The day is here. Government entities have once again given the green light for the toxic injection well located on Citron Dr., Romulus, MI. to move forward. Numerous issues and concerns flood the minds of those who are interested in the environment in which our residents live.
Although the contamination of the water table is the most imminent threat to public health that also means your family’s vegetable garden could suffer too!
While we cannot predict the impact of future geological events and other unforeseen incidents that could jeopardize community safety and health related to the injection well, citizens can be proactive and take charge of the things that are in their control.
First and foremost, the City of Romulus water quality tests and reports often have good results. They are also not very timely. Should contaminant levels change to an unacceptable level for your family’s standards, you would find out after the fact. The same water that flows from our taps is the same water that flows from your garden spigot. Your plants will take in the same contaminants as you when you water them. Some things that you can do for personal water consumption include:
- Purchase a water filtration system. The Berkey Water filter is well known for filtering most contaminants. It is a stand alone unit and can also provide safe drinking water in the event of a disaster or emergency. http://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com/
- Build raised garden beds that do not use current contaminated soil and allow for adaptation in the event there is a geological event that effects the water table. http://www.teachmesfg.com is a good place to get local information.
- Install Rain Barrels to catch rainwater that sheds from your roof during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. http://www.mirainbarrel.com
Although not all hope is lost, things definitely look bleak and the well seems like it is here to stay. The last twenty years have been a long enduring fight that is not yet over. But friends, it is most assuredly time to take necessary precautions to protect your family’s health.