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The Water Conditions in Ethiopia, Part One

By Mark B In August, I was able to visit northern Ethiopia to look at some of the drinking water issues.  As you might guess, there are many, ranging from polluted water to almost no water at all.  That made it interesting to discover the inhabitants of Adwa and Aksum rely on a reservoir.  The [...]

What is Pink Slime and How to Manage it

Pink slime, the residue stain commonly found in your sink, is caused by an airborne bacterium known as Serratia Marcescens. A common misconception about the bacterium is that it is believed to be caused by mold, but that is not the case. The bacterium can be found worldwide as it grows in an environment with [...]

How Hard is Your Water, And Why Does It Matter?

What Makes Water "Hard?" Your water is hard when it has minerals dissolved in it. Usually, these minerals are a combination of Calcium and Magnesium.  An old way of describing how much hardness there is is to use "grains per gallon."  If you had five grains per gallon (gpg) and pulled out all the minerals, [...]

Tech-Assisted Water Conservation Empowers New Generation

Global Water Crisis There can be an overwhelming sense of helplessness when it comes to our global water crisis.  I know a couple who recently got back from Las Vegas.  The husband chuckled at his wife who was obsessed with keeping all the lights off in their room when they were not there.  (The tour [...]

Is Your Water the Best It Can Be?

Why You Should Test Your Water Supply Contamination Concerns It seems that everyday there is a new story about public water systems being contaminated with hazardous materials of one sort or another.  The state of our country's infrastructure is crumbling due to age, overuse, and lack of maintenance.  Even folks with private water wells are at risk [...]

Drink More Water!

By Diana M The other day, I deceived myself into thinking that I could kick my brain into high gear with caffeine.  I thought I could concoct a home blend of high test mocha java honey goodness, drink it down and all the magic would happen.  Once my senses were ramped up, I'd be totally [...]

WQA in the News

By Diana M. Water Supply Safety By now we are certain you have read headlines regarding some US water supplies.  Perhaps some of these headlines are hitting close to your home. It is not our intent to belabor these headlines or to frighten anyone with news headlines.  However, we do feel that it is important [...]

Frozen Water Worries When You Live In the Snowbelt

By Brian L, http://www.kinetico.com/blog/post/frozen-water-worries-when-you-live-in-the-snowbelt.aspx I've always found that when I have not been drinking enough water I start to get a headache.  And this winter has proven to me that an overabundance of water can generate headaches as well, but they are of a different sort.  We live in northern Ohio, south of Lake Erie [...]

Quench Your Thirst Every Season

by KineticoAdmin You've probably already heard the warnings about drinking enough water when the temperature rises. But your body needs an adequate supply of water no matter what the temperature. Even in cooler temperatures, you should make sure you're getting enough water. Dry outside temperatures and heated indoor environments evaporate moisture from your skin and contribute to fluid [...]