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Whirlpool Hot Tub at Waco Family YMCA Investigated for Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Water | February 27, 2019

The Waco-McClennan County Health District is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease at the Waco Family YMCA located at 6800 Harvey Rd.  The CEO of YMCA of Central Texas, Rodney Martin, said, “Exposure to the Legionella bacteria may have occurred… read more

Three Diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease After Visit to Casselton Hotel

Legionella,Legionnaire's disease,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Water | February 26, 2019

Nobody wants to go visit a hotel or water park and come back with a life-threatening disease. In Casselton, North Dakota, however, there have been three cases of Legionnaires’ disease directly linked to the Casselton Days Inn Hotel water park…. read more

Water Virus Used to Find Ecoli

E. coli,Our Blog,Water | February 14, 2019

We’re all very familiar with water filters. Practically everyone has one built into their water system, refrigerator, or water dispenser, since keeping our drinking water clean is such a high priority. Many different kinds of dangerous and illness-causing bacteria are… read more

Hurricane Bacteria in Private Water Wells in the Southeast

Our Blog,Water | November 7, 2018

We’ve all heard of the hurricanes that have ravaged the Southeast this fall. There have been stories and pictures flooding news and social media accounts since the very beginning of hurricane season, some of which far overshadow hurricanes of past… read more

Austin, Texas Water Bummer

Water | October 25, 2018

Water is essential. According to the USGS, up to 60% of your body is water. Half of you are now cracking a joke about how you aren’t 60% water, you are 60% coffee—but have you ever tried making coffee without… read more

Algae Bloom and Climate Change

Water | September 25, 2018

Any serious beachgoer has seen it before. They’ve seen the light. On certain warm summer nights, you might have the chance to see it too. Waves breaking in the twilight with a froth that shines green, like a glowstick near… read more

Brain-Eating Amoebas: How to Keep Your Kids Safe in Freshwater Lakes and Rivers

Water | September 19, 2018

“Brain-Eating Amoebas” – it sounds like something straight out of a horror movie. Honestly, it is just as horrific as it sounds. These brain-eating amoebas can enter the body through your nose when you are diving or swimming underwater in… read more

Food Safety in the Time of Hurricanes

Food Safety,Water | September 18, 2018

For many people across the United States, the end of summer means long, warm evenings, days that grow steadily shorter, and a changing of gears in anticipation of the fall. Schools are filling back up; Starbucks is debuting their usual… read more

Florence Flood Waters Could Carry Infectious Diseases

Water | September 18, 2018

With the death toll nearing 20, Hurricane and later turned Tropical Depression Florence has been devastating for a large part of the east coast of the United States. Virginia has suffered flooding and tornados because of the weakened storm system,… read more

You Might Think Raw Water is Safe, but You’re Wrong

Outbreaks & Recalls,Water | September 7, 2018

I’m all for water collection from the source, as long as its filtered and purified. That means I’m not adverse to the idea of “raw water.” Here’s the thing, raw very rarely means safe. So, the raw water health trend… read more