Guide to Safe Tap Water and Water Filters – Food and Water Watch

Guide to Safe Tap Water and Water Filters Drinking tap water should be safe, affordable, and taste good. Follow our guide to check your tap water quality and find the best filtration system for you. The word is out: bottled water can be bad for our wallets, our health and our environment. If you’re among the growing number of people kicking the bottled water habit and making the move to tap water, you may be curious about your local water supply. Consumer standards are actually more ...[READ MORE]

Tap Water vs. Bottled Water

Tap water is not only safe, but it’s often better than bottled water. Learn about the problems with bottled water and how to check the quality of your tap water. Why Tap Water Is Better Than Bottled Water Bottled water is not safer than tap water. In fact, more than half of all bottled water comes from the tap. Buying bottled water is like pouring money down the drain. Bottled water costs from $0.89 per gallon to $8.26 per gallon, compared to fractions of a penny for water ...[READ MORE]

Study Reveals Plastic Fibers Are Found in 83% of the World’s Tap Water

Virtually all the world's tap water is contaminated by microscopic plastic fibers, a new study claims, raising fresh concerns about the implications of rampant plastic pollution on human and planetary health. Some 83% of tap water samples collected from over a dozen countries on five continents tested positive for microplastic, according to a study commissioned by data journalism outlet Orb. The specific rate of prevalence in different locales varied, but all tested locations — from Europe to ...[READ MORE]

Coca-Cola lets men steal water in flooded Texas city

In a city with no water, here is a list of items required to break into a warehouse and steal 14 cases of bottled water One (1) hand saw One (1) hammer One (1) hovercraft, capable of zinging over the flooded streets of Beaumont, Texas, at 60 miles an hour. Oh, and permission from the Coca-Cola Company. Fortunately, Bill Zang recently found himself equipped with all four things. At a few minutes after 3 p.m. on Saturday he killed the hovercraft’s engines and floated toward the Coca-Cola warehouse ...[READ MORE]

Beaumont has running water again

Although agencies in Orange County are still focused on rescuing people, Jefferson County has turned to getting necessities to its residents. That includes a temporary fix of Beaumont’s water system. “Right now, it’s about trying to return to normal as quickly as possible,” said Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick. “We’re trying to work with federal and state officials to push the assets that are necessary to the points of distribution where people can come get ice, water, MREs, cots, ...[READ MORE]

State of American Drinking Water

When most Americans drink a glass of tap water, they're also getting a dose of industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. That's the disturbing truth documented by EWG's Tap Water Database – the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. drinking water, aggregating and analyzing data from almost 50,000 public water utilities nationwide. The vast majority of the nation's ...[READ MORE]

Save Money With Sears PartsDirect Replacement Fridge Filters

If you are searching for or need to replace your refrigerator filter, look to Sears PartsDirect. Right now Sears Partsdirect is offering the incentive of Free shipping when you order your filter and subscribe to their automatic subscription service. Navigating the site is super simple and finding a replacement water filter for your refrigerator is easy.  With their search tool, you can simply type in your model or part number and voila. Your filter is ready to be shipped. Sears carries thousands ...[READ MORE]

Nestlé Not Welcome in the Pacific Northwest

By Julia DeGraw 07.5.17 Town after town along the Columbia River Gorge has sent Nestle packing. Most recently, Goldendale, Washington said 'No' to a water bottling operation. By now, the Swiss-owned transnational company should be getting the message that local residents do not want their water bottling plant. It is always heartening to watch what a group of people can accomplish with a little bit of organizing and strategic action. The recent victory in the town of Goldendale, Washington ...[READ MORE]