Pure Water Occasional Archive
Back Issues of the Occasional from June 2006 to present.
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 This is a pretty comprehensive listing of old Pure Water Occasional issues.  Email issues going back to mid-2006 are listed in the table in reverse chronological order, beginning with the most recent. We haven’t counted them, but there are a bunch.  New issues are added periodically to the top of the list.

The Occasional is the offspring of the original Pure Water Gazette which began as a mail-out paper newsletter in 1986. The paper Gazette, discontinued in 1997, morphed into an online publication which started emailing some of its content as the Occasional sometime in the early 2000s.  The Gazette has existed since then as an online publication with “occasional” email issues.

Below the table, you will find duplicate listing of issues that are archived on the old Pure Water Occasional website.  This list, which mainly covers 2009 to 2013, contains broad subject headings.

You can sign up to receive new Pure Water Occasional issues by using the box on the right upper corner of this page or from the home page of the Pure Water Products website.

Mid-2006 to present in reverse chronological order. 
Subject Date
Pure Water Occasional, December 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, November 13, 2018 Nov 13, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, October 17, 2018 Oct 17, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, September 25, 2018 Sep 25, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, August 28, 2018 Aug 28, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, August 7, 2018 Aug 7, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, July 13, 2018 Jul 13, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, June 25, 2018 Jun 25, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, June 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, May 18, 2018 May 18, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, April 21, 2018 Apr 21, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, March 25, 2018 Mar 25, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, February 25, 2018 Feb 25, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, February 3, 2018 Feb 3, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, January 6, 2018 Jan 6, 2018
Pure Water Occasional, December 19, 2017 Dec 19, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, November 27, 2017 Nov 27, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, November 11, 2017 Nov 11, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, October 28, 2017 Oct 28, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, October 2, 2017 Oct 2, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, September 7, 2017 Sep 7, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, August 16, 2017 Aug 16, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, July 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, July 7, 2017 Jul 7, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, June 10, 2017 Jun 10, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, May 20, 2017 May 20, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, April 28, 2017 Apr 28, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, April 14, 2017 Apr 14, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, March 14, 2017. Mar 14, 2017
Pure Water Occasional. February 14, 2017 Feb 14, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, January 29, 2017 Jan 29, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, January 2, 2017 Jan 2, 2017
Pure Water Occasional, December 12, 2016 Dec 12, 2016
Pure Water Occasional November 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016
Pure Water Occasinal, October 31, 2016 Oct 31, 2016
Pure Water Occasional, September 30, 2016 Oct 3, 2016
Pure Water Occasional, August 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2016
Pure Water Occasional, July 31, 2016 Jul 31, 2016
Pure Water Occasional. June 20, 2016 Jun 20, 2016
Pure Water Occasional, May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016
Pure Water Occasional, April 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016
Pure Water Occasional, March 28, 2016 Mar 30, 2016
The Pure Water Occasional. February 23, 2016. Feb 23, 2016
Pure Water Occasional. January 25, 2015 Jan 25, 2016
Pure Water Occasional. December 21, 2015 Dec 22, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. November 30, 2015 Nov 30, 2015
Pure Water Occasional, Oct. 31, 2015 Nov 1, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. October 6, 2015 Oct 6, 2015
Pure Water Occasional, September 9, 2015 Sep 9, 2015
Pure Water Occasional, August 24, 2015 Aug 24, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. August 3, 2015 Aug 3, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. July 15, 2015 Jul 15, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. June 15, 2015 Jun 15, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. May 31, 2015 May 31, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. April 30. 2015 Apr 30, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. March 19, 2015 Mar 19, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. March 2, 2015 Mar 2, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. February 23, 2015 Feb 23, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. February 16,2015 Feb 16, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. February 9, 2015 Feb 9, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. February 2, 2015 Feb 2, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. January 26, 2015 Jan 26, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. January 19, 2015. Jan 19, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. January 12, 2015 Jan 12, 2015
Pure Water Occasional — January 5, 2014 Jan 5, 2015
Pure Water Occasional. December 29, 2014 Dec 29, 2014
Pure Water Gazette. December 22, 2014 Dec 22, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. December 15, 2014 Dec 15, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. December 8, 2014 Dec 8, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. December 1, 2014 Dec 1, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. November 24, 2014 Nov 24, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. November 17, 2014 Nov 17, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. November 10, 2014 Nov 10, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. November 3, 2014 Nov 3, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. October 27, 2014 Oct 27, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. October 20, 2014 Oct 20, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. October 13, 2014 Oct 13, 2014
The Pure Water Occasional. October 6, 2014 Oct 6, 2014
Pure Water Occasional, September 29, 2014 Sep 29, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. September 22, 2014 Sep 22, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. September 15, 2014 Sep 15, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. September 8, 2014 Sep 8, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. September 1, 2014 Sep 1, 2014
Pure Water Occasional, August 25, 2014 Aug 25, 2014
The Pure Water Occasional. August 18, 2014. Aug 18, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. August 11, 2014 Aug 11, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. August 4, 2014 Aug 4, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. July 28, 2014 Jul 28, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. July 21, 2014 Jul 21, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. July 14, 2014 Jul 14, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. July 7, 2014 Jul 7, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. June 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. June 23, 2014 Jun 23, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. June 16, 2014. Jun 16, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. June 9, 2014 Jun 9, 2014
The Pure Water Occasional. June 2, 2014 Jun 2, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. May 26, 2014 May 26, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. May 19, 2014 May 19, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. May 12, 2014 May 12, 2014
Pure Water Occasional, May 5, 2014 May 5, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. April 28, 2014 Apr 28, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. April 21, 2014 Apr 21, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. April 14, 2014 Apr 14, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. April 7, 2014 Apr 7, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. March 31, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
The Pure Water Occasional, March 24, 2014 Mar 24, 2014
Pure Water Occasional, March 17, 2014 Mar 17, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. March 10, 2014 Mar 10, 2014
The Pure Water Occasional, March 3, 2014 Mar 3, 2014
Pure Water Occasional, February 24, 2014 Feb 25, 2014
Pure Water Occasional, February 17, 2014 Feb 17, 2014
Pure Water Occasional, February 10, 2014 Feb 10, 2014
Pure Water Occasional, February 3, 2014 Feb 3, 2014
Pure Water Occasional, January 27, 2014 Jan 27, 2014
Pure Water Occasional, January 20, 2014 Jan 20, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. January 13, 2014 Jan 13, 2014
The Pure Water Occasional. January 6, 2014 Jan 6, 2014
Pure Water Occasional. December 30, 2013 Dec 30, 2013
Pure Water Occasional. December 23, 2013. Dec 23, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, December 16, 2013 Dec 16, 2013
Pure Water Occasional. December 9, 2013 Dec 9, 2013
Pure Water Occasional. December 2, 2013 Dec 2, 2013
Pure Water Occasional. November 25, 2013 Nov 25, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, November 18, 1013 Nov 18, 2013
Pure Water Occasional. November 11, 2013. Nov 11, 2013
Pure Water Occasional. November 5, 2013. Nov 4, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, October 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, October 21, 2013 Oct 21, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, October 14, 2013 Oct 14, 2013
Pure Water Occasional. October 7, 2013 Oct 7, 2013
Pure Water Occasional. September 30, 2013. Sep 30, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, September 23, 2013 Sep 23, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, September 16, 2013 Sep 16, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, September 9, 2013 Sep 9, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, September 2, 2013 Sep 2, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, August 26, 2013 Aug 26, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, July 19, 2013 Aug 19, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, August 12, 2013 Aug 12, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, August 5, 2013 Aug 5, 2013
Pure Water Occasional. July 29, 2013 Jul 29, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, July 22, 2013 Jul 22, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, July 15, 2013 Jul 15, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, July 8, 2013 Jul 8, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, July 1, 2013 Jul 1, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, June 24, 2014 Jun 24, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, June 17, 2013 Jun 17, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, June 10, 2013 Jun 10, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, June 3, 2013 Jun 3, 2013
Pure Water Occasional Memorial Day 2013 Issue May 27, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, May 20, 2013 May 20, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, May 13, 2013 May 13, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, May 6, 2013 May 6, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, April 29, 2013 Apr 29, 2013
Pure Water Occasional Mid-April Issue Apr 15, 2013
Pure Water Occasional March 2013 Issue Mar 31, 2013
Pure Water Occasional Mid-March Issue Mar 15, 2013
Pure Water Occasional February 2013 Feb 28, 2013
Pure Water Occasional Mid-February Issue Feb 15, 2013
Pure Water Occasional January 2013 Issue Jan 31, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, January 2013 Jan 15, 2013
Pure Water Occasional, December 2012 Dec 31, 2012
Pure Water Occasional Mid-December Issue Dec 15, 2012
Pure Water Occasional, November 2012 Nov 30, 2012
Pure Water Occasional Mid-November Issue Nov 15, 2012
Pure Water Occasional, October 2012 Oct 31, 2012
Pure Water Occasional Mid-October Issue Oct 15, 2012
Pure Water Occasional, September 2012 Sep 30, 2012
Pure Water Occasional Mid-September Issue Sep 16, 2012
Pure Water Occasional August 2012 Aug 31, 2012
Pure Water Occasional Mid-August Issue Aug 15, 2012
Pure Water Occasional Mid-July Issue Jul 15, 2012
Pure Water Occasional June 2012 Issue Jun 30, 2012
Pure Water Occasional-Mid-June Issue Jun 15, 2012
Pure Water Occasional May Issue May 31, 2012
Pure Water Occasional Mid-May Issue May 15, 2012
Pure Water Occasional April Issue Apr 30, 2012
Pure Water Occasional Mid-April Issue Apr 15, 2012
Pure Water Occasional for March 2012 Mar 31, 2012
Pure Water Occasional, Mid-March Issue Mar 16, 2012
Pure Water Occasional, February 2012 Feb 29, 2012
Pure Water Occasional–Mid-February Issue Feb 15, 2012
Pure Water Occasional January 2012 Jan 31, 2012
Pure Water Occasional – Mid-January Issue Jan 15, 2012
Pure Water Occasional December Issue Dec 31, 2011
Pure Water Occasional – Mid-December Issue Dec 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional November Issue Nov 30, 2011
Pure Water Occasional, Mid-November Issue Nov 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional October Issue Oct 31, 2011
Pure Water Occasional, Mid-October Issue Oct 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional September Issue Sep 30, 2011
Pure Water Occasional. Mid-September Special Issue. Sep 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional, August 2011 Aug 31, 2011
Pure Water Occasional Mid-August Issue Aug 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional for July 2011 Jul 31, 2011
Pure Water Occsional Mid-July Issue Jul 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional for June 2011 Jun 30, 2011
Pure Water Occasional Mid-June Issue Jun 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional for May 2011 May 31, 2011
Pure Water Occasional Mid-May Issue May 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional for April, 2011 Apr 30, 2011
Pure Water Occasional Mid-April Issue Apr 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional, March 2011 Mar 31, 2011
Pure Water Occasional Mid-March Supplement Mar 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional – February 2011 Feb 28, 2011
Pure Water Occasional Mid-Month Issue Feb 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional, January 2011 Jan 31, 2011
Pure Water Occasional Mid-January Supplement Jan 15, 2011
Pure Water Occasional–December 2010 Dec 31, 2010
Pure Water Occasional Mid-Month Product Issue Dec 15, 2010
Pure Water Occasional, November 2010 Nov 30, 2010
Special Mid-Month Product Issue of the Pure Water Occasional Nov 15, 2010
Pure Water Occasional for October 2010 Oct 31, 2010
The Pure Water Occasional, September 2010 Sep 30, 2010
Pure Water Occasional, August 2010 Aug 31, 2010
The Pure Water Occasional for July 2010 Jul 31, 2010
Pure Water Occasional June 2010 Jun 30, 2010
Pure Water Occasional, May 2010 May 31, 2010
Pure Water Occasional April 2010. Apr 30, 2010
Pure Water Occasional. March 2010. Mar 31, 2010
Pure Water Occasional, February 2010 Feb 28, 2010
Pure Water Occasional, January 2010 Issue Jan 31, 2010
Pure Water Occasional, December 2009 Issue Dec 31, 2009
The Pure Water Occasional, Nov. 2009 Nov 30, 2009
The Pure Water Occasional for October 2009 Nov 2, 2009
The Pure Water Occasional Sep 16, 2009
Making Water Green Jul 20, 2009
Pure Water Occasional – Water & Water Articles Sep 11, 2008
Water Softeners and “Water Softeners” Apr 24, 2008
The Pure Water Occasional — Issue 03 Sep 13, 2006
The Pure Water Occasional — Issue 02 Jun 23, 2006

 

 

Below is a list of partially indexed back Occasionals that may also be of interest.  These are archived on the Pure Water Occasional website:

Special Product-Specific Issues, 2010 to 2013

November 15, 2010. Undersink Water Filters.

December 15, 2010. Cartridge-Style Whole House Filters.

January 15, 2011. Multi-Pure Solid Carbon Block Filters.

February 15, 2011. Water Treatment with Aeration.

March 15, 2011. Pure Water Annie’s Concise Guide to Pumps.

April 15, 2011. Garden Hose Filters.

May 15, 2011. Water Filters for Emergencies.

June 15, 2011. Backwashing Water Filters.

July 15, 2011. Countertop Reverse Osmosis.

August 15, 2011. Whole House Reverse Osmosis.

September 15, 2011. Sediment Filters.

October 15, 2011. Tank-Style City Water Filters.

November 15, 2011. The Amazing Permeate Pump.

December 15, 2011. Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC).

January 15, 2012. Electro-Adhesion Filtration Technology: NanoCeram Filters.

February 15, 2012. Information About Information: How To Find Things on Our Websites.

March 15, 2012. Water Filter Cartridges. Featuring Our Recent Cartridge Page Revision.

April 15, 2012. Undersink Installation in Tight Places. Low Water Backwashing Filter.

May 15, 2012. Chloramines: Myth and Reality.

June 15, 2012. Whole House RO. San Angelo Water Treatment Dilemma.

July 15, 2012. Water Testing. Sand Trap.

August 15, 2012. Our New Water Test Page. Taking Care of A Water Well.

September 15, 2012. Ultrafiltration. Birthday of the EPA and Model 77.

October 15, 2012. Installing Undersink Filters and Reverse Osmosis Units.

November 15, 2012. Water Softeners and TAC units.

December 15, 2012. Twin Tank Water Softeners.

January 15, 2013. Standard-Sized Filter Cartridges.

February 15, 2013. Chemical Feed Pumps.

March 15, 2013. Countertop Reverse Osmosis.

General Issues, 2009 to 2013

September 2009. “Meshes and Microns: The Measurements of Water Treatment,” by Gene Franks. “Numerical water facts from B. Bee Sharper.”

October 2009. “Providing Water for Emergencies.” by Gene Franks. “Humming is Good for You,” by Hardly Waite.

November 2009. “How Much Water Should You Drink?” by Dr. Mauro Di Pascuale. “Numerical Facts about Animal Manure,” by B. Bee Sharper.

December 2009. “The New York Times Great Water Article,” by Hardly Waite. “Numerical Facts,” by B Bea Sharper.

January 2010. “What Carbon Does and What It Doesn’t,” by Gene Franks. “Numerical Facts,” by Bee B. Sharper. “Acidic Water.”

February 2010. “Fluoridation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Part I,” by C. F. “Chubb” Michaud.

March 2010. “Fluoridation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Part II,” by C. F. “Chubb” Michaud.

April 2010. NSF/ANSI. What Is It All About? by Gene Franks. Dr. Douglas on bath pharmaceuticals. B. B. Sharper. Radium.

May 2010. “The Ceiling is Up and the Floor is Down: The Alamo Engineering Handbook,” by Gene Franks. Steve Maxwell on “Why Water Should Cost More.” Iron.

June 2010. “All About Water Softeners,” Occasional Staff Article. “Gulf Oil Spill: A Hole in the World,” by Naomi Klein (Guardian). B. Bee Sharper, “On Prescription Drugs.” Hardness.

July 2010. “Raising the pH of Acidic Waters,” by Pure Water Annie. “Arsenic,” with a long cut from National Geographic News, New Products from Pure Water Products.

August 2010. “Winterize Your Lawn,” Model 77’s 21’s Birthday, Pure Water Annie on Servicing Model 77, MTBE.

September 2010. “Getting a Perspective on Water Use,” by Gene Franks. The Permeate Pump and How to Add a Permeate Pump to Your RO Unit. “Nickel.” B. B. Sharper on Groundwater Usage.

October 2010. “Air and Carbon,” by Gene Franks. Pure Water Annie on Airgap Faucet Installation. New EPA rule on dental mercury. “Chloride.” The Dead Sea. B. Bea Sharper on Billions.

November 2010. “How to Fix Leaks in Quick Connect Fittings,” by Pure Water Annie. “A Simmering Water War,” by Jim Hightower, “Is Your Faucet Making you Sick?” by Doug Linney, B. Bea Sharper on Water, “Radium and Uranium,” and Lead (contaminant of the month).

December 2010. “Probable carcinogen hexavalent chromium found in drinking water in 31 U. S. Cities,” by Lyndsey Layton. “Most of the time no one is watching most of the water for most of the contaminants, “by Hardly Waite. “How to remove Hexvalent Chromium,” and “How Static Mixers Work,” by Pure Water Annie.

January 2011. How Much Sodium Does a Softener Add to Water?, Water Treatment for Rainwater, Fluoride Allowable in City Water Lowered, UnTruth in Advertising, Pure Water Annie’s Whole House Filter Sizing Chart.

February 2011. More about Hexavalent Chromium, Ten Things You Should Know About Water, “What Carbon Does, What Carbon Doesn’t,” by Gene Franks, The Ups and Downs of Filter Cartridges (Which End Goes Up), by Pure Water Annie. B. Bea Sharper on Dams and other issues.

March 2011. Hardly Waite on National Water Security Rankings, Pure Water Annie on Finding Parts for Your Water Filter, and Introducing the Emily Reverse Osmosis Unit.

April 2011. Rain Barrels, Plastics, Introducing The Eliminator, A New Website Address. “In Praise of Tap Water.”

May 2011. UV 101 by Gene Franks, Rain Gardens, Water Content of Trees, Fiberglass Mineral Tanks.

June 2011. Sizing Water Softeners by Pure Water Annie, Meshes and Microns by Gene Franks, Swimming Pool Leaks, Saving A Cell Phone from Water.

July 2011. Sizing Water Softeners Part 2, by Pure Water Annie. Dr. Mercola on Nitrosamines, Choramine, and Shampoo Ingredients. B. B. Sharper.

August 2011. The Best Water for Coffee and Tea. Multiple Filter Designs. Tiger Tom Explains How UV Works.

September 2011. The Power and Water Nexus. Pure Water Annie explains “The Peroxide Number.”

October 2011, Pure Water Annie’s Glossary of Water Treatment Abbreviations, Chloramines and Fish, The EPA, Water and Coal.

November 2011. Pure Water Annie on Pipe Threads. Gene Franks and Hardly Waite on Christmas Gifts. The Origins of Fluoride.

December 2011. Pure Water Annie on Well Pumps. Top Water News Stories of the Year.

January 2012, Pure Water Annie on Chlorine. Arsenic. Texas Drought. Texas Water.

February 2012. Pure Water Annie on Benzene. Lake Vostok. Banning Bottled Water.

March 2012. Pure Water Annie on Copepods. B. Bea Sharper on plastic bags. Fluoride in Food.

April 2012. Pure Water Annie on Booster Pumps. B. Bea Sharper on dog manure. USA Today on Dog Excrement. New Easiest Ever Filter. Arsenic.

May 2012. Pure Water Annie on Treating Water with Sodis and Salt, Hardly Waite on “fracking” and water treatment profits, B. B. Sharper on Animal Manure.

June 2012. Pure Water Annie on In/Out Filters. New “Sand Trap.”

July 2012. Pure Water Annie Explains How Undersink Reverse Osmosis Works. The Economy RO Unit.

August 2012. Chlorine, Cholesterol, and Chickens.

September 2012. Reverse Osmosis and Refrigerators. The New Contaminant Index. Meat and Water Consumption. B. Bea Sharper.

October 2012. Bypass Valves, Watts UV, New Green Filters, Decaffeination.

November 2012. Septic Tanks, Whole House Filters, Calcium Scaling, How Softeners Work.

December 2012. Mercury in Tuna, Rainwater Runoff (Ocean Pollution), How To Sanitize An RO Tank, Winter Swimming, B. Sharper.

January 2013. Green Water Management. Pure Water Annie on Microbe Control. Camp Lejeune’s Shameful Water Scandal.

February 2013. Hardness, Pharmaceuticals and Fish, Pure Water Annie on “Pressure, Flow Rate, and Delta P.”

March 2013. Alum, Sinkholes, pH, Multi-Pure.