Is Your Community the Next Headline?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - by Water2Drink

As you probably have heard, the community of Flint, MI, is dealing with the repercussions of poor city management decisions that resulted in a massive contamination of the city’s water supply. While this community was fortunate to have researchers from #VirginiaTech discover the crisis, just who is looking out for the health of YOUR community’s water?

A recent Washington Post article highlights a report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the organization whose members continue to fight for safe, clean drinking water across the country. Founded in 1970, today the NRDC’s leadership team “makes sure the organization continues to work to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.” The not-for-profit #NRDC partners with local communities and their representatives, businesses and citizens to work on environmental issues facing their community.

This NRDC report, dated June 28, 2016, discusses the shortcomings and violations of the Environmental Protection Agency’s policies, and illustrates “the extraordinary geographic scope of America’s lead crisis. In 2015, 18 million people were served by water systems with lead violations. These violations were recorded because the systems were not doing everything that they are required to do to protect the public from lead issues….” Surprisingly (and frighteningly), #Flint, MI didn’t show up in the EPA database as having violations of EPA requirements. The Washington Post article goes on, "In almost 90 percent of cases, neither the states nor the #EPA takes any formal enforcement action," said co-author Erik Olson, who directs the [NRDC] advocacy group's health programs."  Thankfully, local water customers and communities nationwide have organizations such as the NRDC to help alert and advocate for them.

So how can you and your neighbors protect your health? By installing an effective point-of-use drinking water filter, such as a Multipure Drinking Water System.  Only the #Multipure family of drinking water systems provide you with a solid carbon block filter that is NSF-tested and certified for high-level reduction of #lead contamination.  The inexpensive faucet-attached or pitcher type filters sold in retail stores may advertise a carbon filter; however, these filters are often nothing more than granulated charcoal. While granulated charcoal may help reduce chlorine taste and odor, they are not NSF-certified to reduce contaminants such as lead, mercury, BPA’s, arsenic, and emerging compounds.  Every Multipure Drinking Water System sold by comes with certified NSF Performance Data, which clearly shows the contaminant reduction capacity.

#Water2Drink highly recommends that you take a moment to read these informative articles to determine if your local water source is at risk of contamination through its delivery process.  Then, contact us so that we can help you select the Multipure Drinking Water System that is right for you and your family. 

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