Can Drinking Water Be Too Pure?

Man is on a constant journey to find the ultimate drinking water. Pure water, pure water, I tell ya, damn it, we want pure water. Seems to make sense, doesn’t it? Yeah, well pure ain’t all it is cracked up to be. Zero Water likes to boast 0 TDS. 0 TDS is one of the designations of deionized water. The problem with drinking such water is that being totally devoid…

Fun With Feces In Memphis Water

If you have spent any time at all reading me, you know that I have maintained that the biggest threat to our water resources consists of our antiquated water and waste-water treatment facilities, poorly trained operators, and our imbecile elected officials. So enter Memphis, announcing that due to mechanical failure, loss of electrical power, and high water levels in the Mississippi River, one of the local sewage treatment plants was…

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…