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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: (202) | 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: (185) | 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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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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| Categories: | Tags: Texas, Austin, demonstration, water, air, invention, innovation, gel, cellulose, konjac gum, condensation | View Count: (288) | Bookmark and Share
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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: (497) | 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: (422) | Bookmark and Share
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Let the genie out of the bottle

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Let the genie out of the bottle
While bottled water serves a valuable purpose as a beverage, there are some drawbacks of which to be aware.
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| Categories: | Tags: environment, bottled water, pollution, tap water, BlueTriton, Poland Spring, Pure Life, Arrowhead, plastic, waste, landfill | View Count: (3524) | Bookmark and Share
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Back to the Future for Water Supply

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Back to the Future for Water Supply
Facing the loss of water due to climate change and run off, the Sierra Nevada region of Spain is restoring a centuries-old system to collect more water. MemoLab is helping with the project.
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| Categories: | Tags: Spain, Sierra Nevada, MemoLab, acquifer, water, storage, groundwater, acequia | View Count: (430) | Bookmark and Share
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It’s Fix a Leak Week

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It’s Fix a Leak Week
Fix a Leak Week is an annual event that encourages homeowners to find and fix leaks inside and outside their homes. Fixing them not only saves water, but it also saves money.
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| Categories: | Tags: Fix a Leak Week, water, holiday, event, household, repair, leak, flapper, toilet | View Count: (552) | Bookmark and Share
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Bridging the trust gap

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Bridging the trust gap
A widely distributed Associated Press story published in late January reports that despite new federal investments in water systems, "fewer Americans trust the water coming out of their taps." It’s a thoughtful piece that explores how water quality problems in one community can erode trust in tap water across the country.
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| Categories: | Tags: survey, poll, consumer, strengthening public trust, tap water, bottled water, morning consult, associated press, confidence, perception | View Count: (1031) | Bookmark and Share
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