Thursday, May 24, 2012

Discolored, smelly tap water: that can't leave a good taste in your mouth

Residents near Lake Houston complain of smelly, discolored water

KHOU 11 News,  Houston, Texas
HOUSTON—Residents in a brand new neighborhood on the shores of Lake Houston say the biggest problem they have is what drew them here in the first place: the water.
It’s not the water in the lake, but the water coming from their taps that is the trouble. They said the water is discolored brown, white, even pink sometimes and horrible smelling.
Hundreds of residents met Thursday night to try and decide exactly what they can do to get the problem fixed.
The MUD district said that it is doing all it can, most recently sending a letter to residents telling them about a hyper chlorination program that started last week.
The water is a mix of the lake and well water, and people who live here say it is still a problem.
One resident showed us the water in his bathroom sink. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thirsty? Here are 8 Ways to get MORE water!!

By now you probably know that drinking your daily dose of H2O keeps your body running properly, your skin clear and may even help you lose weight.
But there still isn't a set-in-stone answer when it comes to the question of just how much water we need to drink each day. Some people will tell you to drink eight glasses, while others call that "nonsense." Others will tell you to divide your body weight in half and drink that number, in ounces, of water every day. And depending on the weather or your level of physical activity or whether or not you're pregnant, you might need even more than usual.
In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) established that healthy adult women need around 91 ounces of total water and healthy adult men need about 125 ounces every day. But "total" water counts the water in other beverages, as well as the liquid in hydrating, high-water-volume foods.