By Stephanie Jolliffe, CBC News The pure water movement is alive and well, thanks to an unlikely figure: a kent-based water purifier named Kathy Pura.
Pura, who has lived and worked in Vancouver for nearly a decade, started her business to provide the cleanest water possible for her family.
“The cleanest and most pure water we can make,” Pura told CBC News.
“We make it from water that is from the city, and we use only 100 per cent organic water.”
Pura is the founder of Pure Water, a business that supplies kentians with a variety of products including purified water, water filters and a full range of bottled water products.
“I don’t want to sound like a celebrity, but I just love kentans,” Puras daughter, Grace, said.
“I think it’s great that they care about the environment.”
But while Puras family is a bit of a local favorite, she says she’s more concerned about what’s happening in the world today.
“We’ve got all these things going on in the news, and it’s all negative,” she said.
“You have all these wars going on all around the world, and there’s no one to care about.”
People are always trying to tell you what you need to do, and they never seem to listen to you.
So I think there’s a lot going on right now.”‘
The world is so big’ The Puras have a few tips for the next generation of kentan water purifiers, and one of them is to get to know your local environment.”
Kathy’s a really smart person and she’s got a lot of knowledge about what people are doing,” Grace said.
‘You can see how she feels about it’ Puras son, Luke, is a water purifying technician who also works for a kendo company.
He says he learned a lot from his mother.”
But you can also use your hand. “
‘You can use the filter and you can use water.
But you can also use your hand.
That’s what we do.
We don’t use a water bottle, we use the bottle,'” Luke said of his mother’s knowledge.
“She was like, ‘Well, if you don’t do that, you’re not going to do it.’
And I think she taught me a lot.””
The world was so big, it was just hard to know how to take care of our environment,” Purras son said.’
You can’t keep the water from coming in’ There are so many reasons why kentas are struggling with water.
The city has the highest per capita consumption of bottled drinking water in the country, with over 1.5 million litres per capita.
“Our water is being contaminated and we have so many other things going wrong,” Grace explained.
“You can tell when it’s going wrong, because it’s just not like what people do with their tap water.”
Water is just going out and being thrown into the river.
That happens every day in the city.
Puras business is one of a few that has successfully transitioned to a bottled water business, but her family says it’s not an easy task.””
It can kill your fish.”
Puras business is one of a few that has successfully transitioned to a bottled water business, but her family says it’s not an easy task.
“If we want to sell bottled water, we need to get the city and the province to give us the money to do that,” Grace Puras said.
Puras, who is also the founder and CEO of a non-profit, Pure Water Inc., says the city needs to take the issue of water pollution more seriously.
“There’s a million kentu in this country that are struggling and we are not getting a fair share of the resources,” she explained.
“So we’re not asking the government to help us, we’re asking them to support our business.”
It’s the perfect example of how the pure water community can take on a major role in shaping the future of our water.
It’s one that the Puras hope will help other kentus across the country to understand their water and the challenges they face.
“It’s so easy to make a quick buck selling bottled water.
So it’s a perfect opportunity for people to think about the world around them,” Grace told CBC.
So, we have to be the kind of people that try to understand and figure out how to get better.”