This information appeared in the Wilmington, North Carolina Star News. Article by Vaughn Hagerty on June 7, 2017 entitled "Toxin Taints CFPUA Drinking Water: The utility cannot filter out a … [Read More...] about Utility Cannot Filter Out This Dangerous Toxin
Good Afternoon Everyone, I know, I have asked this question before, in different ways, and usually to highlight a contamination issue somewhere in this the greatest country on God’s green earth. But, it wasn’t God who contaminated so much of our drinking water. I ask the question if you are sure about your water, because… [Read More…] about Are You Sure The Water Coming From Your Tap is Safe to Drink?
Good Morning Everyone, Atlanta residence experienced a water scare yesterday. Not just drinking water, but water for all personal uses. The city issued a “boil water advisory” to certain sections of the city following a power outage at a pump station causing a water outage or low pressure, according to a statement by Atlanta Mayor… [Read More…] about Atlanta Boil Water Advisory
Good Morning everyone, Well, just as I have been lamenting the old, U.S. water infrastructure, so badly in need of repair or replacement and the huge cost associated, along comes the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017. This act, signed by President Trump, increases the amount available to for EPA water infrastructure loans to $1.5 Billion.… [Read More…] about Help For Our Water Infrastructures
Hello again, Don here, I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to share some of the information I have gleaned over the years about our water, to encourage friends, and readers of this blog, to learn about the water that is coming into their homes. It began, for me, when I was an FBI… [Read More…] about Water As A Weapon – Part 2
Good Morning everyone, I am encouraged, almost daily, to read about more interest and understanding about drinking water and that more and more people are showing interest in filtering their water. And it is no wonder, with the increasing instances of contamination cropping up around the U.S. Like the football invective, “After further review,” our… [Read More…] about Water As A Weapon – Part 1
Good Morning Everyone, Much has been written (a lot of it by me) about the wisdom of purchasing and consuming bottled water. I know, I have written quite a lot about bottled water. I thought I would give it a rest for a while, but when I saw this article, I really wanted you to… [Read More…] about If You Are Re-Using a Plastic Water Bottle – Stop
Probably most people reading this blog about clean, safe drinking water and the contaminants that continually threaten it, are familiar with the Flint, Michigan lead contamination and it’s unfortunate aftermath. You might recall that on January 16, 2016, President Obama declared a federal emergency for the city of Flint, over that contamination. About a year… [Read More…] about Is there a Drinking Water Crisis in the U.S.?
Unsafe Levels of Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water of 33 States In today’s article I am focusing on a Harvard University study of toxic chemicals. Chemicals are just one category of contaminants sometimes found in drinking water. Other categories are: PHYSICAL – such as sediments or organic material suspended in the water of lakes,… [Read More…] about Unsafe Levels of Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water of 33 States
Martin Luther King, Jr., drew thousands of people to his rallies and talks. He did not go around telling people what to do or listen to me.” I have the answers,” or “I hope we can do this.” No, he just told people what he believed. He gave his inspiring “I have a Dream” speech,… [Read More…] about Dreams and Safe, Clean Drinking Water – Wait, What?
Too Much Contamination – Too Little Reporting -2 Yesterday I referred to A New York Times article by Jacey Fortin. As I began writing, I strayed from the article and gave some of my own thoughts on the subject. Not wanting to leave you with a longer report, I decided to break it into 2… [Read More…] about Too Much Contamination – Too Little Reporting – 2
Too Much Contamination; Not Enough Reporting I found this recent article in the New York Times authored by Jacey Fortin on May 4, 2017. Mr. Fortin’s research focuses on the reporting of drinking water contamination in the U.S. I believe that more information regarding the dangers of chemicals and pathogens in our drinking water, generally,… [Read More…] about Too Much Contamination – Not Enough Reporting
Bottled Water; A Scam? Good Morning Everyone, I came across this article I thought many might be interested in if you are wondering what is going on with the bottled drinking water resurgence. The article was originally published by “Business Insider” on May 3, 2017 and authored by Erin Brodwin. “Across the globe, people drink… [Read More…] about Bottle Water – A Scam?
Americans spend millions of dollars each year on home water treatment units. According to the Water Quality Association, more than 4 of 10 Americans use a home water treatment unit of one kind or another. The units range from simple pitcher pour through units costing about $20.00 to sophisticated reverse osmosis costing hundreds of dollars.… [Read More…] about Drinking Water Filters and You
I began this blog because I have a passion for learning about drinking water issues in the U.S. and informing consumers of issues that affect health and aesthetics (taste, odor, clarity). Many people will be surprised about the aesthetics effect. But, I had a personal experience that made it clear to me that taste is… [Read More…] about Your Guide to Safe, Clean Drinking Water
My name is Don Sloan. I have a passion. It is against contaminated, unclean and unsafe water. I will go further and say that I want safe, clean water that is not only good for my family, but actually tastes great. I decided to get the word out through a blog (as so many others… [Read More…] about Retired FBI Agent Fights For Safe, Clean Drinking Water
I believe there are some truly miracles happening in our day. Secrets held by this earth have been and are being gradually uncovered. We have been witnessing these “miracles” for centuries now. Many may not see this development as miracles; but I do. I also believe there is much more to be discovered; and it… [Read More…] about More Dangerous Chemicals in our Drinking Water
If you are following my blog, or have read other articles I have written here, then you know that I follow drinking water contamination issues around the U.S. as much as I can. My previous articles chronicle many different and dangerous contaminants from chemicals to microbes, from natural disasters to accidental to deliberate sabotaging our… [Read More…] about Millions of Americans May be Drinking Unsafe Levels of These Chemicals
Security, Colorado is just south of Colorado Springs. The water system there serves about 80,000 customers and is just one of 63 areas nationwide where chemicals, widely used to fight petroleum fires, have been measured at levels the EPA deems dangerous. This is was reported in an article in the Denver Post authored by Bruce… [Read More…] about Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) Found in Security, Colorado drinking water
What Are Perfluorinated Chemicals? And how do they effect human health? I am past being surprised when I read about another drinking water contamination issue somewhere in the U.S. There are plenty of them to learn about for someone like me who is interested in and has a passion for informing people about these incidents… [Read More…] about What Are Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs)
My last report was about the wonderful effectiveness of the “Solid Carbon Block” filter for removing or reducing the widest range of contaminants. That report was a little lengthy, and I wanted to make sure you did not miss some of the important points about this amazing filter. Let me say that “Solid Carbon Block”… [Read More…] about Solid Carbon Block Filters – 2
Multipure Science » Carbon Block Filters Tuesday Oct 25th, 2016 Carbon Block Filters Drinking water pollution comes from many sources. Surface water can become contaminated with agricultural runoff, community landfills, and hazardous waste from manufacturing byproducts. Groundwater can become contaminated from gasoline and MTBE leaks from underground storage tanks, or from the injection of hazardous… [Read More…] about Carbon Block Filters
Poll reveals uncertainty over safety of US water supply I have written several times about the potential for water contamination in any water supply system at any time. Contaminated water is a fact and it appears that about half of Americans are concerned about the safety of our water supply. I believe that many of… [Read More…] about Is Our Water Supply Safe?
Contaminants in Drinking Water In most of my previous posts I have been writing about contaminants in our drinking water, how they get there, what health concern they cause and what is government and industry are doing to keep us safe. Flint, Michigan Recent Example of Serious Water Contamination I have reported about the many… [Read More…] about My Top Water Filter Choice
What is Fracking? “Fracking,” also known as “hydraulic fracturing,” and ‘fracturing” is a well stimulation process where a mixture of water, sand, some chemicals and possibly other material are injected by high pressure through well casings deep into the earth to break up rock formations in order to release petroleum and natural gas. Fracking has… [Read More…] about Does “Fracking” Affect My Drinking Water?
Contaminants of Concern: 20k Miles of Impaired Rivers in Pennsylvania, Neurotoxin in Antarctic Sea Today’s article is actually two articles because, although short, they contain information that affects many. Here is the first and it’s not good news: “All 347 miles of the Susquehanna River were listed as impaired for fish consumption, and a four-mile… [Read More…] about 20,000 Miles of Impaired Rivers in Pennsylvania
Each day I search for drinking water contamination issues around the U.S. Nearly each day I find information reporting that somewhere there is an issue, crisis, or some important information about a contaminant that is making the news. For example, the past two posts were about the chemical Chromium-6, which is known to have adverse… [Read More…] about Corrosive Groundwater Found in 25 States
Good Morning. Last post I talked a little bit about who Erin Brockovich is and what she has to do with chromium-6. I wrote that article because chromium-6 is back in the news today, and in a fairly significant way. In an article by Susan Scutti, CNN, it is pointed out that dangerous levels of… [Read More…] about Is There Chromium-6 in My Drinking Water?
For those of you old enough to remember, in 2000 a popular movie starring Julia Roberts was released. The movie was titled simply “Erin Brockovich.” So, who was Erin Brockovich, you may ask? Erin Brockovich worked for a law firm in the small California town of Hinkley. The movie centers around Pacific Gas and Electric… [Read More…] about Who Is Erin Brockovich and What Is Chromium-6
I decided to write this in two parts to keep them shorter for your reading pleasure. Mr. Rice continues regarding chlorine and it’s byproducts. “In addition, while it may be easy to reduce the level of chlorine from drinking water with a carbon filter, not all carbon filters are able to treat chloramines or many… [Read More…] about Alvin Rice on Chlorine in Drinking Water – Part 2
From an article by Alvin Rice, CEO and co-founder of Multipure International. I recently updated my Blog site and as matter of fact it is not 100% complete, but is ready to go. I am back to posting some articles and information to inform you of the latest news, incidents, changes and things I think… [Read More…] about Is the Chlorine in My Drinking Water Safe to Drink?
New York Times article, September 7, 2016 “With Nod to Flint, Senate weighs $9B Water Infrastructure Bill” A note from Don: – I have talked about the U.S. water supply and treatment infrastructure before. In short…it is in trouble. Our water treatment infrastructure is old and in serious disrepair, so say the experts. And, it… [Read More…] about Water Infrastructure Bill
Ways to Help[ You Drink More Water But, make it filtered water for best health I have been talking about the importance and wisdom of filtering our drinking water. There is a lot of information out there about our health and some simple things we can do that will help to keep us healthier. One… [Read More…] about 13 Ways to Drink More Water
Good Morning, If you have been reading my previous articles and have signed up for my free mini course (on the right side of this blog), you are probably ready to purchase a drinking water filter. It will be one of the best purchase you can make. Today, I am giving you a break from… [Read More…] about President Theodore Roosevelt
As you know by now, I have been recommending, for a long time, that everyone filter their drinking water. I certainly was not the first to recommend filtering. The company I purchased my water filter from has been manufacturing water treatment devices for over 40 years, in the same city. However, the case for filtering… [Read More…] about A Case For Filtering Your Drinking Water
So, facts and the evidence have convinced you that filtering your drinking water is the best way to protect your family from water born diseases, both from microbes and chemicals. You want to find the best filter for your family. Where do you start? What questions should you ask companies and marketers? I have told… [Read More…] about What Questions Should You Ask?
CONTAMINATION ISSUES OF MOST CONCERN We have talked a lot about contaminants that get into our drinking water in so many ways. People have asked me what they need o be concerned about. Here are some of the most widespread contaminants causing consumer concern: DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS (DBPs) Water treatment facilities, as part of cleaning water… [Read More…] about Contaminants of Concern
The U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA), regulates and monitors U.S. drinking water supplies. The EPA does not regulate or monitor drinking water from private wells. If you have a well as the source of your drinking water, your water is not monitored or regulated by the EPA. It would be a good idea to have it… [Read More…] about Drinking Water Industry Standards
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Clean Water Act The U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act was passed in 1974, yet we continue to see contaminated drinking water in the news. The safety of our drinking water is on people’s minds. And no wonder. Accidental contamination, intentional polluting, mistakes , as in Flint, Michigan, fraud and… [Read More…] about Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Water Act
Good Morning and it’s Wednesday Here is my next article about tap water. I am reporting information from an article by Andrew Postman, dated January 05, 2016, entitled: The Truth About Tap Don – Lots of people think drinking bottled water is safer. Is it? With all of the recent information about tap water being… [Read More…] about More on Tap vs. Bottled Water
Water Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday, Today’s article focuses on bottled water (again) and its cost compared with water direct from our tap, as supplied by our local supplier. I found an article in MSN.com that focused on Saving Money at the Grocery Store. The very first way to save money at the grocery… [Read More…] about More on Bottled Water
Welcome to Monday. I hope it was a great weekend for you. I have explained the importance of certification when it comes to water filers as all water filters are not created equal. NSF, a global health organization that tests and certifies many different health related products, including water filters, and is an organization that… [Read More…] about More About NSF
Good Morning, I thought I would give you a break today from our investigation of water, and instead throw out some quotes that I like. I have a lot of them and will post a page or two of them from time to time to break things up a little bit. So here you go. … [Read More…] about Time Out For Some Quotes
Hello, and welcome to my drinking water blog. This is part 3 of my 3 part post on water filters, what they do and a review of one filter and its manufacturer. My Passion I am passionate about this. I am passionate about informing people about drinking water and what might be in your water… [Read More…] about Water Filters And What They Do – Part 3
And Why You Should Be Filtering Your Drinking Water Good Morning everyone and welcome back to our discussion of drinking water filters. Last time we talked about how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigates contaminants to our drinking water, the contaminant’s effect on our health, and a minimum safe level of a contaminant in… [Read More…] about Water filters and What They Do – Part 2
Good Morning and I hope you had a great weekend. I said in my last post that this next one would focus on filters and what they do, especially when concerned for drinking water filters. I also said I will be reviewing one filter that I am particularly impressed with, and settled on as my… [Read More…] about Water Filters And What They Do
How We can Have Clean, Safe, Usable Water During an Emergency or Natural Disaster? Most people in the U.S. and many other countries have come to expect safe, clean drinking water on demand. We don’t think much about it. We justt expect it to be there when we want it or need it. Unless you… [Read More…] about Safe Water in Natural Disaster or Emergency situations
The Elk River Chemical Spill Charleston, WV area January 9, 2014 MCMH (I won’t spell out what the letters stand for), was released from a Freedom Industries facility, near Charleston, West Virginia, into the Elk River. Following the spill, About 300,000 residents in 9 counties were without access to potable water. Crude MCHM is a… [Read More…] about Elk River, West Virginia Chemical Spill
Hello and Good Morning, Here is an article I found from Water Technology. I know that many people have asked the question: “Why does my water smell (taste) so bad?” I have told you about my experience with the taste issue and how it led to filtering my water at home. I thought knowing these… [Read More…] about Causes of 6 Common Taste and Odor Water Issues
Good Morning Everyone, Last time we talked about the bottled water explosion and how companies are bottling and selling billions of gallons of water every year. Those billions of gallons translate into billions of dollars in revenue divided between several bottled water companies. The numbers conclude that per 16 oz. bottle, which is how most… [Read More…] about Bottled Water – Part 2
Not too long ago my wife and I began purchasing bottled water for convenience and because the water supplied to our home by the public water utility, tasted awful. We had long used bottled water on an occasional basis, probably like many people do. I remember when bottled water first began appearing for sale on… [Read More…] about Bottled Water More Expensive Than Gasoline?
Good Morning, It is Saturday. I thought I would add a quick post, as I want to stay consistent in providing, what I hope you see as quality, helpful information you can use to keep your family safe and healthy. Here are a few thoughts and insights I jotted down and thought I would share;… [Read More…] about A Few Drinking Water Facts
Hello again, Don here, I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to share some of the information I have gleaned over the years about our water, to encourage friends, and readers of this blog, to learn about the water that is coming into their homes. It began, for me, when I was an FBI… [Read More…] about Water As A Weapon
Good Morning everyone, I am encouraged, almost daily, to read about more interest and understanding about drinking water and that more and more people are showing interest in filtering their water. And it is no wonder, with the increasing instances of contamination cropping up around the U.S. Like the football invective, “After further review,” our… [Read More…] about Water as a Weapon – Part 1
WHAT IS NSF? Welcome Back, If you have read my previous blog posts, or signed up and read my free mini course lessons, you have probably noticed that I mention NSF. I did briefly explain what NSF does, but the NSF certification of products is so important for you, the consumer, that I thought I… [Read More…] about What is NSF?
INTERESTING WATER FACTS Some of the water you are drinking might have been around at the same time as dinosaurs It is recommended you drink around 2.5 quarts of water a day. Are you drinking enough? Most tap water contains some form of fluoride Fluoride in water is said to be good for dental health… [Read More…] about Interesting Water Facts
Martin Luther King, Jr., drew thousands of people to his rallies and talks. He did not go around telling people what to do or what needed to change in America. He just told people what he believed. He gave his inspiring “I have a Dream” speech, not the “I have a plan” speech, or “I… [Read More…] about Dreams and Safe Clean Water – What?
July 29, 2016 Flint, Michigan water crisis – The Fallout (From a Detroit Free Press article) A special investigator for the Michigan Attorney General’s Office said six state employees who were criminally charged Friday hid and manipulated data last summer that showed a change in drinking water sources was poisoning people here (Flint). I won’t… [Read More…] about Flint, Michigan Water Crisis – The Fallout
Part 2 – Flint Water Crisis This crisis, where as many as 8,000 children under age 6 were exposed to unsafe levels of lead after a budget-cutting decision to switch drinking water sources, may be the most serious contamination threat facing the U.S. water supplies. But it certainly not the only one. I will be… [Read More…] about Part 2 – Flint Water Crisis
Flint, Michigan, April 2014 – April 2016 What to Know About the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis Some of the information in this post was gleaned from Wikipedia and other news and information sources. This is just an overview. There are many interesting and important details I will not take your time to chronicle. In April,… [Read More…] about The Flint, Michigan Water Crisis
Hi, it’s Don again, I told you last time I would be explaining some about the Flint, Michigan drinking water crisis. and crisis it was. First, here is some important information for those of you who may leave a bottle of water in a car during hot weather. Here is the scoop. Until recently, there… [Read More…] about Be Careful of Bottles of Water left in a Hot Car
Okay, happy to report that the THC scare in Hugo, Colorado drinking water is over. After laboratory testing of main wells, there is no THC and the water is safe according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Further, a chemist, with experience testing THC has advised that THC in concentrated levels in water is not possible… [Read More…] about Hugo, Colorado Water Determined Safe
You think you have seen it all, but there is always something to come along that surprises. This surprise was not very pleasant for a small Colorado town name Hugo. Residents of Hugo are still wondering how and why their water supply may have been contaminated with THC. Yep, the same THC that is present… [Read More…] about THC in Town’s Drinking Water?
I just saw this article on the Internet and was surprised, yet, not so much. Quality control in bottles used for water, or any other consumable product is so important. L.L. Bean certainly had no fore knowledge of how the bottles were manufactured. They are a great company. However, since the bottles are sold through… [Read More…] about Article – Lead in L.L. Bean Children’s Water Bottles
People Vs. Water. That may sound like people battling swift river water in rafts or canoes or swimming. That certainly could be a description of people battling water. But in this case the battle is not so much physical or immediately dangerous to life, but none the less a battle or war where we don’t… [Read More…] about How Safe and Clean is your Drinking Water?