Sep 30

Toledo Owes $30,000 for Bottled Water – EcoloBlue has Long Term Water Solutions for the Same Cost

This is a perfect example of a solution that EcoloBlue can provide. For the same cost as Toledo is having to pay for the bottled water, they could have a machine that makes up to 1,000 liters of drinking water every day. The machine can be used as needed, or just stored until an event like this occurs. But instead of this onetime cost of buying bottled water, and creating all that plastic bottle waste, they can have a machine that can create up to 1,000 liters of water a day, for over 10 years (with proper maintenance). It is only logical. People need to be aware of these solutions, and then be proactive and not reactive when these situations arise.

Toledo’s water crisis left hundreds of thousands of water customers dry. Now the city owes the which sent bottled water during the crisis, Fastenal, over $30,000.

When the do not drink order was issued on the morning of August 2 people flocked to the stores for bottled water and a shortage was soon seen. The Ohio National Guard brought water but the city also called Fastenal to provide water bottles for the emergent need.

“I felt that the most important thing that we had to do was we had to be able to take panic out of the equation,” said Mayor D. Michael Collins.

A total of 177,408 bottles were delivered, which amounts to $38,427 the city now owes to Fastenal.