Clean Water & Bipartisanship Converge As We Send Free Refrigerator Filters To West Virginia

by Jamin Arvig on January 22, 2014


Steve Drazkowski and Matt Schmit Visit WaterFilters.NET

L to R, WaterFilters.NET Customer Support Rep Val Mohler (a WQA Certified Professional), MN State Rep Steve Drazkowski (R), WaterFilters.NET Order Fulfillment Rep Ryan Pettey and MN State Senator Matt Schmit (D)

Starting this week, our customers in the West Virginia area will be shipped a free refrigerator water filter from Tier1, courtesy of our FridgeFilters.com store.

Today, Minnesota State Representative Steve Drazkowski (R) and Minnesota State Senator Matt Schmit (D) visited our Zumbrota, MN warehouse to watch as some of the first packages of water filters were prepped and shipped.

If you’ve read our blog or followed our social channels, you are no doubt aware that we have been tracking the West Virginia water contamination story very closely.

To quickly bring you up to date, in the late night hours of January 9th, 7,500 or more gallons of 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) leaked from a chemical storage facility operated by Freedom Enterprises into the drinking water of about 300,000 West Virginians, including about 300 of our customers.

Some West Virginia residents were without drinking water for more than a week.  While tap water has once again been declared safe in the area, some bottled water distribution sites remain open through today.

Maytag UKF8001 - Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter by Tier1

Maytag UKF8001 – Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter by Tier1

As noted in a previous post, even after tap water has been declared safe, West Virginia residents still must take steps to ensure the safety of the drinking water in their homes by flushing their water lines and changing their water filters.  This direction comes from both West Virginia American Water authorities and the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC.)

We want to help bring some peace of mind back to our customers in the West Virginia area.  Sending our customers in the area a free replacement refrigerator water filter, to us, felt like both the right thing to do and the obvious thing to do.  And hey – if it gets a democrat and republican together in a photo – both smiling, no less – we just may be on to something!

If you are a West Virginia customer that has recently purchased a refrigerator water filter from us, no action is required from you.  Your filter is already on the way and you will receive an email confirmation today.

Please note that we work with hundreds of residents in the West Virginia area, so please do not take offense if we somehow missed your name.  Simply call our customer service department at 1-888-801-PURE (7873) and we’ll package and ship your complementary water filter as soon as possible.

MN State Rep Steve Drazkowski (R) & MN State Senator Matt Schmit (D) Watch As WaterFilters.NET Ships Free Water Filters to West Virginia

MN State Rep Steve Drazkowski (R) & MN State Senator Matt Schmit (D) Watch As WaterFilters.NET Ships Free Water Filters to West Virginia

As some of your friends and family are likely impacted, but may not yet be a WaterFilters.NET customer, I also invite you to share with them the coupon code ‘virginia’ which can be used at check-out on the WaterFilters.NET site for 10% off your order.  This offer will last throughout January.

I would like to thank our West Virginia customers that have provided us with their loyalty for more than ten years.  If there is anything more we can do to help as you recover from last week’s chemical spill, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

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Jamin Arvig

Jamin Arvig

In 2002, Jamin Arvig founded WaterFilters.NET from his small college apartment. Just over ten years later, his company has doubled in revenue each year, grown into a multi-year honoree on the Inc. 5000, and become the online consumer’s first choice for water filters and water filtration technology. Jamin's success with WaterFilters.NET can be seen through coverage in publications ranging from the Minneapolis Star Tribune to the Wall Street Journal, its consistent ‘Excellent’ status from customer service ratings provider STELLAService, frequent appearances in Best Places to Work lists and in the pages of Upsize Minnesota who recently named the company Business Builder of the Year. Jamin also helps to ensure that WaterFilters.NET supports its core value of charitable giving by making significant contributions from its profits to various water-related charities. Posts from Jamin are contributed regularly to this blog.

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San Antonio Water Softeners January 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Great share :D I enjoyed reading this. Anything that deals with water and bettering your water is something I’ll take the time to read!

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