Save our resources from the Nestle corporation

We need to preserve our natural fresh water sources from large corporations.

In a recent bidding war the Nestle corporation outbid the Township of Centre Wellington located in Ontario Canada for a private water well located near Elora Ontario. Now this may not seem a big issue to people not living in and around the Centre Wellington township but this well was being secured as a fresh water source for it’s residents and now it will end up in the hands of the Nestlé corporation to be used to fill bottled water, most of which will be exported out of the province.

This episode has created a much needed review by the provincial government in Ontario and Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday her government will look for ways to put community needs ahead of bottled water corporations. “As we look at the water bottling industry, that has to be a question because we’re talking about what we could argue is our most precious resource,” she said. There is much pressure on our water, so as we have this discussion about our water, the status of and the treatment of water bottling companies, that needs to be taken into consideration.”

The premiere’s statements came after The Canadian Press reported on Nestle’s purchase of a well near Elora from a privately owned company. Nestle said the new site would supplement “future business growth” and support its main-production site in nearby Aberfoyle, where the company has a bottling plant that employs over 300 people.
The Township of Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton said they wanted to purchase the well to keep its water supply “safe” from commercial water taking long into the future, and to give the fast-growing community “control of our water source.”

Eagle Water Treatment encourages citizens to ban together to protect our natural resources. To learn more on how you can get better than bottled water quality right from your tap give us a call at Eagle Water Treatment today – 1-800-363-6365 (Quebec Head office) or 1-866-427-7757 (for Ontario residents).

Eagle Water Hopes This New “Water Bubble” Will Help Save the Environment

The amount of plastic waste that humans produce every day has become a serious concern. Over 700 marine animal speciesare at risk of extinction because of the amount of trash that ends up in their habitat, and with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch growing year after year, it has become clear to us that we need to change our plastic consumption habits before we end up destroying our oceans.

Stop buying bottled water, use a filter. It takes about 17 million barrels of oil per year to produce the bottles in which most commercial water products are packaged, and only 20 percent of them are recycled. Americans alone use around 50 billion plastic water bottles per year, with 38 billion of these going to landfill.

Skipping Rocks Lab, based in London, have created in innovative (and edible) new “water bubble” called Ooho! The spherical containers are made out of a seaweed and calcium chloride based membrane that can be safely consumed by humans. Their manufacture involves treating spheres of ice with a liquid form of the membrane. When this membrane solidifies and the ice within melts, you are left with a little ball of water. When you’re ready to drink, you simply pierce the membrane and take in its contents. Even better, each unit of Ooho! only cost two cents to produce.

The aim of Ooho! is to provide the convenience of plastic bottles while limiting the environmental impact.

Could their new invention help bring our plastic epidemic to an end? Time will tell....

Do your part in protecting the environment. Invest in a water purification system and never spend your hard earned money on bottled water again! To find out how, please call Eagle Water Treatment Systems at 1-800-363-6365 (head office) or 1-877-427-7757 (for Ontario residents).

Drink More Water With These 10 Tips

Time to drink up! And we don’t mean heading to the nearest bar. Eagle Water says to drink just one more glass of water a day. Sounds easy right? But if you’re struggling use these tips:

Flavor Your Water

Water can be pretty boring. Use something natural like watermelon chunks and mint or orange slices to add flavor to your water instead of artificial flavors.

Eat Some Peppers

Adding crushed red pepper to your plate will have your reaching for water multiple times during dinner. As an added bonus, studies show that hot peppers give your metabolism a boost.

Use Your Phone

Yep, there’s an app for that. Try Waterlogged for your iPhone or Water Your Body for Android and iPhones.

Get A Water Filter

Eagle Water Treatment Systems carries the top of the line Reverse Osmosis systems to make your water healthy and pure.

Take Water With You

Always keep a big reusable bottle of water on your desk or a reusable water bottle in your bag so you have no excuse not to drink water throughout the day.

Prepare Yourself for the Gym

If you head to the gym without a water bottle, you’re not going to pause the treadmill every few minutes to get a drink, so come prepared.

Save Your Money

Only order water at restaurants and you’ll save calories and cash. Just make sure to ask for tap instead of bottled. Most restaurants use a filtration system anyway.

Eat Your Water

You can hydrate with water-rich foods like cucumbers, melons, celery or even soup with a light broth.

Consider it an Appetizer

Drinking 16 oz. before meals can help you lose weight. Drinking up can help you eat less and should be enough motivation to grab a glass.

Drink Water With Alcohol

If you’re out at the bar, you already know you should be alternating a glass of water for every alcoholic drink. You should also make it a habit to drink at least one more glass of water before bed. Not only will it help you rehydrate after drinking, but it’ll make your hangover suck much less.

To learn more about clean drinking water please call our Eagle Water head office at 1-800-363-6365 or for Ontario residents please call 1-866-427-7757.