The EPA was authorized by the Clean Water Act of 1972, to protect the “waters of the United States”—a statement that is quite vague and open to interpretation, thereby getting in the way of the EPA’s mission to safeguard the country’s creeks, lakes, and rivers. Since all cases of water pollution can’t be dealt with by the EPA, every American should do his or her part to preserve natural water resources.
Providing clean water to an individual home is not as easy as it looks considering the treatment process that tap water needs to go through. Needless to say, providing clean water to millions of homes, commercial establishments, and facilities is even harder. Although 90% of public water meets the standards set by the EPA for safety, there are still steps that residents and business owners alike can take to improve water quality in their community. One of these steps is installing either residential or commercial reverse osmosis systems.