Fight the Health Hazards Hiding in Your Water

Even in countries like the United States, clean, healthy drinking water is under assault. Our municipal authorities are fighting a losing battle as more chemicals and pollutants wind up in our drinking water every year. This guide identifies the potential hazards in your water supply and what you can do to protect your home and family from them.

FEATURES


Do water filter pitchers really work?

Water filter pitchers can be a cute and inexpensive way to remove bad tastes and odors from your drinking water, but are water filter pitchers really effective?

Ty Pennington: What's the behind the walls of your green home?

It's what's on the inside that usually counts the most, and green homes are no exception.

How to get rid of pink stains in your toilet

Homeowners have asked us why there is a pink ring in their toilet bowl or evidence of the pink discoloration elsewhere and what can they do to get rid of it.

What are the pink stains in my toilet?

Pink residue is generally not a problem with water quality. A pink discoloration may be a result of...

How to choose a quality filtration system

For drinking and point-of-use water filtration systems, look for the following features...

Good tasting water does not equal healthy water

Taste does not equate to health or quality. If it did, that would mean McDonalds fries and Oreos are health foods. (We wish.)

Whole home water filtration delivers safe, great tasting water

Although the United States has some of the best public drinking water available, there is reason to be concerned about contamination in some areas.

Bioreactor filtration system treats waste water to highest standards

For residential and commercial building projects looking to save water, a wastewater treatment system delivers water clean enough to be discharged into waterways or used for other purposes.

New technology makes grey water reuse simple

Re-using greywater is the next frontier in battling drought and rising utility costs, and new technology makes it easier to adapt new or existing homes to use less water.

3 tips for cutting water use and ensuring a safe water supply

Water shortages are becoming a reality throughout the world, and that includes the United States. As reported in the National Journal, the demand for fresh water in the United States will exceed the supply by 2030, according to a 2012 State Department report.

See More »

NEWS


Wastewater Mega-Conference tackles water treatment issues

As more communities come to value decentralized wastewater treatment, the Wastewater Mega-Conference brings together industry leaders to share information.

NAHB’s 2016 The New American Home will have whole home water filtration

The National Association of Home Builders’ The New American Home 2016 will feature a whole home water filtration system from Environmental Water Systems.

New tips to cut household water use in half

For drought-plagued Californians, saving water is a necessity. But it’s also a pretty good idea for all Americans.

More cities adopting smart water meters

The city of Santa Fe has a unique set of needs -- from water scarcity to a challenging geography -- which make installing cellular smart water meters attractive.

5 Smart Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Although our planet is covered with water, only a small percent of it can really be used safely for human consumption.

Top five plumbing news stories of 2014

From the toilets at Sochi to former Mayor Bloomberg’s pro-plumber sentiment, it’s safe to say the year was “flush” with interesting toilet talk.

10 technologies to transform the world in 2015

While a world of clean and affordable energy, abundant freshwater, 3D printed houses or worldwide high-speed Internet access won't miraculously appear by the end of 2015, it is the beginning of a better future.

Closed-loop flush toilet system ready for testing

An off-the-grid toilet system designed for developing world locations without adequate sanitation is ready for field testing, according to Kohler Co.

New kitchen faucet designed for filtered water

According to Moen consumer research, 38 percent of individuals looking to remodel their kitchen in the next 12 months have an interest in purchasing a filtered water dispenser.

Electrolux acquires GE Appliances business, will continue brands

Electrolux will acquire the GE Appliances business for $3.3 billion in a transaction that will see the GE Appliances brand continue in the marketplace.

Water treatment devices certified under new standards for emerging contaminants

For the first time, water treatment devices have been certified for effectiveness in reducing trace levels of contaminants in drinking water.

Do you know the secret behind the best results in your kitchen?

Whether you're making miso and soba soup, cornbread stuffing, or pizza dough with your favorite toppings, the key ingredient to these tasty recipes is water quality.

Crowsourced refrigerator features self-filling filtered water pitcher

Until now, customization and speed to market presented challenges for mass appliance manufacturers like GE Appliances, the parent company of FirstBuild

All-natural wastewater filtration system uses recyclable medium

For onsite wastewater treatment options, the Ecoflo Coco Filter offers an all-natural medium option that can be recycled after its useful life.

Are you using the right filter for your drinking water?

Although the United States has some of the best public drinking water available, there is reason to be concerned about contamination in some areas. More than 60,000 chemicals are used in the U.S., but only 90 water contaminants are regulated...

See More »

Topic Center Sponsored by:



Environmental Water Systems' (EWS) long-lasting water filtration systems provide clean water, creating a healthier home. Water filtration systems are good for skin and hair health, help prevent cancer by removing carcinogenic compounds, and alleviate symptoms associated with asthma, allergies and other health problems.