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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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Free Shipping... Or Not?

Monday, August 31, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Products



“An Alaska company is planning to be the first to ship massive amounts of fresh water to drought-plagued California, potentially as much as 10 million gallons a month,” so says a recently published article by USA Today.

A former bottled water company executive, Terry Trapp (now CEO of Alaska Bulk Water), says his company has the rights to take up to 9 billion gallons of water from the Blue Lake in Sitka, AK. He would ship fresh water from #Alaska via tankers to help relieve the drought in California. However, California water experts are doubtful of the cost efficiency of this option.

“Ideas like this ‘are technologically feasible but economically unreasonable,’” says Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute, in the #USAToday article. The #PacificInstitute is a global water think tank based in Oakland, CA, and he believes there are many such ideas about shipping #freshwater without understanding the cost issues involved.

Sustainable water management must look at all facets of water sourcing. While it may be possible to provide water distribution from other areas of the country, the cost of that distribution and associated environmental impacts must also be considered. We may be able to bring water to drought stricken areas, but at what cost to the planet? What will we be adding to #globalwarming by burning fossil fuels in the tanker ships and trucks that deliver the water?

There are ways to be sure you are getting the most healthful, economical water possible. First, by using your local municipal water supply instead of buying bottled water, you are not contributing negatively to the environment. #Water2Drink recommends the use a high quality, point of use water filtration system, such as a Multipure Drinking Water System that is NSF-tested and certified to remove the most potential contaminants. A Multipure filter is designed to work with your locally treated water source. You may also purchase a #Multipure Drinking Water System that includes a capacity monitor, to ensure you are receiving the most gallons from the solid carbon-block filter. A correctly installed Multipure Drinking Water System from Water2Drink.com provides clean drinking water for just $0.09 per gallon, with no waste.*

While you may not pay shipping costs for your water, you may be paying the price with your #health. Water2Drink can help you decide which Multipure filter is the most effective and economical choice for you and your family’s needs.
 
*To eliminate waste, the Multipure AquaRO Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System requires a Zero-Waste kit. All RO systems waste as much as 12 gallons of water for each gallon produced. However, the Zero Waste kit allows every gallon to be used.

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No New Water

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News



When today’s news is full of #drought reports, parched farms, mandatory water restrictions, and environmental disasters that affect U.S. water supplies, it begs the question: how do we find more water?

The answer is, there is no new water. If you think about it, Earth is a self-sustaining environment. The air, earth, plants, and water that are available today are all recycled or regenerated from earlier generations of same. The trees and plants take in the carbon dioxide that we exhale, and in turn, emit oxygen that breathing organisms need to survive. The earth – the dirt and rocks and bedrock on which we live – is recycled by tectonic plates, one plate sinking under another, and regenerated as lava through volcanic activity. And the water cycle – the process by which water circulates on the earth – is a closed system. There is no “new” fresh water coming to the earth from distant places. As a culture, we need to be more open-minded about how to meet the increasing water needs of humanity.

Earlier this year, the New York Times posted an article online about the recycling of wastewater into a potable water source. When confronted with the idea of purifying and re-using #wastewater, many people are squeamish about the process. According to the NY Times, “water recycling is common for uses like irrigation.” But Orange County, CA has been operating a purification plant since 2008, and the treated water is used “to replenish the area’s aquifers and … diluted by the natural water supply. This environmental buffer seems to provide an emotional buffer for consumers as well.”

Besides Southern #California, other water municipalities are reusing water as well. In 2011, USA Today reported, “the drinking water supply of Fairfax Water, which serves 1.7 million in Northern Virginia… has included recycled sewage water since the 1970s.” In Singapore, nearly 5 million residents have accepted recycled wastewater, “used largely for industrial purposes… [but] increasingly, it’s also running out of Singapore’s taps,” says #USAToday.

Regardless of where your water is sourced (river, aquifer, or recycled), you can be assured of delicious, healthier water by using a Multipure Drinking Water System. #Water2Drink offers the entire family of Multipure Drinking Water Systems to fit your needs. Whether you rent or own your home, whether you travel – Water2Drink can provide a filter that reduces the most contaminants, while retaining beneficial dissolved minerals such as calcium.

Contact Water2Drink.com today, and we can help you determine which #Multipure system will work best for you and your family.

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The Animas River Spill

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


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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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A Quality Education

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News



With summer’s end rapidly approaching, thoughts once again turn to school and learning. Water2Drink believes that educating yourself on the quality of your water will help you make decisions that result in health improvements for you and your family.

Water2Drink strives to present current, accurate, and appropriate news and data resources for the information and education of our customers. We’d like to share a few of our favorite sources for reliable, accurate and up-to-date water source information. We rely equally on each of these sources for news and information.

Water Quality Association – The mission of the WQA is, “to be the recognized resource and advocate for the betterment of water quality.” WQA represents that part of the water industry which focuses on homeowner’s or business owner’s property. Created in 1974 from the merger of two trade associations, the #WQA provides approachable information for learning about and improving the quality of your water.

Environmental Protection Agency – The EPA is an expansive resource for news, technology, laws and regulations regarding not only clean water, but also a resource for clean air, climate change, and land and waste issues, among many others. The EPA website provides news information, links to federal and state resources, online training, links to community resources and videos. The #EPA gives all U.S. citizens a place to learn about the issues that affect not only their community, but the nation as a whole.

Environmental Working Group – The EWG is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that focuses on human health and environmental issues. They ask questions that lead us to get to know our environment and take control over the issues that affect our health. The #EWG website is clean and easy to navigate by topic, and provides consumer guides as well.

NSF International – Founded in 1944, NSF’s mission as stated today is, “to protect and improve global human health.” NSF International has become the most respected organization to which consumers, manufacturers, and regulators look for developing public health standards. NSF also tests and certifies products to those standards. As stated on their website, “as an independent accredited organization, we test, audit and certify products and systems as well as provide education and risk management.” If you are comparing the benefits of a health product such as a Multipure Drinking Water System, you will get an accurate, apples-to-apples comparison of water filtration systems by using #NSF data certifications.

Water2Drink.com relies on these organizations to provide independent research and guidance on many global health issues. We suggest you explore the wealth of information on these sites. Please contact #Water2Drink if you would like to talk about your water quality and how we can assist you in choosing the best #Multipure Drinking Water System for your family.

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More Lead in the Water?

Friday, July 24, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Water Safety



Lead contamination in drinking water is still a concern to some U.S. citizens, and if it’s not, it should be. A new study, “Lead Release to Drinking Water from Galvanized Steel Pipe Coatings,” (Brandi Clark, Sheldon Vaughn Masters, and Marc Edwards, #VirginiaTech, Blacksburg, VA,) reveals that galvanized steel pipe is being demonstrated as a source of lead contamination in drinking water. The study can be accessed for free until Aug. 22, 2015, on the Environmental Engineering Science website.

Galvanized pipe is a steel pipe that is covered with a protective layer of zinc. This type of pipe was installed as water lines in many homes built in the last century. Over time, zinc erodes from the galvanized pipe, allowing corrosion to build up on the inside of the pipe, resulting in the potential for lead accumulation and contamination.

While consumers may have had water lines replaced in their home, #galvanizedpipes may still exist outside the home; therefore, consumers are susceptible to lead contamination between the municipal water source and their home.

The only way to prevent lead contamination in your drinking water is to use a point-of-use drinking water filter that is NSF-tested and certified for lead reduction. Boiling water does not reduce lead levels, nor do pitcher/drip #waterfilters that you fill with tap water. Filtered water should be used for all food and drink preparation, including infant formula, concentrated juices, ice cubes, and washing fruits and vegetables.

All Multipure Drinking Water Systems lead the industry in contaminant reduction, including lead. Multipure’s exclusive compressed, activated solid carbon block filter reduces the widest range of health-concerning contaminants. However, it does not remove healthful minerals needed by the body, requires no electricity, and adds no #salt or #silver to the water.

Think of it this way: if you’re not using a water filter, you become the filter.  Contact #Water2Drink today and let us help you select a #Multipure Drinking Water System that best meets your needs.

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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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Choices

Monday, June 29, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Products


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So, you’ve decided to purchase a drinking water filter to use in your home. How can you easily and effectively evaluate all of the choices in today’s market?

Water2Drink.com recommends starting with facts that you can objectively compare with other drinking water solutions. Objective data can be collected and compared for the following types of information:
  1. Does it hold #NSF International performance certifications?
  2. What are the number of #contaminants this filter is certified to reduce?
  3. What is my price per filtered gallon?
  4. What is the product warranty?
  5. What is the company’s return policy?
  6. Reputation – How long has this manufacturer has been in business?
The answers to these and other frequently asked questions will help pinpoint a high quality, reasonably priced drinking water system such as a Multipure Drinking Water System. The information you gain in researching these questions will help you answer why you need a water filtration system (Questions 1 and 2), the financial savings and the return on your investment of a #Multipure filter (Question 3), and the health and stability of the manufacturer in regards to both the product and the mission of the company (Questions 4 & 5, warranty and returns, and Question 6-reputation).

Once you begin to look at a Multipure Drinking Water System, you will soon understand what makes the Multipure family of products superior to other products in the marketplace, and why the investment is a lifelong commitment to your health. Contact Water2Drink.com today and let us answer any additional questions you may have about a Multipure Drinking Water System.

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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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Down the Drain

Monday, May 25, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News, Products, Water Safety



The decision to purchase and use a water filtration system is hopefully the beginning of consumer awareness of the quality of and care for our fresh water sources. By the time a consumer makes that choice to invest in their health, he or she has typically uncovered the poor quality of not only their local water supply, but may have also uncovered larger, farther-reaching concerns regarding the impact of purchasing choices on the global water supply.

An article in this week’s New York Times online introduces us to Stiv Wilson, an environmental advocate who has taken on the battle against microbeads. Microbeads (or, #microplastics) are those miniscule colorful dots contained in toothpaste, hand sanitizers, facial cleansers, and other cosmetic products. But once the product is rinsed away, the beads rinse away with it and end up into our water sources. “By the billions,” according to Rachel Abrams' article. “‘The effect is similar to grinding up plastic water bottles, other products of concern to environmentalists, and pumping them into oceans and lakes. But because microbeads are small enough to be ingested by fish and other marine life, they can carry other pollutants into the food chain.’”

While four states (IL, ME, NJ, and CO) have restricted the use of #microbeads, there is no federal mandate at this time to restrict or ban synthetic particles, or even to require the development and use of biodegradable beads. But consumers can make responsible personal choices, deciding not to purchase or use products that contain microbeads. “Consumers have more outlets than ever to voice concerns about products, particularly online, where a whisper of danger can turn into a roar. Seeing the effect on their sales, manufacturers have increasingly faced pressure to respond to those concerns,” says Ms. Abrams. The only way we can prevent this microscopic plastic pollution in our waters is by insisting the products we buy are responsibly produced.

In the meantime, the use of a solid carbon block filter, such as a Multipure Drinking Water System from #Water2Drink, will effectively remove these particles from your drinking water. All Multipure systems are NSF tested and certified to the submicron level, using both mechanical filtration and electrokinetic adsorption to capture particulate matter. As the water passes through its densely compacted #solidcarbon block filter, particles as small as 0.5 micron are removed.

Look around your house today to see if you can replace or eliminate any products containing microbeads. And we encourage you to contact us at Water2Drink.com if you need help evaluating the best drinking water system.

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Proceed with Caution

Friday, May 15, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Water Safety



Trying to reduce our country’s dependence on overseas oil has led to the development of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The fracking process blasts a cocktail of chemicals and huge amounts of water into shale deposits, which releases natural gas and oil from the rock. Fracking creates concern on two fronts: one, the contamination of surface, ground, and drinking water; and two, the loss of millions of gallons of fresh water from the water cycle.

Recently, the drinking water of three Pennsylvania homes was found to contain trace amounts of fracking fluid. While the amounts of contamination at these home were under levels that would cause health effects, “‘These findings are important because we show that chemicals traveled from shale gas wells more than 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) in the subsurface to drinking water wells,’ says Susan Brantley, a Penn State University professor of geosciences.” This raises the question, how far can fracking contamination migrate into aquifers and other #freshwater sources?

Fracking wastewater management is our second concern. #Fracking wells use between one and five million gallons of local fresh water. These amounts stress the surface and groundwater supplies available. “Up to 60% of the water injected into a wellhead during the fracking process will discharge back out of the well shortly thereafter, as flowback wastewater. Thereafter, and for the life of the wellhead, it will discharge up to 100,000 gallons (378 m3/day) of wastewater. This wastewater needs to be captured, and disposed of or recycled,” according to an article by Jeff Easton on the Waterworld website (emphasis added). This significant increase of contaminated #hydraulicfracturing wastewater requires a long term solution for its treatment, recycle, or reuse.

Until long-term effects of fracking contamination can be identified and resolved, we at #Water2Drink encourage you to protect your health by using a point-of-use drinking water system. While many water filters claim to remove harmful #contaminants, be sure you know which contaminants may be affecting your water supply, and insist on an NSF tested and certified water filter.  The entire family of Multipure Drinking Water Systems meets or exceeds testing standards.  Visit www.Water2Drink.com to learn more about Multipure, the industry leader in water filtration innovation.

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The Dirty Dozen

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News


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It’s human nature to discount or ignore issues that are not right in front of us. You pay attention to the bus that cut you off in traffic, but are you thinking about chemical disruptions that may be happening in your body right now?

Endocrine disruptors are hormone-altering chemicals that do exactly as they say: they disrupt important bodily functions that are driven by your #endocrine system. According to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) website, endocrine disruptors can be responsible for “increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; {and} accumulating in organs that produce hormones.”

Of the EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” #endocrinedisruptors, water-borne contaminants are the easiest to avoid by using an NSF-tested and certified water filter. All Multipure Drinking Water Systems are certified by NSF International to reduce the greatest number of #contaminants, including many of those on the EWG’s Dirty Dozen list. BPA, atrazine, lead, arsenic, mercury, fire retardants, and pesticides are reduced by using a #Multipure Drinking Water System.

If you have questions about the #DirtyDozen, and if you want to learn more about how to reduce your exposure to these and other dangerous contaminants, contact Water2Drink.com today. We can help you determine your exposure and help you decide which Multipure Drinking Water System is right for you.


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All in the Family

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News


This week, we share this video of one family’s story about gaining critical knowledge of their drinking water system, and understanding the importance of knowing the effects of choices that a parent might make. This story hits close to home, as it is told by Jennifer Rice, Executive Vice President of Multipure International, and the President of Multipure’s Pure Foundation.  The Pure Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to bringing clean drinking water and better health to people without access to it.

Jennifer’s story about the health of her child highlights the reason why we at #Water2Drink encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the Multipure family of products.  Each drinking water filtration system is NSF-tested and certified, and each system offers different benefits for our customers.  By talking with you about your personal #waterfiltration needs, Water2Drink.com will help you pinpoint the most effective and economical drinking water system for your family. We can explain how Multipure drinking water systems allow beneficial minerals to remain in the water (excluding the Reverse Osmosis technology), while still providing the greatest reduction of the most contaminants. We can also describe how Multipure offers superior product performance when compared to others on the market, and how the price you pay is reflected in the highest standards of design, certification, and manufacture of your Multipure system.

Our mission at Water2Drink.com is to present helpful information regarding the global water industry and to assist consumers in obtaining local, clean water. There are myriad of factors to consider when choosing the right drinking water filtration system for your health and the health of your loved ones.

Water2Drink is also a family-run business, and we want your #family to be as healthy as ours.  We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern, to answer your questions. 


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EPA ECHO Now Available

Friday, April 10, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Products



You may have read previous blog posts by Water2Drink about the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the importance of water quality education, and reading your local water report. We like to bring our customers the latest in water news and provide resources for you to monitor and advocate for locally provided clean water.

The Environmental Protection Agency has a new user friendly website that presents enforcement data about SDWA drinking water violations. This service, called ECHO (Enforcement and Compliance History Online) “contains interactive charts and graphs that provide information regarding the compliance of public water systems with federal drinking water regulations, as well as enforcement actions,” according to the EPA press release dated 4/7/2015.

While the information provided by EPA’s ECHO drinking water dashboard is an overview of the regulatory activities of #EPA by states, tribes, and territories, it does provide the opportunity to “View More” additional charts and data by using the menus at the top of each section. Users can also access and download detailed data from each chart. Additionally, the dashboard provides information not only on public drinking water systems, but also provides data on “Air,” Hazardous Waste,” and “Water” as well.

Water2Drink believes knowledge is power, and becoming an educated consumer allows you to make the best choices about water filtration. Not all #waterfiltration systems are created equal, and we recommend our customers use an NSF-tested and certified Multipure Drinking Water System in their homes to ensure your family’s protection. Visit the “Resource Center” on our website, Water2Drink.com, to learn more about evaluating drinking water filter solutions and to identify the best products for your needs.

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Spring Cleaning

Friday, April 3, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Health, Water News


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Now that the weather has turned to spring over most of the U.S., many people turn their minds to spring cleaning. There is something renewing about opening up windows, letting in the fresh air and sunshine in, and clearing out your space to make room for new, healthy opportunities.

While you may focus on cleaning house, Water2Drink invites you to consider the health of your body, organs, and tissues.  Our bodies are more than 60 percent water, the brain and muscles are 75%, bones are about 22%, and the blood is an astounding 92% water. Keeping your organs in top working condition and preventing toxic buildups in the body can be helped by a simple solution: drink clean, filtered water with fresh lemon.

Drinking water with lemon has a variety of benefits.  Staying hydrated is the most important, but there are others equally as important. Lemons are an #alkaline food when ingested (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once it’s metabolized). Water with lemon helps with weight loss, both because of its alkaline properties and also because of lemon’s high pectin fiber content, which helps fight cravings.  The vitamin C contained in lemon juice can boost your immune system, control blood pressure, helps dissolve uric acid that often is related to joint #inflammation, and cleanse toxins from the blood, which helps to clear the skin. Lemons are also a good source of citric acid, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous.

It’s easy to add this simple tonic to your day.  Simply start your day by drawing 8 to 12 ounces of filtered water and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. It’s best to drink this tonic when you first rise, at room temperature or warmed slightly (warm the filtered water in a tea kettle or small saucepan, pour it into a cup, and then add the lemon juice), as ice cold water may hinder the digestive benefits. Drinking freshly filtered drinking water from your tap using a Multipure Drinking Water System gives you convenient, clean, mineral-rich water from your local water source. It also eliminates the need for expensive bottled water and negates the impact of plastic bottles on the environment.

If you are skeptical of the benefits of #lemonwater in the morning, give it a try for a month. It’s a simple way to start your morning and take care of your body at the same time.  Contact Water2Drink.com and tell us how your health improved using a Multipure Drinking Water System. 


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The Best Just Got Better!

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - Posted by Water2Drink, in Water News, Products



This week, Multipure International announced an important enhancement to the Aquaversa (MP750) and Aquadome (MPAD) Drinking Water Systems. These two models are now certified under NSF’s new Standard 401, “Emerging Compounds/Incidental Contaminants,” to greatly reduce emerging contaminants that are occurring in water sources today. These compounds include #pharmaceuticals such as pain relievers and blood pressure medicine, hormones, herbicides and pesticides, and other chemicals used as flame retardants and detergents.

The newly certified Aquaversa and Aquadome have been proven effective in reducing the levels of the following 15 contaminants covered under Standard 401:

Atenolol Bisphenol A
Carbamazepine Estrone
DEET Ibuprofen
Linuron Naproxen
Meprobamate Nonyl phenol
Metolachlor Phenytoin       
TCEP Trimethoprim
TCPP
 
NSF International surveyed more than 1,000 American consumers, and those surveyed indicated that of the emerging contaminants, #pesticides and herbicides were of greatest concern, followed by prescription drugs, detergents, flame retardants, and OTC medicines.  According to the survey, these emerging contaminants were ranked by consumers as being of significant concern to their health. #Standard401 addresses all of these contaminants, and now the Aquaversa and the Aquadome are NSF-certified to reduce them.
 
Multipure continues to improve its solid carbon block filtration technology to increase its effectiveness and to provide consumers with products that address current and emerging needs in water filtration.  Water2Drink.com is proud to be an exclusive distributor for Multipure, and we strive to provide our customers with updated information and assistance in solving your water filtration needs.  Contact #Water2Drink today and we can help you determine which Multipure drinking water system is right for you.

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