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Marijuana Farms, Pesticides and the Effects on Your Drinking Water

30 November, 2017 (15:51) | Drinking Water, Drinking Water System, Impurities Found in Drinking Water, Reverse Osmosis, Water Safety | By: admin

Marijuana Water ContaminationReports show that there are currently about 50,000 marijuana farms in the state of California. Not all of these farms are legal or following the regulations and guidelines set forth by the state to protect the groundwater and public health. In fact, only about 16,000 are predicted to apply for growing licenses next year! When farmers don’t follow proper growing procedures or use banned pesticides on their crops, it can affect the quality of our drinking water and experts have already begun to see issues with pesticide contamination in our water.

According to a recent report from U.S. News, these illegal marijuana farms hidden in the forests of California are leaking toxic chemicals into the rivers and streams that feed the state’s water supply. The presence of potentially deadly pollutants in eight Northern and Central California watersheds is the latest sign of damage to the environment from thousands of illegal cannabis plantations, many of them run by drug cartels serving customers in other states, according to law enforcement.

There is enough fear that both humans and animals may be at risk, to have officials working on a plan to address the issue. But while they take time and strategize for financial and business logistics, YOU need to do something to protect your family NOW! A home drinking water system which can filter your water at the tap can remove harmful contaminants leaving you with safe, quality drinking water regardless of what is currently controllable when it comes to how marijuana farmers are running their business.

We don’t know where all of these marijuana farms are situated and we, as homeowners, don’t know which growers follow the proper guidelines. All we can do is control the quality of our own tap water and hope that in time, we can eliminate illegal growers in our state. Many of the illegal growers use fertilizers and pesticides long restricted or banned in the United States, including carbofuran and zinc phosphide. Take control of the quality of your drinking water with a water filtration system that is able to filter and improve your tap water as you need it. Give us a call today!

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