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Governor Gretchen Whitmer Restructures Environmental Department

The governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, has signed two executive orders and one executive directive Monday in an effort to protect the Great Lakes, clean up the state's drinking water, and combat the impacts of climate change, her office announced. She has stressed the importance of clean water for everyone in the state of Michigan. “This is about finding real solutions to clean up our drinking water so every Michigander can bathe their kids and give them a glass of [...]

Nitrates Found in Drinking Water

There has been a release of a new report from the Environmental Working Group that has shown a widespread contamination of nitrate pollution in the drinking water of the United States. In a report released Oct. 2, 2018, the Environmental Working Group analyzed tests of public water systems and found that 1,700 communities across the United States regularly have nitrate levels that the National Cancer Institute says can increase the risk of cancer. Two-thirds of those systems, serving more than [...]

Drinking Water Violations

According to records from 2015, the EPA  said that 21 million people were served by drinking water systems that didn’t meet standards based on rule violations.   The Safe Drinking Water Act regulates levels of contaminants in public water supplies. This graph tracks violations of the act over time. Spikes in violations often coincide with new, more stringent rules.   As you can see by this chart, adding stricter regulations to our drinking water doesn't necessarily mean they will fix the issue right away. There seems [...]

One Water Systems Helps Helen Woodward Hope Telethon

On Sunday December 16 2018, One Water Systems had the pleasure of sponsoring to the Helen Woodward Foundation at their Hope Telethon that was broadcast live on KUSI. The charity event helped raise money for animals and people in need. The Hope Telethon stands for H – elping people with special challenges   O – rphan cats and dogs finding safe haven P – arents and children learning how to share the earth E – ducating shelters about ‘the business of saving lives   One Water Systems had the opportunity [...]

Elon Musk Keeps His Promise to Flint

At the beginning of the month, Elon Musk announced that he and his foundation would be donating $480,350 to Flint Community Schools. This money will go to all the schools in the district to supply new water filtration systems on each campus. The systems will decontaminate the water from bacteria and lead that has been prominent in the Flint water. Flint mayor Karen Weaver said that she and Elon discussed many of the problems that Flint still faced including that [...]

WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE FROM ONE WATER TO THE OTHERS?

It is a great compliment from other ‘water’ filtration companies to tell prospective buyers the they can make the same system as ours. It is equally annoying to be told by our future or past shoppers to believe that to be true. It is very easy to offer a Ford automobile to a customer looking for a Mercedes, telling them that Ford is exactly the same as a Mercedes. Most consumers know that is not true as they have educated themselves [...]

Facts About Bottled Water

1.)    Only 1 in 5 plastic bottles are recycled 2.)    Americans consume over 8.6 billion gallons of bottled water 3.)    Most tap water is more heavily tested and regulated than bottled water 4.)    Plastic water bottles can take between 400 and 1,000 years to decompose 5.)    It requires 3 times the amount of water to produce a plastic bottle than it does to fill it 6.)   Bottled water costs over 1,000+ times more than tap water 7.)    Last year, the average American used 167 water bottles, but only recycled 38 8.)    In many taste tests, tap [...]

San Diego Schools Detect Lead in Water

A recent report from the California State Water Resources Control Board indicated that there are 11 schools within San Diego county that had an unsafe amount of lead found in the drinking water. The report came from testing the waters of all schools last year between February and December of 2017.  The 11 schools are listed below as follows: Alice Birney Elementary in San Diego Boulder Oak Elementary School in Alpine Cesar Chavez Middle School in Oceanside Emerson/Bandini Elementary in San Diego. Grapevine [...]

San Diego Water Audit Delayed

The city of San Diego have announced that they will have a delay on the audit report that was supposed to come out in June for some San Diego citizens that have been over billed for their water. The city auditor has reported that they have gone over their 2,000 hour budget for the audit already. The audit started in February after many homeowners and news outlets started to complain about their abnormally high water bills. Hopefully we have [...]