How To Tell If Your Water Is Safe

How can I tell whether the water in my house is safe to drink? It's not easy. You can rely on your senses to alert you to a few of the more unappetizing things that spill into your drinking glass — like sulfur, with its distinctive rotten-egg smell, or too much chlorine. The Water Quality Association offers an interactive Diagnose Your Drinking Water tool on its Web site, which can help you figure out why your tap water smells like rotten eggs, tastes like salt, or spots your glasses. Advice ...[READ MORE]

Edible Rings On Six-Packs Feed Marine Life If They End Up In The Ocean

A craft beer company has brewed up a brilliant idea. Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida, has created edible six-pack rings that feed, rather than kill, marine life if the rings end up in the ocean and an animal happens to eat it. The rings are created from beer by-products during the brewing process such as barley and wheat and are completely safe for humans and fish to eat. The rings are also 100 percent biodegradable and compostable, which just ups the product’s sustainability ...[READ MORE]

Flushing Program Launched After 5 L.A. Schools Report Murky Tap Water

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday demanded answers from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power after five L.A. schools complained of murky water. LAUSD officials said the district heard of the cloudy water late last week from principals and plant managers from Flournoy Elementary, Compton Avenue Elementary, 96th Street Elementary, Grape Street Elementary and Florence Griffith-Joyner Elementary. The schools handed out bottles of water and told students to ...[READ MORE]

Best Under Sink Water Filters

Under-sink water filters provide a permanent, installed solution Under-sink water filters are installed directly into the water line under the sink. Some filter all of the cold water that flows through the faucet; others have a separate filter faucet -- which requires drilling a hole in the sink deck or countertop to install. The options and price ranges in this category vary dramatically, as does the cost of replacement filters. If you just need small amounts of filtered water for drinking, see ...[READ MORE]

This Algae-Based Biodegradable Water Bottle Could Change The Water Bottle Industry Forever

Plastic water bottles come with a higher price tag than most people realize, taking up to 1,000 yearsto decompose in a landfill. The fact that at least half of all water bottles are used only once makes the waste that much more egregious. Icelandic product designer Ari Jónsson decided he needed to take action by fashioning a biodegradable water bottle from algae Jónsson said, “I feel there is an urgent need to find ways to replace some of the unreal amount of plastic we make, use, and throw ...[READ MORE]

EPA Continues to Recommend Flint Residents Use Filters

EPA Continues to Recommend Flint Residents Use Filters  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released additional sampling results showing that lead-removal filters are working as expected in Flint, Mich., homes with high lead levels. The agency continues to recommend that Flint residents use NSF-certified filters in their homes. EPA visited homes where high levels of lead contamination were previously detected in sampling by the Michigan Department of Environmental ...[READ MORE]