A recent New York Times report states that more than 300 public water systems in California deliver unsafe water. An estimated one million Californians are exposed to unsafe drinking water every year, according to the California State Water Resources Control Board.
Disproportionately affecting agricultural areas and the Central Valley of California, unsafe water may have a dire impact on public health, including increasing rates of cancer. Known contaminants in the water supply have been linked to neurological issues, developmental delays, various cancers, and more. While unsafe water is seldom considered the first suspect when a person develops a critical illness, it is fast becoming a major health concern.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has called for more than $100 million to rehabilitate the state’s water systems, according to the Times, as well as a $140 million tax to help pay for additional redevelopment. But, it is unclear if these proposals will pass, how long it would take to ultimately implement a rehabilitation plan, and what impact current conditions will have on the future health of California’s residents.
Various municipalities are endeavoring to improve drinking water in various ways. For a summary of what’s happening in California, check out this overview. In the meantime, Californians may be largely unaware of the poor quality of their drinking water, especially in the areas most greatly affected.
“This kind of troubling information – without a real and immediate solution – is exactly why we started our company,” said Wayde King of King Water Filtration. “It’s clear that the best option is to take the safety and quality of your drinking water into your own hands,” King said. He added, “Our in-home filtration systems ensure clean, chemical-free water from every faucet in your home so the water you drink, wash with, cook with, and more will always be safe.”
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