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E Coli Contaminated Water In Rockford Illinois
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E Coli Contaminated Water In Rockford Illinois

This is so close to home for me it has given me a very real scare when I read about e coli contaminated water in Rockford Illinois.

How safe is your drinking water when a city with less than a year old state of the art automated water system can be contaminated and shut down in two days?

What happened?

According to City manager Michael Young, a pump failed over the labor day weekend, and just about everything that would need to go wrong to have this happen did.

The city tests its water supply daily except for Sundays, but did not for some reason test it on Labor Day, leaving two days in a row of no testing.

In the mean time a pump failed, and e coli somehow got into the whole cities water system, sickening people and shutting down businesses.

Close to home

This city is roughly 6 hours from my home, and their water system is less than a year old, telling me this could happen anywhere, and rather quickly.

While Rockford has done everything in its power to correct the problem and get the water back to safe levels as quickly as possible, the situation still happened, and the lessons here are so important for people to pay attention to.

What lessons?

We here in the USA are a bit spoiled when it comes to available water. In many countries clean water is almost non existent, but we here in the states tend to take it for granted that it will be there and it will be safe.

Lessons I got out of Rockford's situation are as follows:

  1. Your clean water supply could go away at a blink of an eye
  2. You need to have water filter protection in your home and at your place of business.

If the residents and businesses of Rockford would have had a three stage water filter system installed in their homes and businesses people would not have gotten sick while the problem was figured out and reported. Everyone would have been protected.

Summary

E coli is nothing to mess with, and if contamination can happen in a new system in Rockford, it can happen anywhere.

make sure you are protected by following a simple plan, have a good water filter system in your home, and you will be protected from this kind of mishap.

There are many brands available, and a little shopping will open your eyes to just how much you need a filter system for a much healthier lifestyle!

Please feel free to share this article and leave any questions or comments below!


Street Talk

Water is certainly critical and we in the USA do seem to take it for granted. Good article, useful information!

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  about 5 years ago

Thanks Cynthia!

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  about 5 years ago
Sherry B.  

Wow, scary thought! I'm not even sure how old the water system is where I live, but I'm sure it's not very new. If this happened with a system less than a year old, oh boy! I can only imagine the shape ours is in here! Sounds like a very good idea to have a water filter installed since you just never know, new water system or not! Thanks for sharing Shawn!

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  about 5 years ago

Thanks for reading Sherry!

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  about 5 years ago
adam26  

Wow that is definitely something to think about. They are many things we take for granted on a daily basis, but we can't live without water!

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  about 5 years ago

I agree Adam, that is one thing that is non negotiable. Thanks for reading.

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  about 5 years ago
Kymee  

We are set up I am so glad. WOW that is scary. God bless Kymee

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  about 5 years ago

Nice to have piece of mind!

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  about 5 years ago
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