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florida sinkhole

Citizens in Central Florida are gravely concerned after a sinkhole caused more than 250 million gallons of toxic waste to leak into a fresh water aquifer in Polk County, Florida, which is used as the primary source of drinking water for the state. Among the harmful contaminants in the wastewater is phosphogypsum, a radioactive substance […]

how reverse osmosis works

Reverse osmosis water filters are among the most popular types of water filtration systems both for private and commercial use. You may have read several reasons why reverse osmosis systems are a great investment, but do you know how it works? Without context, the words “reverse osmosis” are just buzzwords to the typical consumer. Because […]

bottled water consumption growth

It’s been a booming decade or two for bottled water. As health concerns concerning soda and carbonated beverages have steadily increased, Americans have turned to what they view as healthier alternatives to sweet, sugary drinks. According to a report recently released by Beverage Marketing, bottled water consumption grew by 120% from 2000 to 2015. In […]

deceptive journey of bottled water

We’re about to take a little road trip. Well, actually, we’re about to take a very long road trip, as we follow a plastic water bottle through its life cycle. Spoiler alert—it doesn’t end well for anyone other than the bottled water industry. Gulping Oil Our first stop will be at an oil well, a statement […]

US map with question mark

The second week of Water Quality month sees us shifting away from Water Scarcity. In order to keep our readers aware of the hidden dangers and possible contaminants in their drinking water, it’s time to discuss a complex topic that countless products claim to correct or alleviate. This week’s topic is “Hard Water.” What exactly […]