10 INTERESTING WATER FACTS

10 INTERESTING WATER FACTS


1. Even though the daily recommended amount of water for an adult to drink per day is eight cups, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid form. Nearly every food...

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WHAT MAKES OUR WATER FILTERS UNIQUE?

WHAT MAKES OUR WATER FILTERS UNIQUE?


There are 2 secrets to successful water filtration:   1) Quality and 2) Quantity of the Filtration Media. Many water filtration products use less-expensive filtration media, and therefore, filter very fewer contaminants. Some only...

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PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG RESIDUE IS AFFECTING FISH

PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG RESIDUE IS AFFECTING FISH


A Swedish study recently revealed that the residues of psychopharmaceuticals that are used to treat anxiety in humans lowered the mortality rate of perch.   Some headlines on this topic seem to be suggesting that...

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DETROIT CITIZENS DENIED ACCESS TO WATER

DETROIT CITIZENS DENIED ACCESS TO WATER


A piece posted yesterday by Susan Milligan in the US News has provided an update on the water access crisis in Detroit.  The title of the post is “Too Powerless to Live, The poorest...

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BOTTLED WATER COMPANY TARGETING KIDS

BOTTLED WATER COMPANY TARGETING KIDS


The wide-spread use of bottled water is a major ecological problem.  Now a company is using branding and celebrity endorsement to make bottled water seem cooler to kids.  Hopefully most of today’s younger people...

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WHOLE HOUSE FILTERS

WHOLE HOUSE FILTERS


More householders are realizing how affordable our whole house filters have become in recent times.  Improvements in the technology have allowed whole house filter pricing to drop considerably.  For example, you may or may...

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DETROIT IN BANKRUPTCY COURT ON SHUTTING OFF WATER FOR UNPAID BILLS

DETROIT IN BANKRUPTCY COURT ON SHUTTING OFF WATER FOR UNPAID BILLS


Detroit in Bankruptcy Court for Shutting Off Water for Unpaid Bills A hearing is scheduled in bankruptcy court today on a motion to stop Detroit’s water department from shutting off service to residents with...

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HOW CAN WE HELP?

HOW CAN WE HELP?


How We Can Help You At Friend of Water we provide solutions for a wide variety of customers and their various needs. Below is a list of some specific examples of the solutions we...

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CHLORAMINES AND FLUORIDE

CHLORAMINES AND FLUORIDE


Chloramines are disinfectants added to drinking water. They are formed when ammonia is added to chlorine to treat drinking water. Chloramines make it so water has longer lasting treatment. This ensures the water is...

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HOW BAD IS FLUORIDE?

HOW BAD IS FLUORIDE?


There is no doubt that fluoride has gotten a bad rap with many. Drinking it is definitively a bad idea. It has already been proven that it is bad for babies. In addition, fluoride...

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DETROIT MAKING MOVES TO RETURN WATER TO THE PEOPLE

DETROIT MAKING MOVES TO RETURN WATER TO THE PEOPLE


In Detroit yesterday, control of the Detroit Water & Sewage Departement moved back to the mayor’s office. Control had been in the hands of the emergency manager.  Under that unelected manager’s control, the city...

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How To Choose The Right Water Filter For Your Kitchen

How To Choose The Right Water Filter For Your Kitchen


Water filters are incredibly important to our health.  Drinking water is so natural in a lot of cases that most people don’t think of what is in the water that is slipping its way...

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DO WE TAKE OUR WATER FOR GRANTED?

DO WE TAKE OUR WATER FOR GRANTED?


Last week, our family experienced a very short time period without water. Though it was only 20 minutes long, it seemed to completely put our lives on hold. It all began with a water...

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HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD AN ADULT DRINK PER DAY?

HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD AN ADULT DRINK PER DAY?


There are many different opinions about how much water one should drink daily. The health authorities generally recommend eight 8-ounce glasses (64 oz.) a day, while other water experts say that one should sip...

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WATER REFLECTIONS

WATER REFLECTIONS


Learning so much about water has caused me to reflect upon my own experiences with water throughout life.   As a child I don’t remember drinking water regularly, but I assume my parents gave...

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A NEW FRIEND TO FRIENDS OF WATER

A NEW FRIEND TO FRIENDS OF WATER


Hello friends, my name is Melody and I am happy to say that I’ve recently started training to help with Friends of Water. This opportunity has been both enjoyable and educational. Although I assumed...

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THE AQUAAIR PURIFIERS

THE AQUAAIR PURIFIERS


The AquaAir Purifier is an excellent purifier that also serves as a light humidifier and aromatherapy dispenser all in one. Remember that great feeling of standing outside after a rainstorm has scrubbed the air...

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EPA IS CONSIDERING NEW RULES TO EXPAND AUTHORITY OVER WATERS

EPA IS CONSIDERING NEW RULES TO EXPAND AUTHORITY OVER WATERS


The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules intended to clarify and expand its mandate to regulate small streams, riverbanks, wetlands and floodplains, according to The Washington Post.  The agency administrator has said that the...

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LEAD COULD BE IN MASON COUNTY WATER HOMES

LEAD COULD BE IN MASON COUNTY WATER HOMES


According to the Mason County Press, there may be lead in some homes in the area, especially if the home has lead pipes.  As the article correctly notes, annual testing at the municipality level...

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FILTERING WATER AT HOME

FILTERING WATER AT HOME


When we started Friends of Water in January 2006, we started providing information and products to Save, Celebrate & Filter Water.  We thought that the greatest demand would come for information and products to...

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