Top Ten Reasons Everyone Should Own A Reusable Water Bottle

Hydro Flasks in Many Colors Top Ten Reasons Everyone Should Own a Reusable Water Bottle
Here at Hydration Anywhere we are big advocates of proper hydration, saving people money, and protecting our planet – and therefore, we are big advocates of reusable water bottles! If you follow us then you are probably already the proud owner of a handy-dandy reusable water bottle, but if you're new or looking into making the trade-up transition, then here are our top ten reasons everyone should own a reusable water bottle. If you're already convinced of the virtues of a reusable bottle, be sure to head over to our Best Water Bottles 2016 guide to get some ideas for which bottle best suits...

Self-Filling Water Bottles Will Soon Be An Awesome Reality (Or Maybe Not…)

Fontus Airo Self Filling Solar Water Bottle In Sun
(UPDATE: We are sad to report that the Fontus self-filling water bottle appears to have been a scam. We apologize to our readers for reporting on this bottle without being aware of this. Many blogs and IndieGoGo users have debunked the science behind the Fontus bottle, showing that it is almost impossible for the bottle to perform as advertised given present technology. For more on this, read our article It Looks Like The Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottle Was A Scam.) What if your water bottle was not only the container of your water, but the actual source of it? Sound crazy? Well, the s...

“Smart Bottles” Bring Water Bottles Into The Digital Age

Moikit Seed Smart Bottle 12 Colors
Living in the era of smart phones, self driving cars, FitBits, and so much more, there seems like practically nothing that some innovator won't shove a computer in. And now the time has come for the humble water bottle to get beefed up with some digital technology. A company called Moikit is introducing a bottle known as the Seed, with the hopes of creating a truly "Smart Bottle." Just what could you ask your water bottle to do? The Seed's most impressive feature is a neat technology they call "Air-Elastic Water Consumption Tracking." Basically, this is a little sensor on the cap which meas...

Futuristic ‘Biosensor’ Improves Water Quality Testing

SBT Aqua Biosensor Water Quality Monitor
Not too long ago we ran an article about testing water quality at home. In that piece, we touched a little bit on how testing for water contaminants can be a tricky business. While on the one hand there are some pretty easy DIY methods to get a general assessment of your water quality, knowing exactly what is in your water still takes some expert help. And even the experts could use some help, especially in the form of new technology like this biosensor being developed by the Danish company SBT Aqua. While certainly not the end-all-be-all, this device could give the industry another powerfu...

Simple Guide to Chloramine Filters & Chloramine In Drinking Water

A Simple Guide to Chloramine Filters and Chloramine in Drinking Water
For most people, chloramine is not an everyday term. Yet despite that, it is present in a huge amount of drinking water across the globe. You have probably heard of chloramine's much more familiar cousin, chlorine. Chloramine is actually a combination of chlorine and ammonia into a single molecule. Like chlorine, it is used to disinfect water for all purposes - including drinking. Chloramine filters have proven desirable in the face of chloramination of water, as chloramine filtration is necessary for certain applications such as filling aquariums, home-brewing beer, and dialysis. Recently, a ...

How To Test Water Quality At Home

E Coli bacteria can be a deadly water contaminant
If you have some concerns about the quality of the water in your home, it only makes sense to look into doing something about it. Yet with so many different water filters, purification systems, treatment additives, and tons of other products on the market, it can be a dizzying decision trying to figure out what you really need to tackle your home water quality problems. This is where water quality testing - be it from a lab, water testing kits, or other water quality testing equipment - can really help you make the right decisions in order to tackle your water problems. To help you unde...

How To Clean Your Water Bottle

Whats Growing In Your Water Bacteria Image
Just like anything else reusable, water bottles require a bit of care to keep them clean and well maintained. Regular cleaning is necessary to prevent bacteria buildup, flush out contaminants and to keep everything nice and fresh. While cleaning a water bottle is a simple task familiar to anyone who has ever washed a dish, sometimes the design of a bottle can include nooks and crannies which are difficult to clean out – but we've got some helpful advice to keep your water bottle the cleanest it can be no matter its shape. Bacteria Be Gone! Do you know whats growing in your water? The m...

Why You Want a Glass Water Bottle

Aquasana 18 Ounce Glass Water Bottles
For those with an active life style, having a glass water bottle might just seem like a way to invite disaster into one of your more extreme outings. Yet despite its inherent fragility, glass remains one of the most popular options as a container for all sorts of drink items and even some food stuffs. So why is it that in the age of neigh-invincible stainless steel bottles and high quality modern plastics that so many are still going for glass? Find our top choices for glass water bottles in our Top 5 Best Glass Water Bottles Review. The Long History of Glass If we look at any of the...