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Company will donate water filtration systems to individuals with financial and medical hardships
APEC Water Systems announced that it will continue providing free water filtration systems to people who are in need of pure drinking water for the first half of 2011. From now until the end of June, disadvantaged individuals and families who are experiencing both financial and medical hardships can apply at the website freedrinkingwater.com for a chance to receive a free reverse osmosis water purification system.
According to recent news reports, tap water from 31 of 35 U.S. cities has tested positive for hexavalent chromium, based on laboratory tests. Hexavalent chromium is a possible carcinogen and is just one of the many contaminants that can be found in drinking water. For individuals who are already sick and undergoing medical treatment, toxins in water could have a negative effect on recovery. However, some people do not have the financial means to purchase a reverse osmosis system to filter out contaminants like chromium, arsenic and fluoride, which are not removed by basic faucet water filters.
APEC’s Free Drinking Water program will donate several new water filtration systems every month to qualified applicants for the first half of 2011. Besides reverse osmosis, other systems are available, including whole house carbon filters, countertop filters, iron removal systems and UV water purifiers. “We are excited to continue to offer this program and would like to thank the past applicants who have made it truly meaningful and worthwhile,” said Ed Shih, marketing manager at APEC. “We believe that purified drinking water is fundamental to peoples’ health, and would like to sincerely and humbly welcome all applicants who are interested to apply today.”
The Free Drinking Water program is open to all residences within the 48 contiguous states.