Until now, we’ve all assumed that when we opened the tap, clean, fresh water would always flow. Over 100 US cities like Flint, Michigan are discovering that this is no longer the case. Lead and other toxins have fouled their water supplies, creating hardship on millions. Noted activist, Erin Brokovich and Hillary Clinton have both said that Flint is “the tip of the iceberg…” when it comes to the current water crisis. The crisis is very real and it’s happening now… today… not in some faraway future.
We are in a water crisis now. That’s why we’re asking you to contribute to our campaign. By contributing to our “130 to Save 24 Billion Campaign”, you’ll help Camel Water bring public awareness to the absolute need to conserve fresh water.
One of the easiest ways to conserve is actually millennia old; rainwater harvesting. People have been collecting rainwater for thousands of years. Camel Water and all the members of ARCSA are dedicated to helping educate people about the need to conserve fresh water and harvesting rainwater. Achieving our campaign goal to get 130-gallon rainwater harvesting systems into 10% of US and Canadian single family homes will save about 24 billion gallons of tap water per year and will have a cascading positive effect on everyone.
Camel Water offers a complete 130-gallon Rainwater Harvesting System in support of our conservation campaign. Rainwater is perfectly suited for irrigation and other non-potable uses. And in most cases, easy and inexpensive to treat without the use of chemicals, making it completely safe to drink. For more information about our 130-gallon Rainwater Harvesting System, click on the picture below.
130 US Gallon Modular Rainwater Harvesting System
STUDIES, REPORTS & THE NEWS MEDIA CONFIRM A WORLD WIDE WATER CRISIS
Many scientific studies, countless reports by government agencies, including the United Nations and the news we watch and read every day, are telling us that there is a World Wide Water Crisis.
No one is immune. Just look at the problems in Flint, MI, California, Arizona, Africa and the Middle East. Every Country and Region regardless of location are struggling with Freshwater, Drinking Water, Storm Water, and Waste Water infrastructure supply and effluent problems. Almost half of the USA is experiencing abnormally dry conditions, with a number of states in the West under severe drought. In California and Texas, drying-up lakes, rivers, and other water sources have communities facing the possibility of running out of water completely. While it is true that droughts are an issue, in reality it’s people and water systems that are exacerbating the problems.
WE MUST CHANGE THE WAYS WE COLLECT AND USE WATER IF WE WANT TO PRESERVE OUR HEALTH AND OUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Camel Water is making people aware of the problems and creating solutions to address the systemic water supply and infrastructure problems. We have created elegant, easy to use products and solutions that address many of the problems created by this global crisis.
Camel Water products are designed to be a complete system or integral parts of other systems that collect, store, treat and distribute water or effluent.
Flint Mayor: Water Still Showing Lead Levels Beyond What Filters Can Remove
After lead poisoned the drinking water in Flint, residents received filters they were told would make their tap water safe. Now, tests are showing that lead levels in some homes are still too high for a filter to handle. At a press conference, Mayor Karen Weaver delivered the statement alongside representatives from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which administered the testing. She encouraged residents to have their water tested immediately before using filters.
Some filters are able to remove reasonable amounts of lead from drinking water, up to about 150 parts per billion. What Flint is seeing, however, are some levels higher than 150 parts per billion—in other words, what can safely be removed by those filters. Some tests showed levels as high as 4000 parts per billion. It’s not every home, but it is enough homes to cause an alarm. This means that the “reliable” water source from Lake Huron is now not safe anymore due to the way the Flint River water heavily corroded the city’s pipes. Test kits are now being distributed so residents can continue to monitor their water and know when it’s safe to go back to the tap—if it ever will be. The New York Times published a devastating story on how doctors are working to evaluate the damage done to children under age five.
Meanwhile, Congress has proposed $400 million in federal aid which could help replace the city’s lead pipes.
Flint, Michigan adds its name to the list of hundreds of cities, towns and community water systems that are failing. Bottom-line, they have made many bad choices… and yet there are real solutions.
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert turned to Erin Brockovich, noted environmental activist to explain the biggest environmental issue in America right now: The Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan. Although the Flint story only recently broke on the national scale, Brockovich told Colbert she’s been involved since city residents contacted her more than a year ago.
“About a year ago they contacted me,” Brockovich said. “People were concerned about the changes in color of the water, they were concerned about the smell of the water. We’ve been treating water differently with something called chloramines, which is very acidic,” Brockovich said. “Our infrastructure is very old. And it’s causing all the iron, the lead and the magnesium, and the copper and the everything in these pipes to leach out.”
“I can tell you for certain that this is a national crisis,” Brockovich said. “Ever since Flint has hit the national stage, we’ve now found out that Sebring, Ohio, has the same problem, and they realized they’ve been delivering their customers lead. The same thing has just now been happening down in Louisiana, and we’re hearing rumors that they’re having the same situation in Wisconsin. Our infrastructure is very old, and it’s causing all the iron and lead and everything in these pipes to leach out, because it’s a cheaper way than doing what they should be doing, and it’s affecting many municipalities across the United States.”
THE MESSAGE IS THIS:
We must change the ways we collect and use water if we want to preserve our health and our quality of life.
Solving the problems are partially a matter of creating an awareness that there is a problem and an understanding that we (individuals and governments) are not using the right systems or developing the right solutions to resolve this Water Crisis.
Camel Water is making people aware of the problems and creating solutions to address the systemic water supply and infrastructure problems. We have created elegant, easy to use products and solutions that address many of the problems created by this crisis. Camel Water products are designed to be a complete system or integral parts of other systems that collect, store, treat and distribute rainwater.
People around the world are drinking rain water. It is a relatively safe and inexpensive source of drinking water. “Since ancient times, the only sources of natural water that are recognized as safe to drink are rain water and water from deep wells,” writes Richard E. Barrans, Jr., Ph.D., Assistant Director of the PG Research Foundation.
Camel Water tanks and rainwater collection systems are designed to give you the ultimate in flexibility – providing the best solution to minimizing your dependence on your existing water system.
You can use Camel Water tanks to store rainwater with complete confidence.
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We All Know That Water Is Critical For Life
In the event of a disaster or crisis, often one of the first things to be disrupted is access to clean, drinkable water. In an emergency, having a supply of clean water for drinking, cooking, and hygiene is a top priority. If a natural or man-made disaster strikes your community, you might lose access to clean water. How many of us are prepared for such situations where clean water could become scarce or unavailable? The time to get ready for an emergency is now – before disaster strikes. Take steps now to store emergency water supplies.
How Much Water To Store?
It is generally recommended that you store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day. In an emergency, drink at least 2 quarts of water a day, 3 to 4 quarts a day if you are in a hot climate, pregnant, sick, or a child. If supplies run low, don’t ration water. Drink the amount you need today and look for more tomorrow. Don’t risk dehydration. You should store enough water to last for two weeks.
You can safely store potable water and your emergency supplies in one location using a Camel Water Survival Center©. It’s easy and convenient. The unique, freestanding Camel Water Survival Center© storage system is ideal for storing approximately 200 Gallons of clean drinking water along with your emergency supply kit in a functional and attractive storage cabinet.
If a disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. You should have emergency kits for your home, office, school, and car. Here are some steps you can take to help your family stay safer and healthier during and after a disaster.
Pack an emergency supply kit. Here’s what you’ll need:
Food and Water
Water— at least one gallon per person, per day
Food—easy-to-make and won’t spoil
Manual can opener
Battery powered, solar, or hand crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
Cell phone with chargers
Health and safety supplies
First Aid Kit
Medicine (7-day supply), other medical supplies, and paperwork about any serious or on-going medical condition
Soap, toothbrush, and other personal care items
You should also keep:
Family and emergency contact information
Copies of important documents such as insurance cards, immunization records, etc.
Map(s) of the area
Extra set of car keys and house keys
Link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page, Emergency Preparedness and You http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/kit/disasters
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