Water Issues

Fukushima Water Still Contaminated…7 Years Later

By Andrew Hofstetter | October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite previous reports that water contaminated by the Fukushima Nuclear Plant disaster had been successfully treated, facility operations now reports that the water still must be cleaned. The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit the nuclear power plant prompted the quarantine and storage of 900,000 tons of contaminated water. Radioactive iodine, tritium, cesium, and…

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Well Water Needs To Be Tested Annually

By Tap Water Truth | September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Water quality is everyone’s responsibility. The Water Quality Association (WQA) has issued a statement about well water quality tests, reminding people that, “homeowners, not government, are responsible for contaminant checks.” This means that water that tastes and smells fine should still be tested for chemicals, toxins, and contaminants at least once a year. Wells are prone…

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Detroit Schools Ditch Drinking Water

By Tap Water Truth | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Detroit’s public schools have shut off their drinking water. 16 of 24 recently inspected public schools in Detroit tested high for both lead and copper, prompting school officials to make the decision to shut off drinking water supplies throughout the district. The water test results lead to the drinking water 106 schools being shut off…

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3M Water Contamination Woes Continue

By Tap Water Truth | August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just because we’ve talked about it doesn’t mean it’s over. In what St. Paul’s Pioneer Press calls “a game of environmental whack-a-mole,” Washington County officials have continued this summer to find lethal toxins flowing through area city’s water supplies. In the shadow of the recent settlement with 3M, where they agreed to pay out $850M…

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Tiny Town – Big Water Problem

By Tap Water Truth | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The tiny town of Coates, Minnesota, with a population barely over 160 people, is a pollution hot spot in Dakota County. It’s a problem that can’t be ignored any longer. Read the full article here. At Tap Water Truth, we could literally post these types of stories all day long; stories that tell of toxic…

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Elon Musk Can’t Save Everyone…

By Tap Water Truth | July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’ve all watched the drama unfold over the years in Flint, Michigan. Terrible water. Slow response. Serious risk. It woke many of us up for the first time that we aren’t paying attention to the toxins in our water nearly as much as we should. We also discovered that we can’t blindly trust cities’ efforts…

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Brain-eating amoeba detected in Pointe-aux-Chenes water in Terrebonne Parish

By Tap Water Truth | June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brain-Eating Amoeba in Drinking Water? It’s not a movie plot. It’s a legitimate issue that’s been discovered in Louisiana. The amoeba is known to carry the disease primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) and can cause death within 12 days of ingestion. The assumptions that many people make about the water from their tap can have deadly consequences.…

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Lead in our Drinking Water

By Tap Water Truth | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Is there lead in your water? When you take a drink of water, the last thing you want to do is think, “What’s in this?” In order to have a good grasp on what’s in your water, and whether you have lead content in your water, we need to understand how it gets there. The…

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Toxins in North Carolina Water

By Tap Water Truth | May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

A complaint has been filed against a Fayetteville, NC company for illegally dumping toxins into the city’s water supplies. The complaint alleges that Chemours, a Fortune 500 chemistry company that spun off of DuPont, knowingly dumped the GenX and PFAS toxins into the Cape Fear River, which is the water supply for Wilmington, NC. The…

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Fluoride in Your Water

By Tap Water Truth | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Do you have fluoride in your water? How often do you stop and think about your water? Usually it’s only a bad taste or smell that makes us stop and think about it. But there are various chemicals and treatments added to tap water that you may not notice—things like fluoride—but that you should research.…

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