If you’re among the millions of Americans whose water comes through a public line, your drinking water might be at risk. Across the country, lead pipes are still carrying water into homes and businesses, more than three decades after they were banned. These decades-old pipes are installed underground, out of sight, and usually out of mind. But they are deteriorating at an alarming rate and may be leaching poisonous contaminants into your water supply.
A 2012 report from the American Water Works Association concluded that more than one million miles of these pipes need repair or replacement. And by some estimates, this could cost the U.S. more than $1 trillion. Without this investment, we can expect more frequent water main breaks, increased expenditure for emergency repairs, and other water service disruptions. Heck, we could even experience more devastating water contamination outbreaks like the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
At Springwell, we believe that every family deserves the safest and cleanest drinking water possible, no matter where they reside. That’s why in this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at the crumbling water infrastructure in America and how you might be affected. Following that, we’ll reveal a highly-effective method you can use to protect yourself and your family against the potentially harmful contaminants that may be lurking in your drinking water.