Is Your Home’s Water As Safe As You Think It Is?

Water quality indicators

In the summer of 2015, several people were infected with a rare but deadly bacteria after swimming in various natural bodies of water in Florida. While most survived, a few of these victims succumbed to their infections and, sadly, passed away. While these cases are extremely rare, they highlight a growing problem across the nation: decreasing water quality.

In America, about 44% of assessed stream miles, 64% of assessed lake acres, and 30% of assessed bay and estuarine square miles are not clean enough to support uses such as fishing and swimming. If you enjoy the outdoors or taking a dip on a hot day, then you understand how troubling these statistics are.

Even if you’re not into water recreation, you surely heard the news in 2016 concerning the water quality of Flint, Michigan. Many Fli Continue reading