National Drinking Water Week 2014

    Published: May 5, 2014

    Think H2O During National Drinking Water Week May 4-10!

    “What do you know about H2O?”

    That question has sparked a national dialogue with American families for National Drinking Water Week – May 4-10. Held annually, National Drinking Water Week is recognized by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and partners across the water community to celebrate the importance of the water we drink.

    This year, National Drinking Water Week highlights the vital role that water plays in Americans’ daily lives, and the quality of life their families enjoy. For example, most drinking water in US public water systems contains fluoride. Water fluoridation prevents cavities, particularly in children. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared fluoridated water as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.

    40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Clean drinking water is big news this year: the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. This federal law safeguards the quality of our drinking water. It sets strict, health-based standards and regulations, and ensures our drinking water suppliers follow the law. This Act has been vitally important in ensuring the safety of our drinking water supplies, which is critical for good health.

    Drinking Water Health Facts

    We all know that drinking water is good for us. But National Drinking Water week is a good time for a reminder. Drinking clean water:

    • Boosts our energy levels and reduces fatigue. Your brain is made mostly of water, so drinking water increases your ability to think and focus.
    • Promotes healthy body weight. Water removes fat by-products, reduces our appetites, and boosts metabolism. And it has zero calories!
    • Removes body toxins. Waste is flushed from the body through urination and sweat.
    • Prevents headaches. Many migraines are caused by dehydration.
    • Improves our immune systems. Studies suggest that drinking a lot of water makes you less likely to get colds and flu.

    Pure Carbon Water Filtering

    As good as strong US water quality standards are, the water utility company cannot always guarantee that drinking water is contaminant free. Also remember that most municipal water systems use chlorine and chloramines to treat their water. These chemicals kill bacteria. However they also dry skin and hair, and leave an unpleasant aftertaste.

    That is where good water filtering comes in. A good water filtering system, such as the Pelican Water product line, purifies the water in the home by removing unwanted chemicals. Pelican Water provides whole house water filters, water softener alternatives with salt free technology, iron removal systems and complete well water systems that provide families with tasty, clean drinking water. No matter the source of the water supply, Pelican Water can help.

    For example, the Pelican Water Carbon Series is the ultimate whole house water filtration system – it provides tasty, sparkling clean water throughout the home. This system uses Granular Activated Carbon Medias (GAC), which is a blend of high-grade coconut shell based activated carbons. Using two types of carbons captures a wider range of contaminants, and these filters also remove the chlorine from tap water, giving it a fresh, clean taste.

    So, as the country thinks about H2O this week, also consider adding a quality water filtration system at home – to make that H2O from the faucet purer and cleaner than ever.