Is Rainwater Good To Drink?

This is a very interesting question and a definitive answer may not be easy to come by, depending on what is important to you. A closer look illuminates yet another challenge in how we view water. To begin, whether we drink well water or surface water it all comes from rain, without exception. However, what path the water takes makes all the difference in the world as to whether it…

Questions For The End Of April 2019

I have decided to start a regular post for the best and most popular reader questions of the month. So, let’s take a swing at it. WILL A BRITA FILTER REMOVE LEAD FROM TAP WATER? Brita does not advertise that their filter removes or reduces lead. I imagine this is for legal reasons since even the very smallest amount of lead can cause health problems. Brita uses some ion-exchange resin…

Bottled Water Is Nothing More Than Tap Water, Right?

A frequent criticism I hear about bottled water is that bottled water is nothing more than tap water, or filtered tap water. Is this correct? Well, how about you guys answer this for yourselves? It is true, Dasani, Aquafina, Nestle Water, and many other such brands do indeed start with tap water. From the tap it generally is treated with Activated Carbon, Mechanical Filtration, Softening, Reverse Osmosis, and then kept…