Gaston-Mecklenburg Safe Water Project

What's in your water?

Is tap water safe to drink?

Do you live in the United States?


Fact: If you live in the US, there is a nearly one-in-four chance your tap water is either unsafe to drink or has not been properly monitored for contaminants. Nearly 77 million Americans live in places where the water systems are in some violation of safety regulations.

There are links between cancer and chemicals found in drinking water


The drinking water contaminants that can have chronic effects include chemicals (such as disinfection byproducts, solvents and pesticides), radionuclides (such as radium), and minerals (such as arsenic). Examples of these chronic effects include cancer, liver or kidney problems, or reproductive difficulties. 

Think bottled water is any safer?


NO, it is not. In some cases, it's worse. Most bottled water contains plastic chemicals, harmful bacteria, and other contaminates; its manufacturing is not regulated, and it is up to 3,000 x more expensive than tap water.  Plus, the discarded bottles are extremely damaging to the environment. 

Where to Start: POU and POE Systems

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Point of Use Systems (POU)

Installed at specific water entry points (often kitchen counters and bathrooms), Point of Use (POU) systems are used to produce purified drinking water. It has a smaller capacity, in comparison to a point of entry system, as its best suited for installation at a single connection point where there is light usage. This system is mainly used for production of drinking water as well as cooking and bathing. A Point of Use system requires regular maintenance with filters having to be replaced every 3 – 6 months or up to a year, depending on the size of the unit chosen. There are different types of Point of Use systems, such as carbon filtration and reverse osmosis (RO), which removes up to 99% of any water contamination. The result of this process is a high-quality drinking water. 


Point of Entry Systems (POE)

 Commonly referred to as "Whole House Water Filters”, Point Of Entry (POE) systems are installed in the main water line (where the first entry point of water is received) in your home before being distributed to any outlet points such as washing machines, toilets, sinks, and bathrooms. This filtration system is designed to remove odors, chlorine tastes and any other contaminates, producing water suitable for general everyday use. The system is durable, easy to maintain and can process high volumes of water at a time. The Point of Entry System ensures water is treated before traveling through your water pipes, preventing any clogs during the distribution to exit points. 


Safe Drinking, Bathing, and Cooking

 If you are looking for a complete water filtration solution, install both the Point of Entry and Point of Use system. The Point of Entry will ensure any water received in your main water line is treated before distribution while the Point of Use ensures drinking quality water is produced at the selected output points. They are easy to install and maintain and ensures that high quality ready to drink water is available throughout your home. Once you’re ready to make the change to better quality water,  

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We recognize how important water quality is and we are committed to providing you with Premium Quality Options to protect your Family, Home & Planet. 

Our solutions include Point of Entry and Point of Use systems that may utilize: Filtration, Purification, Sterilization, Conditioning, Demand Water Softeners and Integrated Systems, as well as a vast array of Custom Solutions to address virtually any set of water quality concerns and objectives you may have. 

We hope that you will find this website useful in your evaluation and If you have any questions, or require any additional information, please contact us  


About Us


We're on a mission

We are bottled water whistle-blowers and advocates for contaminate-free water for in-home drinking, bathing, cooking, and washing!  America’s water infrastructure is aging and needs investment. Our government has no foreseeable plan to change the way water treatment is managed.  In the meantime,  most municipalities have tap water with multiple contaminates including chlorine-levels similar to that in swimming pools.  The presence of contaminants in water can lead to adverse health effects, including gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems, and neurological disorders. Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people whose immune systems are compromised because of AIDS, chemotherapy, or transplant medications, may be especially susceptible to illness from some contaminants. 


Susan Fleming

Susan is a home economist, teacher, food columnist, and food consultant.  She has developed recipes, menus, and live stage and on-air presentations for most every well-known food brand you could name and through her work as a food consultant, she was introduced to "what's really in tap water" while working on a project for a coffee company.  From there, she has used her research skills as a journalist to find out everything she could about this most basic necessity we take for granted: tap water. That frightening information has energized her to spread the truth about both tap and bottled water. 


Jim Bridges


Master Plumber Jim Bridges is president and owner of Plumbing Connection, a multiple-award winning, 5-star rated, top google-searched plumbing company. He has devoted his entire 30-year career to perfecting the art and has seen and solved every kind of plumbing problem. With his work in new construction, residential and commercial service, residential, commercial, and industrial repairs and installations, he has run across the extensive damage water contaminates do. By being in the business for so many years, he has become highly-informed about virtually every aspect of municipal and well water systems for both families and businesses. 


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North Carolina: Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Cleveland, and Lincoln Counties