Water Danger

@nanette64 (17971)
Fairfield, Texas
August 21, 2017 10:51am CST
According to the EPA, 40% of the USA's waterways suffer quality issues. Ya think? Between high levels of pathogens, mercury, heavy metals, nutrients and sediment, many of these pollutants are the result of upstream activities. There are several things that 'we' can do to help solve the problem. Don't use antibacterial soaps as they can't be completely removed by wastewater treatment facilities. Don't put anything but water down storm drains. Storm drains are not piped to a water treatment facility or cleaned before it is returned to streams and rivers. Fix leaks on cars and don't hose any residue to the storm drain. Avoid using pesticides or chemical fertilizers as they pollute both ground and surface water. (I wish we could talk the farmers into stopping that). Choose non-toxic household products when possible. We think our water is safe and all water is cleaned through water treatment facilities when it's not. And trust me; all 'bottled' water is not safe either considering it is in plastic which leaches chemicals into the water. It does help to have a Britta filter (or similar) or a unit that fits on the faucet in the kitchen. The most important thing to do however is to educate yourself about what's in 'your' water.
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• United States
21 Aug 17
Wouldn´t it be nice to have crystal clear pure water? I guess none of use will ever know what that tastes like now today. I do have a Britta filter and thats about the best I can do here Nanette.
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@nanette64 (17971)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Aug 17
I think about the only place there would be super clean water any more would be in mountain caves @TiarasOceanView . Good thing on the Britta.
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• United States
21 Aug 17
@nanette64 Yes caves may have the cleanest water.
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@Corbin5 (116393)
• United States
21 Aug 17
Thanks for these tips. Tainted water has to lead to so many health problems for humans.
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@nanette64 (17971)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Aug 17
And considering the 'things' that are added to the water like chlorine to make it supposedly better @Corbin5 ; all that does is help rot teeth and cause ulcers.
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@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
29 Aug 17
That is true, so many people do not understand that they are polluting underground water when they use too many chemicals for cleaning their homes or using pesticides. W just hope they will value nature and stop polluting it.
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@nanette64 (17971)
• Fairfield, Texas
29 Aug 17
Before it's too late @acelawrites .
@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
25 Aug 17
At the cottage and in Florida I use a Britta pitcher but we have well water in Ct and hopefully it is good.