Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Multipure's AquaversaPink and AquaBrites

Multipure's Pure Foundation
Conceived by Multipure's Executive Vice President of Administration, Jennifer Rice, the Pure Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to education, assistance, and health improvement. Through Multipure, and the Pure Foundation, she hopes to make a positive difference, and create a healthier world for the future.

Aquaversa Pink

The Aquaversa Pink is a special edition of the countertop Aquaversa commissioned by Multipure’s Pure Foundation. This stainless steel system sports a bright pink housing and a custom black angled acrylic base, and $100 of each sale is donated to the Susan G. Komen organization for breast cancer research.

The countertop Aquaversa is generally intended for use where below-sink installation restrictions are present (e.g., apartment use or lack of below-sink space), although it can be converted for below sink use with additional parts.





Aquabrites

Multipure’s line of Aquabrites Drinking Water Systems builds off of the Aquamini Compact Travel System to offer a colorful, customizable introduction to cleaner drinking water for children. This stainless steel Aquabrite housing comes in multiple colors and include a sheet of decals to create a custom face for the system. Commissioned by Multipure’s Pure Foundation, $50 of each sale of an Aquabrite will be donated to the Pure Foundation to help children and the needy obtain cleaner, more healthful water.
 The Aquaversa Pink is a special edition of the countertop Aquaversa commissioned by Multipure’s Pure Foundation. This stainless steel system sports a bright pink housing and a custom black angled acrylic base, and $100 of each sale is donated to the Susan G. Komen organization for breast cancer research.



The countertop Aquaversa is generally intended for use where below-sink installation restrictions are present (e.g., apartment use or lack of below-sink space), although it can be converted for below sink use with additional parts.














  


  







Sunday, November 16, 2014

What Is Chloramine?

Earlier this year, Los Angeles began disinfecting its drinking water with chloramine rather than the chlorine it had used for decades.  You can read more about it by visiting Southern California Public Radio 89.3 KPCC or our coverage in a recent Drinking Water News post.
With such a large municipality making a switch in the chemical used to make its water drinkable, you may be lulled into thinking that chloramine disinfection is a newer tactic.  In reality, chloramine has been used in many municipalities as far back as 1917 according to information provided by Illinois American Water. READ MORE

WorldToiletDay

As we approach #WorldToiletDay this month, Water.org will share stories and stats about the global sanitation crisis. Today, 2.5 billion people do not have access to a toilet. But, when families like Ranjana's are able to construct a toilet at home, their lives change. Click to [WATCH] her interview and read more about how a toilet afforded them more opportunities in life: http://bit.ly/1GgxCPd
Photo: As we approach #WorldToiletDay this month, Water.org will share stories and stats about the global sanitation crisis. Today, 2.5 billion people do not have access to a toilet. But, when families like Ranjana's are able to construct a toilet at home, their lives change. Click to [WATCH] her interview and read more about how a toilet afforded them more opportunities in life: http://bit.ly/1GgxCPd

We must act now before the water crisis hits

We must act now before the water crisis hits. A [READ] by Matt Damon via World Economic Forum

"Having been in the field, most recently in India, I have seen that access to safe water is just a few dollars away for many people. A small loan can create a pathway to a household water tap." -Matt Damon, Water.org.
We must act now before the water crisis hits - Forum:Blog
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10 Maps and Charts That Predict How the World Will Be in 2015


Deepening income inequality and persistent jobless growth lead the top 10 trends of 2015, according to the World Economic Forum's Outlook on the Global Agenda released Friday.
Growing political and environmental concerns, along with the lack of leadership and weakening of representative democracies, join the year's survey of challenges facing the world in 2015.
The report identified several trends based on a survey of almost 1,800 analysts within the World Economic Forum's network of policy experts and economists. The central question: What issues will preoccupy world leaders over the coming 12-18 months?
The economic landscape is abstract and solutions vary by country. These charts and maps that make sense of the top 10 trends:READ MORE

Saturday, November 15, 2014

September Contaminant of the Month

: EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule

…The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) specifies three conditions that EPA must meet to select candidates for regulation: It may have an adverse effect on the health; occurrence in public water systems with a frequency and at levels of public health concern; and regulation presents a meaningful opportunity for health risk reduction…
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/168556-contaminant-of-the-month-epas-unregulated-contaminant-monitoring-rule

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Trailer

Clogging the Pacific ocean and gathering in the Gyres at sea... I've heard that the state of California will be banning plastic bags in every city, in 2015..., for the larger stores... Reduce Reuse and recycle... Bring your own bags... Be conscious about this...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

How to Lose 10 Pounds in Ten Days

Time How much
As soon as you get up each morning Drink between 300 – 600ml of water
1 hour later (before breakfast) Drink between 250 – 500ml of water
After every cup of coffee/tea Drink between 100 – 250ml of water
20 Minutes before each main meal Drink between 250 – 500ml of water
2 Hours before going to bed Drink between 300 – 600ml of water
Total amount of water per day Between 1200 – 2,450ml
If you are from the US and use Oz instead of ml you can download this PDF file which a very kind reader, April Gaskins,  has made up for us.
8 oz is
236. ml Conversion chart

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Emerging contaminants

Peter Dutton via Flickr
Emerging contaminants are chemicals that have been detected in global drinking water supplies at trace levels and for which the risk to human health is not yet known. They include pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides, herbicides and endocrine disrupting compounds.

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40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act

Basic Information

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was originally passed by Congress in 1974 to protect public health by regulating the nation's public drinking water supply. The law was amended in 1986 and 1996 and requires many actions to protect drinking water and its sources: rivers, lakes, reservoirs, springs, and ground water wells. (SDWA does not regulate private wells which serve fewer than 25 individuals.) For more information see: