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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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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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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: (82) | Bookmark and Share
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A squirmy wastewater treatment system

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A squirmy wastewater treatment system
A treatment system, called vermifiltration or worm-based biofiltration, utilizes countless earthworms to digest nearly all contaminants in wastewater without the need for chemicals.
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| Categories: | Tags: worms, earth, vermifiltration, biofiltration, conservation, conserve, wine, winery, california, biofiltro | View Count: (325) | Bookmark and Share
Which water celebration should you commemorate?
You may be overwhelmed if you’ve checked out our events calendar. The water sector seems to embrace the “work hard, play hard” philosophy, in that there are numerous opportunities throughout the year to recognize and celebrate the integral role water plays in our lives.
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| Categories: | Tags: water, celebrate, celebration, occasion, event, Fix a Leak Week, Drinking Water Week, Smart Irrigation Month, World Water Week, Source Water Protection Week, Imagine a Day Without Water | View Count: (74) | Bookmark and Share
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It takes everyone to knock out drought

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It takes everyone to knock out drought
It takes all of us to knock out drought, particularly one that has gripped the southwestern United States for some time now.
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Taste and odor

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Taste and odor
On rare occasion, however, your water may have an unusual taste, odor or appearance. Fortunately, aesthetic issues don’t always mean the water has become unsafe. A quick call to your water provider may reveal the cause of the issue.
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| Categories: | Tags: taste, odor, appearance, montreal, fixtures, pipes, infrastructure, water quality | View Count: (258) | Bookmark and Share
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In case of emergency

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In case of emergency
It’s nearly impossible to anticipate exactly when an emergency might occur and how they might impact us, but we can plan to try to minimize any inconvenience.
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| Categories: | Tags: Kentucky, natural disaster, emergency, flood, boil, do not drink, prepare | View Count: (132) | Bookmark and Share
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Dealing with arsenic

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Dealing with arsenic
Whatever the cause of the residents’ symptoms, it’s worth taking a moment to consider why water utilities monitor for arsenic in drinking water. Arsenic is tasteless and odorless, and occurs naturally in the Earth’s soils, rocks and minerals. It’s also used in industry as a wood preservative, in paints, metals, drugs and for a variety of other purposes. It is lethal in very high doses. You can learn more in the AWWA book Plain Talk about Drinking Water.
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| Categories: | Tags: New York Times, arsenic, drinking water, Ground, groundwater, Arsenic Rule, Plain Talk about Drinking Water | View Count: (258) | Bookmark and Share
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