How did Flint happen? Doesn't the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act and EPA standards protect my family's drinking water?

Not really...

Almost half of water-borne outbreaks tracked by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are due to chemicals or toxins.

CDC Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR); November 10, 2017 / 66(44);1216–1221
Maybe because...
Municipal water treatment facilities focus on microbial threats. That means chemical contaminants can end up in your tap water.
So what's in my tap water besides water?
  • agricultural  chemicals
  • arsenic
  • cadmium
  • chloramines
  • chlorine
  • chromium
  • herbicides
  • lead
  • microplastics
  • pesticides
  • PFAS
  • pharmaceutical
  • trihalomethane
  • uranium
Report: Water Contamination Widespread
Can't I just buy bottled water?
  • An average family of four uses 650 water bottles every year.

  • Less than 15% of plastic bottles are recycled. (or said another way: 85% of bottles end up in landfills and waterways.)

  • Over 50 million barrels of oil annually are required to satisfy US demand for bottled water.

Bottled Water Is Not The Answer!

Bottled water is not sustainable.

These 3 Plastic Recycling Myths Will Blow You Mind

Bottled water is expensive (to produce, to purchase and clean up)!

Bottled water may not be healthful.

What about my pour-through pitcher?

Pour through filters have an average of 28 g of carbon. Carbon quality and amount are the single most important factors in contaminant removal.

It's all about the carbon.

Lakota Scientific water systems have between 900 g - 6300 g of carbon (depending on the system). Wow!

To keep costs low and due to size restrictions, pour through filters have lower grade and fewer kinds of carbon. Filters are small and must be changed frequently.

Lakota Scientific stocks FOUR kinds of carbon in two different forms: extruded and granulated. We buy only the highest grade carbon available and pack filters to maximum capacity.

Trust your water again.