Can Technology Effectively Remove Bacteria without Chlorine?

I was asked this question on another forum and thought it would be worth discussing here. First off, this question raises a few questions that must be answered before a proper answer on this end can be given to. Let’s look a bit deeper. The phrase “effectively remove” is relative. By effectively, do we mean strictly the technical performance of bacterial removal? Or do we mean effective in the sense…

Trihalomethane – Self Inflicted Cancer?

Have you ever heard of the water contaminant called Trihalomethane (THM)? THMs are a believed to be precursors to cancer. It is a contaminant frequently found in drinking water, and, get this, it gets into our water by a direct and purposeful disinfection process carried out by most municipal water plants. Am I saying our water plants purposely introduce potential carcinogens into our water? Well, yes, and no. Let me…

BRITA FILTERS – NOT THE ANSWER

I am honored to have been brought into a Twitter Conversation about drinking water. One reader made note that Reverse Osmosis wastes water and concluded that a BRITA water was the better choice. Nothing could be further from the truth. Neither one of these products is better or worse. They both pose problems and they both require higher knowledge to protect the consumer. The real problem with this conversation is…