Water Info from EPA
Are you worried that your water isn't safe to drink?
Concern over the quality of drinking water is not new.
The information below is from a report by the US EPA, endorsed by The National Drinking Water Advisory Council.
As the report is quite long and includes info on Community Water Systems, we've grabbed a few points for your attention. If you have the time (and inclination) the report title is linked to the actual (full) report so you can read it for yourself.
'Water on Tap: A Consumer's Guide to the Nation's Drinking Water'
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water (4601)
EPA 815-K-97-002 July 1997
The report starts by saying the concern is justified ...
"The United States enjoys one of the best supplies of drinking water in the world. Nevertheless, many of us who once gave little or no thought to the water that comes from our taps are increasingly asking the question: "Is my water safe to drink?" While tap water that meets federal and state standards generally is safe to drink, threats to drinking water quality and quantity are increasing. From short-term disease outbreaks linked to contaminated drinking water to restrictions on water use during droughts, we can no longer take our drinking water for granted."
Futher along it implies the situation is getting worse ... And remember, they wrote this in '97
What Problems Can Occur?
"As development in our modern society increases, there are growing numbers of threats that could contaminate drinking water. Suburban sprawl has encroached upon once-pristine watersheds, bringing with it all of the by-products of our modern life style."
Then the question we all might ask ...
Can I Do Anything In My House To Improve The Safety Of My Drinking Water?
"You can choose to install a home water treatment device to add a factor of safety, or to address concerns about the taste of your water. Point-of-use (POU) systems treat water at a single tap. Point-of-entry (POE) systems treat water used throughout a house. POU systems can be installed in various places in the home, including on the counter top, at the faucet itself, or under the sink. POE systems are installed where the water line enters the house."
"POU and POE devices are based on various contaminant removal technologies. Filtration, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, and distillation are some of the treatment methods used. All types of units are generally available from retailers, or by mail order. Prices can range well into the hundreds of dollars. Depending on the method and location of installation, plumbing changes can also add to costs."
The filters BattyShopper offers are POU so you only filter what you're drinking. Our 10,000 gallon filter is well under a hundred dollars AND installs in minutes without a plumber.
If you use well water, this last part applies especially to you.
What Do I Need To Know To Protect My Private Drinking Water Supply?
Approximately 23 million U.S. citizens rely on their own private drinking water supplies. Most of these supplies are drawn from ground water through wells, but some households also use water from streams or cisterns. These households must take special precautions to ensure the protection and maintenance of their drinking water supplies."
We didn't put this here to scare you. That's not our style. But if, like many, you're concerned about the quality of the water you and your family drinks, then we offer a solution inline with the EPA recommendations. If you want more detailed specs, drop us a line and we'll pass on the numbers.
The CQ Countertop Drinking Water Filter is a great deal. It installs in minutes and filters your tap water for less than a penny a gallon.
Time to Decide!
Doesn't your family deserve Safe Drinking Water?
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