Drinking Water

3 Steps To Keep Your Cabin’s Drinking Water Drinkable

by Tyler Ringeisen on March 13, 2014

Cabin getaways are those times where you can spend all day asking yourself truly important questions like, “how many fish will I catch today?” or “doesn’t this flower smell good?”  But unfortunately, more stressful questions can seep into our minds like “why does my water smell funny?” or “is my cabin’s drinking water OK to […]

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Starting this week, our customers in the West Virginia area will be shipped a free refrigerator water filter from Tier1, courtesy of our FridgeFilters.com store. Today, Minnesota State Representative Steve Drazkowski (R) and Minnesota State Senator Matt Schmit (D) visited our Zumbrota, MN warehouse to watch as some of the first packages of water filters […]

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Above are two of the rightfully angry questions being asked by West Virginia residents this week that are living through an unprecedented water contamination incident.  The most common questions being, of course, ‘when can I drink my tap water again?’ and ‘whose fault is this?’ Without speculating on blame, or unfortunately, when your tap water […]

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In early November of this year, Typhoon Haiyan roared through the southern portions of the Philippines, killing nearly 7,000 people.  Despite the ongoing pleas for help and supplies, not the least of which entails food and clean drinking water, the story of Haiyan relief seems to have fallen out of the minds of many Americans. […]

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Halloween changes things.  What would ordinarily be the house settling, the wind blowing or the loose screen door flapping suddenly transforms into all manners of evil trying to infiltrate your home. As scary as the forces outside your home can be, there are evil beasties more terrifying than Freddy, Jason and Leatherface combined.  And if […]

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Today, marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM.)  As noted on the NBCAM website, there have been great strides in both breast cancer awareness and treatment over the last twenty-five years. But as anyone that is or knows a breast cancer survivor can attest (full disclosure: I would fall into that latter […]

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Why did I choose to write up an acid rain update on a Monday?  Because it’s an important topic, but I’m not malicious enough to ruin your weekend. Why did I include an image of an adorable little bear cub, instead of say, a charred and decimated forest?  Again – I’m not malicious. It feels […]

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4 Drinking Water Tips To Avoid Back To School Headaches

by Tyler Ringeisen on September 5, 2013

Summer is coming to an end, which is always a sad time.  Until you realize that your kids are finally getting back to school – and getting out of your hair. But with back to school relief come back to school headaches, from rousing ‘just so tired’ kids out of bed – to becoming a […]

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If your refrigerator dispenses water, chances are it uses a water filter.  And if it’s been a long time since you’ve replaced it, the inside of it may be clogged with some of the gunk you see in the picture to your left.  And the crusty ice cubes below are likely an all too familiar image. […]

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How Do You Soak Up Radioactive Waste?

by wfnblog on January 16, 2013

When you think of radioactive waste (and hopefully, you don’t think about it often), you probably don’t think about the massive clean up efforts that happen for years after a disaster. In 2011, the Fukushima nuclear plants suffered severe damage from the earthquake and tsunami. The entire area is nearly a ghost town now due […]

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