Improving America's Drinking Water Systems

Monday, December 29, 2014 - by Water2Drink

While many citizens may see the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a “watchdog” agency for American waterways, the EPA also researches ways to improve our national drinking water systems.

An EPA news release in September, 2014 announced the #EPA is providing funding to create “Drinking Water Innovation Centers.” According to the release, “These centers will help to develop innovative and practical solutions for challenges faced by smaller drinking water systems, which make up the majority of public water systems in the United States.”

Of the nation’s approximate 160,000 public water systems, about 97% of them service fewer than 10,000 people each. These water systems face many obstacles, such as limited funding, aging structures, and the cost of complying with new regulations.  The newly funded centers will help bolster these systems’ capacities and capabilities to provide #water throughout the country.

The recipients of the funding are the University of #Colorado Boulder’s Design of Risk Reducing, Innovative Implementable Small System Knowledge (DeRISK) Center, and the University of #Massachusetts Amherst’s Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS) Center.  “These organizations are leading the way in developing cutting-edge technologies,” according to the EPA news release.

While waiting for these smaller public water systems to implement innovative technology, consumers can ensure their personal drinking water supply is protected by using a high-quality, point-of-use #waterfilter, such as a Multipure Drinking Water System.  For pennies a gallon, you can have clean, fresh water at your sink.  Call today to find out more about how to protect your water supply at home.

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