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With orders to excavate the coal ash sitting on their sites in April 2019, all six North Carolina coal-burning power plants owned by Duke Energy Corp. have quite the task at hand. Coal ash contains toxic chemicals, such as lead, arsenic and even mercury, which is part of the reason it has not been moved previously. These ashes have been piling up for years, as coal is used as a natural resource for energy.  

While the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality believes this is, “the only way to protect public health and the environment,” the risk may outweigh the benefits. In the past, there have been several cases of ashes being dumped into the water streams we drink from.

At Elite Water Systems, we help local families remove up to 99% of contaminants from their drinking water while also filtering the water in your entire house, so you don’t have to worry about any of the water coming into your home. For more information on getting better water with an affordable system, click here!