Volcanic eruptions are among the most breathtaking, but terrifying and destructive natural disasters, of the planet Earth. The lava can reach temperatures above 2,000 ° F and destroy everything in its path. While lava is generally contained about 100 miles from the eruption, volcanic smoke, gases and ashes can darken the sky and browse hundreds, even thousands of miles.
The volcanic ash are made up of tiny pieces of rock and shredded glass and can contain deposits of minerals, heavy metals and various chemicals, some of which are corrosive and harmful and can contaminate the soil, vegetation and reserves of water.
Public drinking water services generally do adequate work to provide drinking water in normal circumstances. However, during natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, earthquakes or floods, water treatment factories can be damaged or submerged, local water supply being cut, rendered insanitary or improper to consumption.
In such cases, having a reliable and powerful water filter that transforms contaminated water into drinking water can be essential for survival.
Although NMCL does not know all the contaminants likely to be in volcanic ashes, Berkey systems®Equipped with Black Berkey elements®should be able to eliminate or reduce contaminants commonly present in volcanic ashes for which the Black Berkey elements®have been tested - and greatly improve the state of any drinking water likely to have been contaminated by volcanic ash.
New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. Always recommends using the clean water source available, as far as possible.