As the news announced this week that bottled water was no longer needed in Flint, Michigan, there are still many people who are concerned about the safety of the water that is available in their communities. The fact that so many of the water systems across the country are very old is one of the reasons why there is a growing concern about the safety of the water in many large cities in America.
Continued exploration about the safety of ground water in urban areas of the country also means that these locations can be at risk of unhealthy drinking water. In fact, ground water contamination can be even more damaging because some rural homes may not have monitoring systems in place like those that are located in cities. Unless a rural home owner tests their own water, they risk putting their families at risk. With frequent testing, however, and the use of environmental remediation contracting services families can be more confident in the water that is used by their family members.
As more and more advancements are made in the water treatment systems across the country, it should come as no surprise that some people are feeling better about the safety of the water that is used in their homes.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the water treatment industry and the impact that it has not only on the safety of people in the country and the impact that it has on the nation’s economy:
- 80% of the most serious hazardous waste sites in America have adversely impacted the quality of nearby ground water.
- 70% of the industrial waste in the world is dumped into the water bodies where they pollute the Earth’s usable water supply.
- Serving as the drinking water source for 50% of the people in this country, ground water accounts for over 95% of the nation’s available fresh water resources.
- 16,000 chemical spills occur from trucks, trains, and storage tanks every single year. In most cases, these spills occur when materials are being transferred.
- Only 3% of the water on Earth is fresh water.
- Unfortunately, a mere 1% of the Earth’s water is suitable for drinking.
When the news reports that it is only now that Flint, Michigan, residents can move away from bottled water, there are still many people in the country who are concerned about the water they drink.