On the bleeding edge of water filtration science, is the concept of growing healthy microbes on the pleats of water filters. These healthy microbes will combat bad bacteria. This is a huge idea for many reasons. If this works it will mean less chlorine in the water and better filtration for people living in rural areas of the world.
To completely remove TCE from ground water, to be potable and drinkable:1.) Aeration or air stripping (removes 76%) 2.) Activated carbon filtered (to remove remaining TCE) and 3.) Reverse Osmosis filtered (to polish water and remove VOC byproducts)
Its not good for human consumption, its a carcinogen. But humans consume it anyway because its in the water supply in many major cities. Chromium-6 or hexavalent chromium is widely used in the manufacturing of products. Primarily used in chrome electroplating and anti corrosion applications.
The Chicago Tribune has published a great article on this contaminant.
“The cancer-causing metal made infamous by the movie “Erin Brockovich” is turning up in tap water from Chicago and more than two dozen other cities, according to a new study that urges federal regulators to adopt tougher standards.
Even though scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Toxicology Program have linked the ingestion of hexavalent chromium to cancer, the EPA doesn’t require Chicago or other cities to test for the toxic metal. Nor does the EPA limit the dangerous form of chromium in drinking water.”
Ever think about the pipes that deliver water to our homes and businesses? Probably never gave it much thought right? I mean, its something we just take for granted. Its simple, we turn on a faucet and water is there. Super convenient.
But we must wonder. How does the water get to the faucet? Are these 80+ year old pipes in good condition? Did they use lead free materials? How much of these pipes leech into the drinking water supply? These are all concerns. Water is the universal solvent and will take on properties of whatever container it sits in, plastic or metal.This is why I encourage everyone to get a reverse osmosis drinking water system,
Here’s an interesting post that show what 100 year old pipe looks like, and the water pipe that its being replaced with.
For me, this is one of those great eye opening articles that changes your perception. I just read this article about an out of business gas station in Battle Creek Michigan. Contamination of water into the ground occurred when this gas station lost 8,000 gallons of gasoline in the ground overnight, because of a dime sized hole in the underground storage tank. However, cleanup operations have stalled and the cleanup method is complicated. Whats eye opening is the number of defunct gas stations that have leaking storage tanks.
Great question! Since there isn’t any new water created on this planet and we have a finite source of clean drinking water, where does it actually go? NASA’s GRACE satellite program measures where the water goes. (It actually measures the gravitational pull of the planet and from there calculates where water is in the ground)
Check out their site! http://headsuptimessquare.com/water/
In a world where we have greater access to cell phones than clean drinking water. There’s an app to help people in the developing world find access to clean drinking water and be aware of the water test results.
We wanted to provide the safest water possible to our family, so we called Angel Water. They gave us great education about the water issues in our area. They tested our water and explained the systems available on the market that would accomplish our goals. The filter system gives us the water we really wanted.
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