Water Contamination Found in Moanalua Valley
For the first time, contamination has been detected in a Board of Water Supply (BWS) groundwater monitoring well in Moanalua Valley. They detected petroleum and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), “a discovery the agency called concerning,” according to an article by Hawaii News Now.
These findings are the latest development in the Red Hill crisis, where nearly 20,000 gallons of jet fuel leaked from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in 2021. It’s an underground military fuel storage facility on Oahu operated by the United States Navy. Although there’s no current health emergency due to the contamination, Hawaii residents should consider installing a water filtration system to keep their water safe and clean.
What is a Water Filtration System?
A water filtration system is a device that cleans water of contaminants. It can be used to purify water for drinking, cooking, or other purposes. Different types of water filtration systems vary in how they work and what they remove from water. Some common water contaminants include bacteria, viruses, parasites, metals, and chemicals. Water filtration systems can remove these contaminants from water, making it safe to drink.
Various water filtration systems are available on the market, and it is important to choose one that is appropriate for your needs. Some factors to consider are the type of water you want to filter and the level of contamination you wish to remove. Professionals can help direct homeowners to the right filtration system for them.
Benefits of Filtered Water
Installing a water filtration system offers many benefits, including:
- Safe and contaminant-free drinking water
- Help the environment and save money by not having to buy bottled water
- Appliances will work better and last longer
With the Red Hill crisis still affecting groundwater, Hawaii residents can greatly benefit from a water filtration system. Reach out to Allens Plumbing for fast and reliable water filtration services.
About Allens Plumbing
Allens Plumbing has four decades of experience as Oahu and Maui’s trusted plumbers. They provide same-day service, advanced technology, and accurate diagnosis. Call them today for a water filtration system installation or service in Oahu, Hawaii.