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Consumer Mistrust Is the Message in the Bottle

Consumer Mistrust Is the Message in the Bottle

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For the first time ever, sales of bottled water exceeded soda in 2016, with a total of 49.4 billion bottles sold in the US. According to the New York Times, that means that Americans drank almost 12 billion gallons of bottled water last year, or more than 36 gallons per  … Read More

Revisiting “A Fracking Fiasco”

Revisiting “A Fracking Fiasco”

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As we look back on 2016, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2016, let’s revisit Water Efficiency’s top posts for the year.

This blog post received more comments than any other Water Efficiency post published in 2016.
A Fracking Fiasco
Frackwater can contain a myriad of chemicals including benzene  … Read More

An Inconclusive Conclusion: EPA’s Fracking Study

An Inconclusive Conclusion: EPA’s Fracking Study

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EPA recently released the final version of its report on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on water sources. The new version, the culmination of six years of research, reveals gaps in substantive data and excludes a statement printed in the earlier draft report that it found “no evidence that  … Read More

How to Clear Contaminants From Water Naturally

How to Clear Contaminants From Water Naturally

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The cost of energy isn’t the only expense on the mind of water municipalities. The cost to treat drinking water is increasing as runoff from farmland and lawns pours chemicals, nitrates, phosphates, and synthetic compounds into the supply. When water runoff flows into lakes, streams, ponds, and oceans, it can negatively impact water conditions, affecting fish, livestock,  … Read More

Olympic Valor and Viruses

Olympic Valor and Viruses

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The Olympic Games kicked off last week in Rio de Janeiro. Along with all of the anthems, flag waving, and fanfare, many of us in the water industry were reminded of why we do the work that we do: clean water is of fundamental importance.

Members of the elite group of international  … Read More



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