Why Does Bottled Water Have An Expiration Date?

In this week’s Parade magazine columnist Marilyn vos Savant answered this very question from one of her readers. In one paragraph she did a nice job of addressing the issue. The Cliffs Notes version of her answer suggested that over time a bottle might break and leak, the water might develop an unacceptable taste and smell, and then finally, over time certain harmful chemicals in the plastic might leach out…

Do People Have A Right To Safe Drinking Water?

This is always a hot topic. Here are my thoughts. What do you think? This question is one debated wherever water is spoken. Man’s critical need for fresh drinking water makes this topic so passionate that governments and land owners wage wars over it. My answer is likely to anger the activist type thinker, but here it goes. There is no right for anyone to be the recipient of potable…

Emergency Water Treatment – How Much Chlorine?

Across the land, from time-to-time, various municipalities have had boil alerts for their drinking water. When the alerts have to do with bacteria, it is probably a good idea to also add some chlorine (from household bleach) to the water you are going to drink. While the amount of chlorine required to kill bacteria varies, depending on how contaminated it is, in general the contamination of local municipal water supplies…