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New research finds PFAS in processed foods, wrappers
Recent media reports say processed meat and butter consumers are likely to have increased levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their blood.
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Keep your water pipes warm during wintry weather
As winter’s grip tightens and January temperatures fall, it is important to take proper precautions for your home’s water pipes. This is important because water expands as it freezes, putting pressure on the pipes, which can cause them to break.
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What is a saltwater intrusion?

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What is a saltwater intrusion?
An ongoing situation in Louisiana that has generated a lot of news coverage is introducing the term “saltwater intrusion” to many people. It also highlights the potential impact of more familiar challenges facing the water sector – climate change, drought and source water protection.
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| Categories: | Tags: saltwater intrusion, climate change, source water, louisiana, weather, drought, New Orleans, rain, precipitation, army corps of engineers | View Count: (582) | Bookmark and Share
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Finding uses for hidden water

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Finding uses for hidden water
Fulfilling all our water needs takes some creativity during drought conditions.
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| Categories: | Tags: irrigation, Austin, Texas, drought, creative, household, potable, non-potable, home, hidden, ingenuity, Fonda San Miguel, restaurant | View Count: (533) | Bookmark and Share
Why are the differences in snowflakes important to water systems?
In geographic regions that rely on snowpack for their source water, like Denver, this is a very important issue. The National Weather Service calls the amount of water in snow the “snow ratio.” As a rule, 12 inches of snow can represent one inch of water in the Upper Midwest states.
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| Categories: | Tags: snow, water, moisture, ratio, snowpack, reservoir, collection, supply, National Weather Service, precipitation | View Count: (831) | 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: (801) | Bookmark and Share
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How much water do you eat?

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How much water do you eat?
It might surprise you, however, to know how much water it takes for certain food to arrive at our tables. This amount represents a food item’s water footprint.
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Keep your grass clippings out of the street

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Keep your grass clippings out of the street
Protecting source water is a very important part of the treatment process.
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| Categories: | Tags: source water protection, mow, lawn, grass, clippings, cut, treatment, supply | View Count: (1394) | Bookmark and Share
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Water workers avoid cyberattacks

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Water workers avoid cyberattacks
Cyberattacks can happen, but water utilities are prepared.
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Beating the bad tap rap

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Beating the bad tap rap
When it comes to one's tap water, there are some people who believe a contaminant in any amount makes the water not safe. We can assure you, as a water consumer, that there are many protections in place that should give you confidence when pouring yourself or your family a glass of tap water.
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| Categories: | Tags: water quality, clean, safe, drink, tap, faucet, treatment, safe drinking water act, consumer confidence report, USDA, EPA | View Count: (1147) | Bookmark and Share
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