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Pelican Water Technologies - Go Green

 

How to Go Green with water

Water is the building block of everything we eat and our very survival. Fresh water only makes up 3% of the total water on the earth. Almost 69% of that is locked away in icecaps and glaciers. With fresh water so scarce, it is more important now then ever before that we take steps to Go Green.

Going green not only means reducing water pollution and reducing electricity usage, it also means Green methods of water purification that will not artificially alter our water or cause more pollution to our limited fresh water supply.

While the consensus is that, overall, tap water is better than bottled water for you and the environment, there are some concerns. Older houses and apartment buildings may have lead plumbing which can contaminate it via pipes, solder, and old brass fittings. There is also a growing concern about low levels of antibiotics from agriculture and people disposing of medication down the toilet.

Why we must say no to bottled water

Making PET bottles for water uses up 1.5 million barrels of crude oil, enough to fuel 100,000 American cars for a year. 2.7 tons of plastic are used to bottle water. 86% become garbage or litter. (Earth Policy Institute)

''Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing--producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy,'' said researcher Emily Arnold. ''Although in the industrial world bottled water is often no healthier than tap water, it can cost up to 10,000 times more.''

Tap water comes to us through an energy-efficient infrastructure whereas bottled water must be transported long distances--and nearly one-fourth of it across national borders--by boat, train, airplane, and truck. This involves burning massive quantities of fossil fuels.

How does Pelican Go Green with water?

As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, we understand the need for environmentally friendly solutions to an increasingly polluted water supply.

Members of the U.S. Green Building Council

Knowing how limited our water is and how much we impact the environment in the creation and transportation of bottled water, what if we could purify our water from the tap, the very tap that comes to us through an energy-efficient infrastructure?

Unicef estimate that unsafe drinking water, inadequate availability of water for hygiene, and lack of access to sanitation together contribute to about 88 percent of deaths from diarrhea, or more than 1.5 million of the 1.9 million children under five who perish from diarrhea each year.

Pelican Carbon filters offer you an all natural method of water filtration that will help to purify your water, without a negative impact on our environment. Carbon is a naturally occurring substance that can be found anywhere in the world. In fact, we are carbon based life forms! Carbon also lacks the discharge or harmful byproducts that other filtration products have. There is no wasted water during filtration and there is no harmful chemical leeching. Once the carbon absorbs the chemicals, itís locked away forever.

The Pelican NaturSoft is a revolutionary softening process that eliminates the nasty effects of hard water, without the harsh impact to the environment.  The NaturSoft wastes no water and does not discharge harmful salt brine into our limited fresh water supply. This technology allows for the softening of your water without the use of chemicals or the waste of a traditional system.

On average, traditional water softening methods waste 100-120 gallons water at least twice a week! Thatís over 12,000 gallons of water wasted each year. Much of the world gets by on 2.5 gallons of water per day. That means you are wasting the yearly water consumption of 13 people each year, for each traditional softener installed, and there are millions of them in operation every day.

How can consumers help the environment?

Purchasing a home filtration is not only the right choice, but the only choice to save our planet. Unicef estimates that 11.3 billion dollars are required to provide basic levels of service for drinking and waste water in Africa and Asia.

With a $30 billon a year bottled water industry, reducing the spending and the purchasing of bottled water will allow us to focus that money to helping our water sources and our environment.

The average American household uses 400 gallons per day, 30% of which is for outdoor uses and half for watering lawns- 7 billion gallons per day. (EPA) So letís start by using water softeners and filtration systems that do not waste hundreds of gallons of water a week.

Naturalize it using locally appropriate plants that are hardy and donít need a lot of water. If you have to water, do it during the coolest part of the day or at night to minimize evaporation. Here is a useful calculator to figure out landscape water use. Xeriscaping is a method of landscaping that utilizes only native and low water plants. It is an especially appropriate approach for states like California and Arizona where people often plant lawns like they live in Florida despite living in the desert.

Most homes in America use standard shower heads that produce 2.5 gallons of water per minute. The truth is, we do not need that much water for basic hygiene. Consider purchasing water saving shower head that uses only 1 gallon per minute.