American Water Crisis and Alternatives to Greensand Media for Ground Water Treatment
American water crisis has never been more serious.
According to the World Economic Forum in 2019, the global water crisis is the fourth major threat of our civilization. Water scarcity is a growing source of global conflict and two-thirds of the global population could be affected by water scarcity by 2025. Many Americans think of countries such as Africa, India and Asia that are most affected by water scarcity. But in North America, water scarcity is affecting, California, Arizona, Colorado, and Nebraska and New Mexico for almost a decade of continued drought. The global community in 2020 might expect the most powerful country in the world would enjoy clean and safe drinking water from the tap water every day. Yet ironically, more than 30 million Americans live in areas where the water treatment supply violated safety rules in 2019, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
For 10 years, the great Colorado River, is beginning to run dry. It is hard to imagine a huge reserve of water like Lake Mead, Arizona might will disappear forever, but dramatic climate changes in America are now a reality. Lake Mead, which currently supplies water to 22 million citizens may be redundant by 2021. Pollution, climate change and population growth are the main contributing factors to the water crisis. Climate change is affecting the Colorado basins and Lake Powell. Some of the Colorado River’s lower course near Baja, California, is now actually running dry. Populations, especially along the arid Southwest bends of the river face a realistic threat to their drinking and irrigation water supply.
To alleviate the water crisis in areas dependant on water from the Colorado River, new wells and ground water treatment is necessary to supplement and sustain demand. New technology filter media DMI-65® is becoming a favoured alternative to traditional ground water treatment medias such Manganese Greensand.
California, a state that has its fair share of water problems. The drought that began sweeping across the U.S. in the 2010 is still causing huge problems in 2020, from California on up to southeast Alaska’s rainforest. Significant infrastructure upgrades to ground water treatment is required to keep up with demand.
North America’s population could grow to over 500 million people by 2100. Naturally, population growth is a predictor of water demand growth. New technology DMI-65® provides the most cost effective and sustainable method of ground water treatment.