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[caption id="attachment_1640" align="alignleft" width="132"] Happy Holidays from Buckley![/caption] Sorry, this sale is over. To get the same great savings, please contact us at info@highwaterfilters.com for coupon codes. Sorry for the inconvenience. The manufacturer has a strict pricing policy. We're celebrating the holidays with big savings on all Katadyn water filters. This will be our last Katadyn sale of the year and the last one until Memorial Day so take advantage of the low, low prices. [caption id="attachment_1639" align="alignright" width="180"] All Katadyn filters on sale[/caption] Here's a list of the savings: Pocket: $288 Expedition:  $1250 Siphon:  $62 BaseCamp: $62 Hiker:  $59 Hiker Pro:  $69 Vario:  $72 Combi:  $159 Mini:  $80 Gravidyn: $215 Ceradyn:  $232 Katadyn My Bottle Filter Water Bottles: $33 Katadyn My Bottle Purifier Water Bottles: $50 Carbon Cartridge: 40% off with purchase of any filter CCDEAL ($11.97) And make sure you check out our big selection of portable, non-electric water filters and purifiers and home water filter systems. Just in time for the holidays, we've just reduced many of our Sawyer products including the Sawyer Mini ($18) and the Sawyer Mini gift pack ($72). Limited time only! We are adding new products all the time and welcome your inquiries. Email us at info@highwaterfilters.com with questions. We are happy to provide the information you need to make an informed decision about your water treatment. If we can't answer your questions, we will try to find the answers.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!

[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="89"] Katadyn Pocket Water Filter on Sale Now![/caption] Sorry, this sale is over. Please email us at info@highwaterfilters.com for the lowest prices on the web for Katadyn filters. 12/05/13: Christmas Sale going on now! Deep discounts on all Katadyn products. Pockets: $265! Lowest price on the web! Get your’s now. Click here for great values on Katadyn products. It's that time again. Labor Day is one of the 4 sanctioned periods that Katadyn allows for resellers to advertise discounted prices on Katadyn products. So for two weeks we are dropping our prices so cost conscious consumers can take advantage of great deals on all the quality water filter products that Katadyn manufactures. Highwater Filters has one of the best selections of Katadyn products on the web and our prices are hard to beat. Don't take our word for it, go online and compare. [caption id="attachment_1594" align="alignright" width="150"] Katadyn Vario on sale![/caption] We've got a great selection of portable, non-electric water treatment products. We also have home water filter systems that connect to your kitchen tap or can be installed under the counter. If you care about the quality of your drinking water, you owe it to yourself to ensure that your water is safe.

Here's a list of all the savings on Katadyn products:

Pocket  list price $369.95  Sale price $265 Expedition  list price $1499.95  Sale price $1250 Siphon  list price $79.95  Sale price $62 Base Camp  list price $79.95  Sale price $62 Hiker  list price $69.95  Sale price $55 Hiker Pro  list price $84.95  Sale price $69 Vario  list price $94.95  Sale price $69 Combi list price $219.95  Sale price $159 Mini  list price $109.95  Sale price $80 Ceradyn  list price $317.95  Sale price $232 Gravidyn  list price $294.95  Sale price $215 MyBot Purifiers  list price $59.95  Sale price $50 MyBot Filters  list price $39.95  Sale price $33

Enjoy your savings on Katadyn products at Highwater Filters.

Please have a happy and safe Labor Day.

Thanks for stopping by!

 
At Highwater Filters we are always looking for the best products that we think our customers will find value in. We look for quality, affordability, ease of use, durability and size. We value efficiency and portability. We favor American-made products because we believe in supporting local economies and American workers. We believe no other manufacturer exemplifies the qualities we look for in water treatment better than Sawyer. Sawyer products are based on technology used in kidney dialysis. Sawyer worked with a fiber manufacturer to improve the technology so that Sawyer products can withstand a decade or more of use. They wanted to make sure that Sawyer filters and purifiers could be back-flushed again and again without causing damage to the micropores. The results are impressive. So much so that Sawyer offers a "million gallon guarantee" on all their filters and purifiers. Some call that a gimmick as there is no way to really know how much water has flowed through your Sawyer product. It may seem gimmicky but it's just another way to say their products carry a lifetime guarantee. From Sawyer's website: "The proprietary water filters are comprised of tiny "U" shaped micro-tubes that allow water to enter into their core through tiny micro-pores. The high number of those tiny tubes and their surface area allows the filter to have one of the fastest flow rates in the world. This high flow rate eliminates the need to store water, reducing the possibility of water contamination after the filtration process. Each filter is certified for ABSOLUTE microns; that means there is no pore size larger than 0.1 or 0.02 micron in size. This makes it impossible for harmful bacteria, protozoa, or cysts like E. coli, Giradia, Vibrio cholerae and Salmonella typhi (which cause Cholera and Typhoid) to pass through the Sawyer PointONE™ biological filter. At 7 log (99.99999%) the filter attains the highest level of filtration available today. If viruses are an issue, we offer the Point ZeroTWO Purifier (0.02 micron absolute pores), the first and thus far only portable purification device to physically remove viruses, which it does at a >5.5 log (99.9997%) rate, exceeding EPA and NSF recommendations." Sawyer products are used all over the world to treat contaminated water. They are very effective for the removal of biological contaminants such as bacteria, protozoa and cysts. Their products are a favorite with backpackers, campers, travelers, relief workers, survivalists, missionaries and everyday people who want to be ready for any emergency where drinking water could be compromised or unavailable. Their light weight and fast flow rate is hard to beat. The fact that they have an unlimited capacity saves consumers money by avoiding the cost of replacement filters. And, despite the fact that they are made here in the USA, their prices are hard to beat. If you are looking for the best value in water treatment, you will be very happy with the products that Sawyer has to offer. Check out our website at Highwater Filters to find the best prices on all Sawyer water filters and purifiers. Thanks for stopping by!
12/05/13: Christmas Sale going on now! Deep discounts on all Katadyn products. Pockets: $265! Lowest price on the web! Get your’s now. Click here for great values on Katadyn products. All Katadyn filters and replacement cartridges on sale! Two weeks only ~ Sale ends June 3. Katadyn Pocket marked down to $249!!! Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to buy a Katadyn product for rock bottom prices. Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter Katadyn has a strict pricing policy and resellers are not authorized to advertise below the list price except for 4 times a year for a 2 week period. Memorial Day is one of those times!      

Win a Free Lifestraw!

We are giving away a LifeStraw to 5 lucky winners. To enter, all you have to do is go to the Highwater Filters' facebook page and like us. If you share our page on your timeline, we'll enter you twice! Drawing will be held June 30.

We are poor self-promoters on social media and with your help we can up our game a notch and get more people to be aware of the great prices, exceptional customer service, and super fast shipping at Highwater Filters. And make sure you check out our fantastic deals on our many other portable, non-electric water treatment products for camping, hiking, survival, disasters, travel, relief and emergency preps. Thanks for stopping by!  

  Sorry, this sale is over. Check back soon for more great deals on Katadyn and other water treatment products. All Katadyn water filters and accessories have been deeply discounted to help usher in the Fall Season here at Highwater Filters. You won't find lower prices anywhere on the web during this two week blowout sale. Katadyn sets the standard in portable water filtration. Rugged construction, reliability and easy portability make it a must in many backpacker's, prepper's or relief worker's gear. With the holiday seasons just around the corner, it's a good time to get prepared and make sure you are protected when the need strikes. Check out all our Katadyn products and make sure you peruse our great selection of portable, non-electric water treatment including Sawyer water products, the LifeSaver portable water distiller kit, the LifeStraw, and a variety of home water treatment products. Just visit us at highwaterfilters.com for all your water treatment needs. Thanks for supporting Highwater Filters and other small and local businesses!   
[caption id="attachment_1378" align="alignleft" width="372"] Derailment in Montana with shipment of Sawyer Filters. Photo by Patti Kern-Parcel[/caption] Announcing a Train Wreck Sale at Highwater Filters! We are seriously over-stocked on some of our Sawyer products after a train derailment in Montana on July 18th delayed a big order en route from Florida. With little information about the fate of our shipment, we were forced to request an identical order for more of the same. It apparently took over a week to clean up the mess but by last Friday, the derailed shipment was on its way. Both the delayed shipment and the replacement shipment arrived this week. There was no damage to any of the products that were on the wrecked train! We need to move the excess inventory this unfortunate event caused. For a limited time, we are reducing prices on the SP131 Sawyer Squeeze, the SP181 Sawyer All in One Filter and the SP191 Point Zero Two Purifier Kit. These prices will probably never be this low again. And check out our new promotional deal: Our 40/40 Special. Buy any water treatment product of $40 or more and get a Katadyn Carbon Cartridge for 40% off! You need to use the coupon code CCDEAL to get your discount. Highwater Filters now sells the LifeStraw and Watersafe City Water and Well Water Test Kits! Thank you for supporting small and local businesses. [caption id="attachment_1335" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sawyer SP191 Point Zero Two Bucket kit[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1250" align="alignleft" width="200"] Sawyer SP181 All in One Filter with bucket adpator[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1158" align="alignleft" width="150"] Sawyer SP131 Squeeze Filter[/caption]  
[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="89"] Katadyn Pocket Water Filter on Sale Now![/caption] December 2014: On Sale Now! Only $251.99! 12/05/13: Christmas Sale going on now! Deep discounts on all Katadyn products. Pockets: $265! Lowest price on the web! Get your's now. Click here for great values on Katadyn products. We just got in a brand new shipment of Katadyn Pocket water filters. We want to move these fast so we are providing a super great deal at$250! That's a discount of $119.95. You'll be hard pressed to find a better price anywhere on the web. You'll need the coupon code PKTSVR in order to take advantage of this low, low price. We realize that times are hard now for a lot of folks everywhere. Please take advantage of this great deal if you are looking to get the best quality product to keep your water resources free on harmful contaminants during emergencies, disasters, travel, and camping. There are a lot of choices out there for you as a consumer. Thank you for considering Highwater Filters for your water treatment needs. Go to our webstore at www.highwaterfilters.com for other great discounts. Thanks for stopping by!
Use coupon code PKTSVR for sale price of $259!  This sale is over. Please email for a promo code for the best possible prices on Katadyn water filters. I've just drastically reduced all Katadyn products in our Highwater Filters store. This sale will go on for two weeks. Don't miss out on these rock bottom prices. Beat the heat and the high prices of our competition. Why pay more when you can get great savings at Highwater Filters? What will you do with the money you save? Sale ends July 7. Thanks for stopping by!
I made this video to demonstrate how easy it is to assemble the Sawyer SP191 Point Zero Two water purifier. Unfortunately, Wordpress only allows me to upload videos that are less than 10 MB! So here is the link to my video on youtube: Sawyer .02 Water Purifier Assembly Video Go to Highwater Filters to get the best price on the Sawyer SP191 on the web. This is our most popular product. It's easy to see why. If you want the added protection against viruses, this is the purifier for you. It's lightweight, field cleanable, affordable and Made in the USA. Guaranteed for a million gallons!

On Sale Now!

Thanks for watching!

 
It's Leap Year and we all know that doesn't come around too often. So why not celebrate with the most practical purchase you may ever make? It doesn't really take a leap of faith to understand that your water is vulnerable. Whether your source is a well or a municipal water system, your water could be at risk from a multitude of sources. At Highwater Filters, we have the solution for you. A point-of-use water filter is an inexpensive, convenient way to filter your water. There are a variety of choices to match your needs, including counter top and under counter models. There are filters for every need and just about every contaminant. At Highwater Filters, we strive to find the best products that are tested, effective, and reliable. We look for companies that have integrity and reputation. We listen to what consumers are saying. We ask hard questions. We want to provide the best products for our customers. You don't need to worry about what comes out of your tap. You don't need to lug heavy containers with purified water from the store. You don't need to buy water in plastic bottles that have no guarantee of purity and that could leach harmful chemicals into your water. You don't need to take up space on your counter with bulky gravity-drip containers. An attractive filter at the tap or under the counter is really all you need. With a cost of just pennies for each gallon, it makes good sense. Most of our products are produced right here in the U.S.A. There is a good reason for this. I am personally committed to supporting American industry and resolute in doing my part in helping the local economy. Several years ago, I lost my job when the economy weakened. My job was outsourced as my company tried to cut costs to compete on the worldwide market. It was a humbling experience, but it only served to motivate me to help make the change I envision for our country. A vision that includes vibrant small businesses competing in the marketplace. A vision that includes pure drinking water for everyone. Just over a year ago, I took a leap of faith as I ventured into the life of a small business entrepreneur. It's been an educational and eye-opening experience. I can't believe how far this business has come already. I look forward to the future. Part of our success so far is our competitive nature and our commitment to customer service. Just yesterday I had a customer email and tell me that if I need a reference, he would be happy to provide one. It's just one more example of how we strive to make every customer 100% satisfied with our products and service. We guarantee it. Please check out our great deals on water filters, purifers, distillers, and more. And check back for new products coming soon, including a complete line of Rainshow'r products for removing chemicals from your bathwater. I am so excited to add these products to my inventory. Look for a celebratory intro sale soon! Thanks for stopping by!  
[caption id="attachment_165" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="On Sale Now!"]The one and only[/caption]       Sorry, the sale is over. Check back on March 11 when we will be having a very special sale in commemoration of the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima.   Highwater Filters is celebrating our very first year of sales on Friday, February 24. We want to invite you to join us in commemorating this milestone by offering you the lowest price on the web for the Katadyn Pocket. $250! I've checked around. The lowest I can find is on ebay for $264.99 (with free shipping) so I am going to set this very special anniversary sale price at $250! [caption id="attachment_1204" align="alignright" width="149" caption="One year and counting..."][/caption]   This sale ends Friday so don't delay! We so appreciate all the folks who helped us make our first year a big success. It's hard to believe it's been a year since our first sale. The memories are vivid as we launched the site that day a year ago and then watched as.... nothing happened. At least not right away. And then the horrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan struck and turned our world upside down. On March 11, I woke in the middle of the night and could not sleep. I then did something I don't normally do in the wee hours. I went online. And it was in the early morning of March 11 (or probably March 12) that I learned of the tragedy in Japan. I didn't realize how catastrophic it was at the time. I didn't realize how it would impact my business. But when people around the world witnessed the devastating aftermath of the tsunami, we collectively realized our vulnerabilities. And access to clean drinking water is a priority for people in a disaster. As the events in the wake of Fukushima unfolded were realized, orders for the Katadyn Pocket soared. The manufacturers in Switzerland could not keep up on orders. Their North American headquarters in Minnesota were backed up with thousands of orders. And I happened to be well stocked with the Pocket. I've continued to keep our inventory well stocked as I watched Katadyn increase their prices over and over again. The manufacturer's retail price was $269 when I first started my business. They list for $369. today. That is a hefty increase and I've begun to notice other resellers dropping the Pocket from their product offerings. I may end up doing the same after my stash is depleted. Look for another sale on the first anniversary of the Japan earthquake. That will be a more somber day, but let us not forget the victims of the terrible tragedy a year ago. So many lives lost and so much damage to the people of Japan. My heart goes out to them. Thanks for stopping by! To purchase the Katadyn Pocket for the low, low price of $250 please visit our Highwater Filters store.        
 
We've just marked down all our Sawyer water filters and purifiers at our Highwater Filters webstore. You probably won't find any better prices on the web, but do let us know if you do. This sale is for a very limited time only. These prices won't last. Sawyer has been steadily growing in popularity over the past year as consumers realize that they don't need to spend hundreds of dollars in order to remove harmful microbes from river or lake water. They don't need to lug heavy pump filters when they hike. They can travel to other countries and feel safer and not add weight to their luggage. All Sawyer filters and purifiers carry a 1 million gallon guarantee. You can't beat that! As an added bonus, Sawyer products are made in the USA.  What's not to like about Sawyer products? When do you think you'll find lower prices than right now? What are you waiting for? Go to Highwater Filters for all your water treatment needs, whether you are hiking, traveling, prepping, or at home. We've got a great variety of non-electric water treatment. Please visit our webstore. Thanks for stopping by!
Happy New Year from Highwater Filters to all our friends on the World Wide Web! To show our appreciation for a great first year in business, we are announcing a Super Sale on all Katadyn and Sawyer products. Use this promo code to get 25% off on all Katadyn and Sawyer products: HWF25OFF Enter the above code at checkout and you will receive 25% off the list price of any Katadyn or Sawyer product you buy. If you are considering buying a Katadyn Pocket, Expedition, or Ceradyn, now is an excellent time to purchase one. If you are looking for a Sawyer Point Zero Two purifier kit or a Sawyer inline filter or a Sawyer Squeeze you will find the best prices here at Highwater Filters. We appreciate your business and thank you for making our first year at Highwater Filters a success! [caption id="attachment_1158" align="alignleft" width="150"] Sawyer Squeeze[/caption] [caption id="attachment_959" align="aligncenter" width="89"] Katadyn Pocket Water Filter[/caption]
We at Highwater Filters feel strongly about helping those in need during these hard economic times. The holiday season can be especially difficult for those who are out of work, or homeless. 5% of all purchases during the month of December at Highwater Filters will be donated to food banks. If you know of a particular food bank that you'd like to suggest, please send us an email (info@highwaterfilters.com), or comment below.

Announcing our Holiday Store-wide Sale! 

Two weeks only. Everything at Highwater Filters is on sale during the first two weeks of December. So not only will you be helping hungry families this holiday season, but you will enjoy some phenomenal deals during this limited sale. Please consider supporting local businesses during the holidays.

Stay safe!

[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="89" caption="Katadyn Pocket Water Filter"][/caption] Now is the best time to purchase a Katadyn water filter at Highwater Filters. I've just reduced all my Katadyn products by a whopping 25%! You probably won't find a Katadyn Pocket for less than this rock-bottom price of $263. This is probably the last time you will see the Katadyn Expedition priced at less than $900. All accessories are reduced as well. Katadyn prices have been steadily increasing in the past year. Since I took over this website less than a year ago (it was previously katadynwaterfilter.com) the price of the Katadyn Pocket has jumped by $100! Although it is the gold standard of portable water filters, a price increase to $369 starting in January will price this rugged and dependable water filter out of reach for many consumers. So here's your opportunity to get one at a very reasonable price. [caption id="attachment_137" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Katadyn Expedition Water Filter"]Katadyn Expedition Water Filter[/caption] I've got other items on sale at Highwater Filters and a growing inventory of high quality water treatment products. Most of my products are made in the U.S.A. Please check out the great deals today.
[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="89" caption="Katadyn Pocket Water Filter"][/caption] The Katadyn Pocket water filter is arguably the most rugged portable water filter available. But the price has steadily increased over the last 6 months. At a list price of $349.95, it's out of the range of most buyers who are looking for a great filter to take camping or for survival situations. To counter the high price, I periodically offer significant discounts on this filter so customers with less means, or who are thrift-conscious, can purchase this quality product. I currently have a discount code available for a whopping $70 off the Pocket! As an added bonus, I am offering free shipping on this item. You will need the discount code PKTSVR at check out to take advantage of this great savings. This code is available for a limited time, so hurry. I've also got a $100 off discount code toward the purchase of a Katadyn Expedition. EXPSVR. Go to Highwater Filters web store to see these and the other great products we sell.
Sale extended until Friday, July 29! I am so excited to introduce Sawyer water filters and purifiers to Highwater Filter's growing inventory. Sawyer water filters and purifiers have a great reputation. I am always keeping my eyes open for new products and I visit forums where backpackers and survivalists meet and share information. I am impressed with what those "in the know" say about Sawyer products. Not only are they quality products made in the USA, but they are affordable. These are two of my main  criteria when looking for new products. My excitement runneth over so much that I am reducing all Sawyer products by 20% for one week only. Check out our large selection of quality Sawyer filters and purifiers. See why backpackers and survivalists are more likely than not to recommend Sawyer products to those wanting a good and affordable way to make water drinkable. Check out the great bargains on Sawyer products at the Highwater Filters store. Sale ends Tuesday, July 26th! Thanks for stopping by. :)   Up! $50 Off Katadyn Pocket starting July 19, 2011 for one week only! You must use this discount code in order to qualify: PKTSVR. In addition, I am also offering free shipping on this item. Hurry, Sale ends July 26th! We are also offering $100 Off for Katadyn Expeditions, plus free shipping. Discount code: EXPSVR. Sale ends July 26th!
Stop by our Grand Opening Sale at our new Highwater Filters storefront and get 20% Off the entire store! Pockets marked down to $279.96! Update June 16. 8:30 pm pst: I am disappointed to say that the order due today failed to reach its destination. I went to UPS and inquired. They don't know why it didn't but told me it will probably be here tomorrow. So we wait another day... Thanks for your patience! Update: June 16. The Pockets are scheduled to arrive today! I just got off the phone with Katadyn and they checked the tracking and the shipment is due sometime today. I am going to wait until they arrive to take orders. Check back or email me for a notification to be sent immediately upon delivery. Thanks for your patience! I am so excited. Not only is summer officially less than two weeks away, but I have a huge shipment of Katadyn Pocket water filters on their way from Minnesota. I expect to have them delivered by early next week and I plan to celebrate by marking them down to a rock bottom price for a very limited time. Check back here to find out when this flash sale will take place. I am thinking of a number.... How about 20% off? This will be a three day sale starting as soon as the shipment arrives. For 3 days, or until supplies last, I will sell the Pockets for $255.95. I think that's the lowest we've ever sold them for. I have also just received an order of Katadyn Combis, which are like the little cousin of the Pocket. A very good pump filter at about half the price. I have the blue model, which is the same as the black Combi, except for the color. I've marked them down to $159.95 for a limited time only. Although summer is almost upon us, it's still very chilly here in Eastern Washington state. As soon as it warms up to beach weather, I will be announcing a Super Summer Store-wide Sale, so keep checking back. If you'd like to be notified as soon as our sales are announced, send an email to info@highwaterfilters.com and I'll put you on the notification list. Make sure you check our other great water treatment products at our Highwater Filters store. Thanks for stopping by!
Nestles Waters North America increased bottled water prices by nearly 10% last month in response to soaring plastic costs. It's the first price increase in almost a decade. It's no surprise that plastic, made from petroleum, is rising in cost. Our dependence on foreign oil and non-sustainable energy sources, combined with market speculation, has put consumers in a precarious situation. Fuel-efficient cars have never been more in demand. Energy conservation measures are being implemented world-wide. It's time to put a serious bite into our insatiable appetite for everything plastic The bottled water industry has taken a considerable hit in the media in recent years over the monumental waste problem it creates. Our roadsides, landfills, and waterways are littered with all kinds of debris; plastic bottles being at the top of the heap. Despite all the bad press however, Nestles announced that volume sales rose 6.5% in 2010. Home water filters have increased in popularity in recent years partially due to the bad rap plastic has received. And for good reason. Not only does filtering your tap water reduce your carbon footprint, it saves money as well. When you can filter your water for mere pennies per gallon, why would you want to spend over a buck for a liter of bottled water? Read more about Nestles Water price increases here: Marketwatch.com Check out our PurestOne home water purifiers. We have under counter and counter top models. They are well constructed, effective, and made in the U.S.A. Fun Fact: It takes 3-5 times more water to create the plastic water bottle than will actually fit in the bottle. Considering each bottle should only be used once (to prevent the leeching of phthalates)- that is a lot of water that is wasted for each bottle we drink. Taken from The Unofficial Stanford Blog Thanks for reading!
Hydraulic fracturing is the new oil boom. This controversial process to extract natural gas from deep below the earth’s surface has been expanding at breakneck speed, almost as if gas companies are racing against an invisible clock. Perhaps they are concerned that their dirty little secrets are becoming big daily news reports, and the dirt is piling up. Take the recent nightmare that a young mom from Granville Summit, PA is experiencing. 29-year-old Crystal Stroud wasn’t fazed by the change in color or odor of her family’s tap water shortly after a gas company set up a natural gas drilling rig near her home. She naively believed  the company's claims that fracking was safe and that ground water contamination wasn’t a risk. But when her hair started to fall out and she became very ill, she soon regretted her decision to drink from the tap. She sent water samples to a lab and the results were alarming. According to the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, “The water test revealed high doses of lead, strontium, barium, arsenic, radium and other chemicals, she said, and she immediately stopped drinking the water, but the damage had been done.” Read more about Crystal’s nightmare here. The fracking process depends on very large quantities of water that are mixed with a proprietary blend of chemicals and forced deep into the earth to aid in the release of natural gas. The resulting huge amounts of contaminated water are a waste product and, despite what gas companies will tell you, have been know to contaminate ground water nearby. Unfortunately for the public, the proprietary nature of the process prevents disclosure of the chemicals that the gas companies use. Even after local wells have been contaminated with toxic cocktails that not only release vapors, but can actually be ignited into flames at the tap, property owners are often left with catastrophic medical problems, worthless real estate, and few answers or accountability.  This horror story apparently has been replayed in communities across the country where hydro-frack drilling rigs are sprouting up all over, or as in the case this past week in Towanda, PA, spilling all over. I will be introducing a new product in the very near future that I am very excited about. This countertop filter is capable of removing radioactive particles including iodine-131 and cesium-137. It also removes strontium-90 and radium-226. People concerned about radioactive emissions from the Fukushima reactor will be delighted with the protection this filter will provide, and I am hoping that those contending with contaminated water from fracking will be too.  I am still learning more about its capabilities, but I am encouraged with what I have seen so far. It’s brand new and still in testing mode, but I hope to have them available soon. Check back for updates and in the mean time, check out my Highwater Filters store for the best selection of Katadyn portable water filter products (including our best selling Katadyn Pocket) and our brand new non-electric Lifesaver distiller kits. Thanks for stopping by!