Earth Water Initiates Journey to Raise Awareness about Water Crisis in America

Earth Water Initiates Journey to Raise Awareness about Water Crisis in America

To shed light on the water crisis plaguing communities across America, Earth Water has embarked on a journey to unveil the stark realities of water contamination. This journey commenced in Puerto Rico, with the first stop being the capital city of San Juan.

Puerto Rico, often hailed for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture, has been grappling with water issues that have largely yet to be noticed. As Earth Water's team arrived in San Juan, their mission was clear: to assess water quality and raise awareness about the dangers posed by contamination.

During the investigation, alarming levels of various contaminants were discovered in San Juan's water supply. These contaminants were arsenic, chloroform, chloroform, haloacetic acid (HAA9), and lead. The presence of these substances in the water is not only concerning but also poses significant health risks to the residents of San Juan.

According to the findings:

• Arsenic levels were reported to be at zero, a positive indication. However, other contaminants present severe threats to public health.
• Chloroform levels were recorded at 145 parts per billion (ppb), exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) maximum contaminant level of 80 ppb.
• Chromium, a known carcinogen, was detected at zero levels.
• Haloacetic Acids (HAA9), formed as a byproduct of water disinfection, were found to be alarmingly high at 650 ppb, surpassing the EPA's maximum contaminant level of 60 ppb.
• Lead levels were measured at 366.7 ppb, far above the EPA's action level of 15 ppb. Lead exposure can lead to serious health issues, especially in children.

The revelation of such high levels of contaminants in San Juan's water underscores the urgent need for action. Earth Water's initiative aims to highlight the problem and advocate for solutions that prioritize clean and safe drinking water for all.

As the journey continues, Earth Water plans to expand its efforts to other regions across America, bringing attention to the widespread water crisis and advocating for sustainable solutions. By raising awareness and fostering community engagement, Earth Water hopes to inspire positive change and ensure a healthier future for future generations.