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    Bottled Water Company Recalls 14 Brands Due to Possible E.Coli Contamination

    The environmental cost of disposable plastic bottles, the potential leaching of chemicals from plastic into water, the often dubious claims made concerning water sources, and the sheer price leave us thinking a water filtration system is a greener and more reliable source of purer, cleaner water. A recent bottled water recall has done little to […]

    Fuel for Thought: Diesel Found in Nibley Water Supply

    The driver of the vehicle probably never realized what happened. He or she parked next to a stream, and left a little while later. Not exactly the kind of event that would normally inconvenience six thousand people, but shortly afterward, the residents of Nibley, Utah, found themselves without water for a full 48 hours. Whoever […]

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    California Allows Oil Companies to Sour Aquifers

    California is currently suffering through a serious drought. The water-parched Central Valley has pumped enough groundwater out of local aquifers that in some areas the ground is actually sinking. In the midst of all this, it turns out that oil companies have been injecting chemical-laced wastewater into aquifers for decades—and they’ve been doing it with […]

    UCLA Major Water Line Break Highlights Importance of Home Water Filtration

    NPR reported July 30 that a 90 year-old water main broke at the University of California, Los Angeles, spilling up to 10 million gallons of water. The leaking water flooded out of the broken line and damaged many buildings, with a newly renovated track and field facility suffering extensive damage. This fiasco is an example […]