Lakewood, Colorado-based Natural Grocers is offering free filtered water to those affected by a boil-water notice in Midland, Texas.
Free water is available to Midland residents and nearby communities until the notice is lifted.
Due to the recent water main break in the supply line from ground source water and issues at the city’s water plant, the city is not able to treat the water to standard specifications. To limit risk, city officials have issued a boil-water notice for drinking, brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, preparing baby food and formula, making ice and giving to pets.
Natural Grocers is offering free water from the Midland store’s reverse osmosis water filtration machines for those in need. The ultraviolet sterilization process used in its water dispensers disinfects the water with UV light, designed to provide water that does not need to be boiled before consumption.
Additionally, through multiple filtration steps, the reverse osmosis process is intended to filter out suspended particles, chlorine and a range of chemicals, salts, lead and impurities.
Due to capacity limitations of the store’s water filtration system, which can only pump 75 gallons of water every other hour, each person is limited to two free gallons of water per day. Customers should bring their filled receptacle to the register, along with any items they are purchasing. Customers are urged to bring their own containers to fill, though the store will have a limited assortment for purchase.
“We are here to support our community as we navigate this challenging situation together. Please spread the word to friends and neighbors. We are thankful for your business and hope this will help you and your family,” said Brian Phillips, director of store operations for Natural Grocers.
For the location and hours of the Midland Natural Grocers store, click here.