BLACK WATER FOR GARDENA RESIDENTS

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BLACK WATER FOR GARDENA RESIDENTS


Residents in Gardena, CA are unhappy and unsatisfied with the smelly black water coming out of their home taps. The Golden State Water Company held a public meeting to address the issue and residents brought...

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CALIFORNIA OIL COMPANIES INJECT WASTE INTO WATER

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CALIFORNIA OIL COMPANIES INJECT WASTE INTO WATER


Even though California received almost no rain in January, which is normally the wettest month of the year, the state is allowing oil companies to dump waste-filled and chemically dangerous water into underground drinkable water...

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Why You Need A Water Filter

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Why You Need A Water Filter


In recent years there have been a growing number of more widely-distributed news stories pointing out the large number of new contaminants in our drinking water, including chemicals and hormones.  While no water filter company...

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BILL GATES’ NEW WATER PROJECT

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BILL GATES’ NEW WATER PROJECT


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is making an effort to improve sanitation in the developing world today. The new project or plant, backed by this foundation, is called the Omniprocessor. It was designed to...

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KIDS DRINKING MORE WATER AT SCHOOL

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KIDS DRINKING MORE WATER AT SCHOOL


Studies recently found that kids in some New York City public schools drank water almost three times more often after water dispensers were installed near their lunch lines. The author of the study said...

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SAN DIEGO WILL RECYCLE WASTE WATER FOR DRINKING WATER

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SAN DIEGO WILL RECYCLE WASTE WATER FOR DRINKING WATER


The San Diego California City Council has decided to recycle waste water, making it pure to use for drinking water again.  This is one example of steps California cities are taking to address the...

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TRAVELING WITHOUT A FILTER

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TRAVELING WITHOUT A FILTER


A few weeks ago my husband and I and our 9 month old baby traveled to Vancouver, BC to visit family and friends. Normally we live in Northern California and have access to delicious...

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WHAT MAKES OUR WATER FILTERS UNIQUE?

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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

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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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BOTTLED WATER COMPANY TARGETING KIDS

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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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HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD AN ADULT DRINK PER DAY?

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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

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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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EPA IS CONSIDERING NEW RULES TO EXPAND AUTHORITY OVER WATERS

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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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FILTERING WATER AT HOME

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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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REPORTS THAT DALLAS STOPPED WATER FLUORIDATION ARE WRONG

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REPORTS THAT DALLAS STOPPED WATER FLUORIDATION ARE WRONG


After 50 years of adding fluoride to the water supply in Dallas, the city is considering stopping. Contrary to reports on the internet, persistent efforts by people opposed to fluoridation have not been successful...

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FRACKING DOCUMENTARIES

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FRACKING DOCUMENTARIES


One of our readers, named Shira, sent some comments a few days ago, mostly focused on Hydrolic Fracturing (fracking). She wrote this: “Maude (Maude Barlow, as reported on our site) pointed out that “Right...

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EPA MAY SPEED UP TIMETABLE

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EPA MAY SPEED UP TIMETABLE


The news is that the EPA, as a result of the recent chemical spills in West Virginia may speed up their planned regulatory changes to set a higher bar for water suppliers. There’s no...

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SAN FRANCISCO WATER

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SAN FRANCISCO WATER


We just returned from a long weekend in San Francisco.  Living out in the Sierra Foothills as we do, we enjoyed many city activities not available here.  We spent a lot of time in...

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EPA ADDING 4 CONTAMINANTS TO QUALITY STANDARDS

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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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EFFECTIVENESS OF WATER FILTERS

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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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