IBWA ready to help provide safe drinking water for residents affected by wildfires

Aug. 29, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Ash from the massive Rim wildfire has already begun to fall on Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Members of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) stand ready to assist people living and working in areas affected by the California Wildfires to make sure they have access to clean, fresh, safe and reliable drinking water, according to a press release.

Ash from the massive Rim wildfire has already begun to fall on Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, a major source of San Francisco's drinking water, and utility officials have expressed concern about maintaining the quality of reservoir water, stated the release.

About 2.6 million people in the San Francisco Bay area get 85 percent of their drinking water from the Hetch Hetchy, noted the release.

Having access to safe, clean drinking water is important to everyone’s health and well-being, but this becomes paramount during disasters such as this when municipal supplies may become compromised.

During these times, bottled water is a reliable option to deliver clean, safe drinking water, noted the release.

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