the money, or maybe they just weren’t offering enough to dump the waste into the water which has to be later removed with an in home water filtration. This should be a standard in North America right now and it should be removed from all drinking water. Forcing this upon us is a crime.

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Anusha Thapar October 8, 2013 at 6:31 am

The average person will survive only a week at best without clean water, so it’s smart to plan ahead and pick a filtration system that best suits your needs. Its critically high time.

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