How to Clean Water in an Emergency

How to Clean Water in an Emergency

Disasters happen. While we can’t predict them, we can prepare for them. In terms of water, it’s important to install clean water filters in your home. These simple, affordable devices provide your family with fresh, healthy water. But what if a disaster strikes and all of the public’s water is contaminated?

The Environmental Protection Agency posted an informative article on its website. It describes how to clean water should a flood or some other disaster occur. This isn’t a pleasant topic. It is extremely useful, though. It could mean a great deal if you and your family are involved in such a situation.

The EPA advises using only water that has been properly disinfected for drinking, cooking, making any prepared drink, or for brushing your teeth. The best option to avoid contaminated water is using bottled water. if you do not have bottled water, boil the water available to you. If you cannot boil water, the EPA advises using household bleach. Here’s what they say:

“When boiling is not practical, certain chemicals will kill most harmful or disease-causing organisms.
For chemical disinfection to be effective, the water must be filtered
and settled first.Chlorine and iodine are the two chemicals commonly
used to treat water. They are somewhat effective in protecting against
exposure toGiardia, but may not be effective in controlling more resistant organisms like Cryptosporidium. Chlorine is generally more effective than  iodine in controlling Giardia, and  both disinfectants work much better in warm water.

You can use a non-scented, household chlorine bleach that contains a chlorine compound to disinfect water.
Do not use non-chlorine bleach to disinfect water. Typically, household
chlorine bleaches will be 5.25% available chlorine. Follow the
procedure written on the label. When the necessary procedure is not
given, find the percentage of available chlorine on the label and use
the information in the following table as a guide. (Remember, 1/8
teaspoon and 8 drops are about the same quantity.)”

The article provides in depth information about disinfecting processes. It also recommends you consult a local authority before you begin purifying water.

The best thing to do is research, invest, and prepare. Research information about clean water. Invest in Culligan Replacement Water Filters and other domestic filtering products, and have your home ready, should flooding or any other natural disaster threaten your area’s water.


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Science Paves Way for Clean Water

The Science Daily, an independent publication dedicated to scientific research, published an article this year that discussed new ways in which drinking water might become cleaner and more accessible.

Scientific research into this issue is an ongoing process. Advances are made, challenges overcome, concepts initiated. But the most difficult thing is putting new technology into action and making it accessible for the global community.

The article addresses nanotechnology. Nanotechnology can potentially remove toxins and bacteria from drinking water.

The article states:

Tiny particles of pure silica coated with an active material could be
used to remove toxic chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and other hazardous
materials from water much more effectively and at lower cost than
conventional water purification methods, according to researchers
writing in the current issue of the International Journal of

This is favorable news not only for the public at large, but also for clean water initiatives and manufacturers of water purifiers and filters. By incorporating this new technology, manufacturers can make production advancements that will benefit their business and their customers.

But still, problems remain. The article continues:

Water purification technology is often complicated, requires
sophisticated equipment and is expensive to run and maintain. Moreover,
it usually requires a final costly disinfection stage. The Australian
team suggests that nanotechnology could provide a simple answer to the

Time will tell how effective this research is. And tangible results are still years away. But scientists and manufacturers are hard at work developing groundbreaking advancements. Currently, the most secure and affordable way to detoxify your home’s water is to invest in a filter that provides clean, fresh water.

Fresh Water Systems supports Culligan Replacement Water Filters. By investing in a Culligan water filter, you protect your home’s water from dangerous toxins and the problems that arise from not changing your water filter.


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Fresh Water Systems Holiday Gift Ideas

We’ve discussed how important it is to be mindful of clean water and re-usable water bottles. Clean water is essential to health. Re-usable water bottles are essential to the person on the go. And they reduce plastic waste, which is essential to the environment.

But the holidays are upon us now, and for many, the sobering news about the environment and economy are dampening spirits. The perfect way to celebrate the holidays, and support the economy and environment, is to invest in affordable products that are sustainable and purposeful.

Fresh Water Systems realizes the challenges consumers face. After all, we’re not just a business. We’re consumers with families too. We think the products we sell are perfect for this year’s Christmas gifts. Here’s why.

1) They’re environmentally sound. All products are made with care and attention. But we are especially cautious when it comes to meeting high environmental standards. This means sustainable, clean, well-made products that last a long time.

The Klean Kanteen is made from stainless steel. It comes in a variety of styles. And it prevents the need for higher plastic manufacturing levels, as well as reducing recycling costs.

2) They’re useful. In tight economic times, superfluous gifts are out of the question. People are adjusting to practical, more efficient lifestyles. A great way to avoid high water costs and keep your family healthy is to invest in a chlorine-free shower filter. Using a shower filter that distills chlorine prevents harmful toxins and pollutants from reaching your family’s skin, hair, and eyes.


The new Century Dechlorinating Shower Filter by Rainshower is a smart choice. It’s affordable and adds safety to your home’s water supply.

3) They’re recommended by industry experts. They’ve been tested and endorsed by consumer specialists.

Health specialists, environmental researchers, and economic advisers expect this holiday season to reflect our times. With a wise investment in Fresh Water Systems products, you can do just that. You’ll also give your family a healthy, resourceful product. This year, when you think holiday gift ideas, think Fresh Water Systems.

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Klean Kanteen

More and more blogs are dedicated to the promotion of environmentally sound products. This is true in the water products manufacturing industry as well. Here at Fresh Water Systems, we promote products and ideas that we think are not only good for the environment, but good for the consumer. A recent example: the Klean Kanteen.

But first, let’s look at some trends. Americans have a love/hate relationship with water.

1) Clean water is expensive and difficult to maintain. It is a vulnerable product, easily contaminated and regularly misused. But we need water to survive. 

2) We want water while we are at work or on the road, while we exercise or study. We want water that is clean and refreshing, and also affordable. People are tired of paying two dollars for a plastic bottle of water.

3) Sure, we want water on the go. But the days of buying three or four plastic bottles of water from the local convenient store are over. Not only the cost, but by purchasing so many bottles we are contributing to the plastic bottle recycling problem. It takes a whole lot of money, manpower, and energy to recycle. Until we make it easier, we need a solution to the water bottle.

This is where the Internet is king. It is ripe with solutions. Don’t know something, can’t find a product? Look it up, narrow your search, and pick out your favorite. Simple, right?

Well yes, and no. With so many choices, the task grows intimidating. Which product is the best, whom can I trust? Which is the most affordable. All of these are notable and common concerns.

When it comes to water bottles–to finding a solution that works for you–the people over at the Good Human have an informative article on how to choose a safe, re-usable water bottle.

If you aren’t convinced that buying a re-usable water bottle  is an important investment, check out this MSNBC article. It describes how much plastic bottle waste Americans are producing, how difficult it is to control, and the sober, enlightened advice of environmental experts. 

Fresh Water Systems cares about water. We care about its cleanliness. And we care about our customers. We want you to have water products that fit your lifestyle, products that are affordable, well-made, and eco-friendly.

Be sure to check out our line of re-usable water bottles. We call it the Klean Kanteen. It’s affordable, crafted from stainless steel, and is a smart alternative to the plastic water bottle.


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