I recently attended a camp in West Virginia – wild, wonderful West Virginia! I must say that it was wild, but not so wonderful. Their water supply was transported and stored in tanks. Well, to make a long story short, the tank was empty. When they tried to fill it, their pumping system broke. So about a hundred people were without water to shower, water to cook with, and water for the bathroom necessities. There was a limited supply of water bottles for drinking.
This was not a camping adventure, it was a seminar with studies ranging from creative writing to administration. A varied group of people attended; teachers, preachers, investors, office personnel, etc. What began as an educational experience turned into an EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE! Of course, it rained and there was mud everywhere. Our group quickly took the appearance of back woodsmen that you normally associate with the hills of Appalachia.
I quickly learned how not prepared our group was in general. I can only surmise that well water was not an option because of the mountainous regions. There was a nice stream flowing at the base of the mountain, but it was not fit to drink. It was then that I wished I had the SteriPEN Journey LCD Handheld UV Water Purifier.
Water is a necessity of life that most take for granted until they are faced with extreme conditions. Our source of safe drinking water can be compromised at any time. Weather conditions can affect our supply; contamination is another possibility that people may have to contend with. Public water supplies are affected with water main breaks from out of date systems. Private wells can be affected by ground water contamination from the run-off from fertilizers, pesticides, and the various underground activities (gas well, mining, etc.).
People have increasingly decided to take matters into their own hands when it comes to caring for your loved ones. There are too many things out of our control. One way to reduce our dependency on others is to purchase a water purification system. The latest in technological advances are water ionizers like the Tyent Rettin MMP-9090 TURBO EXTREME Water Ionizer . This in house purification system helps to give peace of mind in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
No matter what different scenarios that we face, water is precious and must never be taken for granted.