The Dangers of Lead in Drinking Water

By Daniel Klein

Dating back to the ancient Romans, lead was the metal of choice to make water pipes because it was rigid yet malleable, making it easy to work with and bend. This remained the standard for hundreds of years, until we discovered that lead is toxic and doesn’t belong in our homes or, even worse, in…

The Top 8 Contaminants in American Drinking Water

By Daniel Klein

Even though the United States has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the world, every year, approximately 7.2 million Americans get sick from waterborne diseases. Human senses cannot always detect the organic and microbial contaminants in American drinking water, and sometimes consumers may ingest these impurities for years before anyone realizes a problem…

How Fertilizer Runoff Leaches into Your Water Supply

By Daniel Klein

Before modern agriculture, farmers relied on natural fertilizers that didn’t harm the land or environment. Some of these practices included fish, manure, and ground bones. Then along came the modern way of doing things, which introduced manufactured chemicals into the mix. Unfortunately, this change began causing land, ecosystem, and environmental degradation, plus introduced agricultural fertilizer…

Is It Safe to Drink from a Garden Hose?

By Daniel Klein

It’s one of those perfect summer days. The sun is shining bright and high overhead. A few small puffy clouds float by while a few birds chirp from the trees, watching the children below play hide-and-seek in the neighborhood.  One of the kids runs past a garden hose and thinks of how refreshing a quick…

Florida’s Water Issues: 5 Threats You Should Know

By Daniel Klein

Oceans might surround the Sunshine State, but thanks to multiple water issues, we’re running low on safe drinking water. Florida’s divine beaches and captivating wildlife can feel like heaven on Earth, but Floridians are in desperate need of a reality check. It’s easy to take water for granted when it appears at the simple turn…

10 Craziest Things Found in Water Treatment Plants

By Daniel Klein

When we flush something down the drain, we assume that it’s gone for good, but this isn’t always the case. Nearly every day, workers find something bizarre in water treatment plants. Their findings can range from funny and wild to outright disgusting. How strange do they get? Here are 10 of the craziest things found…