Having clean water is like having a good bill of health – it’s very easy to take for granted when you have it. You don’t think about your health every day when your body is working, but as soon as you get sick, it’s a different story. Similarly, you may not think about the clean drinking water in your home until the water has to be shut off for repairs, and your taps are dry. This week, however, is a week to stop and appreciate your clean drinking water! This May 2-8, 2021, is Drinking Water Week, an opportunity for water professionals and those they serve to “recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.”
Safe and Clean Drinking Water
The American Water Works Association, of which Spec Rubber is a member, has been celebrating Drinking Water Week for over 40 years. This year, the theme for Drinking Water Week is “There When You Need It.” Water goes on a long journey to reach your tap, and there are many factors and water professionals involved in getting it there safely and cleanly.
Spec Rubber is proud to be a part of that journey, supplying many of the gaskets, o-rings, and sealing systems that keep water safe and uncontaminated. Spec Rubber products uphold the highest standards of NSF-61. These are important standards set by the National Sanitation Foundation to ensure that water system components meet the health criteria developed and set by a team of scientists and industry experts. It’s not just unnecessary red tape, these standards include crucial details for manufacturing such as microbial coating and testing for certain harmful chemicals. This covers more than just the metal pipes that deliver your water! These criteria extend to the critical components that seal the pipes, supplied and made in America by Spec Rubber.
Drinking Water, Not Wasting It!
In addition to water being “There When You Need It,” we would also like to add “Not When You Don’t.” Leaks, dripping water, and burst pipes are no fun, and can lead to contaminated water and unhealthy situations if not handled properly. Spec Rubber’s sealing solutions handle both sides of the spectrum when it comes to accessing clean drinking water! When you go to fill up your cup at the tap this week, we invite you to recognize and celebrate the vital role that clean drinking water plays in your life.
Spec Rubber thanks all its hard-working employees and all water professionals around the world that work to provide clean drinking water that’s there when you need it, not when you don’t!