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It's Hot Out There!

Monday, July 16, 2018 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News



Recently, our family attended an outdoor music festival. It was an all-day event and plans were made to carry sunscreen, chairs, lots of drinking water and snacks. While we were prepared for a hot day, we did not realize there would be no shade at all, and temperatures were in the mid- to high 90’s that day. One of our family members unfortunately was not able to handle the heat, and began exhibiting symptoms of heat exhaustion. We made the decision to leave the show early, and he quickly recovered once we moved indoors and he was able to cool down.

It is surprising how quickly heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur. Certainly the first and best defense against heat related illness is to stay well hydrated. Drinking plenty of water during a hot spell or season is a given. But don’t wait until you are already hot or overheating. Your hydration plan should begin 12 to 24 hours before exposure to heat and humidity. Once you are exposed to the heat, you should continue to drink water, approximately 16 oz or so every 15 minutes, which is about two liters per hour, according to “11 Hydration Strategies for Hot Weather” at Active.com.

Water composes almost 60% of the adult body, and proper fluid intake is an important part of maintaining health. The safest water to drink is not necessarily bottled water (which also creates an environmental problem due to the manufacture and disposal of the plastic bottles), but rather filtered water, right out of the tap, carried in a safe container such as stainless steel or glass.

To ensure you have fresh, filtered water with the highest reduction of known contaminants, we recommend that you install a point-of-use Multipure Water Filtration System.  Water2Drink.com offers the complete line of Multipure systems which are tailored to your personal needs.  If you buy a system this month, you will receive a FREE insulated stainless steel water bottle! Contact us today to get started with clean and healthy water, right from your own tap. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Animas River Spill

Friday, August 14, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News, Water Safety


Riverhugger 6 August 2015

By now you’ve probably seen the news of the recent pollution at the Gold King Mine near #Durango, Colorado. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), tasked with monitoring and assessing abandoned mines, accidentally destroyed a dam that contained heavy metals used in gold mining. About three million gallons of contaminated waste water spilled into a tributary of the Animas River.

Just last week, #Water2Drink blogged our belief that the EPA is a reliable resource of information regarding the laws and regulations for clean water, air, and land issues. We stand by that position and believe the #EPA has been forthcoming about the scope of the damage. The EPA is working with the local agencies and state officials to respond to citizen’s concerns and ensure the health and safety of the river and surrounding environment, and of those citizens whose water source has been impacted.

As a result of this accident, CBS News reports that “the plume of heavy metals, including arsenic and lead, flowed into southwest Colorado’s #Animas River and also into the San Juan River in New Mexico.” As the cleanup continues, these #heavymetals will be present in aquifers and other water sources unless removed by water utility companies. According to the CBS News website, “The EPA said it will be Monday at least, but perhaps take weeks more, before test results can help show what hazardous materials are in the water. The higher the concentrations, the higher the cost of removing heavy metals.”

If you have been impacted by the Animas River spill in #Colorado or #NewMexico, you can protect your health and the health of your family by using a point-of-use water filtration system in your home. The Multipure Aquaperform Drinking Water System (MP880 series) is one of the most technologically advanced water treatment systems available for the home. It effectively reduces heavy metal contaminants such as lead to 99.3%, mercury to 99%, and arsenic up to 99.9%. These reductions are tested and certified independently by NSF International, a noted authority. The #Multipure MP880 series is also economical to own, as its’ long filter life provides up to a year’s capacity of heavy metal reduction for just pennies a gallon.

Contact www.Water2Drink.com today to learn more about the Multipure Aquaperform MP880 and how it can reduce the greatest number of contaminants, providing you with peace of mind during an uncertain water event such as this.

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Protecting Your Kidneys

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health



Keeping your kidneys healthy and functional is crucial to life. Your kidneys may not get the attention that the heart or lungs do, but they should not be overlooked when focusing on improving your health.

Kidneys are two small, fist-sized organs shaped like beans (ever heard of “kidney beans”?) that are located just below the rib cage on either side of the spine. Kidneys play a vital role in the daily function of the body, so much so that nature gave us two of them in case one might be lost to injury.

With no kidney function, death occurs within a few days.

These powerhouse organs remove waste products and excess fluids from the body as urine. They also regulate salt, potassium and acid levels in the body, and produce hormones that influence the function of other organs. Blood is filtered through the #kidney: waste products, excess water and nutrients are filtered out and sent to the bladder. Kidneys filter about 200 quarts of fluids every day, removing approximately 2 quarts of waste and sending the remaining 198 quarts back into the body.

Water is vitally important to kidney health. Water initially helps to dissolve nutrients, but more importantly it ensures that waste products, bacteria and proteins don’t build up in the kidneys and bladder. This can lead to #kidneystones and dangerous infections. A leading cause of kidney stones is lack of water, which can also increase the risk of developing kidney disease. Water is the ideal source of fluids to support the kidneys, as it is readily available and free from calories, caffeine and alcohol.

You can improve your kidney #health and your overall wellness by increasing your water intake. This is easily achieved by carrying a water bottle filled with filtered water. Filtering your water with a Multipure Drinking Water System means that you will always have access to fresh water at home, and when out and about, at work or running errands. The entire family of Multipure Drinking Water Systems are NSF-tested and certified to reduce or remove the most contaminants, including emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products and endocrine disrupting compounds.

Contact Water2Drink.com today to begin your health journey.

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Are Water Fountains Fading?

Friday, July 10, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News



With the incredible increase of bottled water consumption (9.67 billion gallons annually), has the public trust in water fountains begun to fade? A recent article in The Washington Post highlights the drinking water fountain and explores whether it’s possible “to make water fountains cool again.”

When public drinking water fountains first became popular in the mid-19th century, the spread of contagious diseases was notable. The original ‘Bubbler’ water fountain design by Kohler Water Works (now #Kohler Company) sent water straight into the air, with the excess water running back down over the sides of the nozzle which contributed to the spread of disease. Several years later, the #Bubbler design was changed to the now current arched stream of water.

According to the #WashingtonPost article, “Fountains were once a revered feature of urban life, a celebration of the tremendous technological and political capital it takes to provide clean drinking water to a community. [But] today, they’re in crisis.”  Fountains have become the new pay phone, being phased out of community spaces, schools, and stadiums. “In short, we don’t trust public fountains anymore.”

The distrust of public water supplies can be traced to the marketing wizardry of the bottled water companies. While the public today is concerned with pollution in drinking water, we should also concern ourselves with the onslaught of global plastic pollution brought about by the bottled water industry.

How can you make a difference, while still knowing your drinking water is clean and safe? Use a point-of-use quality water filtration system such as a Multipure Drinking Water System. Once you own a #Multipure, use it to fill a reusable water bottle for portability. Using a Multipure solid carbon block filter removes chlorine and reduces many unhealthy #contaminants, while leaving intact the healthy dissolved minerals your body needs. The cost of #bottledwater (per gallon) can be as high as 48 times the cost of using a Multipure Drinking Water System.

Contact Water2Drink.com today of learn more about Multipure’s exclusive solid carbon block technology, including the Wriggle, our portable water filtration solution (which also can be used with public drinking water fountains).

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Parasites in the Pool?

Friday, June 19, 2015, in Health, Water Safety


While splashing around in a chlorinated pool or drinking water from a backyard hose are common summer activities, you may not consider the potential problems of the Cryptosporidium and Giardia parasites. These microorganisms are the most common of parasites in U.S. drinking water and can make you miserable if ingested.

Both parasites are fecal intestinal parasites of warm blooded animals and there are several species of each, some of which can infect humans. The most vulnerable victims are infants, children, or people with compromised immune systems, but healthy people can also suffer symptoms for a few days up to several weeks. You might think that the disinfectant chlorine used in pools and drinking water treatment would kill these parasites, but in fact they are more resistant to chlorine than bacteria, and Cryptosporidium is completely resistant to chlorination.

While you may not be able to avoid all exposure while using public spaces such as pools or water parks, you can greatly reduce or remove these and other microorganisms from your drinking water using microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis. The entire family of Multipure Drinking Water Systems are NSF-tested and certified for 99.95% reduction of not only Cryptosporidium and Giardia, but also Entamoeba and Toxoplasma as well.

Reduce your exposure by always using a Multipure Drinking Water System. Contact Water2Drink.com to learn how the solid carbon block filter can filter particles to the submicron level, including cysts.

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How Much Hydration Are Your Kids Getting?

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News



A new study from the #Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health determined that over 50% of U.S. children and teens are not getting enough hydration. Researchers examined data that included more than 4,000 children and teens aged 6 to 19, and found that a little more than half were not getting sufficient #hydration. Research notes indicate that nearly a quarter of the participants reported drinking no water at all.

The effects of #dehydration can impact cognitive functioning and mood, and while long-term dehydration can lead to serious health issues, “effects of mild dehydration can include headaches, dry mouth, dizziness, irritability, increased heart rate, and poorer physical performance,” according to CBSNews online reporting.

If kids are given the opportunity and encouraged to drink more water, they most likely will. Sending a water bottle filled with fresh, Multipure-filtered water will give your child an opportunity to hydrate without having to stop their activities or search for a water source. Providing kids with access to clean water instead of sugary drinks or juices allows them to train their palate to crave less sugar.

A Multipure Drinking Water System provides instant access to clean, filtered water at all times. The Multipure family of water filters reduces the greatest number of contaminants of health concern, for just pennies a gallon. Contact Water2Drink.com today for help in determining the right #Multipure system for your family.

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Staying Cool and Refreshed

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health


image by: Yosarian (own work)

Now that #summer has arrived, here at Water2Drink we are always on the lookout for ways to help you keep cool and hydrated. Increasing your water intake is a natural step to take, but you can increase the health benefits of your water by infusing it with delicious, ripe fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Infused waters add flavor and nutritional benefits. Rather than choosing processed “vitamin water” or sugar-laden juice drinks, infusing your own water lets you control both the flavor and the ingredients. To make your tasty #infusedwater, start with a clean pitcher, water bottle, or even a large canning jar. Glass is preferable, as it is easy to clean and will not interact with the fruits or vegetables to produce off-flavors in the water. Fill the pitcher with fresh, filtered water using a Multipure Drinking Water System. All of the Multipure products are NSF-tested and certified to reduce the most contaminants, down to the submicron level.  Add sliced or chopped fruits and/or veggies in your favorite combinations, muddling the fruit (or smashing with the back of a spoon) to release flavors, and refrigerate.  You can also tear herb leaves and add them to the infusion.  For stronger flavors, prepare it a day ahead and keep it refrigerated until drinking. Consume within a day or two, then make another healthy infusion!

An array of health benefits may be had from infused waters. Citrus fruits (lemon/ lime/ orange/ grapefruit) and berries are an excellent source of vitamin C.  Dark berries (blueberry/ blackberry), black tea and pomegranate seeds are rich in antioxidants. Cucumbers can assist in ridding the body of toxins, and contain silica which promotes joint health. Many herbs such as sage, thyme, cilantro and chamomile are antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, so don’t leave them out!

Here are some yummy combinations to try, thanks to the InfusedWaters website:

Black Tea & Raspberry / Pineapple Mint / Blackberry Lime Orange / Cucumber Rosemary Fennel / Watermelon Cilantro / Orange Blueberry Basil

#Hydration is so important in the hot months of summer. Get started with your #Multipure filtered, fresh flavor infusions today. Visit Water2Drink.com to be sure you have the best in #drinkingwater filtration, and tell us your favorite flavor of infused water!

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Clean Water for Everyone

Monday, June 1, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News



Recently, Water2Drink participated in a charitable event organized by #Multipure International’s Pure Foundation. The Pure Foundation was conceived to operate a charitable organization dedicated to the education, assistance, and improvement of health for people without access to healthy, clean water.

In April of 2015, The Pure Foundation’s founder, Jennifer Rice (Executive VP of Administration, Multipure), several Multipure employees, and 12 Multipure distributors including #Water2Drink, visited Edgewood, a children’s charitable organization in San Francisco, CA. We spent the day installing Multipure Drinking Water Systems and Water Coolers in nearly every building on the grounds. These cottages and buildings were built in the early part of the 20th century, and the residents and staff who live and work in the buildings were not receiving the benefit of #healthywater. The Pure Foundation donated over twenty Drinking Water Systems and installed them all, and will continue to provide maintenance support and replacement filters for life at no cost to Edgewood. What an incredible gift of support and dedication to the care of these young people!

The Pure Foundation wants to improve the lives of children and families everywhere, and we at Water2Drink.com were honored to be part of the Pure Foundation installation team.  We share the Pure Foundation’s mission of creating a world of clean drinking water for all people.

Contact Water2Drink.com today if you’d like to learn more about why we are so passionate about improving everyone’s health with fresh, clean drinking water.

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