It’s time for you to ‘Drink’ for Yourself

It washes over me just like waves, waves of contaminated water – in Tacoma Washington this time.

 An estimated 1700 homes are likely affected by water containing lead, and that’s just the initial disclosure.  One home was found to have over 26 times the EPA level of lead in the water. 

 Every time I hear of water impurities impacting our present and future health, especially that of our youth, I flash back on an endless list of water impurity events I’ve witnessed since pointing my (somewhat obsessive) attention at the problem over a decade ago.  Surely, heavy metals and other contaminants make humans less healthy, less self-dependent, less able to fully participate in life.  I wonder what is in my water every time We take a sip, cook, or bathe.  Do you?

 Question for You:  How can you Think, er – Drink for Yourself on the matter?

 I’ve pondered it at length, and though not obvious to most folks, the answer is very easy – you need to know about your water Before your drink it!  Yep, it’s that simple.  The harder part comes in making sure there is a solution as easy to use as it is to imagine (to see the example you need to enable geo-tracking.)

 You have a smoke alarm, a carbon monoxide alarm.  Why not a Water Alarm??

 The answer here is there is no good reason to not have one these days.  Check this out, it’s a Bluetooth-based device that mounts directly in your water line to sample the general level of impurities all the time:


 Tacoma Washington today, Flint Michigan yesterday, your family tomorrow…  Why on earth would we not come together over this?  There is no morally acceptable answer in my humble opinion, especially when we’re talking about the most vulnerable part of Our population; mothers-to-be and children 0-3 years old.

 Drink for Yourself.  Watch Your Water.  H2Observe – Jason


Lead found in water in 4 Tacoma homes


“The sample size is small, but the results concern Tacoma Water officials.

Testing the utility decided to do earlier this month in the wake of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis showed high levels of lead at water lines leading to four homes south of Lincoln High School, the utility announced Wednesday. Some of the samples tested above 100 parts per billion. One was nearly 400 parts per billion.

 The Environmental Protection Agency requires action be taken if lead levels exceed 15 parts per billion. Tacoma Water officials were startled by the test results.

“We weren’t anticipating (these results),” Tacoma Water Superintendent Linda McCrea said.

 Tacoma Water estimates that 2 percent of its customers — or about 1,700 connections — might have the source of the problem: 1- to 2-foot sections of lead pipe, called goosenecks, that connect the water main to water meters outside homes.

Utility officials say they don’t yet know if all 1,700 goosenecks will show the same high lead levels, but they are proceeding as if they will.”