What Actually Happens During the Water Treatment Process?

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We all know that our drinking water is “treated,” but most of us don’t know how. While drinking supplies in the U.S. are among the safest in the world, water can still become contaminated with water-borne germs such as Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Hepatitis A, Giardia intestinalis, and other pathogens. Every community is different—they have different regulations and processes to treat their water—but here’s what the average treatment system looks like. Coagulation and Flocculation Chemicals with a positive charge are added to the supply of water that’s being treated—these neutralize the negative charge of other things in the water like dirt and other dissolved particles. These particles then bind with the added chemicals to form larger particles, called floc. Sedimentation and […]

Dehydration Symptoms and Causes

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You need about eight cups of water each day to keep your body happy and healthy. When you don’t drink enough over time, you can become something worse than just dehydrated. You can become chronically dehydrated. When you’re constantly dehydrated, you actually become desensitized to dehydration symptoms—meaning you won’t just feel thirsty when you need some water. Here are eight important symptoms to look out for when your body is telling you it needs more water every day. #1: Constant Fatigue We lose fluids in all kinds of ways—sweat, urination, diarrhea, or vomiting—and when we don’t replace it, the blood can become thicker and slower. The heart has to work harder to get oxygen to all of your muscles and […]

5 Reasons to Subscribe to a Water Delivery Service for Your Home

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#1: Get The Best Water Possible State and city water standards vary, so you can never really trust your tap water. At-home filters only get out some of the minerals and chemicals found in tap water. If you want the purest possible water, free from any chemicals of contaminants, then a water delivery service is what you need. Many water delivery services get their water straight from the mountains, where natural alkaline, pure water is found in the springs. Water directly from the source doesn’t need to be treated with chemical compounds—they get rid of any bacteria and then it’s ready to drink. You know exactly where it’s coming from and what’s been done to it. #2: Save Time With […]

Eye-Opening Facts About Water Pollution

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While there are many environmental issues plaguing our planet today, one of the most pressing issues directly affecting us is water pollution. Though it’s fairly well-known that this is a problem in most developing countries, we should all be aware that it affects us too. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, around 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, stormwater and industrial waste is dumped into our waters every year. This includes our oceans and freshwater sources. At this rate, nearly 46% of the world’s population will have to deal with shortages of drinking water by 2050. The main cause of these problems? Humans. According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation, around 1.8 billion people […]

Ways to Drink More Water While Pregnant

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What Water Can Do For Your Baby You’re 75% water, and that means your baby is too. Not only do you want to keep that percentage up for yourself, but the amount of water you drink directly affects the volume of amniotic fluid surrounding you baby. You should be drinking eight cups of water every day and we have some tips to help you get there. Meet Your Body’s (and Your Baby’s) Needs Your body is smart, but there are things it can’t communicate. Your body only exhibits signs of necessity after it needs the thing it’s asking for. So when you feel thirsty, that’s your body telling you that it needed water a few hours ago. That’s why it’s […]

How to Choose the Best Home Water Delivery Service

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Tap water can be a bit of question mark. A myriad of different minerals can make their way into a state or city’s water supply, sometimes from natural underground deposits or from the improper disposal of pollutants. While those water filters you buy at the store certainly get rid of a large amount of zinc and chlorine, those aren’t the only things you want out of your drinking water. The only way to guarantee pure, safe water for you and your family is to have it delivered right to your home. Why you Need Home Water Delivery Water—it’s that magic elixir that cures a number of common problems people encounter every day. Most people don’t consume the recommended amount, but […]

How Senior Citizens Can Stay Hydrated

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Hydration is super important for all of us, but it’s especially important for our senior citizens – particularly in the summer. But even if it’s in the middle of winter, drinking enough water is still important for the elderly. Sure, older adults probably have health and nutrition needs that seem more pressing. But honestly, not drinking enough water can easily complicate any other condition you may have, and make you feel even worse. Plus, it’s more important that senior citizens stay mindful of proper hydration because they experience less thirst than younger adults – even though their body doesn’t need less water. So, they end up drinking less water and depriving their bodies of what they need. Here’s how older […]

3 Benefits of Drinking Water You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Drinking water is great. We really can’t say enough about it (although we try). Drinking water is the easiest way to stay hydrated, and staying hydrated makes you more alert, helps you feel fresh, and even contributes to a healthy heart. But there are other benefits besides the obvious that you may not have heard of before. Since we love sharing the wonders of water, we thought we’d share a few awesome benefits with you. Drinking Water Makes You Smarter Well, in a way. Drinking water won’t make you a genius, but it’ll allow you to get the absolute most from your brain. Studies have linked hydration with more concentration, faster reactions, and more creativity. Staying hydrated is one of […]

What Are the Different Types of Drinking Water Contaminants?

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Drinking water is essential for everyday life. No one wants to drink water that is contaminated. And yet, avoiding water contamination can be difficult. A contaminant is any substance in the water that is biological, chemical, physical, or radiological. In other words, according to the Safe Drinking Water Act, a contaminant is anything in the water that isn’t water itself. Not all contaminants are dangerous, and as we said, it’s very difficult to remove all traces of contaminants from your water. With that being said, we want to educate you about the different types of water contaminants out there and the threat they may or may not pose to your health. Defining the Four Types of Contaminants As mentioned above, […]

Holiday Water Recipes

During the holidays, we anticipate smelling the aromas of turkey, ham, dressing, and the diverse range of sides and desserts. You can also experience the same feeling of anticipation and enjoyment of transforming a simple beverage such as fresh spring water into an unforgettable experience for your palate. While water is a life sustaining substance, it also plays an important role in some of our favorite recipes associated with the holidays. As you prepare for the big meal, let your culinary imagination run wild with these holiday water recipes. Citrus, Cranberry and Sage Infused Water This holiday water recipe combines a pair of medium sized oranges, a handful of cranberries, fresh sage leaves and two liters of water for a […]

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