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

Not really...

Contaminants in tap water

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...
Don't drink this water.
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
  • chloramines
  • chlorine
  • chromium
  • disinfection by-products
  • lead
  • mercury
  • microplastics
  • PFAS
  • pharmaceutical medicines
  • volatile organic chemicals (VOCs)
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.

Looking for Info About Bottled Water Quality?
What about my pour-through pitcher?

Pour through filters have an average of 28 g of carbon. 

It's all about the carbon.

Carbon in a water filter

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

To keep costs low and due to size restrictions, pour-through filters have less carbon. Filters are small and must be changed frequently.

In addition to specialty resins, we have several kinds of carbon and buy only the highest grade available.

Trust your water again.
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