Test Your Drinking Water for Nitrates and Nitrites

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See my latest video on "How to Test Your Drinking Water for Nitrates and Nitrites" at http://youtu.be/6PSuzGuRKhw
Nitrates are dangerous at levels over 10 ppm, and nitrites are dangerous with levels over 1 ppm. From fertalizer runoff and leaking sewage.  Can cause severe illness or death in children under 6 months.

E-coli in Portland Orgen's Drinking Water

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May 28, 2014. Portland, Oregon had an e-coli scare today requiring boiling their water. Could it be related to the lack of fluoride in their water? Were the chlorine levels too low? People in Portland with a water filtration system using a ceramic pre-filter followed by a carbon filter to remove chlorine, would not need to boil their water. A ceramic cartridge stops bacteria including e-coli.

Bacteria water testing video on Youtube.com

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Just published a video on testing water for bacteria using a PurTest Bacteria Test Kit.  It's simple to do, though you need to wait 48 before the results are ready.  See the video on Youtube at:

http://youtu.be/CTiCenJr1kg

Pine tree branch as bacteria water filter

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Pine tree branch as bacteria water filter

From MIT News February 26, 2014.  If you need safe drinking water but don't have a bacteria filter, MIT News article states: peel a pine tree branch and pour lake water through it.  It will trap bacteria, and pass safe water.  See

http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/need-a-water-filter-peel-a-tree-branch-0226

Webcasts on Water Quality from the EPA

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The EPA is offering Webcasts on water quality.  You must sign up for access. This one is on using cover crops and other conservation systems to improve water quality in agricultural landscapes.

Visit

http://water.epa.gov/learn/training/wacademy/upload/flyer-cover-crops-03252014.pdf

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