When turning on your TV or thumbing through your phone, you're quick to see the destruction both small and large wildfires cook up. Even if you're not directly in harm's way, wildfires can impact your life. One surprising way fires can impact you is by changing the ecology and hydrology of your drinking water supply. When burn areas are at our source water, the damage doesn’t stay localized. Entire water systems can be impacted, and, in turn, your health can be impacted.
The devastating truth is that these severe wildfires have an immediate and long-lasting impact on the surrounding ecosystems and water supplies.
That's not to say you're sipping ash every time you take a swig. But if you're already concerned about your tap water (like we are), wildfires are alarming.
While clean water is always top of mind for us, let's make something abundantly clear: Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by these common crises. We'd first like to offer our condolences to families in Colorado, California, Nevada, Australia, and other locations, who have lost their lives, family, friends, pets, possessions, homes, and more to these tragic events.