Drinking Water

Water Credit Making Good On Its Mission

On December 8, 2014, in Drinking Water, by Erik

The Water Credit initiative started by Water.org and The MasterCard Foundation has improved the lives of 115,000 people and counting. By using Water Credit, clean water access and sanitation services have been established and improved in impoverished areas in Uganda, Nairobi, and elsewhere. For more information about this program, click here:: Progress on Access to […]


Get Your Water Needs Without Compromising Flavor

On December 5, 2014, in Commentary, Drinking Water, by Erik

You can get hydrated with healthy water without compromising taste! With some various fruit and vegetable combinations mixed in with your drinking water, you can create wonderful tasty concoctions.


Turn Down the Tap, Vigor Up With Alkaline Water

On December 3, 2014, in Commentary, Drinking Water, by Erik

Drinking water is beneficial to your health, but tap water might not be the best choice. Alkaline water is a great substitute that not only matches your blood’s ideal pH level, but has none of the residual chemicals that tap water may contain.


Water Reform Must Begin Rurally

On November 28, 2014, in Commentary, Drinking Water, by Erik

The U.N. agrees that access to clean water is a basic human right. However, many rural areas throughout the world don’t even have flush toilets. Rural areas need to get caught up to bigger cities, so that reform can start with an even playing field.


Xylem Assists Essex In Keeping Water Flowing

On November 25, 2014, in Drinking Water, by Erik

Essex & Suffolk Water in the U.K. needed help to Essex citizens flush with water as they continued to refurbish and expand the Abberton Reservoir. Manufacturer Xylem deployed a pumping system to temporarily provide water to the citizens as the renovations took place. For more on this story, click here:: Xylem keeps Essex water running


San Diego Latest to Consider Recycling Wastewater

On November 21, 2014, in Drinking Water, by Erik

San Diego is the latest among a number of California cities to consider taking their wastewater and turning it into drinkable water. As the severe drought in the state continues into its third year, many cities are turning toward options that they have dismissed in the past. For more on this story, click here:: San […]

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Marshall Islands Get Much-Needed Desalination Plant

On November 20, 2014, in Drinking Water, by Erik

Spectra Watermakers, a company specializing in small scale and energy efficient desalination systems, has opened a solar and wind-powered desalination plant on the atoll of Kili in the Marshall Islands. Kili’s 1200 residents had been suffering from both drought and polluted groundwater. Without a need for fuel, this plant saves thousands of dollars a year […]

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Indian Village Sick With Toxic Water

On November 18, 2014, in Drinking Water, by Erik

In a remote village along the Indian-Pakistan border, residents are being maimed and even blinded by highly toxic water. Their river is contaminated with lead, uranium, and other heavy metals. Experts suspect Indian factories and Pakistani tanneries of pouring untreated waste into the river, where it seeps into the ground water. The Indian government is […]

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A Revolution in Water Purification

On November 14, 2014, in Commentary, Drinking Water, by Erik

A new breakthrough in technology could bring clean water to areas that desperately need it. Find out how you can help!

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8 Glasses a Day, Keeps Kidney Stones Away

On November 12, 2014, in Commentary, Drinking Water, Health, by Erik

Kidney stones are an awful, agonizing ailment. You can help increase prevention by staying well hydrated and drinking less soda. The water will help flush your kidneys regularly and curbing your soda intake will prevent the acid from the drink from forming stones.

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