Fullerton Groundwater Cleanup – What’s Happening?
It is no surprise to most residents in the Fullerton area that groundwater cleanup needs to get underway. Officials will tell you that you well water and tap water is fine, but are you prepared for what you can’t see or what could possibly happen? Groundwater contamination is tricky and it does happen – sometimes too often. And with so many people relying on groundwater to stock our reserves and supply water treatment plants, we encourage you to protect your home with a home drinking water system like a water filter or RO system. Being prepared for the unknown is better than being told that things are fine when they really could use some serious improvements.
According to a recent article from the OC Register contaminated water around Anaheim and Fullerton has been identified as a real problem and the EPA has been asked to step in and clean up. The contaminated water basin under the cities could reopen a long-running dispute over who should pay for getting pollutants out of an area that threatens wells used for drinking water. This aquifer is important to our area but at least one city official in Fullerton is now worried that if the contamination isn’t cleaned up, the county’s biggest source of drinking water could be threatened. Though wells currently aren’t affected, tainted water previously destroyed three drinking-water wells so we don’t want history to repeat itself and we certainly cannot afford to let this water get the point where it is unusable either.
Why ask the EPA? Local water officials are seeking their guidance because federal scientists have technical experience with this type of cleanup project. This doesn’t mean they will – so how can you stay prepared in case this dispute goes around and around in circles again? Who will take control of this situation if no one will? When it comes to your own household, you can! Installing a home drinking water system doesn’t have to cost a lot of money but it will protect you from a lot of harmful or potential contaminants. We can’t predict what will happen tomorrow, but knowing the potential circumstances and repeating history should be enough to make the change you want to see for your own drinking water.
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