SOURCE: Zero Technologies, LLC
BENSALEM, PA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - Clean water is essential to human life and continuing health -- that is the reason that the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the Clean Water Act, which has helped improve national water quality for 40 years. With the anniversary in mind, EarthFix recently conducted an interview with U.S. EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson who addresses both the history and current state of the drinking water in America. While Jackson outlines the vast improvements in water quality that the Clean Water Act has enabled, ZeroWater notes that many citizens are still at risk of ingesting impurities such as total dissolved solids (TDS), by drinking from the tap.
In the interview, Jackson reflects on the history of the Clean Water Act and where U.S. water quality was at 40 years ago. She states, "It's important to realize that the Clean Water Act was born out of a time when rivers were literally on fire, and it was not unusual in many cities that you could smell the waterfront before you actually saw it because of raw sewage and other things that were dumped into it. And so it's hard to believe today that those things happened and that's a testament to the power of the Clean Water Act." Jackson adds that currently, 92 percent of American drinking water meets federal standards; ZeroWater responds by noting that eight percent of the population should be extra cautious of the water they drink.
While the EPA provides some funding for states to conduct local water tests, the interview observes that some communities are struggling with finding the resources to monitor water quality. ZeroWater responds that the best way to monitor water is to take action into one's own hands; ZeroWater provides TDS meters so that consumers can actually measure the level of total dissolved solids in their tap water themselves.
EarthFix also raises concern that many communities, under the Clean Water Act, have treatment plants that are deteriorating and may be impacting water quality. ZeroWater explains that the Infrastructure behind water treatment can lead to contaminated water as it flows from the plant to the faucet. It is for this reason that ZeroWater encourages everyone to stay wary of their water quality and to invest in filtration methods.
About Zero Technologies, LLC:
Zero Technologies, LLC -- based in Bensalem, PA -- has developed the ZeroWater Filtration System with the mission of delivering the best filtration possible to consumers through its patented 5-stage ion exchange filter which removes virtually all total dissolved solids (TDS). No other filter pitcher or dispenser can make this claim. By removing virtually all TDS, ZeroWater is the only gravity-fed filtration system to match the TDS levels found in purified bottled water.
To date, the breakthrough ZeroWater filter has received certifications by NSF International and the Water Quality Association for the removal of copper, iron, zinc, aluminum, lead, chromium, mercury, chlorine and hydrogen sulfide.