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The Toughest Hiking Trails to Conquer in the U.S.

Posted by Phil McNamara on 11/14/2017 to Drinking Water
The Toughest Hiking Trails to Conquer in the U.S.
Got a bit of an outdoors itch? Hiking is the best way to see all of America’s natural splendors, from the expansive, mountainous terrain of the West to the pine-peppered hills of the Catskills. Experienced hikers know that there’s nothing quite like the views, fresh air, and feeling of accomplishment that comes over you at the summit of a particularly tough terrain.

Tips for Winter-Proofing Your Home

Posted by Phil McNamara on 11/9/2017 to Drinking Water
Tips for Winter-Proofing Your Home
Whether we like it or not, winter is coming fast, and with it comes drafty air, the risk of frozen pipes, and sky-high energy bills. There are a few things you can do around the house to ensure that your home is prepped and ready for the bitter cold—not only to make sure that you and your family are warm and toasty but also to keep your energy bills manageable throughout the winter months. Here are a few handy tips that you can use to get your home ready for the snowy months.

Tips for Properly Maintaining Your Ice Machine

Posted by Phil McNamara on 11/6/2017 to Drinking Water
Tips for Properly Maintaining Your Ice Machine
A properly running automatic ice maker equals fresh, on-demand ice anytime you need it. But, like any other appliance in your home, it requires a little bit of periodic maintenance to ensure that all the pieces and parts run properly. Not only can an ill-maintained unit lead to foul-tasting and discolored ice, it can also compromise efficiency and lead to downtime.

Health Benefits of Adding Lemon and Honey to Your Purified Water

Posted by Phil McNamara on 11/2/2017 to Drinking Water
Health Benefits of Adding Lemon and Honey to Your Purified Water
You’ve probably heard of the maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and lemon cleanse and swigging a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every morning for a major health boost, but there’s a new easy-to-make health drink on the scene: honey and lemon water. Although it might be trendy, this fresh and beneficial drink is not new at all. Fermented honey water has been consumed for centuries in ancient China and Europe, in the form of mead, and lemon was long-used by native tribes for its calming properties and benefits to the immune system. 

Fun Water Filtration & Pollution Science Experiments for Kids

Posted by Phil McNamara on 10/30/2017 to Drinking Water
Fun Water Filtration & Pollution Science Experiments for Kids
Who says playing with your water can’t be fun? These awesome science experiments teach kids the importance of clean drinking water and help them understand just how natural filtration systems work. Bonus points: They will also help grown-ups discover just how many unwanted pollutants and extras are in their drinking water! These water experiments are appropriate for kids aged 10 and up and can be used during science class or fun experimentation at home.

6 Tasty Ingredients to Add to Your Purified Water

Posted by Phil McNamara on 10/27/2017 to Drinking Water
6 Tasty Ingredients to Add to Your Purified Water

Purified water is healthy on its own, but sometimes it’s not enough to entice you enough to get your daily recommended amount. There’s good news, though. Just like your favorite recipes, water can be easily spiced up with a few tasty ingredients so that you want to drink more. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a simple way to enhance your bottled water or want to add a tasty punch to the H2O in your water cooler—these yummy additives are a great choice.

 

How I Survived 11 Days on the Trail Without Fresh Water

Posted by Phil McNamara on 10/24/2017 to Drinking Water
How I Survived 11 Days on the Trail Without Fresh Water
Earlier this year, I signed up to do an 11-day wilderness hike for charity. I knew I would have no access to fresh, clean, purified water along the way. From the very beginning, I knew I would need to be mindful of my water consumption, and I had to develop a strategy to ensure regular, timely access to water that was safe to drink and cook with.

17 Effective Ways to Improve Waterway Health

Posted by Phil McNamara on 10/2/2017 to Drinking Water
17 Effective Ways to Improve Waterway Health
Water is a valuable and vital resource for our daily needs. Science is increasing our awareness of the negative effects humans have on natural water sources, which lead to water pollution. Water pollution is the contamination of water by waste, chemicals, or microorganisms at a point that it becomes harmful to human and animal health and the environment at large.

Signs It's Time to Change Your Refrigerator Water Filter

Posted by Phil McNamara on 9/30/2017 to Drinking Water
Signs It's Time to Change Your Refrigerator Water Filter
Water is essential for survival, and it is important to make sure we are consuming clean water. One way we can do this is by investing in a water filter for your refrigerator, but several things can affect the longevity of a water filter. These include the general amount of contaminants that are in your water and where you live.

4 Most Eco-Friendly Refrigerators

Posted by Phil McNamara on 9/22/2017 to Drinking Water
4 Most Eco-Friendly Refrigerators
Anyone in the market for a new refrigerator faces an almost dizzying array of great looking and operating units in a range of sizes and interior and exterior finishes. Prominent and desirable features include in-door water and ice dispensers, which are almost standard in most homes and a desired feature when people upgrade their refrigeration center in a new home or after a remodeling job.

The History of the Water Filter

Posted by Phil McNamara on 9/18/2017 to Drinking Water
The History of the Water Filter
Humans rely on water for survival. Access to water seems easy because a majority of the earth is covered by rivers, lakes, and oceans.

The Difference Between Spring Water and Purified Water

Posted by Phil McNamara on 9/13/2017 to Drinking Water
The Difference Between Spring Water and Purified Water
Where once you could gaze around and see hands holding various bottles of soda or cups of coffee, in today's health-conscious world bottled water is the most common sight. It is the second most popular beverage purchased in the United States, and consumers drink over two billion gallons of bottled water annually.

How to Find Maytag UKF8001 and Other Discontinued Refrigerator Water Filters

Posted by Phil McNamara on 9/1/2017 to Drinking Water
How to Find Maytag UKF8001 and Other Discontinued Refrigerator Water Filters
Installing a water filtration system in your home is a great way to ensure the safety and purity of your drinking water. An effective water filter can remove many of the pollutants and contaminants commonly found in tap water, some of which are potentially harmful to your health.

Brand Spotlight: Everpure Water Filters

Posted by Phil McNamara on 8/30/2017 to Drinking Water
Brand Spotlight: Everpure Water Filters
You may not think to question the quality or composition of the drinking water in your home, but tap water typically contains a wide range of contaminants which can compromise its safety and impact its flavor. Long-term exposure to contaminants such as mercury and lead can lead to potential health problems, while impurities like chlorine may give your water an unpleasant odor or taste.

Installing Your Home Water Filtration System: A Step-by-Step Guide

Posted by Phil McNamara on 8/25/2017 to Drinking Water
Installing Your Home Water Filtration System: A Step-by-Step Guide
There is no debating the fact that water is an essential element needed for sustaining life. Doctors recommend drinking at least eight liters of water daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle and ensure the proper flow of fluids through the human body. It is, therefore, equally important to ensure that the water we drink is clean and fit for consumption. Most people think the tap water they get through municipality is safe and healthy and doesn’t require any filtration.

What Are String Wound Water Filters and How Are They Used?

Posted by Phil McNamara on 8/16/2017 to Drinking Water
What Are String Wound Water Filters and How Are They Used?
The history of water filtration has been an issue that has occupied people regarding engineering and medicine for millennia. Among the earliest people to tackle the problem were the ancient Indians and Egyptians. Alongside them was Hippocrates, who pioneered the use of the Hippocratic sleeve – a cloth bag that water could be poured through after being boiled to help treat his patients.

Tips and Tricks for Maintaining Refrigerator Ice Makers

Posted by Phil McNamara on 8/10/2017 to Drinking Water
Tips and Tricks for Maintaining Refrigerator Ice Makers
There’s nothing more refreshing than cooling down on a hot afternoon with an icy beverage. These days having ice is easier than ever. With society’s technological advances came the gift of ice makers that are easily installed into refrigerators. They are fast, convenient, and extremely cost effective.

Do You Need to Install a Scale Prevention System?

Posted by Phil McNamara on 8/4/2017 to Drinking Water
Do You Need to Install a Scale Prevention System?
One of the frustrating but unavoidable facts of home ownership is home maintenance. Having your own place means taking care of it and there are countless little things, big and small, that can and will require fixing to keep your home in great condition. These sorts of essential every day duties can range anywhere from basic cleaning to major repairs.

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