Drinking Water


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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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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A Grassroots Anti-Bottled Water Movement

by wfnblog on January 10, 2013


In Arlington, Virginia, a county board member is crusading to ban bottled water and plastic bags in his city. In his campaign, he will use the argument that it takes 17 million barrels of oil to produce bottled water each year. In Virginia, local municipalities cannot regulate or tax any product without first having General […]

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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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Climate Change and Water Quality

by wfnblog on December 28, 2012


By now, most of the world understands what climate change is. Formerly touted as “global warming,” we now know it’s much more than the Earth getting a tad warmer. After years of extensive testing and research, few can deny that our weather patterns are drastically changing. Many factors contribute to this, including fossil fuel use, […]

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The Truth about Tap Water

by wfnblog on December 27, 2012


It seems that no matter how hard municipalities work, people still spend tons of money on bottled water. The cost of bottled water is anywhere from 750- 2700 times more expensive than tap water, but chemically, it is no different than what usually comes from your faucet. In addition to bottled water being significantly more […]

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What’s A Pollutant?

by wfnblog on December 18, 2012


The word “pollutant” is common when discussing water filtration. Customers frequently want pollutants removed from their water for drinking, showering, and watering their plants. However, pollutants has become a catch-all word used to describe a complex situation. Water pollution or pollutants are terms used when undesirable elements, chemicals, sediment, and items show up at high […]

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How Can Gray Water Keep Landscapes Green

by wfnblog on December 18, 2012


Hearing the term ‘gray water’ might cause your stomach to turn a bit, but in Texas, it’s quickly becoming a great way to conserve clean drinking water. Gray water is the leftover tap water from bathtubs, showers, washing machines, and other “soapy” water used in the house. It should not contain serious contaminants. Water from […]

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Commercial Water Filters

by wfnblog on December 13, 2012


Do you ever wonder how restaurants usually have great water? They usually have a great filtration system! WaterFilters.Net offers a wide variety of commercial water filter systems to suit the needs of many different types of businesses.   Did you know that most offices also have filtration systems for their break rooms? Commercial water filtration […]

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