LISLE, Ill. — The recent revelation that nearly half a billion dollars in federal funding for safe water has gone unspent by the State of California offers one more strong incentive for residents to install Final Barrier protection in their own homes, the Water Quality Association states.

“While we rely on public agencies for initial treatment, the best way to ensure safe drinking water is by empowering ourselves,” said Dave Haataja, executive director of WQA. “By putting protection in our homes, we can offer the Final Barrier against contaminants.”

Residents in the state are confronted with increasing concerns about nitrate and arsenic contamination in their water, noted the release.

Yet according to a recent AP report, California failed to spend almost half a billion dollars of federal money meant to improve water infrastructure in the state.

The fund gives out loans to public and private water systems for drinking water infrastructure improvements, including treatment facilities, pipelines and other projects, stated the release.

“Nothing is more basic than clean and safe water,” said Haataja. “WQA and its member companies are dedicated to providing products and services that ensure our water is safe to drink.”

Read the entire press release here.