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Did you know that most natural disasters involve water?

How does that affect your water supply?

Turn on the news these days and you’re almost guaranteed to see extreme weather and weather-related disasters like drought, extreme cold or heat, floods, landslides, tornadoes, and other violent storms. You may breathe a sigh of relief when your area is safe from any immediate effects, but have you ever wondered about the long-term effects to your environment or water supply?

Natural disasters can potentially affect your drinking water even from miles away. Our water treatment and delivery systems in America are intricately connected. When one area suffers, the effects can be felt throughout the entire system. And when one component of your local system is compromised, if can affect your water immediately.

Some ways natural disasters may affect your water supply include:

Loss of or damage to water and sanitation systems

Introducing contaminants into surface and ground water, like E. coli, lead, or nitrates

Power outages that disrupt the water treatment and delivery systems, sometimes creating pools of stagnant water

Erosion of the soil and area vegetation that allows soil, pesticides, minerals, and other agricultural byproducts into water sources, clogging filters and causing algae blooms

Chemicals and other contaminants that have been stored or disposed of inappropriately can leak into the water system undetected, if disturbed

Be Prepared with Gravity Water Filters

Natural disasters are unpredictable, but you always need clean water. You can always count on the ProOne Big+ system, one of the best gravity water filters on the market, to make sure clean water is going into your drinking glasses.

Don’t wait for the news to tell you to boil your water; depend on a ProOne gravity water filter to give you clean water every day.

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