Why does mine stink and hers doesn’t?

I can just hear some of you now. “Tom, are you turning to adult-oriented content?” Of course not, but this seemed like an attention-grabbing headline, so I took poetic license. Actually, this little ditty was motivated by a conversation I overheard at a local bar. Two women next to me were complaining about the chlorine smell in their water. One of the conversants commented that her water always smells of chlorine while…

Backpack-able Water Purifiers – Are They Safe?

Recently a friend of ours bragged about his 2-week camping trip that allowed him to become an expert on portable water treatment. And here I am with a degree in Biology and 35 years experience, still learning about water. Boy, you can imagine how stupid I felt when I realized that instead of all that hard work I could have just gone camping for a couple weeks to become a water expert.…

Beware – Non-Chlorinated Water !!!!

I have written about this before and it is so important, I want to write about it again, just from a little different perspective. I recently was asked to analyze one of the major consumer water pitchers for a slimy feeling and an odd smell. The problem is, and a lot of folks are reporting this, is that once you purify water, the lack of chlorine allows organisms to grow.