LAKEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With historically cold weather and winter storms leaving multiple cities across Texas without water or with boil water orders, Natural Grocers is inviting members of the Texas communities it serves to come in for free water from its stores' reverse osmosis water filtration machines. Free water will be available today through Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
Power outages across Texas have impacted water treatment plants triggering a requirement to boil water before consumption, including eating, drinking, washing hands and faces, and brushing teeth. The ultraviolet sterilization process used in Natural Grocers water dispensers disinfects the water with UV light, designed to provide safe high-quality water that does not need to be boiled before consumption. Additionally, via multiple filtration steps, the reverse osmosis process is intended to filter out suspended particles, chlorine and a wide range of chemicals, salts, lead, impurities, and more.
To fill up on free water from the organic and natural grocery retailer, customers should bring their filled receptacle to the register, along with any items they are purchasing. Customers will need to provide their own jugs and bottles or select stores will have an assortment for purchase. The first five gallons are free of charge, and any additional gallons thereafter are 25 cents each.
To find the closest Natural Grocers store, Texas residents can click here. Currently, the Corpus Christi store is unable to provide free water.
About Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) is an expanding specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries, body care products and dietary supplements. The products sold by Natural Grocers must meet strict quality guidelines and may not contain artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners, or partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils. The Company sells only USDA certified organic produce and exclusively pasture-raised, non-confinement dairy products, and free-range eggs. Natural Grocers' flexible smaller-store format allows it to offer affordable prices in a shopper-friendly, safe and convenient retail environment. The Company also provides extensive free science-based nutrition education programs to help customers make informed health and nutrition choices. The Company, founded in 1955, has 160 stores in 20 states.