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Flint Michigan Water Crisis – How To Protect Your Water

Lead in drinking water, Flint, Michigan.

The Flint drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan began in April 2014 after Flint changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water (from Lake Huron and the Detroit River) to the Flint River. The Flint River water supply had corrosive agents, causing deterioration of water supply lines, with lead leaching into […]

If I boil water, is it safe from contaminates?

Does boiling water remove contaminates?

Short Answer: Properly boiled water will reduce some contaminates, like bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. However, other contaminates, like lead, nitrates, will actually increase in concentration. You might have heard of boiled water advisories when drinking water is contaminated, or boiling water in emergency situations from untrusted water sources. This safety measure is advised when there […]

Is there lead in my water supply? How to get rid of it.

how does lead get in drinking water, and how to remove it

Updated 2-8-16 Lead is a naturally occurring metal. Much of the lead we encounter comes from human activities such as fossil fuels, mining, and manufacturing. It can be found in lead-based paint, batteries, ammunition, solder and pipes, and x-ray protective equipment. Due to an increased awareness of the health hazards of lead, many sources of […]

Updated Ceramic Filters: Removal of Lead, Arsenic, Fluoride, + More

CeraMetix® Ceramic Filter Candle - 5"

Waterfiltercrock.com is happy to team up with AquaCera to develop a ceramic filter that removes contaminates that municipal water facilities miss, resulting in safe water, free of chemicals, drugs, and other undesirable impurities. We also wanted a filter that could be used for lake houses and cabins, where running water and power are unavailable, with […]