Data released by the state of California and reported on NBC news, reveals that the San Diego Water Department is unsure what material was used to make 192,000 of the city’s 285,000 service lines. These water lines deliver water directly to homes in San Diego. So… are there lead pipes supplying San Diego’s water – which would mean lead in our tap water? Nobody knows. Hmm. Really? They found lead contaminated water in school drinking fountains, and those lines were replaced, but that’s just the tip. Where else in San Diego is leaded water freely flowing? Into YOUR home? Perhaps. Read on to find out how to get lead out of your tap water – immediately.

Ongoing Flint Water Issues

Flint, Michigan has had an ongoing battle for 5 long years about their water sources. It’s truly sad that state officials denied the problem and tried to pull off a cover-up as to the high levels of lead contaminating their water sources. That battle will continue for years. In the long run, there are NO winners in Flint. No matter what the outcome of lawsuits or court battles, everyone suffers because of the damage done physically to those people who assumed they were drinking safe, clean water. The magnitude of side effects that will surface are unknown. Doctors in Flint have no idea of the long range ramifications of lead poisoning. They suspect people affected with high levels of lead in their system may pass this on to their children via their DNA. What a frightening thought.

Lead Effects on Children and Adults

Young children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effect of lead and can suffer profound and permanent adverse health effects, particularly affecting the development of the brain and nervous system. Lead also causes long-term harm in adults, including increased risk of high blood pressure and kidney damage. These are known facts. Beyond that doctors have no idea what other issues may develop from lead exposure.

According to, California and Michigan are not the only places plagued by bad water. States such as Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania are also among the many others that have water issues. Very few states are exempt.

However, no matter what state we choose, when looking for a place to live, we consider the usual criteria. How far is it to work? What school district will the kids attend? Does it have enough bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate the family? What color is the carpet? We never ask the realtor, “what are the water lines made of”? What kind of soldering did they use to fuse the pipes? Who supplies the water and are there test results showing the degree of lead contamination? Yet, these very questions may be the most important of all.

How to Get Lead Out of Your Tap Water

Since the magnitude of lead in tap water is undetermined and largely unidentified, getting an effective system in your home immediately is crucial.  Every day spent drinking and cooking with toxic tap water can significantly impact the health of your family – especially those kiddos. Sagan Life™ offers the AquaBrick™ Water Purification System which delivers safe drinking water. This system has been tested and proven. This is significant as this industry has pretty flimsy regulations.

The delivery system is simple, however, the filter does all the important work. Our high performance Duraflo™ Filter removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera, and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium. It even removes 99.99% Virus. That’s all great news! However, even better is that Sagan Life™ filters are independently certified to remove heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and microbial contaminants. Each filter purifies up to 700 gallons of water using a simple air pressurized filtration system. Brilliant. Effective. Available NOW.

Ineffective Refrigerator and Home Filters

There are many water filters systems available and you may be using them. They perform an insignificant part of the job. The refrigerator water filter, the whole house filtering system and the little water pitcher will all take out a few elements present in your water lines. Most just mask the bad taste by putting activated carbon in the filters. That’s a no-go for removing any dangerous toxins. Total waste of time. These filters simply cannot filter the water as effectively as Sagan Life™ filters.

Effective Household Water Purification May Not Be Pretty

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The AquaBrick™ removes lead from your tap water, providing clean drinking water and cooking water for your family.

Using the AquaBrick™ Water Purification System in your home, you will have healthier water every day, removing toxins, chemicals and HEAVY METALS from the tap water. We’ll be the first to admit that the AquaBrick™ won’t win any beauty contests, but we stand firm that you won’t find a more powerful water purifier anywhere. You’re drinking and cooking with safe, clean water with the AquaBrick™ System. No more using bottled water for everything, (including teeth brushing) as I found one family doing, in researching information for this blog. Plastic water bottles leach into the water – a whole other issue.

Replacement Water Filter for Berkey, Doulton, AquaRain

The DuraFlo™ Water Filter fits Berkey, Doulton and AquaRain counter top units.

If you have gravity fed counter top unit from manufacturers such as Berkey®, Doulton® or AquaRain®, the DuraFlo™ Filter fits these systems and offers powerful results. Our water filter test results are performed by reliable third party water laboratories and are published on our website. Make sure filters you’re using do the same. You deserve this information.

Ideal Portable Water Purifier for Survival, Too

Country-wide, it seems like we’ve had more than usual floods, earthquakes and tornadoes this spring and summer. Here again, the AquaBrick™ Water Purification System does double duty as it serves as an emergency preparedness item. It will take those non-salt flood waters and turn them into safe drinking water. It’s almost like having a “magic wand”, but a whole lot more realistic and necessary.

Can a Water Bottle Remove Lead?

Yes! Using the Journey™ Water Purification Bottle is equally important. If we’re threatened by floods or earthquakes, we can fill the Journey™ water bottle from non-salt flood waters and confidently drink the water immediately. But, don’t wait for a disaster to make the decision to have a Journey™ water bottle handy at all times. The Journey™ water bottle filter does the same amazing job of filtering out the lead, mercury, arsenic, bacteria, virus and toxic contaminates as the larger AquaBrick™ system. Our daily routine takes us many places. Think about it. How about that restaurant water or the water at the park? Do you trust the source? Of course not, it comes straight from the pipes in the street, along with all the contaminates that flow through them.

Best Water Filter Bottle to remove Lead from tap water

The Journey Water Purifier Bottle removes lead and other toxins from your tap water.

The AquaBrick™ System and the Journey™ Water Bottle are very affordable and when you look at the amazing results they provide, they are basically worth their weight in gold. Stop taking chances on the hazards of tap water immediately. Get your AquaBrick™ Water Purification System and Journey™  Water Purification Bottles today and you’ll have the peace of mind that you’re safeguarding your families’ health. What could be more important than that?