While Santa Cruz, Calif., residents are being fined for overuse of water, Water4Patriots is suggesting that people stock up on personal water filters.
Aug 14, 2014 /prREACH/ -- In a sign of the times, residents of Santa Cruz, Calif., are getting busted by "water cops," sometimes after being tattled on by neighbors, for using more than their allotment of 249 gallons of water per day for a family of four. The national average of daily use by a family of four is 400 gallons.
With no underground sources of water from which to draw, Santa Cruz finds itself in even more of a quandary than much of the drought-stricken state where rationing has been invoked in a number of communities.
The lack of clean drinking water has become a problem in much of the West and the Southwest. In the event of a future disaster that negatively affects local water supplies, people may be desperate for a way to purify water from any number of contaminants.
The LifeStraw personal water filter from Water4Patriots accomplishes just that. It's the world's most advanced water filter, removing 99.999 percent of waterborne bacteria and parasites, and providing the user with crystal-clear, life-giving water when no clean drinking water is available.
This compact device, which can be carried anywhere, weighs only two ounces. It contains no chemicals or moving parts, and requires no electricity or batteries. In just one month after being made available to the public this past spring, sales of the LifeStraw reached 13,259. Together, these LifeStraws have the potential of turning 3.5 million gallons of contaminated water into pure drinking water.
Pores within tubes inside the straw allow water to pass but prevent contaminants larger than 0.2 microns from flowing through. The LifeStraw filters up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine or other chemicals.
First introduced in 2005, the LifeStraw was field tested by approximately 4.5 million people and used around the world under extreme conditions for humanitarian relief. Now available in the U.S., it has met EPA standards for water filtration and was a Time magazine invention of the year winner.
More information about the LifeStraw including pricing and how to purchase can be found at their website: http://www.water4patriots.com/
"In addition to providing clean drinking water almost no matter where one is, the LifeStraw gives peace of mind," said Allen Baler, Partner at 4Patriots, which provides products that help people become more self-reliant and independent. "When a crisis occurs, people will have clean drinking water, even if all the surrounding water is contaminated."