For years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized August as National Water Quality Month, a time for us all to think about both the positive and negative impact we have on this resource.
We love the occasion, for obvious reasons, but oftentimes can find ourselves overwhelmed with seemingly endless ideas for how we can make and encourage positive change. In fact, this post comes at the midway point of the month, as it took just that long to whittle down our original list of 1,000 to a more manageable list of the five items below.
With that, here are five ways you can more effectively use water during the back half of National Water Quality Month:
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At FridgeFilters.com, we take pride in the fact that our filters keep the drinking water in your home tasting clean, fresh and cool. But like you, we occasionally like to get out of our homes, especially as we get into the tail end of summer – dangerously close to back to school season.
We suspect we are also similar in the sense that when you leave your home, whether for a quick hike, camp or cross-country road trip, you want to be able to enjoy the same great tasting drinking water you get at home. Fortunately, our online store specializes in more than just fridge filters. Read More
Several parts of the country, including our home state of Minnesota, have recently been deluged by rainstorms leading to significant issues with flooding. Part of the coverage related to this flooding, including stories published in both Minnesota and Missouri, has centered on the impact flood waters have on the safety of local drinking water.
This leads to perhaps the most important question of all, and one that we’ve heard from some FridgeFilters.com customers, is my drinking water safe?
In answering this question, we first need to determine where the drinking water dispensed by your fridge first originates from.
If your water comes from your municipality, ie ‘city water,’ the answer is very likely ‘yes.’ In the event of any contamination issues with local drinking water, cities will issue a boil water alert or advisory. Read More
Today is Earth Day, and based on the sheer volume of plastic bottled water sales, we can happily report that Americans seem more dedicated to hydration than ever.
While we are all for healthy and hydrated living, our over-reliance on plastic bottled water is just a tad troubling.
As you surf the Internet or your news feeds today, you’ll no doubt see plenty of well-meaning ‘Ban The Bottle’ messages. While we agree with the sentiment, you’ll have a very difficult time banning anything that has become a habit. A habit cannot be banned. A habit must be broken.
For this Earth Day, don’t try to go cold turkey on your plastic bottled water habit. Read More
Very little in life is either all good or all bad. Take plastic water bottles, for instance. We hear the horror stories regarding BPA and see the images of over-stuffed landfills and could rightly assume that plastic water bottles are a scourge that need to be removed from our society.
But classifying plastic water bottles, or the bottled water industry, as just ‘good’ or ‘bad’ misses out on some of the subtleties behind this issue – and even some of the good that the growth in the bottled water industry represents.
Before you make your next bottled water purchase, or next time you find yourself taking sides in a plastic water bottle debate, ensure that you are armed with the good, bad and the ugly facts below:
The Good of Plastic Water Bottles:
Recent data indicates that the bottled water industry brings in nearly 12 billion dollars each year. Read More
At Fridge Filters, we're big fans of filtered water. We're not such big fans of disposable plastic water bottles. That's because water you buy at the store can cost anywhere from 50-2700 times more than filtered water from your faucet.
Some supporters of bottled water may claim that their bottled water is from fresh mountain springs or secluded mineral wells on remote islands, however those claims may not be true. Recently, several businesses have been duped by water companies advertising "fresh, great-tasting spring water" when, in fact, it is merely municipal tap water.
A plumbing company in Chicago recently filed a lawsuit against Nestlé Waters North America for this terrible lie in advertising. Read More
OK we'll admit it. We are obsessed. Have you seen the movie? Read the books? Are you Catching Fire too? Yep, we're talking about The Hunger Games.
If you're like us, with Panem ever on your radar, you've noticed Hunger Games merchandise just about everywhere. You can spend your hard-earned tesserae on a Hunger Games board game, Effie Trinket nail polish, a Hunger Games Snuggie (seriously), and even…wait for it…
Hunger Games water.
h20 Spring Water has partnered with The Hunger Games to be the film's official water. While we see the tie-in (finding water was Katniss' first objective in the Arena, after all) doesn't this sound like something they'd drink in the Capitol? Read More
The Klean Kanteen Reflect bottle is great! I love my Klean Kanteen and I know a lot of you are interested in getting one as well. We will continue to give away a free bottle with every 100 likes, but I thought I would let you know if you wanted to get your’s today we are offering 50% off with the coupon code FBKANTEEN
To enter the drawing for a free Klean Kanteen Reflect 27-ounce bottle all you have to do is like our page at www.facebook.com/fridgefilters. We are giving away a Klean Kanteen to a randomly selected fan of our Facebook page every time we get 100 new “likes”. Read More
Backpack, check. iPod, check. Meal plan…maybe, what’s the cafeteria like? Sound familiar? Before you head back to school this Fall make sure you add one more item to your list, a water pitcher. Drinking plenty of water helps you stay healthy and alert. A recent study by researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City that monitored college students found that students who showed mild signs of dehydration also reported they felt less energetic and focused.
Drinking water is essential for an active and healthy lifestyle, but how do you make sure to drink enough water every day? One thing that really helps is to make sure you have easy access to clean drinking water. Read More