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Blue-Green Algae Can Cause An Unpleasant Taste

Blue-green algae forming in a local waterway

Some residents in South Carolina have recently noticed a displeasing change in the smell and taste of their tap water. Water officials believe the change in smell and taste is caused by the presence of blue-green algae in Hartwell Lake, a main water source for thousands of people. Blue-green algae, also known as pond scum, […] Continue Reading

Top Five Signs of Wintertime Dehydration

A woman drinking a glass of water at her desk

Dehydration is often considered only an issue during the summertime, when in fact it is much easier to become dehydrated in the winter and with more serious consequences! Factors like dry air, cooler temperatures, and wind chill contribute to dehydration in the wintertime. When we breathe in the colder, drier air of the winter, our […] Continue Reading

Is Fluoride Bad? — Taking a Closer Look at Fluoride in Drinking Water

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This article was last updated on March 9, 2023.  The topic of adding fluoride to drinking water supplies has been largely controversial for several decades. Many people support the potential health benefits of fluoridated water while others have voiced their doubts. Some have even expressed their opposition to what they consider forced medication by the […] Continue Reading

Is There a Correlation Between BPA and Miscarriages?

A bunch of plastic water bottles lined up

Bisphenol A (BPA), an industrial chemical used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s, can be found in clear plastic bottles, containers that store food, eyeglass lenses, and sports equipment. Researchers have found that BPA mimics estrogen and can affect the body’s endocrine system, especially during rapid stages of growth like while in […] Continue Reading

Why Is Your Bottled Water Delivery Service So Expensive?

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Last Updated: 8/6/2020 Bottled water is the No. 1 beverage in the United States, according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). A 2018 study found that bottled water sales totaled $18.5 billion that year, which was an increase of 8.8% from the previous year. [1] More recently, in 2020, […] Continue Reading

Happy National Water Quality Month!

Local water quality sample

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated August as National Water Quality Month. With the uninterrupted availability of clean drinking water in the U.S., we often fail to recognize how regular human activities impact our water quality. National Water Quality Month reminds us how our actions affect our waterways. Congress has passed two benchmark acts, […] Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Drinking Fluoride Water in the Workplace

A woman smiling with beautiful teeth

This article was last updated on 8/4/2022 Adding fluoride to municipal drinking water supplies has been a hot-button issue for years. Some cities and residents support the potential health benefits of widespread fluoridation in the public water supply. Others are opposed to what they consider forced medication by the government and doubt the health benefits […] Continue Reading

The Evolution of Water Filtration

A crystal clear, beautiful waterfall

Last updated: 9/25/2020 If you’re used to having unlimited filtered water whenever you want it (like our customers!), it’s easy to forget everything that had to happen to get that clean water to you. We’re not just talking about the steps the local municipalities and water treatment plants had to take to provide you with […] Continue Reading

Are Plastic Water Bottles Safe To Drink From at Work?

A case of plastic water bottles

LAST UPDATED: August 30, 2023 You’re committed to providing the safest possible working environment for your employees. For this reason, you offer plastic water bottles. After all, bottled water is supposed to be cleaner and safer to drink than tap water, right? That’s what the majority of people think, but more research shows that bottled […] Continue Reading