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Earthquakes are a reality for over 39 million residents living in California. While the state is known for its beautiful beaches, glamorous Hollywood scene and nature, it’s difficult to think about California and not make the connection with earthquakes. With the recent quakes, many Californians are reminded of this eminent reality, but are they prepared? The Southern Earthquake Center developed the Community Fault Model database and has documented over 140 faults considered capable… Read More

BPA has made headlines repeatedly over the years and prompted a public outcry for more information over the topic. Many people have called for its ban and expressed concerns over the presence of BPA in everyday household items. The overwhelming presence of BPA in food and drink containers may be negatively impacting a wide range of bodily functions independent of age, race, or gender. The long term consequences of involuntary and long-term… Read More

Have you ever wondered if it is safe for children to drink tap water? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, ” Drinking water in the United States is among the safest in the world.” Unlike bottled water, which is only regulated as a food by the Food and Drug Administration, tap water from public water agencies is required to follow constant, stringent, mandatory testing from the United States Environmental Protection Agency… Read More

June gloom is over and the summer heat continues throughout Southern California. If you are looking to cool down and enjoy a refreshing summer treat, why not check out some of our drink recipes made with tap water? Tap water in California is heavily regulated and safe to consume. It is the perfect ingredient for any recipe! Each year, the California State Water Resources Control Board requires public water agencies to provide… Read More

Women in Water with Brenda Meyer, Principal Engineer at Western Municipal This was a question Brenda Meyer, principal engineer for Western Municipal Water District, never thought about growing up. Her childhood was spent on a small farm in rural Idaho. “We had a well and all of our drinking water was untreated groundwater,” she recalled. “We would never have conceived of buying water in a bottle.” Brenda says her parents would be… Read More

Is bottled water really better than tap? According to one episode of ABC’s 20/20, it is neither healthier nor tastier. In fact, mostly what we pay for is the hype. ABC’s 20/20 put the idea that bottled water tastes better than tap to the test, pitting tap water against: Evian – one of the original ritzy French brands that started the bottled water craze Aquafina – a bestselling brand by Pepsi, which is… Read More