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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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| Categories: | Tags: boil, water, advisory, utility, plan, emergency, plan | View Count: (128) | Bookmark and Share
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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: (118) | 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: (102) | 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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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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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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Smart irrigation offers multiple benefits

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Smart irrigation offers multiple benefits
Smart Irrigation Month provides us with an opportunity to think about conservation in our food production.
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| Categories: | Tags: Smart Irrigation Month, irrigation, landscape, farming, conservation, runoff, source water protection, technology, farm | View Count: (266) | Bookmark and Share
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Naturally pulling water from thin air

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Naturally pulling water from thin air
A recent demonstration at the University of Texas at Austin shows a low-cost device that can pull water out of the air.
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Does drinking water go bad?

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Does drinking water go bad?
Do we need to dump old water out of water bottles?
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| Categories: | Tags: water, bottle, stale, taste, odor, conserve, conservation, Plain Talk | View Count: (559) | Bookmark and Share
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Some cool water tips as it heats up

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Some cool water tips as it heats up
As the weather heats up in several parts of the United States, responsible outdoor water use is very important.
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| Categories: | Tags: outdoor, irrigation, landscape, watering, responsible, conservation, car wash, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, grass, lawn, California, residential, home owner | View Count: (489) | Bookmark and Share
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