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Plastic water bottles are not our favorite product at Pelican Water – more than 38 billion disposable water bottles are wasted each year in the United States alone. Buying disposable plastic water bottles contributes to global problems like the Pacific Garbage Patch that grows in size every day in the middle of the ocean. So […]

The presence of lead in Pittsburgh water lines is an ongoing problem, with the latest water samples reported by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) demonstrating the city’s water is once again in noncompliance with the federally-mandated threshold of 15 parts of lead per billion. An Ongoing Problem The report, released on 22 January […]

After a thorough investigation Orb Media has released the findings of their study regarding plastic fiber contamination in drinking water. According to the results, a staggering 94% of the tap water in the United States is contaminated with plastic fibers. The United States had the highest contamination rate of any country that was analyzed for […]

When you hear the word “arsenic,” chances are the second word that comes to your mind is “poison” Arsenic is highly toxic in its inorganic form, and because the poison exists in fairly large levels in the Earth’s crust it can be sometimes leach into the water supply through industrial runoff or naturally work its […]

Public Water Contaminants

As many of us have sent our kids back to school for another school year it’s important to ensure they have access to good, clean water at all times. If you, like many other homeowners, have installed a water filtration system in your home to combat the toxins and chemicals that may be lurking in […]