New York City’s municipal water supply is considered a crown jewel of major metropolitan water systems—not just in America, but throughout the world. Each day, it supplies approximately 1 billion gallons of fresh water to nearly 10 million residents. Its quality is in such demand, that the NYC water system also supplies water to nearly half the state of New York.
New York is also a city rich in history, with much of its residential building stock dating to the early 20th century. A significant portion of New York City buildings were constructed prior to lead plumbing standards being enacted in 1986. You can see where this is going. Even a mighty city like New York, with its world-renowned water system, is not immune to the problem of lead—and other contaminants—in its drinking water.
And here’s why. While the quality of the water coming out of the treatment plant is important, it’s the quality coming out of the tap that really matters. Each year, an average of 6% of water samples in the city come back positive for lead in excess of the 15 parts per billion allowed by the EPA. Some are many thousands of times over the limit. The blame almost exclusively belongs to the pipes, fittings, and fixtures in these older buildings. It is because of this that the business owners and residents of New York City should not consider themselves immune from the need for commercial filtered water systems.
For example, a Natura water system uses a patented three-stage filtration process to eliminate impurities—including lead—while retaining healthy, thirst-quenching minerals. Protection includes two high-grade, long-lasting carbon filters, a 0.5 micron high-flow carbon filter, and the world’s only total irradiation filtration system that reduces bacteria and virus count to almost zero.
Even the best water in the world is susceptible to lead and other contamination present in the pipes of older buildings. A filtered water system reduces the threat and restores of peace of mind.
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