Only half of Americans are confident in the safety of their tap water, poll indicates
Bluewater, a water purifier brand, said a new U.S.-wide survey showing just under half of Americans lack confidence in the safety of their tap water is disturbing.
“U.S. health and public infrastructure authorities need to act on the fears of Americans in one of the world’s most technologically advanced nations about the safety of their tap drinking water,” said Lin Guo, who heads Bluewater’s U.S. operations.
Speaking at the International Home+Housewares Show in Chicago, March 5 to 8, Guo referred to the AP-GfK Poll of 1,033 adults in mid-February that showed only about half of Americans are confident in the safety of their tap water. The study also revealed a majority think lead contamination of the tap water in Flint, Mich., indicates a widespread problem, rather than an isolated problem.
Guo said the AP-GfK poll clearly showed the federal government must do more to ensure safe drinking water.
Kansas-based Bluewater donated two of its water purifiers, capable of purifying and delivering 1,248 gpd direct from a kitchen tap, to two charities in Flint in January. Designed to capture practically everything down to 0.0001 microns, Bluewater’s filtration technologies can remove lead and other toxic contaminants, including chemicals and microorganisms, from tap water.
“If local governments cannot make the right decisions to protect safe tap water, people need to be informed they should take matters into their own hands,” said Guo.