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 Treatment supports and encourages the use of water protection signs

Eagle Water Treatment supports Drinking water protection signs.

Eagle Water Treatment supports and encourages the use of water protection signs. Water is such a precious resource we should all work together to save our drinking water from contamination. The North Bay-Mattawa municipality has created this great campaign which is the Drinking Water Source Protection program and it is designed to protect municipal drinking water sources and raise awareness that certain activities in specific areas may impact a municipal water supply. “We need to ensure that the wells that provide Mattawa with our municipal drinking water are protected. It’s important for the health of our community. These signs let residents, visitors and contractors coming into town know where the vulnerable areas are so that in the event of a spill in this area, we can act quickly to protect our drinking water,” said Dan Finnigan, environmental services manager for the Town of Mattawa.
A total of, 15 signs have been installed throughout the region on roads in North Bay, South River and Machar to mark the Drinking Water Protection Zones in those municipalities. More municipalities need to get on board with the same kind of program to help preserve our precious resource. It is important to work together to protect our MOST important natural resource – clean drinking water. Eagle Water Treatment is ready to help you purify your water and protect you and your family from any possible contaminants in your drinking water. Give us a call today and we will be more than happy to visit your home or place of business and provide you with a free water quality evaluation. Call Eagle Water Treatment today at 1-800-363-6365 (Quebec Head office) or 1-866-427-7757 (for Ontario residents).

How can I tell whether the water in my house is safe to drink?

eagle water treatment water odour smellsBadAlthough it is not easy there are a few things you can do. First off you can rely on your senses to alert you to a few of the more unappetizing things that spill into your drinking glass — like sulfur, with its distinctive rotten-egg smell, or too much chlorine. The water from most municipal systems in Canada is safe, because any system that serves 25 people or more is required to comply with federal regulations. Your water comes from a municipal system unless you have a private well on your property or live in a rural area where a number of families share a well. The water system must test regularly for potentially harmful contaminants and alert the public if any are above acceptable limits. Unless you've heard otherwise, you can be reasonably confident that your water meets federal standards. Still, there's only one way to know for sure what's in your water, and that's to have it tested.

How can I test my tap water?

If you're on a public or municipal water line in Canada, call your local water supplier (the number's most likely on your water bill). By law, the supplier must test its processed water regularly and provide you with a copy of the results. Alternatively, you can call a water treatment company such as Eagle Water Treatment. We will be happy to come to your home and provide you with a complimentary no charge test of your drinking water. No matter what your needs may be, we can help you to understand them, we can help your protect yourself and your family. Most important, no matter who does the testing, be sure to test what's called first-draw water — the stuff that comes out of your faucet when you first turn on the tap in the morning. If contaminants are leaching from the plumbing pipes into your water, the level of contamination will be highest after the water has sat in the pipes overnight. Although our experience strongly suggests that more than 90 percent of water systems in this country meet its water quality standards, several contaminants commonly make their way into even the safest water supply. These include viruses and other disease-causing organisms, chlorine by-products, industrial and agricultural pollutants, and lead. As experts in the field of making water safe, we still strongly urge testing and water filtration as the last line of defense in this process.

In concentrations of more than 15 parts per billion (ppb), lead can be very dangerous to infants and children, leading to delays in physical and mental development, neurological disorders, kidney disease, and learning disabilities. (Contaminants are measured by how many particles of the substance are present in a billion particles of water — 15 ppb means 15 particles of lead in a billion particles of water.) Have your water tested for lead if you have lead pipes or brass faucets (which may contain lead), and for copper if you have copper pipes. Lead solder could legally be used to join plumbing pipes until 1986, but lead is a concern even if you live in a brand-new home. Faucets and pipes are still allowed to contain as much as 8 percent lead and have been shown to leach the metal in significant amounts, particularly when they're new.The best news is that water filters or water purification systems are easily installed and serviced, and, should testing indicate your home is at a higher risk, whole-house filtration systems and reverse-osmosis water filters are available to make sure that no matter the concern, the quality of your water is not one of them. With over 15 offices across Canada, Eagle Water Treatment Systems is pleased to supply, install and service water treatment systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Call Eagle Water Treatment today at 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).

Trying to Loose Weight? Increase your body’s ability to burn fat and drink more water.

Trying to lose weight? Drinking water can boost your body’s ability to burn fat. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that drinking water (about 17oz) increases metabolic rate by 30 percent in healthy men and women. The boost occurred within 10 minutes but reached a maximum 30-40 minutes after drinking.

Studies also suggest that drinking one or two glasses of water before a meal can fill you up so you naturally eat less, says Andrea N. Giancoli, MPH, RD spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Plus, even mild dehydration will slow down metabolism by as much as 3 percent.

German researchers found that drinking 6 cups of cold water a day (that’s 48 oz.) can raise resting metabolism by about 50 calories daily—enough to shed 5 pounds in a year. The increase may come from the work it takes to heat the water to body temperature. Though the extra calories you burn drinking a single glass don’t amount to much, making it a habit can add up to pounds lost with essentially zero additional effort .

Drink more water and you will lose more weight. How do I do that you ask? Make the water taste better by adding a water filter. That way you will choose to drink water before a sugary drink and you will loose more weight fast. We believe so strongly in our products that we are providing the first 100 callers a free in home water quality evaluation. This is only available for a limited time so call now. If you are a home owner you qualify. Call 1-866-427-7757 today.

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Wise Water International is a authorised distributor of Eagle Water Treatment products and services. we are located at 351 Nash Road North unit 4 in Hamilton Ontario Canada.