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Free Refrigerator Water Filters Are Being Sent To Our West Virginia Customers

Maytag UKF8001 - Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter by Tier1

Maytag UKF8001 – Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter by Tier1

On January 10th, residents of Charleston, West Virginia awoke to find that their tap water was undrinkable and unusable.

An unprecedented chemical spill from a storage facility managed by Freedom Enterprises leaked up to 7,500 gallons of MCHM (4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol) – an industrial chemical used to separate coal from rock – into the Elk River, just under two miles from the area’s water treatment plant.

This week, residents are striving to get back to normal as tap water has been declared safe again in most areas.  But after-effects, from odor to discoloration present in drinking water, persist in many homes.  Read More

Why Refrigerator Water Filters Must Be Changed After Any Drinking Water Ban or Boil Water Alert

Drinking Water Ban[In January of this year, we published the post below in response to a massive contamination incident in Charleston, West Virginia that left between 200,000 and 300,000 residents without clean drinking water. 

This post shared with residents the importance of changing refrigerator water filters after any such incident.

Today, nearly 400,000 residents of Toledo, Ohio find themselves in the same scenario.  Apart from the references to West Virginia, residents of Toledo will find a lot of the information below relevant to their current situation, as they determine the next steps they need to take to ensure the safety of their drinking water. Read More