Water Quality


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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Water Filter Scams Are Only Funny When They Aren’t Real

by Mike Yanke on September 12, 2013


Last night’s episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia ended with Danny DeVito’s character Frank Reynolds launching a water filter scam. After spending the entire episode working residents into a lather over gun ownership rights, and profiting by investing in co-ownership of a gun shop beforehand, he goes on a local news program to warn […]

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How Often Should I Replace My Water Filter?

by Jamin Arvig on August 14, 2013


One of the most common questions my team hears from our customers is in regards to how frequently a water filter cartridge be changed. Whether it’s a standard sediment or carbon filter, refrigerator replacement filter or reverse osmosis membrane, every customer has one key priority in mind: How Long Will I Have Dependably Clean, Great […]

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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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Water is a High Priority in China

by wfnblog on January 7, 2013


China is a growing global power in many ways and they are not afraid to spend money to increase their presence and power in the world. The 2008 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies demonstrated that, if nothing else, the Chinese are precise, dedicated, and committed to the country’s cause. With a massive push to entice […]

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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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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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