Bluewater, a residential water purification division of Blueair, has donated two of its high performance lead-removing water purifiers to Flint, Michigan, for use in community care centers helping residents during the city’s water crisis.
“A Bluewater Pro range water purifier easily generates 52 gallons of totally clean, healthier tap drinking water every hour, 24/7,” said Lin Guo, national representative for Bluewater.
She added that Bluewater efficiently removes all traces of toxic metals such as lead as well as chemicals, microorganisms and pharmaceutical byproducts. During the crisis in Flint, increased levels of toxins have sparked complaints from residents of discolored water, headaches and skin rashes and increased fears of longer-term health issues, the company said.
According to the company, one Bluewater Pro unit is now being used at Catholic Charities’ North End Soup Kitchen, while a second has been installed at the Shelter of Flint, a program providing emergency shelter, transitional housing and outreach services.
“Flint has been struck by a real tragedy and at Bluewater we want to do all we can to help the residents combat the health challenge that has been thrust upon them,” said Guo.