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5 Common Myths About Reverse Osmosis Water For Your Home

What is reverse osmosis (RO) water? Reverse Osmosis is a treatment system in which tap water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane leaving behind contaminants that can alter the taste, smell, and general quality of water. The filter allows purified water to pass through but, rejects solids such as sodium, arsenic, and lead.  Reverse osmosis systems will…

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12 Reasons You Should Drink Mineral Water

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Spring, distilled, reverse osmosis, alkaline, sparkling, mineral…how can there be so many different types of something as simple as water? The process H2O is subjected to is the primary determinant of its classification. However, in cases such as mineral water, it is a matter of the source and the elements found in the finished product.…

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Quick Tips About Pool Water Delivery

Swimming Pool Water

There are a few times throughout the life of your pool that you will need to have it (re)filled with water: when it is brand new, if a repair is required, and if the water is rendered untreatable. When these times arise, you should decide whether you will fill the swimming pool yourself (with a garden hose) or use…

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Water Bottle Fill Stations for Schools BYO(W)B

Water Fountain Fill Station

Schools are declaring their premises BYO(W)B- bring your own water bottle- with the help of water bottle fill stations. Also called hydration stations, these units retrofit to existing drinking water fountains to allow users to fill their water bottles. Schools have become particularly interested in the technology because it will enable their students and faculty…

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Blackberry Pomegranate Vodka Tonic Recipe

Mountain Valley Blackberry Pomegranate sparkling water

Mountain Valley Blackberry Pomegranate sparkling water has inspired my new take on a modern-day classic, the vodka tonic. A vodka tonic is a go-to drink choice for many and for a good reason. It is light a refreshing while being low in calories. But, the cocktail can be flat and lack flavor. Blackberry Pomegranate sparkling…

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All About Sparkling Water

sparkling water with lime

In 1767 Joseph Priestley was the first to infuse plain water with carbon dioxide and referred to the resulting sparkling beverage as his “happiest discovery.” He began to share his invention with friends, word spread and the bubbly refresher became a popular drink choice. Today, sparkling water is making a resurgence, in fact, it is…

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The Dangers of Winter Dehydration

gallon water

In 2016 Henry Worsley attempted to become the first solo explorer to cross Antarctica.  He battled temperatures reaching 44 degrees below zero. He came close to accomplishing his goal but, met his demise just miles before the finish line. The cause of his death was not starvation or hypothermia as you may be thinking; it…

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Do I Need a Water Softener?

Water Softener Pellets

All of the sinks in my house have a consistent orange ring around the drain, our faucets are covered with white flakes, and my skin is always itchy and dry. These were just a few complaints I had the year we moved into our home. It took some time to solve the mystery but, thanks…

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Winter Safety: Car Survival Kit

Winter Safety: Car Survival Kit

It was the winter of 2011 in Flagstaff, Arizona. Lauren Weinberg had left her mothers house four hours before she found herself trapped in a snowdrift while driving her small sedan. She had no coat or water, and her cellphone battery was dead. Lauren shivered violently in her car as an additional two feet of…

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Winter is Coming: Safety Salt Basics

Snow

Why is salt used on roads/ sidewalks/ driveways? There is nothing we can do about it; winter is coming, and I do not mean Game of Thrones. You may have forgotten by now but the next few months in Cleveland will bring us blizzards, whiteouts, and drifting snow. Even on less dramatic winter days, we…

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How Much Water Should I Drink?

Glass of Water

We have all heard the adage advising us, for optimal health, to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Some of us have taken this advice quite literally; including my brother who would line up exactly eight glasses of water filled with precisely eight ounces and down his daily dose of H2O in a hurried…

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