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Multipure is introducing new designer water filters. These filters are available for a limited time and each purchase contributes to cancer research foundations. This is really the gift that keeps on giving. Fresh, healthy water and help find a cure.



The Multipure Aquaversa Pink is a special edition of the countertop Aquaversa and was commissioned by Multipure’s Pure Foundation. This stainless steel system features the bright pink housing and a custom black angled acrylic base. $100 of each sale is donated to the Susan G. Komen organization for breast cancer research.

The countertop Aquaversa is generally intended for use where below-sink installation restrictions are present (e.g., apartment use or lack of below-sink space), but it can be converted for below sink use with additional parts. Price: $449.95 Click here to order



aquabrites-setMultipure’s line of Aquabrites Drinking Water Systems builds off of the Aquamini Compact Travel System to offer a colorful, customizable introduction to cleaner drinking water for children. This stainless steel Aquabrite housing comes in pink and includes a sheet of decals to create a custom face for the system. Commissioned by Multipure’s Pure Foundation, $50 of each sale of an Aquabrite will be donated to the Pure Foundation to help children and the needy obtain cleaner, more healthful water.  Price: $194.95 Click here to order





These designer colors are sure to be a hit in anyone’s kitchen! Mulitpure water filters make the perfect family gift!



jennifer rice multipureAs a mother of two young children, balancing work and family life, Jennifer Rice knows the importance of drinking water, especially when it’s impossible to constantly monitor the family’s water usage. Through Multipure, she already provides better health for her family through better, cleaner water. Through The Pure Foundation, she hopes to provide that same knowledge to families everywhere, so that they can gain the benefits of cleaner, more healthful water, as well.


Water filtration systems have become a standard fixture in most kitchens today, especially as more and more scientists and health professionals report that most if not all of our drinking water supplies are contaminated with human-made pollutants, including not just municipal systems, but wells, lakes, rives, and glaciers. Unfortunately, bottled water has been shown to have its own host of problems, including serious health and environmental effects. However, while a good water filtration system is the best way to ensure healthy and safe drinking water, it’s not enough to install just any filter in your home. Though the purpose of any water filtration system is to improve the quality and taste of drinking water, there is a wide range of filters available, each with varying costs and effectiveness. The process of planning a kitchen renovation is a perfect time to consider the different water filter options. Some of the most popular filters are explained below to help you choose the best water filter for your home.

aquacompleteReverse Osmosis
Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective filtration methods available today. Even though the process has been known for over 100 years, it wasn’t until the 1950s that the U.S. government developed it as a way for the Marines to desalinate water to make it drinkable. By way of brief explanation, “regular” osmosis occurs when molecules pass through a permeable membrane to equalize the concentration of molecules on both sides. As its name implies, reverse osmosis is when the opposite occurs. Instead of equalizing the concentration of substances on both sides of the membrane, water pressure pushes pure water on one side of a membrane, leaving a concentration of pollutants on the other.

Reverse osmosis typically also employs two carbon filters and/or other pre-filters, which work to remove a wide range of dangerous contaminants, including lead, mercury, and arsenic. Reverse osmosis is also effective at removing virtually all pharmaceutical drugs, coliform bacteria, E. coli, percolate, VOCs, viruses, fluoride, chlorine, chloramines, herbicides, pesticides, cryptosporidium, THMs, and MTBEs. In fact, while typical faucet or counter top filters are 1 stage filters, meaning they have only 1 basic carbon filter, reverse osmosis systems typically offer a 5 stage filtration system. Furthermore, while countertop filters have a 1-5 micron rating, which means contaminates smaller than 1 micron (such as asbestos, insecticides, may not be filter out), a reverse osmosis filter typically holds a micron rating of.0001. While reverse osmosis systems can cost more upfront, their filters only need to be replaced once a year, whereas counter top filters need replacing every couple of months.

Although reverse osmosis effectively removes an impressive array of unhealthy contaminants, it can also remove important minerals that contribute to taste and health of water, including magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Some researchers suggest these important minerals are also found in common foods and are therefore not needed in drinking water. Other health professionals, however, report that long-term intake of de-mineralized water can be unhealthy and can lead to mineral deficiency and/or an unhealthy level of acidity in the body. Additionally, reverse osmosis generally requires between two to three gallons of water to produce one gallon of purified water, which some experts consider wasteful.

Other Popular Water Filters
Other popular filters include water filter pitchers, which are very easy to use and have a low initial cost. Water pitcher filters typically can reduce lead, copper, chlorine, and chlorine by-products. However, while any filter is better than no filter, pitcher filters are probably the least effective filters for their cost, especially considering that filters will need to be replaced every few months. Some pitcher filters may also be slow and prone to clog. Because pitcher filters have such a short life, they may not be practical for a family of four or more who might consume a couple of gallons of water a day.

Filter faucets or filters installed directly on the faucets are also popular because, like pitcher filters, they are very easy to use. Filter faucets are usually easily placed onto the head of a faucet, and they conveniently allow a person to switch from filtered to unfiltered water. Most filter faucets effectively remove lead, pesticides, sediments, and chlorine. However, because they typically use a similar type of filter as a water pitcher, the filter needs replacing often and filtering can be slow.

Another popular type of filter are counter-top water filters, which hook directly to the faucet after the aerator is removed. Counter-top filters provide a level of filtration higher than a water pitcher or filter faucet because it uses a combination of carbon filters and other filters. Counter-top filters are also less likely to clog than a pitcher filter or a filter faucet. They also allow a large amount of water to be filtered without having to alter any plumbing.

Similar to counter-top water filter, under sink filters can filter large amounts of water. However, unlike counter top filters, they don’t take up valuable counter space and instead attach to pipes under the sink. They are also typically more effective than pitcher types of water filters because under sink filters offer a two-step filtering process. However, under sink filters require modification to the plumbing (sometimes by a professional) and drilling a hole through the sink or countertop for the dispenser, which may mean longer installation time than other filters. They also take up room under the sink.

Kitchen renovation can be an exciting and creative time. As you consider which type of water filtration system would work best in your kitchen keep in the mind the following tips. First, you may want to either have your water tested or you may want to refer to your local annual quality report to ensure your water filter is removing contaminants specific to your drinking water supply. Second, your water filter should be certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), and, third, to ensure the life and quality of your filter, your filter needs to be maintained according to manufacture recommendations.

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Lake Erie is not the only Great Lake with algae problems. Lake Ontario is facing a similar problem, according to the experts.

The water quality director of the Alliance for the Great Lakes in Chicago, Lyman Welch says the algae blooms are a real threat to the entire Great Lakes region. The blue-green toxic phytoplankton made the Toledo, Ohio drinking water quite toxic.

While the shallow waters and the extensive farming industry along the shores of Lake Erie makes it the most susceptible to these toxic algae blooms. Scientists see that there is a direct relation to these toxic blooms and increased farm pollution in the form of fertilizers and phosphorous.

Farmers fertilize their fields with phosphorous. These toxins run off into the watershed of Lake Erie in a process known as non-point source pollution. Point source pollution happens as well. The contaminates flow from a single source like a sewage plant.

What happened in Toledo should be a wakeup call that the Great Lakes must be concerned with and address.

What is happening with Lake Ontario is a bit different. Scott Higgins, a scientist from the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Canada is studying the algal blooms. According to Higgins, the phytoplankton blooms in Lake Ontario are confined to shallower embayment regions where the coast forms a bay that is shallower.

Lake Ontario has additional problems with benthic algae. This algae grows on the bottom of the lake. They are non-toxic, but contain a high microbial count that is potentially dangerous to humans and animals. As the summer season progresses, these blooms will deteriorate and detach from the bottom floating up to the shore, typically on beaches.

These cladophora mats contains high microbial counts. Some of the microbes are human pathogens like Ecoli 157 and shigella. These mats might contain avian botulism that is responsible for killing fish and waterfowl.

The water program manager at the Toronto based Environmental Defense, an environmental advocacy group, Nancy Goucher says these blooms are a sign of things to come within the Great Lakes.

Higgins says, “There are only so many farms in these watersheds,” he said, and while it’s theoretically possible to address the phosphorus issue, “the question is, in practice, is it politically palatable?”

Non-point source phosphorous pollution needs heavier regulation. This would be the simpler solution. A more complicated solution that would be better for the environment is to address the disappearance of North American wet lands. The wetlands purify the water before it flows into lakes and rivers. The wetlands serve a purpose and must be protected to insure the safety of the Great Lakes. Wetland protection and restoration is a costly venture and many government agencies will not consider this as a choice.

Goucher on the other side is optimistic that this problem is solvable. “In the 1960s and 1970s, we saw blooms take over large parts of lakes, and this inspired businesses, governments and communities to come together to solve it and they did — blooms decreased for a number of years,” she said.

“The lakes today are different but the solutions are the same. It’s a big problem but we have solved it before and I think we can solve it again.”


cali-drought6Back in August, I blogged about the reality of the catastrophic water events that are happening right now around the country. The rains have yet to come and remedy this situation. In fact, it is getting worse. Currently fourteen communities are in danger of running out of water. I repeat, fourteen communities are running out of water! Over 30 million residents are affected by this catastrophic water shortage. If rains do not fall soon, many more communities will be in the same boat.

The Water Resources Control Board reported a few months ago that twenty eight communities were in danger of having a major water crisis. Since then, a few have come up with viable plans to get water to their community, but the other fourteen have yet to see the light of a solution. What are these residents to do when the water runs dry? Moving is an option, but what about their current residents? How will they be able to sell their current property and fund a move? Who would purchase property in a dry community? These are many questions that will need answers sooner rather than later.

Faced with a complete loss of water is a situation that many California communities are not familiar with. There is no protocol on what to do when the water completely dries up and millions of people are left with dry wells and nothing coming out of the faucet. What will happen to the residents, the businesses? The simple fact is nothing can live without water. Water is life essential for communities and their residents to survive and thrive.

The New York Times once described the now desolate area in California the “food basket” of America. Eating a healthy salad in mid winter will be a thing of the past in parts of the country that freeze over during cold months. The price of a salad will increase as the ingredients will be difficult to find if these communities dry up and stop producing produce.

Some Communities Find Solutions

A few communities that boarder with Oregon are finding short term and long term solutions to water woes. The city of Montague constructed an irrigation ditch that is bringing water from a lake 25 miles away though a once dry ditch. Currently, smaller communities are the ones hit the hardest with the water shortage. But, if the drought continues, many more larger cities and locations will suffer the same fate. Tom Quinn, the executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies stated to the New York Times; “If this drought keeps on going, some larger, more sophisticated communities are going to be in trouble next year.”

What Happens to Mountains During a Severe Drought?

What happens to the landscape, including the mountains when the water runs dry? Good question. Where are the answers? Since 2013 the Science journal reports that the Western portion of the US has lost over 240 gigatons or one billion tons of water. That is literally enough water to cover 75,000 football stadiums. This is causing major geographical shifts. Mountains are rising out of the ground, and it is having a negative effect on the gravitational field for the entire state. “100 percent of the state is in drought, with 82 percent of the land designated as in ‘extreme’ or ‘exceptional’ drought, the highest levels on the U.S. Drought Monitor scale,” explains the National Journal. “Thirty-seven million people are affected by the drought.”

Drought and its Effect on Water Quality

As I mentioned in the August post on Catastrophic Water Events-Ohio and Lake Mead the lack of water brings forth a rainbow of water contamination problems to every area faced with losing their entire water supply. Certainly residents affected by these catastrophic water events will need to purchase a high quality home water filtration system to combat the contaminants that will no doubt infiltrate their water supply with a vengeance.



Fracking is a mystery.

Really, what killed all those fish? If the chemicals that killed the fish are in the water, how can anyone be sure the drinking water in Ohio, or anywhere else for that matter is safe?

The idea that natural gas is more economical and eco friendly is a nice pipe dream, but the reality is that the process of “harvesting” natural gas is extremely harmful to the environment.

The fracking process literally breaks the core layers of the earth. The chemicals used in the process are poison. When the earth is fractured, earth quakes happen, when accidents happen with the chemicals and these chemicals spill into our water, contamination happens.

The earth and its water are essential to all life. If we allow Halliburton and other companies to continue to fracture and poison them, we are all going to perish.

Why did it take Halliburton so long to disclose what was spilled into the water? Did they disclose everything? Or did they leave some really bad stuff out? Why do they not have rules and regulations regarding what chemicals they use to fracture the earth for their precious natural gas?

Are the illnesses and bad water just a figment of residents imaginations? If their water and their land was fine before fracking, why is their water and their land turning into poison? What happens in and around a fracturing production area is not imaginary. Real people are getting sick, fish are dying, water is turning to poison, earth quakes are growing.

Why is there nothing we can do to stop the madness? Most likely nothing. All we can do is protect ourselves as much as possible from the poison that is contaminating the earth and water. Anyone who lives anywhere near a fracking well should use a quality water filter. It may not filter all the poison, but it will reduce a lot of the contaminants. Without knowing what is in fracking fluid it is impossible to know if it can be filtered. Not using a quality water filter leaves it all in there.

Fracking is happening. There is nothing that can be done to stop it. Get your water tested often. You have the right to know what is in your water. Only by know what is in it can you choose the right filter to remove it.


back-to-schoolSending them off to college is an exciting time. You will no doubt have a list of items they will need to furnish their dorm room. The last thing on  your mind is what about water? Since water is essential to life, it should be on the top of every back to school list!

Filtered Water Bottle

A filtered water bottle is great for kids from elementary school to college. Multipure’s Wriggle is perfect to take fresh, filtered, safe water anywhere. Stop sending them with bottled water. Bottled water may be contaminated, the bottles end up in land fills and they are just expensive. A filtered water bottle is more economical and insured that the water is filtered of contaminants.


Water Filter Pitcher

A water pitcher can sit in the fridge for cold, filtered water. If the dorm does not have a kitchen sink, it will have a small fridge. The Cerra Water Pitcher will filter and enhance water for drinking. Remove contaminants and add vital ionizing elements, perfect for the student who plays sports.

Portable Water Filter

A portable water filtration system is perfect for a dorm room. The Multipure Aquamini is designed to fit in small spaces. Dorm rooms that have kitchens should include a water filter. Going off to college in anther state or even another country brings up many safety issues. Make sure the water your student is drinking is filtered and healthy.

Shower Filter

Most municipal water supplies contain chlorine. While you may have a filter for drinking water, filtering shower water is just one more thing you can do to keep them safe while they are away from home.

Bath Ball Filter

Relaxing in a nice hot bath after a strenuous work out is even better with a bath filter. Just drop a bath ball into a tub of water and you won’t be soaking in chlorine.

Water is life essential. Sending the kids off to school with the proper water filtration will take that fear out of the equation. A water filter will give you peace of mind that not only are they drinking water, it will be safe water. There may be contaminants in the water at the dorm that are not in home water. Bottled water is ok in a pinch, but a filtered water bottle makes more sense and costs less. Make sure they are safe no matter where they are. Send them back to school with a water filter.



Water emergencies are happening all over. From the drought in the Colorado River Basin to the algae in the Great Lakes, people are being told to conserve or just not drink the water. Lake Mead waters are at an all time low, Lake Erie is contaminated by a potentially deadly algae. There is speculation all over about what has triggered this algae to multiply. Global warming? Excess pesticide run off? I imagine someone somewhere will link it to fracking or GMOs.

Lake Mead

The white “bathtub ring” of mineral deposits marks the decline of Lake Mead, Photo courtesy of US Bureau of Reclamation.

California is in a record drought, affecting over forty million people in San Diego, Tuscon, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Pheonix. Lake Mead, the largest man made lake in the US is at all time record low levels. This causes a rainbow of safe drinking water problems.

Some 40 million people – including those in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson and San Diego — and 4 million acres of farmland rely on water from the Colorado River Basin, much of it stored in Lake Mead. Lake Mead is currently at its all time low water level. Officials are monitoring how this will impact public safety. There are millions of people who depend upon Lake Mead for water. This is having a huge impact already. Today, the lake holds 9 months of water. At capacity, it can hold over 24 months supply. This means that right now, the communities who depend on Lake Mead for water can expect to run out in nine months! Less than a year, no more water in Lake Mead will devastate the area.



lake-erie-statesCounties in Ohio and Michigan are reporting higher than safe levels of an algae that will cause illness if ingested. Indiana areas are seeing an increase of Ohio customers, purchasing water. As far east as Howe, Indiana, bottled water is leaving the shelves of many local stores. Many are coming from Michigan and Ohio because this is the closest place they could find that still had water in stock.

Early Saturday morning officials announced that there was a high level of microcystin in the public water supply. These occur when excess nitrogen and phosphorus are present in lakes and streams. All residents should not use the water for drinking or cooking. This is not a boil order, boiling this algae will make it grow. The water is just not safe for human consumption. The U.S. EPA website, states that” microcystins are toxins produced by cyanobacteria — also known as blue-green algae. Cyanobacteria are ubiquitous in surface water when conditions are favorable for growth and formation of algal blooms. Cyanobacteria release toxins upon cell death or lysis. When released, toxins may persist for weeks to months. … While the liver is the primary target of microcystins, it is also a skin, eye and throat irritant.”

Test show that the water has high amounts of microcystin, a cyanotoxin that can cause abnormal liver function, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, numbness or dizziness.  Skin contact with contaminated water can cause irritation or rashes. Anyone who is showing any signs of having had contact with the contaminated water should contact a doctor immediately. You should contact a veterinarian if any pets or livestock show signs of illness.

Just these two events is having a huge impact on safe drinking water for millions of people. Events like these are on the up rise. Everyone should have a quality home water filtration system. Emergency water supplies are vital as well. In nine months, there will be a bigger water problem.




wasserflasche giftWhile you may think that is an exaggeration, the reality should scare the hell out of you! First off, bottled water has an ingredients list. That in itself is ridiculous. The only thing that should be in water is…water. Why put other crap in bottled water? Well according to researchers, people do not like the taste of water. So, to improve the taste, other additives are put into bottled water.

Dasani’s ingredient list contains a lot of crap. Potassium Chloride makes up about one third of that bottle of water. How many know just what Potassium Chloride is? Think death by lethal injection. Yes, I said “death by lethal injection.” For those who do not know the process for this sentence, here it is. First, the inmate is given a barbiturate. A drug that paralyses them so they cannot move follows this. Finally, to STOP THE HEART, they are injected with potassium chloride. In addition, the Coca-Cola Company puts this in Dasani water! Millions of people mindlessly drink this crap.

Potassium Chloride is a mineral that is naturally found in many foods. The body does need a certain amount to maintain health. It becomes toxic if consumed in mass quantities. Our bodies do not need much to maintain health. In fact, it is only lethal if given in doses of 2500 mg/kg. So, if it is in the bottled water, it should be ok, right? That all depends on how much you ingest from other sources and how much of this crap bottled water is consumed.

According to Coca-Cola, in taste testing, consumers preferred the taste of their water with Potassium Chloride. So, they put it in their Dasani water. They also state that the amount of this mineral added to their water is minute. So, there shouldn’t be any adverse health effects. It is ok to drink the stuff just because their research shows that you want good tasting water.

So, let’s look at some interesting ways Potassium Chloride is used. First, it is a naturally occurring mineral. We get that. But, it is also a by-product of producing nitric acid using potassium nitrate and hydrochloric acid. Most of the Potassium Chloride by-product produced is used in fertilizer. Plants need this to grow. It is also used in producing potassium hydroxide and metal. Oh, and get this, it is used as a completion fluid in oil and gas industry (fracking ring any alarms?).

Now, what are the side effects from ingesting too much of this poison? Well, some are minor and you may not realize you are suffering from it at all. Others are terrible and you could become gravely ill. Gastrointestinal discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and even a bleeding gut are side effect of too much Potassium Chloride. Extreme overdoses of it can cause cardiac blocks, fibrillation and hyperkalema. The list continues to include kidney disease, Addison’s, ulcers, chronic diarrhea or intestinal blockage. Pregnant or nursing women should most definitely NOT ingest too much potassium chloride. The FDA has shouted this warning, “Do NOT use medication containing potassium chloride if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or breast-feeding. We have warnings on cigarettes and other potentially health threatening items, but there is no warning on Dasani water bottles.

The next time you consume 6 or so bottles of Dasani, pay attention to how you feel. You may experience an irregular heartbeat, feel light headed, faint, chest pain, sweating, nausea and even seizure or coma.

I say, skip the bottled water no matter what brand. Bottled water is simply a waste of resources. Filter your own home water with a quality water filter and purchase refillable water bottles to take along while traveling, or to school or work. Save money, save the planet and even save your health.dasani2flyer

CR1-275x300  Multipure’s Aquaversa (MP750sb) has once again been rated one of the best home water filters! Consumer Reports tests many consumer products to see if they stand up to and perform as advertised. If a product, like a water filters, passes all of their testing, they report to the consumer. These test results are not sponsored. They are real results from real tests.

Here is a list of just a few tests that Consumer Reports put the Multipure Aquaversa and other water filtration systems through:




Consumer-reports-2013-1011x1024Lead removal indicates the percentage of lead that was removed by each filter.

Chloroform removal rates the percentage of chloroform removed. A filter’s ability to remove chloroform predicts how well it will remove many organic compounds as well as byproducts created by disinfectants used by water systems.

Flow rate is how fast a gallon of water filtered throught the cartridge. The criteria for flow rate scores differ between different types of filters. Faucet-mount, countertop, and undersink models have the same criterion; carafes and reverse osmosis models each have their own.

Clogging measures how well the filter retains its flow rate over time and whether it stopped flowing completely before its claimed life span.

Once again, the Multipure MP750sb (also known as the Aquaversa) rated best for under the sink water filters.  As you know, I highly recommend the Multipure line of products and this is the system that I have installed in my new home. For more info or questions regarding any Multipure drinking water system, feel free to give me a call or visit my site: IndianaWaterFilters.org 

The entire line of Mutipure home water filters is just a click away. The safest water you can drink, is right at your kitchen sink. Multipure!

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From July 1st through September 30th, Multipure is offering an all-new Water Emergency Treatment (WET) System for just the cost of shipping to Customers who purchase any Multipure Drinking Water System at regular price! — Or if you purchase any Drinking Water System Starter Kit at regular price and sign up as a new Distributor, you can receive a WET System absolutely FREE! The WET System includes two Multipure EF8 solid carbon block filters as well as emergency water purification tablets and other essential equipment.

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