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Mapping A Contamination Crisis

Friday, June 30, 2017 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Water Safety



While the ease and convenience of modern chemical and industrial compounds improve our daily lives, there is a cost to not only to the environment, but also to consumers. Add to that the current US Government’s disengagement with policies and procedures for protecting its’ citizens, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Fortunately, there is still third-party, independent research and reporting that is available to concerned citizens. Recently, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) posted an online interactive map to help locate those communities that are contaminated with toxic chemicals.  “Mapping A Contamination Crisis” is a collaboration between the EWG and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northwestern (IL) to provide “federal drinking water data and information on all publicly documented cases of PFAS pollution from manufacturing plants, military air bases, civilian airports and fire training sites.”

“PFCs – highly fluorinated toxic chemicals, also known as PFASs, that have been linked to cancer, thyroid disease, weakened immunity and other health problems  – continues to expand with no end in sight,” states the EWG. In fact, the EPA has established health advisories for these contaminants so that local and state officials can take actions to protect citizens.

According to an article in PRWEB dated September 2, 2016, “the myriad uses of PFCs are major contributors to their widespread danger. Used in both food packaging as well as a large assortment of products designed to be resistant to heat, oil, grease, and water, these chemicals have been found in higher-than-recommended concentrations in 33 of the 50 states in the country. And because it can take years for the human body to dispose of PFCs once ingested, people are prone to PFC accumulation and increased chances of negative health effects. Furthermore, the EHP study finds that young children exposed to these contaminants are more likely to suffer from decreased levels of immunity against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, and influenza, even with prior vaccination.”

The actions taken by your local water authority are necessary and beneficial. Despite this, wouldn’t you want to take any actions yourself that would prevent the ingestion of PFCs? In fact, the Minnesota Department of Health determined in 2008 that “the use of carbon block filters were effective in treating the presence of PFCs (which include the aforementioned perfluoroalkyl substances as well as perfluorooctanoic acids, perfluorooctane sulfanate, perfluorobutanoic acids, and other perfluoro- chemicals) in drinking water. And because carbon block filters treat the presence of PFCs through the action of physiochemical adsorption, increasing the surface area and density of the filter medium dramatically increases its effectiveness while also compensating for some of the drawbacks of granular activated carbon (GAC) and RO filtration methods.”

In simpler terms: Water2Drink believes using a solid carbon block water filtration system such as a Multipure Drinking Water System “offers a vastly greater carbon surface area to filter PFCs, without the propensity for channeling that affects GAC. This makes them an ideal point-of-use filtration method to treat PFCs.”

Water2Drink.com encourages you to visit the link above to the interactive EWG map, and to study the effects of PFCs in your local water supply. Remember, if you don’t filter your water, YOU become the filter! 

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Bad Science

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News



An outstanding new documentary aired tonight on PBS. “Nova: Poisoned Water,” outlines the water delivery system to our homes and businesses, and it uses the water disaster in Flint, MI as “a cautionary tale.” You can also find the program at this link.

To recap, the Flint, MI water crisis of 2014 began when the city switched its water supply from Lake Huron, to the #Flint River. However, chemical reactions between the river water and the lead pipes that delivered Flint’s water caused the pipes to corrode and eventually leach lead into the drinking water supply, thereby poisoning the water throughout the city. The #leadcontamination was found and exposed by a Virginia Tech researchers such as Marc Edwards, who also gained national attention in Washington, DC, a decade earlier.

The same contamination happened in Washington, DC, in 2004. “A coverup of lead problems in Washington’s water helped promote the notion that children couldn’t be seriously injured” by contaminated water, according to a Washington Post article, “The Scary Story About How Lead Gets Into Drinking Water” by #VickyHallett. The city governments of both Washington, DC and Flint, MI relied upon a protective coating called “scale,” which normally forms as a chemical reaction between pipes and properly treated drinking water. Washington and Flint both overlooked vital corrosion control measures when the water source changed, says the #WashingtonPost article.

Water2Drink.com wants you to be aware of the many types of lead contamination and the science behind how it can occur in your drinking water system. Water2Drink.com respects the work that #VirginiaTech is doing to alert the public about drinking water contamination in these major cities, but we also believe everyone should become knowledgeable about the water supply in their own city or town.

Water2Drink sells only the Multipure family of Drinking Water Systems, all of which are independently tested and certified in lead reduction of over 99%. Contact #Water2Drink today and let us help you determine the best filtration system for your needs.

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The Million Dollar Club!

Friday, April 28, 2017 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News, Products, Water Safety



Multipure is pleased to recognize Water2Drink.com for the extraordinary achievement in reaching $1,000,000 or more in product sales. It is a rare achievement, and those who reach it have proven their dedication and sales ability.

Water2Drink – Ron New and Brian Browning

Hailing from Virginia, Network Director Ron New has been a Multipure Distributor for over 30 years. Although he was introduced to Multipure as a customer in 1983, … it took five years before Ron joined the business opportunity, enticed by the prospects of the compensation plan. While he is well aware of Multipure’s superior quality, and of the benefits of drinking healthy water, he also understands the tremendous value of Multipure’s products and the way Multipure’s business opportunity can help support his family; because of this, he feels it is his responsibility to educate everyone about the need to #filter their water and the benefits of #Multipure.

Under the business name of Water2Drink, Ron and his behind-the-scenes business partner, Brian Browning, have found tremendous success with Multipure; it is through this success and Ron’s decades of experience that they have learned that successful Distributors must possess strong knowledge, belief, and communication ability. Distributors must be knowledgeable about the challenges people face with their water, and about the ways Multipure products address those challenges. Distributors must believe in the power of Multipure’s products, and understand that they are truly helping address real and urgent health concerns. And Distributors must be able to communicate this information effectively, accurately, and frequently in order to build trusted relationships, both with customers and with prospects.

The key to Ron’s – and Water2Drink’s – achievement is his attitude toward the business as a whole. Becoming a Distributor is just the first step. Although the need for clean water is urgent, and the market is growing because of this need, commitment and dedication in time and resources is necessary for true success. He states, “Your only real limit is your own drive to succeed in this business. Success is not easy or automatic, but it’s not hard either. Focused, consistent efforts are what it will take to attain your personal goals for your Multipure business.”

Congratulations to Ron and Brian for this exceptional achievement, the #MillionDollarClub!

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Something You Should Know about TDS (Hint: It's not a cable channel)

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water Safety



You may have heard about water filtration pitchers or filter systems that claim to remove Total Dissolved Solids from drinking water. While this may sound like a benefit and perhaps convince you to purchase that product, let’s take a look at the bigger picture.

While scary sounding on a marketing label, total dissolved solids (TDS) bear a little more examination. According to the World Health Organization, “TDS in water supplies originate from natural sources, sewage, urban and agricultural run-off, and industrial #wastewater. Salts used for road de-icing can also contribute to the TDS loading of water supplies.”  Of course, this type of #TDS would certainly be considered harmful.  However, the #WHO also states that the term total dissolved solids, “describe(s) the inorganic salts and small amounts of organic matter present in solution in water. The principal constituents are usually calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium cations and carbonate, hydrogencarbonate, chloride, sulfate, and nitrate anions.” Many of these are actually dissolved minerals that are vital to the health of the human body.

We here at #Water2Drink want to share this short, informative video from Multipure International. In it, Kenton Jones, Vice President of Marketing, demonstrates that, while certain #water samples are shown to contain no TDS, those samples are indeed most harmful to your health!

The Multipure family of Drinking Water Systems is NSF-tested and certified to reduce turbidity and submicron particulate matter.  However, #Multipure Drinking Water Systems do NOT remove the healthful dissolved minerals that your body needs, such as calcium, sodium and magnesium. 

Please be sure to evaluate all health claims of the drinking water system you may be considering. Water2Drink.com is your resource that is available to help you look past the marketing hype and pinpoint the Multipure filter that is right for you. 

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Simply the Best

Monday, February 13, 2017 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News, Products, Water Safety



Once again, the Multipure MP750SB has been rated #1 in the “Undersink Water Filter” review category of a major consumer product review and ratings magazine. The Multipure Aquaversa “MP750SB” is listed in a chart at the bottom of Page 33 in the March 2017 edition of the magazine.

Water2Drink.com was founded in 2003 on the basis of providing the absolute best water filtration products. We believed then, and still believe, that the #Multipure Drinking Water Systems family of products is the best available filter on the market. Multipure’s family – the AquaVersa, the AquaPerform, the AquaRO, and the AquaLuxe (the “next generation” of water filtration) – consistently  rank as the highest rated in performance, not only by major news publications, but also by NSF International, an independent 3rd party that certifies the performance claims of manufacturers. #NSF provides clear, concise documentation of what contaminants are reduced, and the percentage of reduction. Multipure products provide industry-leading reductions of the widest range of contaminants at an affordable price. If you are comparing water filtration systems, be sure to look for the NSF performance data sheets for any product you consider for purchase.

We here at #Water2Drink want you to experience clean, fresh water. Once you have purchased a Multipure product, Multipure offers a 90-day, no questions asked, satisfaction guarantee. However, this generous full product price return policy is rarely used! The majority of our customers (99%+) not only keep the Multipure filter, they also will share their positive experience with friends and family. Wouldn’t you want your loved ones to be protected from the onslaught of contaminated water events that are occurring all over the nation?

Water2Drink.com is ready to answer your questions and help guide you to the best Multipure Drinking Water System for your family. We want you to be healthy, happy….. and simply the best!

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Not Everything Should be Bigger in Texas

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Water Safety



A recent News4SA (San Antonio News) report warns nearby residents that for almost a year, they have had #asbestos – a LOT of asbestos – in their drinking water. And regarding asbestos, the familiar #Texas slogan definitely should not apply.

The leaders of Devine, TX, about 40 miles southwest of San Antonio, don’t know how the problem occurred but they are “reassuring residents… that the water is safe.”

According to the News4SA report, the “Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) records reveal one reading in January of 44.3 MFL – more than six times the maximum contamination limit set by the Environmental Protection Agency. In October of last year, two samples contained more than twice the limit.” Officials hope that these numbers reveal it’s a sampling problem, instead of a full contamination of the drinking water.

The general public often assumes that their suppliers of drinking water (either their local government or private companies) are aware of #EPA guidelines, and that the suppliers provide all possible deterrents to water contamination. However, this situation shows that, even while the drinking water supplier (in this case, the city of #Devine) is aware of the EPA regulations, they cannot always know when or how contamination occurs. Often, system-wide drinking water contamination is detected well after the contamination has occurred, and residents are left wondering, “How long have I been drinking contaminated water?”

The only effective way to ensure you are drinking fresh, clean water is to claim responsibility for your water cleanliness. It has been said that, if you are not filtering your water, then YOU become the filter.  You can rely on the Multipure Drinking Water Systems solution. Each #Multipure Drinking Water System is NSF-tested and certified to effectively reduce contaminants nearly 99%, sometimes more, including asbestos.

#Water2Drink provides a personal, professional approach to helping you select the best Multipure Drinking Water System for your family. We can help you learn which contaminants may be a problem in your area, and which Multipure system will serve you best. Contact Water2Drink.com today for more information. 

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Chromium-6

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News, Water Safety



Remember the movie, Erin Brockovich? The March, 2000, movie is a biographical film based on the true story of Ms. #Brockovich, a legal crusader who fought Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California for releasing Chromium VI (or, hexavalent chromium), which made its way into the public drinking water system in Hinkley, CA.

While some of the events of the movie may be dramatized for effect, chromium-6 is a very real contaminant with serious side effects. It is a human #carcinogen when inhaled, and can increase the risk of lung cancer. Skin irritation, asthma, perforated nasal septa, nosebleed, nasal cancer, sinus cancer, eye damage, kidney and liver damage, pulmonary congestion and edema, gastric pain, and erosion/discoloration of one’s teeth are all health effects associated with exposure to chromium-6.

You may believe this problem was limited to just California, but a recent report from the Environmental Working Group (#EWG) states that “Under an Environmental Protection Agency program, from 2013 to 2015, local water utilities took more than 60,000 water samples and found chromium-6 in more than 75 percent of samples” (emphasis added). Furthermore, while certain large cities such as Phoenix, Houston, and Los Angeles have the highest levels of contamination, the EWG reports, “every U.S. water system serving more than 1 million people has chromium-6 concentrations that could be harmful.”

Water2Drink is proud to exclusively offer Multipure International’s family of Drinking Water Filtration Systems. With the recent prevalence of news stories regarding #chromium-6, Multipure has released a statement which specifically addresses the solutions offered by Multipure systems. Specifically:
  • “Multipure’s AquaRO Reverse Osmosis system is NSF-certified under Standard 58 for the reduction of Chromium VI.
  • Additionally, Multipure has performed independent testing on the CB6 filter cartridge for the reduction of Chromium VI, and the filter was able to meet Standard 53 performance for reduction of Chromium VI for a capacity of 600 gallons. However, because the published capacity of the CB6 filter is 750 gallons, we are unable to add an NSF-certified claim at that rated capacity.” (Note: the CB6 filter is for the Aquaversa family of drinking water systems. – Water2Drink)
  • “Multipure is in the process of full NSF certification for the Aqualuxe Drinking Water System for the reduction of Chromium VI, which will meet Standard 53 performance for its certified capacity of 500 gallons. We look forward to adding this claim to the Aqualuxe in the near future.”
If you would like more information, EWG has produced an interactive map to see if your county was included in the recent chromium-6 testing, and whether tap water systems in your area are affected. You can also contact Water2Drink.com with questions, and we can help you determine the best Multipure Drinking Water System for your specific filtration needs.

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Is Your Community the Next Headline?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Water Safety



As you probably have heard, the community of Flint, MI, is dealing with the repercussions of poor city management decisions that resulted in a massive contamination of the city’s water supply. While this community was fortunate to have researchers from #VirginiaTech discover the crisis, just who is looking out for the health of YOUR community’s water?

A recent Washington Post article highlights a report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the organization whose members continue to fight for safe, clean drinking water across the country. Founded in 1970, today the NRDC’s leadership team “makes sure the organization continues to work to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.” The not-for-profit #NRDC partners with local communities and their representatives, businesses and citizens to work on environmental issues facing their community.

This NRDC report, dated June 28, 2016, discusses the shortcomings and violations of the Environmental Protection Agency’s policies, and illustrates “the extraordinary geographic scope of America’s lead crisis. In 2015, 18 million people were served by water systems with lead violations. These violations were recorded because the systems were not doing everything that they are required to do to protect the public from lead issues….” Surprisingly (and frighteningly), #Flint, MI didn’t show up in the EPA database as having violations of EPA requirements. The Washington Post article goes on, "In almost 90 percent of cases, neither the states nor the #EPA takes any formal enforcement action," said co-author Erik Olson, who directs the [NRDC] advocacy group's health programs."  Thankfully, local water customers and communities nationwide have organizations such as the NRDC to help alert and advocate for them.

So how can you and your neighbors protect your health? By installing an effective point-of-use drinking water filter, such as a Multipure Drinking Water System.  Only the #Multipure family of drinking water systems provide you with a solid carbon block filter that is NSF-tested and certified for high-level reduction of #lead contamination.  The inexpensive faucet-attached or pitcher type filters sold in retail stores may advertise a carbon filter; however, these filters are often nothing more than granulated charcoal. While granulated charcoal may help reduce chlorine taste and odor, they are not NSF-certified to reduce contaminants such as lead, mercury, BPA’s, arsenic, and emerging compounds.  Every Multipure Drinking Water System sold by Water2Drink.com comes with certified NSF Performance Data, which clearly shows the contaminant reduction capacity.

#Water2Drink highly recommends that you take a moment to read these informative articles to determine if your local water source is at risk of contamination through its delivery process.  Then, contact us so that we can help you select the Multipure Drinking Water System that is right for you and your family. 

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It's Not Just the Chlorine

Friday, June 3, 2016 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Water Safety



With the nation’s attention focused on the ongoing lead poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water, you may be re-examining your own local water source and the ways in which your municipality disinfects it.

Many cities, towns, and smaller water associations may use chorine as a primary disinfectant. But recently, the use of chloramines as a secondary disinfectant has increased since chloramines can help reduce the regrowth of microorganisms during the transport of water between the treatment plant and consumers. However, there is an increasing cause for concern regarding the use of chloramines in addition to chlorine as a disinfection agent.

A recent article on the Water Technology website states that, “Inorganic chloramines are increasingly chosen as secondary disinfectant treatments for drinking water in municipal water systems because they are less chemically reactive than free #chlorine. They produce fewer disinfection byproducts than chlorine, and they survive longer during drinking water distribution to consumers.” The article by Dr. Joseph Cotruvo, Technical Editor and former director of the EPA Drinking Water Standards Division, goes on to say that updated Environmental Protection Agency regulations regarding total trihalomethanes (TTHM), “tightened compliance computation requirement in 2006. All of these [updated regulations] increased the numbers of water systems likely to be out of compliance with TTHMs or HAAs and led many to change to the chloramine approach.”

Do you wonder why Water2Drink worries about chloramines, and why you should too? As with chlorine, the disinfection qualities of #chloramines can be quite beneficial, right up until the point of ingesting them in your water. Chloramines are harmful to kidneys and can negatively affect kidney dialysis patients. Swimming pools, enclosed fountains, and other indoor treated water sources will release chloramines, which must then be vented properly so as to avoid respiratory irritation. This too can negatively affect citizens with asthma and other respiratory illness.

And in addition, the use of chloramines results in changes to the treated water chemistry which in turn disintegrates old #lead water lines, releasing lead into the treated water as it travels into your home or business. That is exactly what happened in #Flint.

There is a highly effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones. Install a point-of-use, solid carbon block Multipure Drinking Water System! A Multipure Drinking Water System will become the final barrier to the increasing hazards of municipally treated water. Water2Drink.com exclusively sells the Multipure family of Drinking Water Systems which are NSF-tested and certified to reduce not only chlorine, but also chloramines to NSF/ANSI Standard 42 (>98.3% reduction), and TTHMs to NSF/ANSI Standard 53 (>99.8% reduction). Multipure Drinking Water Systems also reduce lead, mercury, radon, and a multitude of other contaminants.  Contact Water2Drink.com today and let us help you make the best selection of a Multipure Drinking Water System for your family.

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Helping the Children

Friday, May 6, 2016 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News, Water Safety



Recently, a quote came across the desk here at Water2Drink.com:

“There is no such thing as ‘other people’s children.’” (Glennon Doyle Melton/#Momastery blog)

Water2Drink.com and Multipure International are family-based businesses. Together, we believe that everyone should be able to drink high quality, clean, healthy water at an affordable price. The recent events of water-based #lead poisoning in Flint, MI, highlight the obligation we have to provide clean, fresh water, the most basic of human needs, to children that are affected by this disaster.

Multipure has announced that through its Pure Foundation, it will be providing up to 1,800 children and families in #Flint with Multipure’s certified lead-reducing (up to 99.9%) water filters.  The Pure Foundation is collaborating with the Flint Boys and Girls Club to install and maintain Multipure Drinking Water Systems at no charge.  These Multipure Drinking Water Systems will provide these children and families safe and clean drinking water, both in their homes and at the Boys and Girls Club location.

We invite you to view this video, where Multipure’s Executive Vice President, Jennifer Rice, speaks about the Flint crisis and how the Pure Foundation has an action plan in place to help these families. 

You can be a part of this movement as well!  Please contact Water2Drink if you’d like to purchase and donate a #Multipure Drinking Water System for the children of Flint.  You can also donate your used Multipure Drinking Water System, if you are planning to upgrade your existing system.  There is no such thing as other people’s children. The crises that happen to children eventually affect all of us.  Getting involved on behalf of these children will make an enormous difference in their lives.  Thank you.

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Small Community, Big Problem

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News, Water Safety



Would you want your water source to contain diesel fuel? How about having an unlined wastewater pond nearby that contains chemicals like benzene and xylene? Fracking fluids in your morning beverage?

A case study of a small Wyoming town reveals that practices common in the fracking industry may have widespread impacts on drinking water resources.  Residents of Pavillion, WY, had concerns when their drinking water became fouled in both taste and odor. So they complained, and in 2011 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a report that put the 231 residents directly in the middle of the expanding debate over hydraulic fracturing, or as it is commonly known, “fracking.”
 
“The EPA report, which linked shallow fracking to toxic compounds in aquifers, was met with heavy criticism from the drilling industry as well as state oil and gas regulators. Three years later, having never finalized its findings, #EPA turned its investigation over to Wyoming. The state released a series of reports without firm conclusions, and, as of last month, has said it has no firm plans to take further action. In the meantime, the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has advised area residents to avoid bathing, cooking or drinking with water from their taps,” says an article in the Stanford News. On March 29, 2016, Stanford University published a new study in Environmental Science & Technology that finds the Pavillion #fracking operations “have had clear impact to underground sources of drinking water.”
 
While this is only one community’s story, there are myriad news articles and information indicating that fracking creates widespread impact to our underground water supply. As Rob Jackson, Co-author of the #Stanford study, states, “There are no rules that would stop a company from doing this anywhere else.”  Jackson also states, “The EPA has consistently walked away from investigations where people and the environment appear to have been harmed" by fracking's impact on groundwater.”  And lead author Dominic DiGiulio adds, "This is a wake-up call.  It's perfectly legal to inject stimulation fluids into underground drinking water resources. This may be causing widespread impacts on drinking water resources."
 
The only way to ensure your water source is protected against fracking fluids that are a toxic mix of chemicals, fuels, and acids, is to use a point-of-use water filter such as a Multipure Drinking Water System.  Each member of the Multipure family of Drinking Water Systems employs submicron (0.5 micron) solid carbon block technology that uses mechanical filtration, electrokinetic adsorption and chemical/physical adsorption processes.  The #carbon filtration performance is independently tested and certified by NSF International. Every #Multipure Drinking Water System also comes with its own Performance Data Sheet, which lists contaminants and the percent of reduction of each.
 
Water2Drink.com can help you understand how your local water source may be affected by chemical, metals, and other contaminants.  Learn why #Water2Drink and millions of satisfied people worldwide have selected Multipure products as a better way to support healthy lifestyle efforts.

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Lessons from Flint, Michigan

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Water Safety



Nearly every news source recently has been reporting about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Many Americans are now concerned, and rightfully so, about the decisions that are made in their communities and cities regarding the quality of their local water source.

The Flint crisis began long before the water contamination, when the community drastically declined after the auto industry shut their doors. Many residents left the area, and of those that stayed behind, about 40% of residents are below the poverty line. The city was declared to be in a financial state of emergency in 2011, and the state took control of the budget. During that time, the state made crucial life-changing decisions that have now affected every resident of #Flint. “’When the governor appointed an emergency financial manager (in 2011), that person came here ... to simply do one thing and one thing only, and that's cut the budget, at any cost,’” said Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee,” according to an online article posted on CNN. So, the state switched the water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River, notorious for its contamination.

Once residents began to notice the change in their water, they began to ask questions. Initially thought to be sewage by some residents, in fact the brown water was found to be iron. “The Flint River is highly corrosive: 19 times more so than the Lake Huron supply, according to researchers from Virginia Tech,” says the CNN article. The problems began when the #FlintRiver water was provided to consumers without an anti-corrosive treatment, so the water eroded the iron water mains, turning the water brown. Additionally, “About half of the service lines to homes in Flint are made of lead and because the water wasn't properly treated, #lead began leaching into the water supply, in addition to the iron.” Now, Flint residents realize they have been drinking water filled with lead contamination.

This scenario played out for nearly two years, with city and state officials telling residents that “everything was fine.” But in August, 2015, a group of #VirginiaTech researchers conducted in-home testing. They discovered elevated lead levels in the water and went public with the information.

While this has happened in an impoverished city, it also highlights how quickly one single action taken by a government or municipal agency can affect hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of residents of both small towns and large cities alike. There are questions about why the state and local officials denied the problem for almost two years before residents were informed of the lead contamination. And if your local water source is being properly treated with disinfectants and federally mandated anti-corrosion agents, are those chemicals and by-products something you want in YOUR water supply?

The only effective way to know for certain that your water is clean, fresh, and free of contamination and water treatment chemicals is to own a high quality point-of-use water filtration system. The system that you choose should be NSF-tested and certified to reduce the greatest number of contaminants, such as the Multipure family of water filtration systems. Water2Drink.com can provide you with information regarding the certification of Multipure Drinking Water Systems and help you select the best system for you and your family’s needs.

Education is powerful. Take control of your own health and your water supply by using a Multipure Drinking Water System. Contact Water2Drink for help buying the best system for your family, and know that your decision will protect you and your health for years to come.

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New Year, New You

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News


Image: Stig Nygaard

Now that the #holidays are over, the decorations are put away, and the celebrations are just memories, what are your plans for the New Year?

Did you make a resolution to be healthier? Do you want to improve your circulation, the absorption of nutrients, or relieve constipation? Do you hope to lubricate your aging joints, or make your skin look younger? How about improving brain function?

While this list may not be the one you wrote down, you can improve your health and vitality in all of these areas just by increasing your water intake! Providing your body with fresh, clean, #healthywater is by far the easiest, and yet most impactful, action you can take to improve your health.

Contact Water2Drink.com today and let us help you start your new year off with a new #Multipure Drinking Water System. The entire family of Multipure Drinking Water Systems are NSF-tested and certified to remove the greatest number of contaminants from your water, while retaining the healthy minerals that your body needs. Good health can be yours this year, starting with a glass of fresh, Multipure-filtered water.

Water2Drink wishes you a healthy and hydrated 2016! 

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H. Allen Rice

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News, Products, Water Safety



Water2Drink.com shares the sad news of the passing of H. Allen Rice, Co-Founder of Multipure International.

As shared by the Rice family, “Allen worked tirelessly throughout his life to help others achieve success.  As many of you know, his passion for Multipure knew no bounds.  He was completely dedicated to the success of the Multipure family of distributors and staff members.  His loss is one that will no doubt be felt by many given the thousands of lives he has touched over the years.   The love and pride Allen had for the Multipure family was clearly evident on his face whenever he spoke.  He ultimately created a legacy that we are confident will continue for years to come… a legacy that can be seen in the love and passion embodied in our Multipure family that we hold near and dear to our hearts.”

Allen passed peacefully on November 14, 2015. He was 78 years old.

You can read the full obituary for H. Allen Rice on Multipure’s website, here

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What's In Your Bottle of Water?

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News



PepsiCo, the big business owner of Aquafina bottled water, wanted you to think their water was pure and provided by some mountaintop spring, if the artwork on the label was any indication. Under pressure from activists raising the issue of misleading marketing, PepsiCo will be changing its tune (and its label). “The label on #Aquafina water bottles will soon be changed to spell out that the drink comes from the same source as tap water,” says an online news story posted by abcnews.go.com in October, 2015.

Water2Drink.com has raised this issue before. We want our customers to know that even the best marketing does not always represent the truth. While companies such as PepsiCo, Coca-Cola (owner of #Dasani bottled water) and Nestle (Pure Life water) want you to believe in the purity of their product, the reality is these huge corporations use local, public water sources for their products. While it may be true that they do purify the #water by processes such as #distillation and reverse osmosis, each of these methods may produce an end result with less than desirable characteristics. For example, a reverse-osmosis system removes beneficial dissolved minerals contained in the water source, such as calcium, magnesium and iron, which are necessary for the health of the human body. Distillation also removes all minerals from water, and the health effects of demineralized water can increase diuresis (excessive urine production) and eliminate electrolytes. The dissolved minerals can help protect against nutritional deficiency, and may cause serious health issues when these important minerals are removed.

The bottom line is, the only true way of knowing how “pure” and clean your water is, is to use a high-quality point-of-use drinking water filtration system. #Water2Drink exclusively sells the Multipure family of Drinking Water Systems. With 45 years of NSF tested and certified water filtration products, Multipure stands out as a leader in the water filtration industry. All #Multipure Drinking Water Systems are certified to remove or reduce a wide range of disinfectants (chlorine, chloramines) and contaminants, including pharmaceuticals, while at the same time retaining beneficial dissolved minerals.

Contact Water2Drink.com today to learn more about finding a better way to clean drinking water.

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Is Your Curiosity Insatiable?

Monday, November 2, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Products


It’s human nature to want to learn all about a topic that interests us. Technology today brings a world of information to our fingertips; with just a few clicks on a computer, you can begin or continue a journey of discovery and information that would have been impossible just a few decades ago.

Water2Drink.com likes to occasionally share sources of information that are meaningful to our customer’s knowledge base about drinking water and water issues. While our website, Water2Drink.com, contains a tremendous amount of information about Multipure International’s family of Drinking Water Systems, along with the ability to directly order #drinkingwater products on our secured network, we also like to provide links to information through our blog and website. For example, you can connect with the Environmental Drinking Water Database from our homepage (under “Useful Links”), enter your zip code or water company name, and receive instantaneous information regarding your local water utility’s water quality report. #Water2Drink also provide links on our website to all #Multipure product documentation, so you can quickly and easily find the answers you need from the Owner’s Manuals and Performance Data Sheets.

Another resource that can provide you with information is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Were you aware that the #EPA operates a Safe Drinking Water Hotline? According to the EPA website, the hotline responds to questions regarding these areas of water service and standards:
  • Local drinking water quality
  • Drinking water standards
  • Public drinking water systems
  • Source water protection
  • Large capacity residential septic systems
  • Commercial, and industrial septic systems
  • Injection wells
  • Drainage wells
Water2Drink.com invites you to explore the wealth of information on our website, including our Resource Center. Our Resource Center goes beyond technical descriptions of the Multipure Drinking Water Systems, providing information on how to choose the best drinking #waterfilter for your needs, product performance information, health information, #FAQs… the list goes on and on!

Visit Water2Drink or call us today if your curiosity about healthy water has drawn you to seek answers!

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Toxic Heavy Metals

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News, Water Safety



We hear a lot about the dangers of lead exposure and poisoning, but there are other metals that can cause damage to the human body. Mercury is another contaminant against which you want to protect yourself.

Mercury (Hg) is a silvery metal that is liquid under normal conditions. It forms a variety of organic and inorganic compounds, including Hg+1 and Hg+2 salts, oxides and sulfides, as well as organometallic compounds like dimethylmercury and methylmercuric chloride. You may remember playing with mercury as a child in science class or, if you broke an old-fashioned thermometer, pushing mercury droplets around and watching them join up with the others. Today, #mercury and its compounds have many commercial and industrial uses. The metal has been used in #thermometers, barometers, other scientific instruments, and as a seal in some electrical switches. Mercury vapor is used in streetlights and florescent lamps. The salts, which are poisonous, have been used as biocides. Until 1991, interior latex paints commonly contained mercuric fungicides. It is also used in dental amalgams, alloys that are formed with other metals such as gold or silver.

While mercury has many useful applications, it is poisonous and can enter the body through inhalation, ingestion, or directly through the skin. It is an accumulating contaminant that can build up in the kidneys, and causes severe illness and death.

While you may be able to avoid direct inhalation or skin contact with mercury, mercury contamination is common in #water sources. The Environmental Protection Agency (#EPA) lists the major sources of mercury contamination are discharges from factories/refineries, erosion of natural deposits, and runoff from croplands and landfills.  According to Water Technology, “In the article, [Dr.] Cotruvo lists the following water treatment options for mercury: Conventional coagulation, sedimentation and filtration can remove about 80 percent of inorganic mercury and about 30 percent of organic mercury.” (emphasis added).

The entire family of Multipure Drinking Water Systems are NSF-tested and certified to reduce mercury from your drinking water source by 99%, along with other many other contaminants such as lead, radon, and PCBs. Since 1970, #Multipure has been an industry leader in the manufacture of compressed solid-carbon filters that address new and existing contaminants. Contact Water2Drink.com today and let us help you choose the best Multipure Drinking Water System for your home and family.

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Water Is Life

Friday, October 2, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News



This week, the scientific world was eager to announce the evidence of water on Mars, a planetary neighbor of Earth’s in our solar system. In reporting on NASA’s announcement, a USA Today online article reports that Mars “boasts multiple seeps of salt-laden water that were wet, or at least damp, as recently as last year.”

The evidence of water (dark streaks flowing on the slopes of Mars’ craters and mountains) includes “the signature of waterlogged molecules of perchlorate, chemicals made up of chlorine and oxygen,” reports the USA Today article. “Something is moistening Mars’ ample deposits of perchlorate, said study leader Lujendra Ojha ... And that something must be liquid water.”

So why is this such big news? Water is truly the key to all life. Without water, no life as we understand it could possibly exist. Water is the primary element that planetary scientists seek out to determine if life can be supported on other planets, as it is here on Earth.

Today, Water2Drink asks that you take a moment to recognize the enormity of what our Earth has to offer. Our Earth provides incredible variety in the many species of plants and animals. Its weather patterns carve incredible landscapes. Its atmosphere of precisely regulated gasses and elements. Its ability to regenerate. Can you recognize the importance of water in each of these systems? Without water, the Earth’s environment would be drastically different, and certainly not life-sustaining.

Water is life. Cherish it.

#NASA #Mars #Earth #WateronMars #Water2Drink #WaterIsLife

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Corrosive Contaminants

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News, Water Safety



A recent statement by the Environmental Protection Agency says it will help Flint, Michigan develop plans to implement lead and corrosion reduction in the city’s service lines.

“The EPA said that while city water is within allowable levels for lead, it has ‘recommended that Flint implement corrosion control treatment as soon as possible since the city’s lead service lines can leach lead into the drinking water if left untreated,’” says the Sept. 9th statement to The Flint Journal-MLive website.

This statement was issued a day after Virginia Tech University warned Flint residents not to use the tap water for drinking or cooking without flushing the lines before using. The #VirginiaTech researchers also recommended using a water filter to remove lead.

Lead contaminated service lines are common across the U.S., and #lead contamination of drinking water occurs with regularity as these lines age and deteriorate underground. “Even at low levels, lead may cause a range of health effects, including behavioral problems and learning disabilities, according to the #EPA,” which also highlights these effects pose the most risk to children 6 years old and younger.

If you are not using a water filter, your internal organs become the filter. To protect your vital organs such as the liver, kidneys, and endocrine system from corrosive contaminants, #Water2Drink believes everyone should use an effective, point-of-use water filtration system such as a Multipure Drinking Water System. The #Multipure family of Drinking Water Systems address contaminants such as lead, #arsenic, mercury, PCBs, and emerging contaminants such as prescription drugs, #pesticides, and flame retardants. The reduction of these contaminants is tested and certified by NSF International, the public health and safety organization.

Contact Water2Drink.com today and let us help you determine if your local water is at risk for lead or other corrosion contaminants. If it is, we are here to explain the Multipure solution and how you can protect your health.

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Are Your Elected Officials Working For You?

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Water Safety



This summer, Maine Governor Paul LePage vetoed bipartisan legislation in that state that had been proposed to improve testing and treatment of private residential drinking wells. Some areas in Maine are hotspots for arsenic: “In Gorham, an overwhelming 57 percent of our private wells are contaminated with too-high arsenic levels, while arsenic contaminates 47.5 percent of Scarborough’s private drinking water and 41.2 percent of wells in Buxton,” says an article by state Senator Amy Volk in the #Portland Press Harold.

Additionally, other representatives felt the health hazards presented by the ongoing #arsenic contamination warranted no concern. According to the Maine Beacon, “conservative ideologues led by Rep. Deb Sanderson (R-Chelsea) and Sen. Eric Brakey (R-Auburn) argued that government has no useful role in protecting public health, and that people should be left alone to use the Yellow Pages to find private sector solutions.”

Arsenic is a naturally occurring mineral that is dissolved from weathered rock and soil. Arsenic occurs in ground water not only in #Maine, New Hampshire and New England, but there are also widespread concentrations in the west, mid-west, and Texas. While it is a naturally occurring substance, the Environmental Protection Agency has set the maximum contaminant level at 10 parts per billion. Arsenic contamination, along with other elements such as uranium, manganese, and #radon, can adversely affect IQ scores and developmental milestones in children. Arsenic exposure can be seen in skin issues, such as pigmentation changes, while long-term exposure can cause skin, lung, bladder and kidney #cancers. Arsenic contamination is a serious threat to the public health, and it is surprising that some of those elected to represent and protect their citizens are not more proactive in providing funding for education, testing, and treatment.

If your elected officials are not supporting clean water efforts, you can provide your family with healthful water by using a point-of-use water filtration system that is NSF-tested and certified to reduce arsenic and other contaminants. The Multipure Aquaperform (MP880) Drinking Water System is one of the most technologically advanced water treatment devices available. It reduces a wide range of contaminants of health concern, INCLUDING arsenic. Contact Water2Drink.com today to learn more about arsenic and how the #Multipure Aquaperform MP880 family of Drinking Water Systems can protect your family.

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