Brandi Hyatt, left, hands out information flyers to parade goers as the Pursue PFAS Free float rolls by in the Selah Community Days Parade Saturday, May 20, 2023, in Selah, Wash.
More than a year after finding out her home’s well had high levels of toxic chemicals, Brandi Hyatt and her family in East Selah have adapted to using bottled water for everything from brushing their teeth to filling their dog’s water bowl.
“As far as daily life goes, everything is worked around the bottled water,” said Hyatt while sitting at her dining table. “It’s part of everything we do. We use it to drink, to cook, to brush our teeth. Anything that comes out of a tap is fully contaminated. We don’t even shower here.”