• QUESTIONS ABOUT WATER?
    Do you have questions about how to care for your home’s pipes,
    or where your water goes once it's down the drain?
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  • WATER CONSERVATION
    Become more environmentally conscious
    and better informed about the effect our lifestyles can have
    on the world around us.
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  • WHAT'S IN MY WATER?
    The best way to ensure that you are getting the highest
    quality water available is to educate yourself.
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Protect the source to keep fish PFAS free

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Protect the source to keep fish PFAS free
A recent report from the Environmental Working Group underscores the importance of protecting source water.
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California reservoirs simultaneously navigating a drought and flooding
Massive storms over a few weeks have led to extreme flooding, yet California remains in an historic drought, which has prompted experts to explore ways to better manage floodwaters.
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| Categories: | Tags: Folsom Lake, Lake Mendocino, California, water, conservation, drought, climate change, storage, NPR, global warming, storms, water loss, flood | View Count: (86) | Bookmark and Share
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The real fountain of youth?

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The real fountain of youth?
The National Institutes of Health recently published a new study that found that drinking enough water leads to “better biological aging and reduced risk of both chronic disease and premature death.”
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Do pipes feel cold?

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Do pipes feel cold?
As much of the United States braces for frigid temperatures this week, we thought we’d post some reminders that humans aren’t the only ones that need to be bundled up.
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| Categories: | Tags: pipes, freeze, frozen, cold, winter, burst, temperature, tips, precautions, plan, prepare | View Count: (112) | Bookmark and Share
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Getting a new perspective on climate change

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Getting a new perspective on climate change
A U.S. space mission that launched Dec. 15 will map the Earth’s water and collect data to help manage climate change. The mission will “conduct a comprehensive survey of the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers for the first time.”
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| Categories: | Tags: space, climate, change, oceans, earth, nasa, SWOT, globe, warming, spacex, falcon | View Count: (171) | Bookmark and Share
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Have you had too much to drink?

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Have you had too much to drink?
While it is well documented that we should all drink plenty of water, it gets a little murky when determining how much.
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| Categories: | Tags: drinking, amount, water, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bottles, weight, exercise, sweat, National Health Service | View Count: (133) | Bookmark and Share
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What’s your water emergency plan?

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What’s your water emergency plan?
Although it’s rare that a water utility experiences an interruption in its ability to deliver safe and reliable drinking water, the recent boil water advisories in Houston shine a light on the value of being prepared for emergencies.
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How much water are you gobbling?

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How much water are you gobbling?
A recent survey by American Water shows most Americans under estimate their water footprint.
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| Categories: | Tags: water, footprint, turkey, pie, pecan, pumpkin, Thanksgiving, American Water, gallons, use, conservation | View Count: (153) | Bookmark and Share
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Beaver dams serve valuable purposes

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Beaver dams serve valuable purposes
According to new studies, beaver dams play a key role in improving water quality and much, much more.
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| Categories: | Tags: beaver, dam, water, quality, filter, stanford, christian, dewey, fendorf, scott, stream, colorado, river | View Count: (139) | Bookmark and Share
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The value of the scientific process

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The value of the scientific process
Toxicology research and potential regulation involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, have been in the news lately. As they apply to drinking water, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) encourages “following the science wherever it may lead.”
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| Categories: | Tags: PFAS, Perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkyl, substance, contaminant, research, science, scientific, process, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency | View Count: (126) | Bookmark and Share
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