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Local Limelight: Weeklyish Articles Of Interest

Portland Pure Water Applauds Multnomah County!

Multnomah County has become the first in Oregon to ban bottled water from meetings and other functions, promoting the use of tap water instead. 

That leaves Portland Metro businesses in somewhat of a dilemma. A large percentage of area businesses do not drink tap water. While we start with great water in Bull Run, many feel that by the time it gets to their tap it’s less than ideal.

The Water Bureau uses chlorine and ammonia to kill bacteria and viruses. They do not block or filter them out, just kill them. Also of growing concern is the fact that Cryptosporidium (one of the parasites found in water and cause of intestinal disorders) is immune to chlorine.

The Portland Water Bureau has been ordered by federal officials to build a $100 million treatment plant where the Bull Run water flows into Portland's pipes. The ultraviolet plant would kill the potentially lethal parasite called cryptosporidium, but city officials are asking for a waiver, saying Bull Run water is already pristine. At Bull Run maybe, but what about at your tap? At the same time, city engineers are going ahead with the design of the plant to meet an April 1, 2014, deadline.

Unfortunately, many have turned to bottled water which has it’s own set of problems. Do you know where the water in the bottle came from and is it really just tap water from another city? If it’s been filtered, was it by Reverse Osmosis – if so, its terribly acidic and hard on your system.

Do you recycle your bottles? Only 23% of the more than 50 billion water bottles used last year were recycled – that means that 38 billion went into landfills, our planet is choking on non-biodegradable bottles!

The answer? If you’re uncomfortable with tap water, use a bottle-less point-of-use hydration system, i.e. water cooler. Use compostable cups or bring your own reusable water bottle to drink from. As a business, you’ll save hundreds, even thousands of dollars a year, have healthier water and eliminate disposable bottles. Be sure your system has adequate filtration however and change them as required.

Many systems use low-grade filters that merely eliminate the taste of chlorine from the water. It is also imperative that the water be purified and pH balanced after the filtration process.

To better understand what we mean, please visit PortlandPureWater.com/process, which explains our process and why it works. If we can answer any questions you may have concerning water quality, options available, etc., please feel free to contact us at .

Thanks Portland, let’s all make an effort to “green up” our lives and our city.

Written by Steve Barrow, President of Portland Pure Water

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