The recent chemical spill in Charleston, West Virgina has created a heighten awareness for many about the quality of the municipal drinking water. How quickly are the end users notified of a contamination?
We saw that in the Charleston spill, the community was given the all clear to drink the water then days later a revised warnings came out advising pregnant women and children not to drink the water. Even weeks after the spill, schools were suddenly being shut down due to the unsafe water quality. Who's responsible for timely, accurate communication?
Who really knows the effects of many chemical pollutants?
Today the EPA requires water providers to test for about 100 possible pollutants before water can be sold. The EPA is "watching "another 116 pollutants in our water supply. Given the abundance of chemicals used everyday by industry and consumers, the potential for exposure is staggering.What's the answer?
We believe that the best approach is to be self sufficient and in control of your own water supply by harvesting rainwater. The water collected from the sky before it hits the ground (and picks up pollutants) is the cleanest water on earth. Harvested rainwater can be treated with various techniques like micron filtration, carbon block and UV light to exceed EPA drinking water standards. Many people question the idea but the reality is that rainwater is already in your municipal water along with other contaminants. Bottom line is rainwater harvesting is a proven technology that has been around for centuries and can provide you with a reliable source of drinking water.