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Contaminants Found in California Drinking Water

Approximately 370,000 Californians are drinking water that may contain high levels of arsenic, nitrate, or hexavalent chromium. Industrial and agricultural activity are potential sources of the contamination. 

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Approximately 370,000 Californians are drinking water that may contain high levels of arsenic, nitrate, or hexavalent chromium. Industrial and agricultural activity are potential sources of the contamination. 

Approximately 370,000 Californians are drinking water that may contain high levels of arsenic, nitrate, or hexavalent chromium. Industrial and agricultural activity are potential sources of the contamination. 

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles identified the contaminants, but the study is limited to only these three contaminants; therefore, the actual number of Californians who are drinking unsafe water may be significantly underestimated. 

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The Study:  Measurements of drinking water and groundwater contamination were used throughout the state to estimate contaminant levels for those served by both community water systems and domestic wells. This is the first study of its kind to quantify average concentrations of multiple contaminants, in community water systems and domestic well areas throughout the state. The study is also the first to analyze demographic differences in drinking water quality across California.

Domestic Wells:  Implementing California’s Human Right to Water Law is proving difficult.  People who rely on domestic wells are at risk because of the lack of a regulatory infrastructure. Data suggests that the 1.3 million Californians relying on domestic wells, for their water supply, are likely drinking highly contaminated water.  Many of California’s rural households receive tap water from private domestic wells which also are generally unregulated.

Community Water Systems:  Having access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water is a basic human right and has been recognized as such in California since 2012. Yet, Berkeley News reports that even California’s community water systems do not meet regulatory standards. As such, the Human Right to Water Law is proving difficult to implement.

The Organika Rainwater Solution:  Organika Rainwater circumvents the possibility of exposing people to contaminated water.  Our water is natural water that is “Organically Harvested.”  It is environmentally screened, and the rainwater is collected at “altitude” meaning it goes a distance above ground, away from any manmade, environmental toxins and contaminants.  Organika Rainwater has perfected a catchment system, which surpasses standards for the strictest commercial distribution.  At Organika, we own the property where the rainwater is collected, so we know where the water comes from and how it is handled.  All Organika’s production plants are in Texas and are licensed by the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) water quality advisory.

https://www.wqpmag.com/emerging-contaminants/new-analysis-led-californian-researchers-identifies-extent-contaminants?oly_enc_id=4091B4346167E1X

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