Is Mom In Hot Water?

Moms love hot water. Wash dishes in hot water. Wash your hands with hot water. Wash clothes in hot water. After all, Hot water kills bacteria and viruses and is just one of the ways Mom kept us safe and disease-free. RIght? Well, Mom is all wet. Hot water, as it comes out of the hot water tank does absolutely nothing to kill bacteria and viruses. To kill these organisms…

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.…

Water Contaminants – What Is That Pink Stuff?

More than one of us has asked this question about water. That pink stuff; what is it? We find it in swimming pool filters, toilet bowls and sinks,  home water filtration systems and even in expensive industrial/food/medical-grade water systems. Upon seeing this junk most people incorrectly refer to it as a pink slime or mold. In reality, this pink bugger is an airborne bacteria known as Serratia Marscesens (SM).