August is National Water Quality Month

The water that flows from our taps with ease is often taken for granted; however, have you ever stopped to think about the quality of the water you drink and use every day? Each year, the month of August represents National Water Quality Month where the importance of water quality is recognized as it not only impacts our health, but also the environment and most all industries.

Access to clean and safe drinking water is a fundamental human right. Poor water quality can lead to various health problems, including waterborne diseases such as cholera, dysentery, and typhoid. Contaminants like bacteria, viruses, and chemicals can be harmful when consumed, affecting the well-being of individuals and whole communities. Water quality is not just a human concern; it affects ecosystems as well. Polluted water can harm aquatic life, disrupt food chains, and damage sensitive ecosystems like coral reefs and wetlands. To protect our environment, we must prioritize clean water sources.

Industries reliant on water, such as agriculture, recreation/tourism, and manufacturing are deeply impacted by water quality. Polluted water harms crops, decreases fish stocks, or makes for unsightly bodies of water. Water is often used as a raw material or in the production process for various manufacturing industries and contaminated or impure water can introduce impurities into the final product, affecting its quality and overall safety. Clean water is essential for a thriving economy.

Government regulations and standards play a crucial role in ensuring water quality. Agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set guidelines for contaminants in drinking water. Compliance with these regulations is vital to maintain safe water supplies. Water & Environmental Technologies (WET) takes pride in our communication and teamwork with important regulatory agencies such as the EPA, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MTDEQ), the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and many other local environmental and health departments to ensure our local and surrounding communities have access to clean water.

Around the world, millions lack access to clean water and the global water crisis is a stark reminder of the importance of water quality. We can contribute to addressing this critical issue by conserving water and reducing pollution. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to protect and improve water quality that include reducing water waste, proper disposal of hazardous substances (i.e., do not poor them down storm or sewer drains), supporting policies that promote clean water, and participating in local cleanup efforts and prevention plans.

At WET, we believe that access to clean water is not just a basic necessity—it’s a fundamental human right! Our mission is to empower individuals, families, and whole communities by providing innovative solutions that guarantee safe and reliable access to clean water sources. We understand that clean water is the cornerstone of health, well-being, and sustainable development. With our dedicated team of experts, we’re committed to delivering solutions that ensure our clients have access to the cleanest water possible. Join us in our quest for a world where clean drinking water is accessible to all! Together, we can quench the thirst for a healthier and happier future!