Water Worlds

For the average citizen there is only one water world. It is the visible water world. It is a world made up of  consumer water filters, home service companies, bottled water purveyors, activists, politicians, entertainers, and social media influencers. This world is adorned by fantastic health claims, scare-you-into-buying tactics, apocalyptic warnings, and a save-the-planet camaraderie. This world looks to organizations like NSF, IAPMO, and the WQA for validation and fortification.…

Reader Question – What’s The Difference Between Tap, Distilled and Sterile Water?

Tap water is simply the water that comes out of your faucets when you open them. For many decades, in most industrialized nations the term tap water has been synonymous with the safe drinking water commonly supplied by our municipalities. However, as consumers see an increasing frequency of stories about contaminated drinking water, the faith in our tap water is diminishing. It is important to know that in many places…

Why does bottled water taste flat after it sits?

I was asked this question several times this past week and thought I would make it a topic of discussion. I was asked this on the online Quora format and decided to answer it there as well. As I posted my answer I saw that an individual named Mandi Wilson – Bachelor of Science (Hons in Zoology (college major) & Education, University of Tasmania (Graduated 1981) delivered a very good answer. I decided to acknowledge…