EPA Warns Hoosick Falls, NY: Don’t Drink PFOA Contaminated Water

perfluorooctanoic acid in drinking water, Hoosick Falls NY

On December 17th, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warned residents in Hoosick Falls not to drink or cook with village water because of elevated levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). As reported by the Times Union: PFOA was used since the 1940s to manufacture industrial and household products such as non-stick coatings and heat-resistant […]

Order By Dec 10 for Christmas Delivery

Stoneware Gift Idea

Christmas is around the corner! If you want to order a stoneware water filtration crock, water bottle, or pitcher for Christmas delivery, order by Thursday, December 10. If you’d like us to deliver as close to Christmas as possible, please specify in order notes, and we will make our best efforts to time our delivery.* […]

Black Friday Special Starts Thanksgiving

Baltic Water Filter Crock Detail

Starting Thanksgiving, November 26th, whenever you order a water filtration crock on waterfiltercrock.com, you get an extra water filter for free! That’s a two year supply of water filters for every water filtration crock order. No coupon needed, just purchase a water filtration crock between Thursday, November 26th and Monday, November 30th. We’ll include your […]

Holiday Gift Guide – Stoneware Bottled Water Alternatives

Plastic bottled water alternative gift guide

Do you have a friend or family member who loves stoneware? Here are some excellent gift giving ideas for this holiday season:   1. Mid-Range Gift: Stoneware Water Pitcher   A beautiful handmade stoneware water pitcher is a great gift item for picky people. Just about anyone can use a water pitcher, and these are […]

Nitrates in Drinking Water

Find out how nitrates get in your drinking water and how to remove them

What are nitrates? Nitrates and nitrites are compounds that are formed naturally when nitrogen combines with oxygen or ozone. Nitrogen is essential for life, and nitrates are the primary source of nitrogen in plants. Vegetable and fruits make up for an average of 80% nitrate consumption in humans, and may be beneficial at normal levels, […]

What is Arsenic? How Does It Get In My Drinking Water?

Avoid arsenic contamination in your drinking water with a portable stoneware water crock

What is arsenic? Arsenic is a naturally occurring metalloid found in rocks, soil, water, air, plants and animals. It occurs in both organic and inorganic forms. Inorganic arsenic is highly toxic. While not as toxic, organic arsenic is still dangerous, and is used as a pesticide and herbicide. Due to its potency, discreetness, and availability, […]

Cost Comparison: Bottled Water vs Water Filtration Crock

Gravity Filter for Water Filter Crock

Do you grab a case of bottled water during your grocery run, or perhaps a quick bottle from the gas station? It might seem like a dollar here, a dollar there, but it adds up to a lot of money in the course of a year. Consider the following: The majority of bottled water sold […]

Our water filter after one month use on tap water

A portable water filter after one month use on tap water.

Pictured is the filter shape of our 1st generation model water filtration crocks. Our new filters have a different shape. Check out this picture of one of our customer’s filters before a cleaning. This is what the Smyth/Cid water filtration system removed from tap water in less than a month! Your water may look clean […]

Environmental Impact of Bottled Water

Environmental Impacts of Bottled Water

Before you grab that next case of bottled water, check out these concerning facts: America’s bottled water production consumes 17 million barrels of oil annually: that’s enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for an entire year. The US ships 1 billion bottles of water around a week in ships, trains, and trucks. That’s a weekly convoy equivalent to 37,800 18-wheelers delivering […]

What Are VOCs? How Do They Get In My Drinking Water?

VOCs in drinking water

What are VOCs? Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. In other words, VOCs have a very low boiling point. Oftentimes, below the freezing point of water. Where do VOCs come from? Some VOCs are naturally occurring, like those released from plants. The smell of […]

How to Take Responsibility of your Drinking Water

Take responsibility for your drinking water

When you turn on the tap, you expect clean, safe water to use for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. Have you ever wondered though, where does your water come from, and is it really safe? And if it is supposedly safe, what assurances do you have? The truth of the matter is that the safety of […]