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Jan
14

West Virginia Water Issues

In case you hadn’t heard, West Virginia is having some pretty crazy water problems.  30,000 residents were told not to drink, bathe in, or wash with their water for 5 days after a chemical spill contaminated the municipal water supply.  Although we’re a long way from Charleston, there’s a lesson here.

If you live in the greater Reno-Sparks area and are on city water, there’s a good chance that some or all of your water is runoff from the Truckee River.  Everything runs downstream and aside from the naturally-occurring contaminants in this area there is a potential for additional impurities to enter the system- if only in trace amounts.

Obviously, I’m biased towards filtering the water you drink, but it is hard to argue not filtering when you really consider where the water comes from.  A good filter, especially for drinking water is the only way to truly eliminate all of the variables of a municipal system.  We strive to give you an end product that you can have complete confidence in, and an end product that you know is healthy for you and your family.

For more information on the West Virginia water issues, this article http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201401130056 covers it pretty well with hindsight.  For a good laugh and some perspective on the difference between a plumber and a water treatment company, there’s a good quote on page 2 from a local plumber in that area.