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What’s the Deal With PFAS?

  PFAS is a class of chemicals that is of real current concern. It stands for "perfluoalkyl substances" that are referred to as "forever chemicals" because once they are introduced into the environment, they last a long long time, and once they enter your body...

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Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness!

I happen to live in the "colonial" town of Lexington Massachusetts, birthplace of the American Revolution.  April 19 was Patriot's Day, a yearly holiday that marks the anniversary of the very first battle of the American Revolution in 1775.  On that day, the Minutemen...

read more

Flint, Michigan: “Surreal on a daily basis”

Flint is gone from the headlines. Newscasters are on to new stories. But for the children and adults in Flint, the problem of lead poisoning from their water remains. Lead pipes underground are still there. People are still afraid to drink water from their taps. I...

read more

Why I Love My MP Customers

Something incredible happened today. I am still “choked up” when I talk or write about it.  It has to do with Flint and Multipure and the kind heart of one of my customers. It personifies the spirit of this company and the people who love it. Today I was visiting with...

read more

“Bottled vs. Tap” Misses the Point!

 I’ve been biting my tongue for several years now as I observe what I consider a phony debate between advocates of tap water vs. bottled. Around the country there is a movement to ban the sale of bottled water.  This is an argument that has a certain cache of...

read more

Top Ten Lessons from the Flint Age

The story of lead poisoning from water pollution in Flint Michigan has dominated the news cycles. Cover story on Time Magazine (Feb. 2016), Rachel Maddow, cable and network TV news, public radio. We’ve all been familiarized with the unfolding tragedy.   Because so...

read more

Water Woes on Cape Cod

Folks who live in New England affectionately refer to it as “The Cape”.  My brother in Texas, the family shtick maven, calls it “The Cod”.  Home to countless beautiful beaches, ponds, wildlife, fishing towns and year-round villages, Cape Cod is the place to go in the...

read more

Water Pollution Roulette, Anyone?

In the past sixty days, news of three separate water crises came to my attention. Three different problems, three different locales.  It's easy to look away and say "it won't happen here"...but who knows?  Why not be prepared by putting a Multipure Water Filter in...

read more

You Can Take it to the Bank

Today I got the following email from someone interested in our filters: "I was wondering if you are interested in coming up and giving us the options for a water filtration system.  Currently what we do is have a Poland Spring Bottled Water delivery for drinking and...

read more

Breast Cancer & Water: A Personal Tale

My customers are my teachers and today I got a jaw-dropping lesson.  It's about breast cancer and a possible link with drinking water.  Breast cancer took my first wife, Gean, in 1992 so when my Multipure customer told her own story to me, I listened carefully: My...

read more

Hitting the Road With Multipure

Oh the Places You'll Go!  (Dr. Seuss)  Over the years I have shipped Multipures to customers in more than 25 states.  Multipure has gone with me on overseas vacations.  And with more closeby customers, I get to travel to scenic and beautiful spots to deliver and/or...

read more

Comparing Filter Systems

I got a call yesterday from someone who was ready to get rid of her old water filtration system ("Omnipure") and wanted to compare it to Multipure,  (pictured on the left).   She told me that twice in the past year she had ordered new filter cartridges online and both...

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River of Hope

     The recent toxic spill on the Elk River in West Virginia polluted the water for 300,000 people and one month later, most people are still choosing not to drink their tap water.  And then there was the coal ash spill on the Dan River in North Carolina.  Lots of...

read more

Listen, Learn, and Lead

     Boston has a new mayor, Marty Walsh.  Yesterday I heard his inauguration speech and a phrase jumped out at me.  Walsh pledged to "listen, learn and lead."  As I reflect on this simple formula I realize that it has immediate application in our lives.  Let me...

read more

Multipure on the Move

How many times have you moved in the past twenty years?  One of the nice things about Multipure is that you can take it with you!  I am using the same undersink Multipure I bought 27 years ago even though I have moved four times. It only takes five minutes to...

read more

Ride the Trend Wave

      Everywhere I look, folks are making healthy choices/changes.  Three of my adult children just ran their first half-marathons.  Friends are going gluten-free.  I am experimenting (successfully!) with being a vegan.  An aging basketball buddy is trying yoga to...

read more

Here’s a Green Gift Idea!

      Everyone you know drinks water so why not gift a lifetime of healthy, great-tasting Multipure water?  With Hanukah, Christmas and Festivus around the corner this could be the most precious, long-lasting gift ever. Do you have relatives who are lugging bottled...

read more

Are You Drinking at Work?

     A silly question?  But maybe not.  In today's workplace, with all the pressures and time demands it takes a conscious effort to stay properly hydrated.  Coffee is King, but we are all aware that too much coffee can give you the jitters, or a headache, or cause...

read more

The Tip of the Iceberg

     Today as I was changing a filter for one of my customers in Concord, MA, she asked me what we know about the water in her town.  I told her that yes, there was lots of chlorine in the water, reason enough to use a Multipure Filter.  Then I added:  "What we know...

read more

Firewater at the Hetch Hetchy

One More Reason to Use a Multipure Filter     At first I was mesmerized by the name.  Hetch Hetchy.  I heard it when listening to news coverage of the recent horrific wildfire in and around Yosemite.  Bigger than the city of Chicago, the Rim Fire was one of the...

read more

Before and After

When you open the box, your new filter is white.  But when you open the housing to replace it after a year, you may be shocked!  Sometimes it is dark brown or black, slimy or mucky.  A common reaction is "Yuck, does this mean I have been drinking this?"  And the...

read more

Eat Your Water…Drink Your Food!

We all know we aren't drinking enough water.  We hear over and over again to drink 8 glasses a day but that is a bit too simplistic for me.  After all, some people are big, some are small, some workout and some are couch potatoes.  Some folks have special conditions...

read more

Taking Multipure for Granite

     Find yourself between a rock and a hard place?  Trying to figure out how to install a Multipure faucet in a granite counter?  You are not alone; more and more kitchens feature granite.  Many homeowners back away from getting a Multipure because they are afraid of...

read more

Generations of Multipure

     Baby Rae is one year old this week (she's younger in the photo!)  She will grow up drinking Multipure water. I remember installing my own Multipure when my children were infants, and now they are having babies.  Water babies. In my business, there is probably...

read more

My Swimming Dilemma

I love swimming.  Pools, rivers, lakes, oceans.  I can't think of a better way to cool off in the summer.  I can't think of a better exercise.  And it is great for people of all ages. Nine years ago when I injured my back and suffered with sciatica, I started to swim...

read more

You Matter

I was driving down a narrow winding country road today, following a big dump truck.  As it rolled along, I noticed how the tall grasses and weeds on either side swayed strongly in its wake.  The truck driver had no idea that he was causing such a reaction. I got to...

read more

Once Again, #1 Rating in Consumer Reports (2013)

My daughter Theresa and Baby Rae  know their Multipure is great and now they don't have to take their Father's/Grandfathers' word for it!  Nope, all they have to do is look it up in the 2013 Consumer Reports Kitchen Planning and Buying Guide (July Special Issue). ...

read more

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What’s the Deal With PFAS?

  PFAS is a class of chemicals that is of real current concern. It stands for "perfluoalkyl substances" that are referred to as "forever chemicals" because once they are introduced into the environment, they last a long long time, and once they enter your body...

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness!

I happen to live in the "colonial" town of Lexington Massachusetts, birthplace of the American Revolution.  April 19 was Patriot's Day, a yearly holiday that marks the anniversary of the very first battle of the American Revolution in 1775.  On that day, the Minutemen...

Flint, Michigan: “Surreal on a daily basis”

Flint is gone from the headlines. Newscasters are on to new stories. But for the children and adults in Flint, the problem of lead poisoning from their water remains. Lead pipes underground are still there. People are still afraid to drink water from their taps. I...

Why I Love My MP Customers

Something incredible happened today. I am still “choked up” when I talk or write about it.  It has to do with Flint and Multipure and the kind heart of one of my customers. It personifies the spirit of this company and the people who love it. Today I was visiting with...

“Bottled vs. Tap” Misses the Point!

 I’ve been biting my tongue for several years now as I observe what I consider a phony debate between advocates of tap water vs. bottled. Around the country there is a movement to ban the sale of bottled water.  This is an argument that has a certain cache of...

Top Ten Lessons from the Flint Age

The story of lead poisoning from water pollution in Flint Michigan has dominated the news cycles. Cover story on Time Magazine (Feb. 2016), Rachel Maddow, cable and network TV news, public radio. We’ve all been familiarized with the unfolding tragedy.   Because so...

Water Woes on Cape Cod

Folks who live in New England affectionately refer to it as “The Cape”.  My brother in Texas, the family shtick maven, calls it “The Cod”.  Home to countless beautiful beaches, ponds, wildlife, fishing towns and year-round villages, Cape Cod is the place to go in the...

Water Pollution Roulette, Anyone?

In the past sixty days, news of three separate water crises came to my attention. Three different problems, three different locales.  It's easy to look away and say "it won't happen here"...but who knows?  Why not be prepared by putting a Multipure Water Filter in...

You Can Take it to the Bank

Today I got the following email from someone interested in our filters: "I was wondering if you are interested in coming up and giving us the options for a water filtration system.  Currently what we do is have a Poland Spring Bottled Water delivery for drinking and...

Breast Cancer & Water: A Personal Tale

My customers are my teachers and today I got a jaw-dropping lesson.  It's about breast cancer and a possible link with drinking water.  Breast cancer took my first wife, Gean, in 1992 so when my Multipure customer told her own story to me, I listened carefully: My...

Hitting the Road With Multipure

Oh the Places You'll Go!  (Dr. Seuss)  Over the years I have shipped Multipures to customers in more than 25 states.  Multipure has gone with me on overseas vacations.  And with more closeby customers, I get to travel to scenic and beautiful spots to deliver and/or...

Comparing Filter Systems

I got a call yesterday from someone who was ready to get rid of her old water filtration system ("Omnipure") and wanted to compare it to Multipure,  (pictured on the left).   She told me that twice in the past year she had ordered new filter cartridges online and both...

River of Hope

     The recent toxic spill on the Elk River in West Virginia polluted the water for 300,000 people and one month later, most people are still choosing not to drink their tap water.  And then there was the coal ash spill on the Dan River in North Carolina.  Lots of...

Listen, Learn, and Lead

     Boston has a new mayor, Marty Walsh.  Yesterday I heard his inauguration speech and a phrase jumped out at me.  Walsh pledged to "listen, learn and lead."  As I reflect on this simple formula I realize that it has immediate application in our lives.  Let me...

Multipure on the Move

How many times have you moved in the past twenty years?  One of the nice things about Multipure is that you can take it with you!  I am using the same undersink Multipure I bought 27 years ago even though I have moved four times. It only takes five minutes to...

Ride the Trend Wave

      Everywhere I look, folks are making healthy choices/changes.  Three of my adult children just ran their first half-marathons.  Friends are going gluten-free.  I am experimenting (successfully!) with being a vegan.  An aging basketball buddy is trying yoga to...

Here’s a Green Gift Idea!

      Everyone you know drinks water so why not gift a lifetime of healthy, great-tasting Multipure water?  With Hanukah, Christmas and Festivus around the corner this could be the most precious, long-lasting gift ever. Do you have relatives who are lugging bottled...

Are You Drinking at Work?

     A silly question?  But maybe not.  In today's workplace, with all the pressures and time demands it takes a conscious effort to stay properly hydrated.  Coffee is King, but we are all aware that too much coffee can give you the jitters, or a headache, or cause...

The Tip of the Iceberg

     Today as I was changing a filter for one of my customers in Concord, MA, she asked me what we know about the water in her town.  I told her that yes, there was lots of chlorine in the water, reason enough to use a Multipure Filter.  Then I added:  "What we know...

Firewater at the Hetch Hetchy

One More Reason to Use a Multipure Filter     At first I was mesmerized by the name.  Hetch Hetchy.  I heard it when listening to news coverage of the recent horrific wildfire in and around Yosemite.  Bigger than the city of Chicago, the Rim Fire was one of the...

Before and After

When you open the box, your new filter is white.  But when you open the housing to replace it after a year, you may be shocked!  Sometimes it is dark brown or black, slimy or mucky.  A common reaction is "Yuck, does this mean I have been drinking this?"  And the...

Eat Your Water…Drink Your Food!

We all know we aren't drinking enough water.  We hear over and over again to drink 8 glasses a day but that is a bit too simplistic for me.  After all, some people are big, some are small, some workout and some are couch potatoes.  Some folks have special conditions...

Taking Multipure for Granite

     Find yourself between a rock and a hard place?  Trying to figure out how to install a Multipure faucet in a granite counter?  You are not alone; more and more kitchens feature granite.  Many homeowners back away from getting a Multipure because they are afraid of...

Generations of Multipure

     Baby Rae is one year old this week (she's younger in the photo!)  She will grow up drinking Multipure water. I remember installing my own Multipure when my children were infants, and now they are having babies.  Water babies. In my business, there is probably...

My Swimming Dilemma

I love swimming.  Pools, rivers, lakes, oceans.  I can't think of a better way to cool off in the summer.  I can't think of a better exercise.  And it is great for people of all ages. Nine years ago when I injured my back and suffered with sciatica, I started to swim...

You Matter

I was driving down a narrow winding country road today, following a big dump truck.  As it rolled along, I noticed how the tall grasses and weeds on either side swayed strongly in its wake.  The truck driver had no idea that he was causing such a reaction. I got to...

Once Again, #1 Rating in Consumer Reports (2013)

My daughter Theresa and Baby Rae  know their Multipure is great and now they don't have to take their Father's/Grandfathers' word for it!  Nope, all they have to do is look it up in the 2013 Consumer Reports Kitchen Planning and Buying Guide (July Special Issue). ...

It’s A Coffee-Enhancer!

People get emotional about their morning coffee.  How about you?   Many of us can't do without it.  I look forward to it but often am disappointed when I buy my coffee outside the home.  Sometimes it is good but more often not.  Seems like I have to buy coffee four or...

Earth Day Miracles

(A guest blog by Britt Mittemeijer, Multipure Distributor in Winston-Salem.) During the recent Earth Day Fair miracles happened. Well, first there was the weather miracle.  The weather forecast called for intermittent rain, and yes, there were some sprinkles to...

Walking on Water

I've never walked on water, but I have floated on top of it in the Dead Sea, a body of water whose mineral concentration is so high  that it is almost impossible to submerge!  Did you know that seawater is is 220 times saltier than normal fresh water? And the Dead...

Moses: Exodus Thru the Water

Both the Old and New Testaments abound with tales and parables that involve water.  Whether you view these Bible stories as factual history or as archetypal mythology, it is interesting to contemplate the primal forces at work and water is certainly one of them. ...

Black is the New Green

When we think of environmentalism, we think of the term "Green", because that is the color of living plants, trees and grass.  All living things need water to survive, and all living things do better  when that water is clean.  Do you know that every drop of water...

Multipure is Going to the Dogs (and cats)

You have probably seen the banner at the very top of this page.  That picture is Kali, my daughter Theresa's dog, poking her head up next two some glasses of fresh Multipure water.  Kali doesn't drink out of glasses, but she does get Multipure water in her dog bowl. ...

“We have lots of competitors but very little competition”

I got a call from a homeowner who wanted me to come put in a Multipure Water Filtration System under their sink and take out another brand they had used for while.  When I asked why they told me that their other system had sprung a leak for the second time and they...

Are You Drinking For Two?

     At one point in 2012, my daughter Theresa and daughter-in-law Paige were both pregnant and I am happy to report that they both gave birth to healthy babies.  But watching them grow, and grow, and grow, it became quickly apparent to me that pregnancy is a very...

You Are What You ____________ (fill in the blank)

Back in 1967 when almost every experience was an Ah-Hah Oh Wow revelation, I remember being told "You are what you eat."  And suddenly it made sense to eat whole grain bread, brown rice, honey instead of white sugar and that weird new health food, yogurt.  Thus began...

Mercury: Don’t Eat It and Don’t Drink It

Apparently broken thermometers are not the only way that we can get exposed to mercury.  Our reservoirs, rivers and waterways are affected by mercury that comes down with the rain!  We know it can be harmful to eat too much local fish.  My thinking is:  if the fish...

Keep the Lead Out of My Granddaughter

Not all stories have a happy ending.  This one does.  At this writing I am 2 weeks away from becoming a grandfather for the third time and it gets more exciting with each one.   This past winter (month 3), my newly-pregnant daughter and her husband returned to their...

What is the Big Deal About Fracking?

We've all heard of "fracking" (hydraulic fracturing for gas).  We've heard about this booming industry and how it may threaten drinking water supplies.  The lure of "energy independence" and plentiful jobs has fueled this boom, but what is the environmental and social...

What Is An Ecopreneur?

I am a lucky guy.  In addition to having a wife and  career I love, I have three adult children to be proud of.  And as I watch them develop their life-work I see how the people they have become reflects back on the work I do (Multipure).  I like to use the term...

Bottled Water: thumbs up? or thumbs down?

Bottled water has gotten a lot of bad press lately, but before I join the pack in condemning it outright, let me tell you what I like about bottled water: (1)  It's great during water emergencies.  Just ask someone who endured the earthquake in Haiti.  In a pinch, or...

Chlorine: The Double-Edged Sword

Chlorine is an element with the atomic number 17.  It was named after the Greek word "khlorus," which means greenish-yellow, as it appears in the photo in its gaseous form.  It has both toxic and disinfectant qualities.  For example, German soldiers first used it in...

Dehydration and the Elderly

Unfortunately, not everyone ages as gracefully as the woman doing yoga in this picture!  It's tough when age takes its toll on joints, muscles, organs and memory.  This year I saw my Mother summon the courage to face that inevitable decline, a woman full of life and...

Is There Fukushima in Your Drinking Water?

That depends where you live.  If you lived in Tokyo back in March 2011, yes.  Radioactive cesium and iodine were detected in the tap water at 18 municipal water treatment facilities.  Tokyo residents were told not to feed the tap water to their infants, and you can...

“I LIVE IN MULTI-PURE WATER…YOU ONLY GET TO DRINK IT!”

We know that drinking pure water is essential for health.  And it is even more important for pets who live in Multipure Water!  My daughter, Theresa, and I have watched Hetzel thrive for ten years and grow from the size of a small dime store turtle to a full grown...

Is Your Well Water Drugged?

After testing raw water from more than 20 wells, 6 ponds fed by underground springs and 2 public distribution systems on Cape Cod, Silent Spring  researchers found measurable levels of 18 chemicals including 9 pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, personal care products,...

Purifying Rainwater Down on the Farm: an interview

  Goldfish, bluegills, dead rabbits, woman's nylons--what's any of this have to do with drinking water?  To find out, read this fascinating story about rainwater and cisterns and how a resourceful community in West Virginia is harnessing this renewable resource...

Be Like a Grape, Not Like a Raisin!

Water:  A Biomarker for Aging This is a guest blog, featuring a presentation by Dr. Al Costanza, Functional Medicine Consultant, who practices holistic health counseling and education in Wakefield, Massachusetts.  Dr. Al is also a successful MULTIPURE Senior Builder. ...

Digest Your Water (before you drink it!)

Readers Digest, that is!  This is a photo of me (left) and longtime Multipure Master Builder Ron Kafker, sharing a copy of the August 2011 Readers Digest.  The lead article is called "How Safe is Our Water?"  It focuses on the contamination from fracking, perchlorate,...

Water Discovered on Mars!

This week NASA announced that its Reconnaisance Orbiter has relayed photos of the surface of Mars that confirm the likelihood that there is liquid water on Mars.  In fact, a basic premise of the space program is: "Where there is water there is life."  That is an...

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Water

Lexington, MA is where I live and Concord is where I swim!  Walden Pond, once Henry David Thoreau's homesite (literally) is arguably where the American environmental movement began.  On a hot, sunny day, there is no better place to dive in and cool off. Last week I...

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