Drinking Water News You Need


Tomorrow marks another World Water Day, a day of action by world leaders and the general public on behalf of the millions throughout the world without clean drinking water. Established in 1993, World Water Day initiatives have exploded in the past several years, supported and amplified in large part by social media.  [In fact, if […]

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“In sub-Saharan Africa, it’s estimated that more than a billion people lack clean water to drink, causing illnesses that ripple through the African continent.” Water shortages in Africa, unfortunately, are not anything new.  But with a tragedy of this scale come several silver linings as companies and organizations partner to do the work or create […]

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Within this blog, we shy away from any inflammatory discussions involving politics.  If the efforts we make to help provide clean drinking water and education blend over into politics, we try to focus more on the power of bipartisanship.  So the video above from Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) should not be seen as an […]

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It’s safe to say that it’s been a brutal winter.  Record cold temperatures and snowfall have made life miserable for those living on the east coast and in the Midwest in particular.  While we all look forward to the coming of spring, there is one final kick from Old Man Winter that many of us […]

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Is it safe?  The question being asked by West Virginia residents after suffering through an unprecedented chemical spill would sound like a broken record, if the question were not so ominous and full of suffering. In the video above, you’ll learn about West Virginia residents suffering from rashes, headaches and flu-like symptoms after coming into […]

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Several weeks after the chemical spill in West Virginia, we’ve reached the unenviable point where people feel as though they need to take to the streets to demand clean drinking water. In the video above, West Virginia protesters cite anger at being forced to spend out of pocket for bottled water and in the overall […]

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With the recent drinking water crises, including the MCHM spill in West Virginia and E. Coli contamination in New York, it can be easy to forget that situations just as tragic continue to be common throughout much of the world.  One part of the world that has been suffering through a clean water crisis is […]

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Last week, we were among the many sharing and striving to help West Virginia residents still living with significant water contamination issues.  This week, The New York Times broke a story nearly as troubling. In the investigation, a corresponding video of which appears above, water samples from eight of twelve rooftop water towers (depended on […]

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So is the tap water in West Virginia safe to drink or not?  Two weeks after a chemical storage plant operated by Freedom Industries spilled 7,500+ gallons of MCHM – an industrial chemical used to separate coal from rock – into the drinking water supply, some tests indicate that water still may not be safe. […]

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It’s still scary.  The West Virginia water contamination incident.  While it may seem that most zones have been cleared, with tap water officially declared ‘safe,’ water quality issues – ranging from discoloration, to odor, to off-flavors – may last for quite some time.  And most frustrating about all of this, as we shared yesterday, is […]

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