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Portland Water Will Take Action to Remove Lead Per EPA Guidance

Portland has long been known for its environmental interests. When it comes to things such as new flooring, consumers ask: why bamboo? Answer: No VOC’s and no cutting down old forests of trees. When asked: Do we have to drink lead in our water? Answer: No, not if new water processing methods are put into place. And that is exactly what is happening now as the EPA is pushing Portland to increase its pH level as a way of combating lead in drinking water. The increase is slight, from pH 8 to 8.2, but it can help to prevent old water pipes from leeching lead that they carry into the water.

Here is the beginning of this important story:

​“Under pressure to reduce lead in drinking water, the Portland Water Bureau on Friday agreed to increase pH levels and evaluate the effectiveness of related programs. Now it’s up to state regulators to sign off. Portland submitted its plan to the Oregon Health Authority in response to heightened concerns over the city’s persistently high lead levels. Portland has the highest reported lead levels of any major water provider nationally and recent testing of high-risk homes exceeded federal benchmarks.”

Source: www.oregonlive.com

​This can be an important step in the right direction. Another step homeowners can take to help protect their families is the installation of bamboo flooring. When people ask us at EcoFusion why bamboo is such a good option these days, we are always happy to answer them. Here are a few of the benefits you get with our lines of bamboo flooring.

One of the best answer to the question, “why bamboo” is that bamboo is a grass. It is not a tree that has to be cut down and will take years to re-grow. Bamboo readily renews itself, making it a fantastic material for flooring.

Another answer to the question of why bamboo is our processing system. At EcoFusion, we have developed one of the best, safest, and most effective manufacturing processes for quality flooring, using natural bamboo, without the addition of harmful chemicals or dyes. Our customers appreciate the fact that their new bamboo flooring does not give off VOC’s as many other flooring systems do.

If you are a Portland homeowner, or flooring outlet, and would like to get more answers to the question “why bamboo”, visit our website and get the information that you need and want today. We can help you find the closest flooring retailer near you with our dealer locator.