If you can decontaminate drinking water, you have the power to end human suffering on a global scale.  This is the inspired realization that flashed  before Ken Puzey, a Vermont engineer, after a recent humanitarian mission to Haiti. click to continue reading


Demineralized Water[What do you know about H20?  That’s the tagline attached to Drinking Water Week, an occasion launched by the American Water Works Association more than 35 years ago in an effort to bring water professionals closer to the communities they serve.

At WaterFilters.NET, we adhere to this mantra every day, by ensuring we have the right water professionals on-hand to answer tough questions put forth by customers like you in communities throughout the world.  These questions are oftentimes answered on this blog or directly through our customer service line at 1-888-801-PURE.

To formally recognize the meaning and importance of Drinking Water Week, we’re revisiting the post below by our Customer Service manager JoAnne Cluth.  click to continue reading


Only one percent of the world’s water is safe to drink.  As our climate changes, unfortunately, this could represent a peak.

In the video above, Rachel Schoutsen from The Weather Network hears from Ryan Ness, Senior Manager of Research and Development with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.  Ness shares more on how climate change can hit our Great Lakes especially hard, leading to rising temperatures, stronger storms – and declining water levels.

In the corresponding article, Ness also shares what we can do to help reverse this trend, from Ness trapping water in raingardens or rain barrels or shifting to more environmentally friendly landscaping methods. click to continue reading


How Air Pollution Affects Water Quality

by admin on May 1, 2014

Clean Air & Clean Water Are ConnectedEarth is a closed system, which means that the same water we see today is the same water that has been on our planet all along.

In other words, the same water that fell as rain droplets on the face of your great-grandfather or filled in the footprints of a Tyrannosaurus Rex is still with us today.

But while the water is the same, it’s not quite the same. For billions of years, elements on the planet Earth have been changed by nearly everything they have come into contact with – and for the last few decades – this includes the pollution and waste put off by man. click to continue reading

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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. click to continue reading


What Is The Cost of Bottled Water?

[Did you know that, by the gallon, bottled water costs more than gasoline?

To celebrate Earth Day, we’re revisiting the post below sharing just how much you can save when you cut back on plastic water bottles.  This doesn’t mean you should give up on clean drinking water, just that maybe there’s an alternative to get the same great tasting water in a way that’s better for the environment and more affordable!

Check out the post below and be sure to come back tomorrow for a mid-week edition of our Drinking Water News!]

Let’s say that a 20 ounce bottle of water costs about $1.50.  click to continue reading

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WaterFilters.NET CEO Jamin Arvig Accepts Progress MN AwardThe Progress Minnesota awards, presented by Finance & Commerce magazine, was established – in the words of the publication – to “recognize those individuals and companies who are driving business and industrial growth and economic development in Minnesota in unique and innovative ways.”

Those companies that are lucky enough to win this award have proof of their impact on the job creation, business development and economic health of the state of Minnesota.  Last week, your purchases at WaterFilters.NET helped our company to be recognized and honored with this award.  [Just up and to the left, in fact, is yours truly being presented our Progress Minnesota plaque at last week’s award ceremony.]

In sharing news about our company in the past, whether it be announcing awards, community outreach programs or charitable efforts, I’ve always tried to ensure that the real focus is on customers like you.  click to continue reading


KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana
As municipal water supplies become more subject to spring contamination (think – snow runoff, decaying organic matter) you may hear more news stories using the phrase ‘chlorine burnout.’  So what exactly is chlorine burnout and what do you need to know about it?

Essentially, this refers simply to a system-wide flushing of chlorine through a city’s water system.  The story above from NBC affiliate KPLC in Louisiana provides a nice overview of ‘chlorine burnout’ and its potential side effects, including more prominent chlorine taste and odor.

While chemical smells and flavor associated with water filtration plant maintenance are largely harmless, you may not want to taste or smell chlorine as you re-hydrate.  click to continue reading

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Chef Sarah Bogan - Clean Food AdvocateLast year, we were lucky enough to interview Chef Sarah Bogan of Whisking Apprentice – a culinary school dedicated to fighting obesity in America.  In addition to her work at the school, Bogan is working to launch the television series Surviving on Stamps, where she will help families on food stamps learn how to eat healthy on any budget.

We were lucky enough to see the first mini-episode this week and thought it would be a great time to revisit our interview with Sarah, below.  We encourage you to learn more about Sarah’s mission in the following post and to watch the first mini-episode of Surviving on Stamps here. click to continue reading


Beer is 90% water.  The balance of its ingredients, specifically hops and barley, are at constant supply risk in the event of any water shortage.  And those water shortages are becoming more common.  As such, the beer and brewing industry has long been out-front on issues related to water sustainability.

In honor of today being National Beer Day, we share the video above posted by CNBC.  Within, you’ll learn how MillerCoors has helped save 400 million gallons of water in just over three years through more sustainable business practices.  You’ll also learn how MillerCoors experts are helping barley farmers in Colorado, who depend on snow melt for 85% of their water, implement more sustainable business practices to help them make it through times like now where this source of water is in much shorter supply. click to continue reading