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According to the United States Geological Survey, over 322 billion gallons of water are used in the US every single day.

 

Those billions of gallons are being used for countless daily tasks that many of us don’t think twice about, like pouring a glass to drink, bathing, brushing our teeth, and so much more. 


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The Clean Water Act

 

The Clean Water Act, first established in 1948 and then amended in 1972, was created to help protect United States citizens from harmful pollutants being released into their community’s water supply.

 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency describes the Clean Water Act as making it “unlawful to discharge any pollutant from a point source into navigable waters, unless a permit was obtained.” 

 

The Clean Water Act has also helped to give rise to pollution control programs, as well as national water quality criteria recommendations for pollutants in surface waters. 

 

Given legislation like the Clean Water Act, it’s common to not think twice about potential water contamination.

 

However, as more and more studies are beginning to show, drinking and groundwater contamination is a problem that’s still prevalent, and often entails terrible consequences. 

 

What is water contamination? 

 

As the Natural Resources Defense Council describes it, “water pollution occurs when harmful substances—often chemicals or microorganisms—contaminate a stream, river, lake, ocean, aquifer, or other body of water, degrading water quality and rendering it toxic to humans or the environment.”

 

Types of contamination

 

Water contamination can happen from a variety of different sources, each with countless repercussions. A few of these can include: 

 

  • Agriculture

 

  • Sewage or waste

 

  • Radioactive substances

 

  • Factory chemical runoff

 

  • And more

 

What health effects can contaminated water have? 

 

When it comes to ingesting or being exposed to contaminated water, the effects can vary depending on each individual person.

 

Likewise, for some people, effects may last for a limited duration (such as only the amount of time they’re being exposed to contaminated water), while others may have lifelong repercussions.

 

There are a number of health issues that can occur in these cases, including:

 

  • Cancer

 

  • Reproductive issues

 

  • Hormone imbalances

 

  • Skin rashes

 

  • Nausea

 

  • Digestive problems

 

  • And even death. 

 

Who can file a water contamination suit in Denver, CO? 

 

In the United States, people often assume that their water is safe and free from harmful substances.

 

Regardless of your water’s source, contamination is something that can happen anywhere.

 

Unfortunately, simply calling attention to the fact that water is unsafe or dangerous is not always enough to get the issue fixed, and often, it takes legal action to resolve any problems. 

 

Although it can be a complex process to prove that an individual or, more commonly, corporation is responsible for contaminating water through their negligence, if you can prove liability, you may be eligible for compensation for your time missed off of work, doctor’s visits, pain & suffering, disability, and much more. 

 

What’s more, if it’s proven that a company knowingly contaminated water, a person who has suffered injury may also be eligible for damages that are meant as a punishment for the offending company. 

 

If you’ve experienced health issues or injury due to contaminated water, an attorney at Zaner Harden Law, LLP can help to protect your rights and fight for you. 

 

Call Zaner Harden Law, LLP for a free and confidential consultation at (720) 613-9706, or complete our Free Case Evaluation Form and we’ll reach out to you. 

 

 

Contact our Denver Personal Injury Law Firm Today For Help

 

For more information please contact Zaner Harden Law, LLP to schedule a free initial consultation with a Denver personal injury lawyer.

 

Zaner Harden Law, LLP

1610 Wynkoop Street, Suite 120. Denver, CO 80202
(720) 613 9706

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We are located across the street from Union Station in downtown Denver and offer validated parking for all our clients. We also have offices in Boulder and Colorado Springs.