Following on from our own reports into the deepening crisis surrounding America’s water supply, comes a sobering and informative article from the Scientific American. The author, Robert Glennon, is Regents’ Professor at the University of Arizona.
Prophecy in the Water
Glennon also authored a book, “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It,” back in 2009, long before we were horrified by the events unfolding in Flint. The book seems eerily prophetic now; referring to the ‘looming catastrophe’ of how the government diverts and maintains water supplies; while elsewhere, millions of gallons of water are wasted.
A Corrosion of Trust
Going back to the Scientific American article, the numbers are nothing short of shocking. Over seven billion gallons of water per day are lost due to leaking pipes. America’s 700,000 miles of drinking water pipework is, by and large, aged and decrepit. The estimates for upgrading the unfit-for-purpose pipework? Between $682 billion and $1 trillion.
So repairs are carried out piecemeal, dangerous toxins and contaminants leach into the water, and there’s a rush to patch things up as soon as another headline-hogging crisis erupts.
There really is no quick fix. But if our water infrastructure corrodes even further, the ensuing health crisis will only worsen.
Help is at Hand With Tyent
Knowledge is power, and knowing how clean your own water is has to be the first step. Did you know that you can now get a free water report from Tyent, letting you know the water quality in your area?
Water Ionizers for Peace of Mind
We can also give you all the advice you need about installing a Tyent ionizer in your home. With an advanced filtration system, our ionizers will give you the peace of mind you need when it comes to the water that you and your family drink.
We monitor as many stories as we can about the continuing water crisis. If you have any local news to share, then do drop us a line to let us know!