west virginia water contamination


So what exactly happened in Portland? Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, E. Coli was found in samples taken of the area’s drinking water supply, leading to a boil water alert for over 650,000 residents.

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It’s safe to say that it’s been a brutal winter.  Record cold temperatures and snowfall have made life miserable for those living on the east coast and in the Midwest in particular.  While we all look forward to the coming of spring, there is one final kick from Old Man Winter that many of us […]

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Several weeks after the chemical spill in West Virginia, we’ve reached the unenviable point where people feel as though they need to take to the streets to demand clean drinking water. In the video above, West Virginia protesters cite anger at being forced to spend out of pocket for bottled water and in the overall […]

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Last week, we were among the many sharing and striving to help West Virginia residents still living with significant water contamination issues.  This week, The New York Times broke a story nearly as troubling. In the investigation, a corresponding video of which appears above, water samples from eight of twelve rooftop water towers (depended on […]

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So is the tap water in West Virginia safe to drink or not?  Two weeks after a chemical storage plant operated by Freedom Industries spilled 7,500+ gallons of MCHM – an industrial chemical used to separate coal from rock – into the drinking water supply, some tests indicate that water still may not be safe. […]

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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 […]

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It’s still scary.  The West Virginia water contamination incident.  While it may seem that most zones have been cleared, with tap water officially declared ‘safe,’ water quality issues – ranging from discoloration, to odor, to off-flavors – may last for quite some time.  And most frustrating about all of this, as we shared yesterday, is […]

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Above are two of the rightfully angry questions being asked by West Virginia residents this week that are living through an unprecedented water contamination incident.  The most common questions being, of course, ‘when can I drink my tap water again?’ and ‘whose fault is this?’ Without speculating on blame, or unfortunately, when your tap water […]

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