Legionnaires Disease and Water

Some of us still remember the Summer of 1976 when an outbreak of a mysterious illness occurred during the U.S. Bi-Centennial Celebration at the Legionnaire’s  Convention in Philadelphia.  During the Convention and the days that followed more than 220 attendees came down with the illness and 34 died from it. It took until early 1977…

Is my well water safe?

One of the comments that I often hear from farmers is “My well water is good.” My response is simply, “how do you know that it’s good?” Because it looks clear and tastes good? Or perhaps the State has come by and tested the well and told you that it’s good. A little “Water 101”…

What’s in my water? Dry cleaning chemicals?

An article today shows how easily water can become seriously contaminated by a single business; in this case a dry cleaners. This case, which most likely resulted from inadvertent leakage, released naphthalene, benzene, perchloroethylene, trichloroethene and dichloroethene into the groundwater. At least one of these chemicals has been found in levels 460 times higher than…

What makes Pure Water different?

Seth Godin, the marketing guru, made an interesting point the other day on his blog that there is no such thing as a corporate conscience. People have a conscience, not companies. The corporate conscience is just the conscience of the people that work there. The people make the company. Our people make us, and this…

Pure Water versus the EPA

It may seem that we are pretty hard on the EPA sometimes, but it’s just a difference of perspective. The difference is this; we think about water purity in terms of getting virtually everything out of the water. The EPA and municipal water companies never even consider this, because it’s not possible to do on…

The Trust We have Earned

With the “flattening” of the world it sometimes seems that business is more and more about getting a sale at any cost. It seems to be about how many transactions you can make of ever cheaper stuff that doesn’t last more than a couple years. Many businesses don’t seem to have a soul anymore. We…