WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION

WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION


We’re just back from attending the Water Quality Association’s Annual Trade Show.  We found some new products that we’ll add to our online store soon.  However, we remain convinced that the lines of filters...

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NSF CERTIFICATIONS & CHLORAMINE

NSF CERTIFICATIONS & CHLORAMINE


Some people call us up at Friends of Water terribly concerned about chloramine in the water – but question why our individual filters aren’t certified by the NSF.  (It is fewer people each year,...

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ON WATER FILTER TESTS

ON WATER FILTER TESTS


We think it’s kind of funny how we get some calls from people who strongly proclaim that they don’t trust the governmental agencies who oversee and manage their water supply.  They don’t believe the...

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WATER PRIVATIZATION THREATENS WETLANDS

WATER PRIVATIZATION THREATENS WETLANDS


Former US Senator Bob Graham stated that turning over state waters to private organizations would cause considerable damage to the Everglades and result in Florida losing control over thousands of acres of wetlands. “There’s...

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LA BREA TARPITS RUNOFF TO BE TREATED

LA BREA TARPITS RUNOFF TO BE TREATED


The Los Angeles County waterway has frequently had visible oil and grease in the water for years.  One source of the problem that hadn’t been recognized was the La Brea Tar Pits. This frequently-visited site, it...

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WATER WARS

WATER WARS


At Friends of Water we’ve been sharing info about these issues for several years.  Now the current issue of Discover magazine’s cover story is “Water Wars: The coming battle over Earth’s most precious resource.”...

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EPA ADDING 4 CONTAMINANTS TO QUALITY STANDARDS

EPA ADDING 4 CONTAMINANTS TO QUALITY STANDARDS


The EPA announced plans to set stricter limits on 4 contaminants found in drinking water and believed to cause cancer. The new rules on these four contaminants will be in place within the next year....

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OCEAN WATER ON COMET

OCEAN WATER ON COMET


For the first time, a comet has been found with water of the same composition as the oceans on our planet.  This provides credence to the theory that comets were a significant contributor of...

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EFFECTIVENESS OF WATER FILTERS

EFFECTIVENESS OF WATER FILTERS


Friends of Water was founded to save, filter, and celebrate water.  Our customers have let us know that what they are most interested in is water filtration.  It’s a complex issue, and many appreciate...

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RECYCLED WASTE WATER

RECYCLED WASTE WATER


Recycling waste water is a technique being used in a growing number of American cities.  It has been used in Australia also. The Groundwater Replenishment System in Orange County California takes already-treated waste water from...

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WATER STATIONS

WATER STATIONS


There is a small but growing trend at colleges and universities to ban the sale of bottled water.  Water stations with an additional spigot to make it easy to refill usable bottles are also...

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WATER SUPPLIERS CONSOLIDATING AS LARGER OPERATORS BUY SMALLER

WATER SUPPLIERS CONSOLIDATING AS LARGER OPERATORS BUY SMALLER


Aquarion Water Co., the largest investor-owned water utility in New England, has been buying dozens of water systems and several small companies recently.  The industry is consolidating, eliminating small operators that don’t have the...

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CORAL REEFS

CORAL REEFS


The Great Barrier Reef came into being millions of years ago.  It was worn down, and grew back repeatedly over those eons.  But now all the factors that let the reef grow are changing...

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WHAT FILTER SHOULD I GET?

WHAT FILTER SHOULD I GET?


The answer depends on your situation. If you are on municipal water, then there really are only two questions you need to get answered to be able to select the best water filter. 1....

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COOLING VESTS USAGE

COOLING VESTS USAGE


We just heard of a new use for the phase-cooling cool vests:  To put under a costume, like a mascot outfit.  Great idea.  They are bulky, but if you’ve ever worn one of those...

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TRACE AMOUNTS OF CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL IN SAN JOSE RECYCLED WATER

TRACE AMOUNTS OF CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL IN SAN JOSE RECYCLED WATER


In a potential setback for efforts by the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the city of San Jose to expand the use of recycled water in Silicon Valley, tests found that trace amounts...

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HOW TO CHOOSE A WATER FILTER

HOW TO CHOOSE A WATER FILTER


The number of alternatives and claims about water filtration – particularly on the internet – can be befuddling.  Lots of folks would just like to get good filtration without having to get a degree...

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WHOLE APARTMENT FILTERS

WHOLE APARTMENT FILTERS


Whole Apartment Filters As more people are becoming aware and concerned about the chemicals both intentionally and (perhaps) unintentionally in our water, we’ve been hearing from more people looking for a “Whole Apartment” or...

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RADIATION WATER FILTERS

RADIATION WATER FILTERS


Radiation Water Filters                               Remove Radiation       For general information about water filtration and filters: water filter info.                                    ...

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COOL VESTS

COOL VESTS


Although cooling clothes have been available for some time, it was in the summer of 2010 that awareness took a big jump, and many more people started wearing this type of clothes to stay...

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