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Corpus Christi Residents

An incident in Corpus Christi, Texas, has led to the contamination of the entire community’s water supply. First recognized by an industrial plant worker while washing his hands, the contamination lends a shining, shimmering quality to the tap water in the region. The contamination could directly affect more than 300,000 people along the Gulf of […]

shocked woman holding glass of water

What chemicals and compounds are in your water, besides water? Regular readers of Pelican Water’s blog know that we take water filtration very seriously. 10% of Americans get their water supply from private wells, and the vast majority of remaining citizens drink the water provided to them by public utilities. Unfortunately, several hazardous chemicals can […]

airforce, river, firefighter

The sewer system of Colorado Springs could now be potentially contaminated with deadly, cancer-causing chemicals. Early last week, Peterson Air Force Base somehow accidentally dumped over 150,000 gallons of toxic wastewater contaminated with PFCs into the Colorado Springs sewer. PFCs, or perfluorinated compounds, are used to make products resistant to stains, grease, and water damage. […]

how to remove lead from water

Since Flint, Michigan’s water woes hit the news, the general public has become increasingly aware of the health risks associated with lead-contaminated drinking water. The media initially treated Flint as an isolated incident, but as journalists dug deeper, we learned excessive levels of lead afflict water systems across the country. Perhaps the most damning report […]

bottled water

Naturally, when anyone buys bottled water in a store from a big brand, you probably assume that the water is pure and contains only one ingredient: water. However, many mega-corporations insert chemicals into their bottled water, as the industry as a whole carries far fewer regulations than that of public tap water. Some store-bought bottled […]