April 25, 2019

Arsenic In Bottled Water What You Need To Know

The popularity of bottled water continues to grow, despite what we know about plastics and their harmful effects on our planet and our health. Because of convenience and perceived safety, bottled water is the go-to drink for many Americans. Now, there is concerning information about troubling […]
April 25, 2019

Lead Pipes: The Increasing Issue With Our Water Supply

As our water distribution system ages, and as various treatments cause chemical reactions, the incidence of lead leaching into our water supply is more and more common. As researchers from the American Chemical Society (ACS) announced, “More than 18 million people in the U.S. are currently […]
December 12, 2018

Pharmaceuticals In The Water Supply: How To Protect Yourself And Prevent Contamination

According to the Water Quality Association, pharmaceuticals are a contaminant of “emerging concern” in our water supply. Entering ground and surface water through various means, pharmaceuticals have been detected at small levels in the tap water supply of major metropolitan areas. While this has been an […]
November 29, 2018

Testing For Lead In Preschool and Day Care Water Supplies

Knowing how damaging exposure to lead can be for developing children, California has recently enacted legislation to test for lead in the water supplies for day care centers and preschools. This comes on the heels of a new law requiring testing in K-12 schools. The schools […]
September 14, 2018

PFAs: The New Worry In Water

We hear a lot about things like arsenic and lead in the water supply. But, in communities across the country, there’s an even more prevalent contaminant: PFAs. Short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoralykyl, PFAs have been around since the 1940s to make products resistant to grease, water, […]
September 14, 2018

Miami May Be Facing A Water Crisis

A recent story by Bloomberg News paints a grim picture of Miami’s water future. According to reporter Christopher Flavelle, not only are rising water levels threatening miles of coastline and some of the city’s most valuable real estate, there’s also the concern that the water supply […]
August 30, 2018

California Schools Are Testing For Lead In Water

WHY THIS IS AN ONGOING CONCERN Assembly Bill 746, which passed in January, has made it a requirement for all California public schools built before 2010 to have their water systems tested by July of next year. This was triggered by findings of unsafe lead levels […]
August 7, 2018

California Has A Water Crisis (And It’s Not The Drought)

In June, the Los Angeles Times published an editorial equating California’s water quality to that of a third world country. The Times wrote, “Many thousands of Californians can’t brush their teeth or take a shower, much less drink a glass of water from the tap, without […]
August 7, 2018

Arsenic In The Water – What Does It Mean?

Earlier this summer, the Sun Journal shared that the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention is now recommending that residents test their well water for arsenic at least every five years. Arsenic – most often found in well water, but also in municipal systems as […]