contaminants

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its rules regarding surface water treatment. Now, it’s going after different pathogens, like Giarda and Cryptosporidium, more aggressively.  These two microbes have been known to cause severe illness and sometimes death  and they are extremely resistant to chlorine based disinfection processes. The EPA is now recommending treating threatened water with […]

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No Clear Solution for Dirty Water

by wfnblog on December 6, 2012

When looking at lush landscapes filled with orchards and dairy farms, you may never imagine the tap water is undrinkable. Unfortunately, the people of Seville and Tooleville, California live with this every day.   Those lush orchards and dairy farms cause many of the drinking water problems in the area. Pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and animal […]

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Each of us is concerned about what we put into our bodies—whether it’s food, water, soda, or some other product. What we consume has a direct correlation to our health. Unhealthy food consumed over time can contribute to numerous health risks. Drinking sugar-filled soda all day can seriously impact our weight. For drinking water—something that […]

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A recent study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that bottled water contains chemical contaminants at levels routinely found in tap water. The findings are not new, however, as several recent studies have raised doubts about the image of bottled water as more pure than typical drinking water. The EWG study concluded, “Our tests […]

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