Water Wells gone dry, Sink holes big enough to drop a School Bus in, Arsenic and other toxins, 200 more contaminants the EPA is adding to the existing 100, so that's tripling the burden on Water delivery systems. 150 yr. old Water mains in Portland collapsing, hundreds of Water districts needing to get Bonds passed from the General Tax base. Ground Water contaminants pluming two hundred ft. below surface able to be seen by new technologies. The abilities to test Water contaminants down to parts per trillion and parts per billion. Medical tests able to trace the heavy Metals in cadavers to same levels and correlation is standing the test of Courts and peer review. Some Pharmaceuticals require a signed statement that the patient has NOT visited or drank Water from certain regions of the US and other places. Endocrine disruptors in ground Water clinging to Fluoride and releasing in the body of infants causing serious deformities. Millions of tons of Pharmaceutical substance shipped out of factories a year only to be ingested and then out in toilet to Leach Fields or Sewage Treatment Plants only designed to process Sewage not complex new substances of serious issue. Nature not able to neutralize and only getting more concentrated daily. Water going to food transfers these PPCP's (Personal & Pharm.Care products) to food and the cycle is complete. The sooner we go to processing all potable Water with RO or equal the better. As well start processing all Sewage with RO as well. So, we might as well just kick it up a notch and be real safe and drink "Toilet to Tap" ! The other sources are not clean enough! Salt Water is expensive compared to waste Water to clean up, so Cheers!
A Toast to Politicians, Chemical Mfgrs. Water Districts, Sewage Districts, up and coming Bonds in a city near you, and last but not least, Poop.