Gone are the days in which all of the water in America was clean. Now, it is a place where some water supplies and patches of land are toxic, while others aren’t. This has not been good for Americans, who are being hurt by dirty water. Cancer clusters have sprung up all around the United States. Every so often, new places find out that they have bad water. The most recent story in the news was the story of how the water became tainted in Flint, Michigan. It is clear that America has a problem with its water.
There are a variety of reasons for why the water has become bad in different parts of the country. First off, a lot of dumping happens by manufacturers—both legal and illegal. Also, sometimes, substances leak into the ground and out into the atmosphere by accident. There are times when smoke, gasses, liquids and other waste byproducts have to be excreted from manufacturing places. Some pollution events have become well known, some have been kept secret for years, some are beginning to get found out and others are still going under the radar. There are communities where people have raised their voices about their concerns after seeing high rates of health problems in their neighborhoods. There are supposedly clean-up events, but who really knows whether water supplies are actually fixed when officials say that they are cleaning up? The local water supplies could still be dirty, despite clean-up efforts.
The subject of pollution makes it understandable that many people prefer to drink bottled water. Sometimes, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose which bottled water one should drink. There are differences in the taste and texture of bottled waters. These factors have a lot to do with where the water has been taken from, alkalinity and the presence of minerals. Waiakea Water definitely has a unique taste because it runs through Hawaiian volcanic rock. It has a world-class pH level that is alkaline. The alkalinity is directly a product of the water having contact with minerals in the volcanic rock.