17th of August 2015 – Kenton Jones
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO PROTECT YOUR WATER
THE BAD NEWS
The bad news is that our water supplies are a fragile resource under constant attack. The good news is that we, as individuals, have the power to do something about it.
The accidental discharge of millions of gallons of contaminated water from the Gold King mine in Colorado is headline material, especially here in the parched Southwest. It’s just another unneeded challenge in managing our dwindling water supplies. The discharge sent more than 3 million gallons of water tainted with toxic levels of arsenic, lead and other contaminants down the Colorado River. Although “officials” claim the contaminants will settle out or dilute in enormous Lake Powell, they won’t simply disappear. They’ll settle in river beds, and the lake bed of Powell. Slowly, over time, some of these contaminants will make their way downstream to the water supply for millions of people in California, Arizona and Nevada.
Whether the levels of these contaminants will have a direct negative health effect on those millions of people is up for debate. What is not debatable is the overwhelming scientific evidence that even “low” levels of lead and arsenic in drinking water have long term negative effects on people. I’m not interested in taking chances with my health or the health of my children and family.
THE GOOD NEWS
I told you at the beginning of this blog there was good news. The good news is that you can do something about this! And no, it doesn’t take an act of congress, a tax hike, or millions of dollars of new equipment at your municipal water treatment plant. The technology exists to safely and effectively reduce the levels of lead, arsenic and dozens of other potential contaminants from our drinking water. This technology is affordable and available for all homeowners (or renters for that matter). A high quality carbon block water filter, independently certified for contaminant reduction by NSF International, is that solution.
Not every home water filter will do the trick though. Like many other consumer products, all water filters are not created equal. A high performance carbon block filter, independently certified for the removal or reduction of these contaminants can be trusted to protect your health and the health of your family. The good news is that if you have a certified filtration system, you’re not only safer from this latest contamination, you’ll be better prepared when the next water disaster strikes.