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BOTTLED WATER – YOU WON’T BUY IT NOW!!!

 

BOTTLED WATER_STORY OF

The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap.

Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.

The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.

The Story of Bottled Water production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute.

And, for all you fact checkers out there, http://storyofstuff.org/pdfs/StoryOfB…

http://www.queensu.ca/sustainability/initiatives/Water/bottledwaterfree/storyofbottledwater.pdf

http://storyofbottledwater.org

More than likely you find the taste of your municipal water or well water isn’t as good as it should be, and are concerned with your family’s health. Do yourself and your family a huge favour by adding our RAINSOFTPRODUCTSUNTREFINERIIREVERSE OSMOSISRainsoft Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System to ensure that all your water needs are met ~ refreshing pure tasting water for drinking or cooking, without the worry of unwanted chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are showing up in our municipal water systems.  This also eliminates the added cost and environmental impact of plastic bottled water use.
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MUST READ! ~ RUST IN MUNICIPAL WATERPIPES

RUSTPHOTOPAD

CONCERNED ABOUT RUST DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR HOME WATER ? – SEE END OF BLOG.

Excerpts from “Rust Never Sleeps” – A lack of pipe cleaning standards contributes to perennial corrosion issues, from Mar/Apr issue of WaterCanada by Randy Cooper.

If a corroded metallic water pipe is cleaned but not coated or lined, it will simply corrode again, often at an accelerated rate. As aging water assets reach the end of their lives, leaks, breaks, and decreased hydraulic performance are increasingly evident across Canada. RUST6PHOTOPADOld metallic pipes are often rife with rust (due to corrosion), sediment, old coatings, and even biological growth that can negatively affect water quality. BURST WATER MAINAs pipes become clogged, greater pressures are required to deliver water… In water main systems, we have main bursts.

“Burst water main spout 250 ft. fountain”, published Oct. 29, 2012 – A burst water main sends a massive jet of water the height of a 13-story building raining down over a suburb in Melbourne, Australia.
TRENCHLESS2One solution for aging pipes is to clean them out and reline them using TRENCHLESStrenchless technologies.      These operations entail digging small surgical pits in the ground to gain access to buried water pipes. Once the pipe is opened and properly cleaned, a new liner can be installed and secured…
LINING2Liners are typically designed to last fifty years, greatly improving water quality and quantity, and substantially lowering maintenance costs, including leakage, main breaks, and pumping costs.
RUSTY WATER FROM PIPESA whole new set of challenges emerges as we prepare to install pipe liners. Firstly, if a corroded metallic water pipe is cleaned but not coated or lined, it will simply corrode again, often at an accelerated rate, producing foul-tasting, “red”(rusty) water in the process. In other words, while cleaning is necessary, it does not exactly solve the problem. Secondly, if the old pipe is not properly cleaned and prepared prior to lining, the new liner may eventually leak again or even fail prematurely. It is not enough to clean the pipe – it has to be cleaned properly, and this is no small 
task. SCRAPERThere are many old methods for pipe cleaning, each of which provides strikingly different outcomes. They vary from simply swabbing a pipe using a foam plug to radical intervention using a powered, metal scraper…  A judgment call determines what is actually clean. There is seldom, if ever, any quantitative measure of “clean” or “surface preparation,” or “dryness” or  “liner bond.” In fact, these terms are not defined anywhere. There is no federal,  provincial, or professional standard, nor is there any recognized manual of best practices that provides a substantive, quantitative measure for cleaning old water pipes. Given the challenge of failing  infrastructure, there simply must be.

RELINING PIPEEvery pipe liner that is brought into service will see variations in water pressure over its life, from system operating pressures to test pressures and transient surge pressures (also known as water hammer). In addition, these liners will have to stand up under soil and traffic loads, continued corrosion, temperature swings, and variations in water chemistry. In order to keep them leak-free over their design lives and tightly conforming to the old pipe, good cleaning practices need to be standardized with quantitative, measured outcomes… NACE LOGOFor instance, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) is a professional body with expertise in pipeline corrosion.  NACE promulgates standards for the cleanliness and protection of metallic  substrates (including pipelines) against corrosion prior to coating in many related applications. Similarly, the American Society for Testing and Materials produces standards for the testing of cleanliness and bond. The adaptation and  Incorporation of these established practices and standards into a pipe cleaning  standard just makes sense. So, what are we waiting for? Government and  professional associations need to step forward now to develop and implement  a cleaning standard at the dawn of this renewal era.

 CONCERNED ABOUT RUST DAMAGE
CAUSED BY YOUR HOME WATER ???
– stains in sinks and tubs
– damage to pipes
– damage to appliances and fixtures
– health concerns – drinking water
– home resale value

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HEALTHY HEART ~ DRINK WATER!

FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH MONTH 

HOW DOES DRINKING WATER SUPPORT A HEALTHY HEART?

 

TRANSPARENT HEARTGIMP

Dole Nutrition Institute answered:

Fluid intake may help support heart health, by affecting factors such as the thickness of blood and plasma. In fact, a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that subjects who drink five or more glasses of water per day have half the risk of fatal coronary heart disease compared with those who drink less than two glasses of water each day. A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables provides additional hydration help, as produce can provide roughly 20 percent of your water needs. Cucumbers, celery, zucchini, tomatoes, watermelon, strawberries, spinach, grapefruit and broccoli are all more than 90 percent water

TRANSPARENT HEARTGIMPAlkaline Water Health Improvements:
The lack of h2o in people’s diets stands out as the undeniable cause of plenty of common illnesses. People don’t understand that clean, healthy liquid, and the proper intake has enormous health and fitness benefits. If the water is actually alkaline, further enriching our bodies by bringing the acidic material back towards balance, then a health benefits are sustained. You may be astonished to learn that the explanation for and solution to countless common discomforts is too little of water intake. It may possibly be something you’ve been going through your entire life. Increase your water consumption to avoid heart problems.
Heart healthy
Drinking a good amount of water could lower your risks of a heart attack. A six-year study published in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.
TRANSPARENT HEARTGIMPAngina
Angina, also referred to as heart pain or serious heartburn, is a sign of dehydration during the heart and lung axis. Although angina is incredibly crippling, medication should be utilized. Increased water intake will remedy this challenge over time.
TRANSPARENT HEARTGIMPHeartburn
Heartburn is one approach the body signals that there’s a shortage of mineral water in the upper an area of the gastrointestinal tract, generally any esophagus or stomach. You will need to keep this area for the body thoroughly hydrated, because the acidic content of your stomach may be very strong and can be damaging towards the rest of your overall body, particularly the throat.
The most severe part is, many people do not realize that heartburn is signaling anyone to drink more water. As an alternative, they medicate it utilizing pills and antacids. With time, this is detrimental with your health! The continued dehydration and medication may cause inflammation of the belly, with potentials for ulcers, hernias, and in the end cancers in the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the failing liver and pancreas.
Does the temperature of the water matter at all? Believe it or not – it does matter.
Cold water is not as good for hydration as room temperature. The theory is that the cold water causes the blood vessels surrounding stomach to shrink, slowing absorption.
One theory, upon which medical researchers have varying opinions regards whether drinking cold water is as good for you as drinking tepid water, particularly when you are exercising. Some doctors suggest that room temperature or body temperature water is better than cold water, because the body has to expend energy to heat cold water to body temperature, resulting in some water loss.
The problem is that as the COLD drinks pass through our system, they solidify the fats from the foods we have just eaten or are eating at present. This makes the body find it harder to digest and disperse the unwanted fats from our body.
However, if we simply swap our cold drinks for a warm drink (warm water/ coffee/tea/herbals) the warm fluids help the fats in our foods to remain fluid and so easing the digestive system and helping the fats pass through our body (and reduce risk of clogged arteries).
Most people understand the importance of hydration, but the disconnect is how critical to health the source and structure of water is.
Water is your body’s most important nutrient, is involved in every bodily function, and makes up 70- 75% of your total body weight. Water helps you to maintain body temperature, metabolize body fat, aids in digestion, lubricates and cushions organs, transports nutrients, and flushes toxins from your body.

http://www.sharecare.com/question/water_heart_health

 http://natural-body-health.com/heart-attacks-and-drinking-water/

TRANSPARENT HEARTGIMPHeart Attacks and Drinking Warm Water

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about heart attacks. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot green tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this “sludge” reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and may lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal…  

Heart Month: Quiz: Test your own heart health knowledge

http://www.capitalgazette.com/lifestyle/health/quiz-test-your-own-heart-health-knowledge/article_b924020d-3ed0-5603-b938-a20b4e65c6d4.html

TRANSPARENT HEARTGIMPRelated links ~

   http://www.knowledgebase-script.com/demo/article-179.html

   http://www.dumblittleman.com/2007/07/9-great-reasons-to-drink-water-and-how.html

TRANSPARENT HEARTGIMPWater Filter
Instead of spending a fortune on bottled water, invest in a filter for your home. It’ll make tap water taste much better than bottled, at a fraction of the price.

WATER DROPLET1_FOR BLOG ICONQUESTIONS? ~ Call us to help with your home’s water filtration needs.  More and more people realize that even though they are on municipal water, filtering your home water is a necessity now that evidence states more and more dangerous chemicals such as fluoride, trihalomethanes, lead and pharmaceuticals may be in our water.

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VALENTINE’S DAY – HEART HEALTH AND WATER ASSOCIATION

HOW DOES DRINKING WATER SUPPORT A HEALTHY HEART?

http://www.sharecare.com/question/water_heart_health

Dole Nutrition Institute answered:

Fluid intake may help support heart health, by affecting factors such as the thickness of blood and plasma. In fact, a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that subjects who drink five or more glasses of water per day have half the risk of fatal coronary heart disease compared with those who drink less than two glasses of water each day. A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables provides additional hydration help, as produce can provide roughly 20 percent of your water needs. Cucumbers, celery, zucchini, tomatoes, watermelon, strawberries, spinach, grapefruit and broccoli are all more than 90 percent water

Alkaline Water Health Improvements:
The lack of h2o in people’s diets stands out as the undeniable cause of plenty of common illnesses. People don’t understand that clean, healthy liquid, and the proper intake has enormous health and fitness benefits. If the water is actually alkaline, further enriching our bodies by bringing the acidic material back towards balance, then a health benefits are sustained. You may be astonished to learn that the explanation for and solution to countless common discomforts is too little of water intake. It may possibly be something you’ve been going through your entire life. Increase your water consumption to avoid heart problems.
Heart healthy
Drinking a good amount of water could lower your risks of a heart attack. A six-year study published in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.
Angina
Angina, also referred to as heart pain or serious heartburn, is a sign of dehydration during the heart and lung axis. Although angina is incredibly crippling, medication should be utilized. Increased water intake will remedy this challenge over time.
Heartburn
Heartburn is one approach the body signals that there’s a shortage of mineral water in the upper an area of the gastrointestinal tract, generally any esophagus or stomach. You will need to keep this area for the body thoroughly hydrated, because the acidic content of your stomach may be very strong and can be damaging towards the rest of your overall body, particularly the throat.
The most severe part is, many people do not realize that heartburn is signaling anyone to drink more water. As an alternative, they medicate it utilizing pills and antacids. With time, this is detrimental with your health! The continued dehydration and medication may cause inflammation of the belly, with potentials for ulcers, hernias, and in the end cancers in the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the failing liver and pancreas.
Does the temperature of the water matter at all? Believe it or not – it does matter.
Cold water is not as good for hydration as room temperature. The theory is that the cold water causes the blood vessels surrounding stomach to shrink, slowing absorption.
One theory, upon which medical researchers have varying opinions regards whether drinking cold water is as good for you as drinking tepid water, particularly when you are exercising. Some doctors suggest that room temperature or body temperature water is better than cold water, because the body has to expend energy to heat cold water to body temperature, resulting in some water loss.
The problem is that as the COLD drinks pass through our system, they solidify the fats from the foods we have just eaten or are eating at present. This makes the body find it harder to digest and disperse the unwanted fats from our body.
However, if we simply swap our cold drinks for a warm drink (warm water/ coffee/tea/herbals) the warm fluids help the fats in our foods to remain fluid and so easing the digestive system and helping the fats pass through our body (and reduce risk of clogged arteries).
Most people understand the importance of hydration, but the disconnect is how critical to health the source and structure of water is.
Water is your body’s most important nutrient, is involved in every bodily function, and makes up 70- 75% of your total body weight. Water helps you to maintain body temperature, metabolize body fat, aids in digestion, lubricates and cushions organs, transports nutrients, and flushes toxins from your body.

 http://natural-body-health.com/heart-attacks-and-drinking-water/

Heart Attacks and Drinking Warm Water

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about heart attacks. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot green tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this “sludge” reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and may lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal…  

   http://www.knowledgebase-script.com/demo/article-179.html

Filter
Instead of spending a fortune on bottled water, invest in a filter for your home . It’ll make tap water taste like bottled, at a fraction of the price.

   http://www.dumblittleman.com/2007/07/9-great-reasons-to-drink-water-and-how.html