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How to sterilize water during an emergency

Would you know how to sterilize water during an emergency? Although uncommon in Canada, hurricanes, floods and even water mains breaking can interrupt regular water service. Typically, in an emergency situation, the authorities recommend that you drink sterilized water, or bottled water, to avoid any disease-causing...

How to know when you are dehydrated
How to know when you are dehydrated

Feeling thirsty after a heavy exercise session or a busy afternoon doing chores? When you lose more fluids than you are taking in, dehydration can sneak up on you before you realize it. Usually, mild dehydration can be fixed by drinking some water, but severe...

How water treatment systems decrease water heating costs
How water treatment systems help save money on water heating costs

Water quality and your home's heating system seem like they wouldn't have anything in common, but they collide right inside your water heater and any water-based heaters you might have, such as geothermal systems. If the water is too hard or too acidic, it can...

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Rainfresh sponsors Queen University’s Solar Design Team

Sustainability isn't just something we should do - businesses and people around the world need to start planning for the future in innovative and eco-friendly ways. Queen's University's Solar Design team is doing exactly that. This team's latest goal is to build a net-zero home that is 100% sustainable and...

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Rainfresh gravity filters help thousands in Nepal

Since the earthquake hit Nepal on April 29th, 2015, over 4,600 people have died. Canada quickly responded to support survivors by sending Canadian-made Rainfresh water purification units to Kathmandu, Nepal just four days after the quake. Members of the Nepalese-Canadian community, GlobalMedic and MP Lois Brown met...

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Rainfresh filters help Cyclone Pam victims in Vanuatu

GlobalMedic staff distribute Rainfresh water purification units in Vanuatu. Picture from GlobalMedic's Twitter page. Vanuatu, a small island country between Fiji and Australia, was hit with a disastrous tropical cyclone on March 13th. The storm devastated the country. In fact, reports say that virtually every building...

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Six things you must do during a boil water advisory

Boil water advisories are issued when there is a chance that your drinking water could be contaminated. To avoid illness, you should do the following six things: 1. Boil your tap water before you drink it! Make sure you boil your water for at least one minute before...

Iraqi civilians line up to get fresh water from Rainfresh's water treatment system
Isolated Iraqi community avoids waterborne diseases with Rainfresh UV water treatment

[caption id="attachment_237" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Iraqi civilians line up to get fresh water from Rainfresh's water treatment system[/caption] This year, we recently sent an AR10 emergency response water treatment system to Khanaqeen, Iraq, through GlobalMedic. Confined to an isolated, remote area, this Iraqi community lacked access to safe...

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Emergency water filtration system hydrates thousands in Pakistan

In September 2014, northern India’s Kashmir region witnessed torrential rainfall, resulting in widespread floods that heavily affected over 2,600 villages and completely submerged 390 villages, killing many people and rendering hundreds of thousands homeless. Many flood survivors lost their homes, livestock, crops, clothing, businesses – everything....