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Archive by tag: rainReturn
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Steer clear of fatbergs

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Steer clear of fatbergs
Fatbergs are a national problem, but they can be avoided.
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| Categories: | Tags: fatberg, water operator, flushable wipe, pipe, clog, fats, oils, grease, fog, F.O.G., sewer, wastewater, drain, toilet | View Count: (1045) | Bookmark and Share
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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: (710) | Bookmark and Share
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How to keep the clogs out of your shave

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How to keep the clogs out of your shave
Some tips to help keep your drain clear when shaving.
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When it comes to FOG, can it

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When it comes to FOG, can it
Certain household wastes are better canned than poured down the drain.
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Saving money while staying home

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Saving money while staying home
One of the outcomes of staying home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus is leaning on your home's utilities more than before. Fortunately, your tap water is clean and safe to use, including for handwashing, which is even more important these days.
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| Categories: | Tags: conservation, indoor, outdoor, inside, outside, kitchen, CNET, bathroom, laundry, irrigation, rainfall | View Count: (2619) | Bookmark and Share
The media is reporting that brain-eating amoeba, also known as Naegleria fowleri, was discovered in two water systems in Louisiana.
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Harvesting rainwater in Mexico City

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Isla Urbana, an environmental group in Mexico City, Mexico, is a big supporter of rainwater harvesting as a solution to the area's water problem.
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Last week, we wrote about a houseboat that is in the works that will create its own energy and water, and now we are reading about a house that has already been built that is doing that too.
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| Categories: | Tags: Mexico City, rainwater, recycling system, Inhabitat, green design, Mexico, green house, Casa Nirau | View Count: (3210) | Bookmark and Share