Fighting the water crisis in Appalachia and beyond through knowledge harvested from the dedication of government, industry research, academia, visionaries, policy makers, and the engagement of youth.

Fighting the water crisis in Appalachia and beyond through knowledge harvested from the dedication of government, industry research, academia, visionaries, policy makers, and the engagement of youth.

Contaminants

Drinking Low Quality Water May Lead to Health Issues

Whatever the causes are for the dangerous quality of many water sources, it is beyond question that ingestion of this water over time may be heavily responsible for health conditions such as high incidences of cancer, gastrointestinal ailments, skin disorders, and neurological issues.

Because this dangerous, transgenerational health emergency is not being effectively remedied by local, state, or national governments, WaterProsper™ is designing filtering systems intended to reduce or eliminate high levels of inorganics. Heavy metal contaminants such as arsenic, selenium, lead, manganese, and iron, as well as many organics, such as toluene, benzene, and PFAS.

Water Contamination Classifications

While water science is complicated and the list of possible contaminants seems endless, the known classifications and their sources are listed below:

Microbial Contaminants

Viruses and bacteria may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, or wildlife.

Inorganic Contaminants

Salts and metals can be naturally occurring, or may result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.

Pesticides and Herbicides

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Chemical Contaminants

Contaminants like synthetic and volatile organic chemicals are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and may also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.

Radioactive Contaminants

These can be naturally occurring, or may be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

Meet The Neurotoxins

Maganese

Fluoride

Chlorpyrifos

DDT/DDE

Tetrachloro-ethylene (PERC)

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)

Arsenic

Lead

Mercury

Toluene

Ethanol

Polychloronated Byphenols (PCBs)

Common Causes with Contaminated Water in the Appalachia Region

Coal Mining

The common link appeared to be contaminated well water that harbored heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, and mercury in toxic levels that far exceeded EPA danger thresholds.

Natural Gas Fracking

During the fracking process, a vertical well is drilled into the shale formation at a depth of at least 3000 feet. The pipe is then directed horizontally along the formation for a distance of up to several thousand feet in any direction.

Industrial Discharge

Toxic discharges from a host of processes and industries are constantly threatening our environment. It is paramount for all water sources, including private wells, to be tested and filtered on a continuous basis.

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Planting Hope Through Clean Water

WaterProsper™ is a non-profit organization created to research, share, and deliver clean water solutions to disadvantaged families whose water has been contaminated with inorganic, organic, and radioactive chemicals. Our goal is to provide a system that filters contaminants from their well water for everyday drinking, cooking, and bathing.

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