Archive for January, 2012

Please forgive the title of this post, but I just couldnt help myself. The fact is that people are already drinking treated wastewater and most of them are obviously not aware of it.
treated wastewater
In a recent article from usatoday.com, many cities around the U.S. are considering the use of treated wastewater for public drinking water. Right from the start, I share the same initial feelings with just about anyone who would become aware of this it sounds disgusting.

However, treatment plants are supposed to be able to make this water just as safe, if not safer than our existing water supplies. Even with improved technologies, it is obviously still difficult to forget where this water just came from.

The primary driving force behind this idea comes from the fact that we are experiencing water shortages that only seem to be getting worse. This is no surprise as the general population keeps increasing at fast rates. Locations that are already stressed for water must do something to be able to supply it to future generations.

I, for one, support the more natural and traditionally common use of wastewater use it for irrigation and industrial purposes. Letting nature filter it might be a longer process, but Id bet youd end up with some better water. I realize that this does not solve the current water shortage crisis, but this quicker turnaround for wastewater just does not sound right.

This is just another example of why it makes sense to filter your water one more time at home. A point-of-use home water filter can really make a difference in the quality of water that you end up consuming. Why take any chances with the quality of something as important as drinking water?

Id like to think that we will make some technological breakthroughs that will allow us to bypass the need for drinking this highly polluted water. For example, if water desalinization ever becomes cheap and efficient enough, that would solve our drinking water problems. Lets hope for the best

Wishing You The Best In This New Year

Wow, 2012 is already here. It seemed like 2011 was not around for that long.

Although this might be a few days late, Im wishing you the best of health this year and every one that follows.

2011 saw quite a few negative stories concerning the state of our drinking water. However, there is always a silver lining. I believe that we are on the right track as far as protecting and improving our clean water sources are concerned. Social environmental responsibility is starting to become the norm. Corporations and individuals that continue to ignore these responsibilities are finding it more difficult to do so.

We owe it to future generations to keep spreading messages of sustainability. This should not be thought of as the right thing to do, but the only thing to do. Those that believe that you must be the change that you want to see in the world know how powerful and important that idea is. As more people do the right thing, others will follow suit.

There is no longer any doubt about the negative effects of pollution. Whether it be land, air, water, or noise pollution, all forms can affect your health. If you currently live in a large city, there may not be much that you can do about most of these forms of pollution, without moving. It should be at least somewhat comforting to know that you can do something about being affected by water pollution. A home water filter and a shower filter can go a long way to protect your body from water borne toxins. You owe it to yourself to find the best water filter that you can to protect your health.

Ultimately, it is up to the larger institutions and corporations to be the best stewards of our planet as they can be. They simply have the ability to make the largest impacts. Like I mentioned earlier, I believe that the proper intentions are beginning to take hold.

I see a brighter future for the resources that we all need.