Tag Archive: contamination

Nov 07

EcoloBlue Manufacturing Facility

We would like to share with you a glimpse into our own factory and machines in Wuxi, China.

Video created by our distributor in Mauritius.

 

Feb 24

What would you do if you could not drink your tap water?

Are you aware of the Water crisis in Flint, Michigan, or Dehli, India, or Hoosick Falls, New York, or Jackson, Mississippi, or East Porterville, California ?

What would you do if you could not drink your tap water?

Per Arjen Y. Hoekstra, Professor at University of Twente. Driven scientist. Water, Environment, Economics & Sustainability… “Freshwater scarcity is a major risk to the global economy, affecting four billion people directly,” Hoekstra told The New York Times. “But since the remaining people in the world receive part of their food from the affected areas, it involves us all.”
Read More at The New York Times.

Jan 28

Flint: What to Do With Empty Water Bottles?

EXACTLY!!!

I have been telling people this over and over again. Why spend a fortune on one time use plastic bottled water, and then toss those bottles into a landfill? Educating people that you can have a solution, that makes water every day for 10-20 years (depending on the model), and you can just refill the same bottle over and over, is difficult. I’m not sure what people don’t get. Sure, the value of some of our larger machines might be higher than what people can afford. However, The amount of money given by the government or charitable organizations to invest in one time use water is such a waste. And that same money could purchase several of our renewable solutions. We saw this when Toledo, Ohio water crisis occurred. The city alone paid over $30,000 in bottled water, not including whatever was spent in donations.

Think about this…what if a city going through a crisis was able to get funding to purchase some of our large units. Then what if they were placed in community locations where people could fill up their own water bottles. Then what happens to the machines once the crisis is over? Why not lease them to the next city in need when that crisis comes around. Or better yet, an organization such as Salvation Army, Red Cross, etc could purchase the machines and just distribute them on an as needed basis wherever they are needed most.

People need to give this some serious thought.

“We have this influx of plastic coming into our community,” said Kris Thiel, vice president of Young’s Environmental Cleanup, a private hazardous waste hauling company that has donated four large recycling receptacles to Flint. In less than 24 hours, one of the bins filled up with a whopping 680 pounds of empty water bottles, Thiel told NBC News.

The bins are filling up faster than the city can empty them — especially since only a sliver of residents are signed up for curbside recycling, according to Michigan Public Radio.

Since officials acknowledged that pipes are leaching lead into the city’s drinking supply, millions of bottles of water have been donated to Flint’s 102,000 residents. Puff Daddy and Mark Wahlberg donated a million bottles on Monday, and other celebrities, including the members of Pearl Jam and the Detroit Lions, have sent hundreds of thousands of bottles, too.

In a plea on Wednesday, Flint native Michael Moore, the documentary filmmaker, asked people to stop sending bottled water.

“You would have to send 200 bottles a day, per person,” he wrote on his website. “That’s 102,000 citizens times 200 bottles of water – which equals 20.4 million 16oz. bottles of water per day, every day, for the next year or two until this problem is fixed (oh, and we’ll need to find a landfill in Flint big enough for all those hundreds of millions of plastic water bottles, thus degrading the local environment even further).”

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Aug 03

Toledo Water Crisis – Perfect Example of the Need to Make Water From Air

Every day there is another water crisis somewhere in the world, where people can not drink from their local water supply. Maybe you can bathe in it, maybe you can boil it, but you can’t drink it. Once again, people have to rely on running out to the grocery store, wait on local water donations, or go without.

Many people are still not aware that you can make your own water from air with EcoloBlue’s atmospheric water generators. Enough to drink, or enough for your whole house. Businesses can even have an ACE Container to create and bottle their own water, for their own employees, or to disperse in the case of a crisis. Why not become self reliant in a water crisis. Be proactive and not reactive. You don’t have to be put in crisis mode if you plan ahead.

You can read more about our various solutions HERE.

Lake Erie, which is a source of drinking water for the Toledo water system, may have been impacted by a harmful algal bloom, according to the city. These blooms happen when there are excess levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in lakes and streams, which can come from runoff of over-fertilized fields and lawns, from malfunctioning septic systems and from livestock pens.

The elevated readings led the city to warn residents not to consume city water on Saturday. They were also cautioned not to boil water and then drinking it because that would only increase the concentration of the toxins. Tap water, they said, should also not be given to pets.

City officials said consuming water containing algal toxins may result in abnormal liver function, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, numbness or dizziness. Skin contact with contaminated water can cause irritation or rashes.

SOURCE

Mar 31

Water Headlines – Problems in the news. Where are the solutions?

These headlines just from the last 24 hours alone, tell very well the importance of water, and how much it is being talked about. If only people talked about the solutions, as much as they talked about the problems, maybe we’d make some progress.

Environmentalists, security strategists caution: Water can’t wait for a peace agreement – LINK

California Snowpack Measure Could Reveal Future of Drought – LINK

Residents Still Wary Of Water Months After W.Va. Spill – LINK

When It Comes To Water, North Texas City’s Supply Running On Empty – LINK

Norwalk residents told to boil water – LINK

Established water quality standards needed – LINK

When Water Is More Precious Than Gold – LINK