Conscious Water Blog

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Why You Need to Drink Plenty of Water

You already know that drinking water makes you less thirsty, and you might have heard some rumblings about “hydration” throughout life. However, there is more to drinking water than just staying alive. Here are some details that will help you to know if you’re drinking enough water, why you should make sure you’re getting enough, […]

Filter or Purify? How to Treat Water While Traveling

When you’re out and about this summer, it’s important to make sure you have clean water with you. While you might have plenty of clean water at home with a Berkey water filter, it’s not always easy to make sure you’re drinking non-contaminated water when you travel. Having a clean source of water helps ensure […]

The Environmental Impacts of Bottled Water Use

Bottled water has been a common purchase for more and more people in recent years as an alternative to drinking tap water. In addition to getting bottled water to carry around while out and about, some people keep these bottles on hand in their own home. While bottled water offers a convenient source of drinking […]

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The Portable Water Filter: Beginnings

Few things are more important to our health and well-being than access to clean, pure water. It should really come as no surprise then that the very first patent for a water filter designed to remove toxins and impurities from drinking water was filed all the way back in the mid-1700s; as a species, the […]

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Is Filtered Tap Water Healthier Than Bottled Water?

More than $4 billion worth of bottled water is purchased every year in Canada. Not only does it create a lot of plastic waste, there are also no health benefits. In fact, bottled water can negatively impact your health. That’s what makes tap water preferable, especially when it’s been run through a Big Berkey water […]

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Water Treatment Options when Hiking, Camping, or Traveling

Water Treatment Options when Hiking, Camping or Traveling   All it takes is one bad sip of water for a hiking expedition, camping trip or your dream vacation to go south quickly. Drinking untreated or contaminated water can make you sick with a range of different illnesses or even subject you to certain parasites. However, one […]

What Are the Signs that Your Water Is Contaminated?

Though many of us living in various municipalities throughout North America are spoiled by municipal water supply networks that distribute clean, drinkable water to the faucet taps of our homes, the World Health Organization estimates that approximately one-third of the global population does not have access to safe drinking water. Water can become contaminated due […]

What Drinking Pure Water Will Do for You

Everyone knows that in order to stay alive, you must consume water. However, what many don’t realize is that drinking something that is just based on water, such as coffee or juice, is not the same as drinking plain, pure water. Drinks which contain extra ingredients can put strain on the body, be less purifying, […]

Do Gravity Water Filters Work?

Keeping metals and other contaminants out of your drinking water has never been more important. Last year, “Star Edmonton” published an article about a study that found a portion of Edmonton’s water supply contains lead levels more than 120 times the level deemed acceptable by the Canadian federal health authorities. In addition, a 2019 Concordia […]