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These Water Purification Tablets Remove Water-Borne Nasties for Potable Water Anywhere

When it comes to making questionable water sources potable, the best water purification tablets are a handy and reliable way to kill potentially dangerous microorganisms in water and therefore make it safe to drink. Whether you’re backpacking through the Himalayas in Nepal, spending a week in the Canadian wilderness or living in an area often affected by natural disasters, you may be in a situation in which you’re forced to drink from a questionable water source. When it comes to picking the best water purification tablets, it’s important to weigh the factors that are most important to your needs. For...
ELECTRONICS
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20 DIY Self-Watering Planters That You Can Craft Today

Plants don’t normally require a lot of care and are great to have around for numerous reasons. However, there’s a problem. What will you do with your plants if you have to go away for a few days or more? They’re like quiet pets which you can’t take with you on trips and which have to be watered on a regular basis.
GARDENING
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Nevada Appeal

Land-based salmon farm in rural Nevada on track despite drought

Despite this year’s severe drought, a land-based salmon farm planned for rural Northern Nevada that will use millions of gallons of recycled groundwater is still in the works. The project will rely on a deep water table that should not be impacted by drought, a spokesman for West Coast Salmon...
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Twin Falls Times-News

Jim Hightower: Who Controls Our Water?

“The pump don’t work ‘cause the vandals took the handles.” Thus sang Bob Dylan in 1965, and we can now clearly see those vandals: In addition to polluting corporations, they’re the national, state and local officials who have routinely failed over the years to prevent the waste and defilement of our water supply while also failing to budget for even minimal upkeep and modernization of water delivery. As a result, the system is badly broken.
PUBLIC SAFETY
The Eagle Times

Bramblings: Water

Despite the rain this week, last year’s drought is showing some lasting effects on this year’s crops in a couple of places on the farm. This year’s almost-drought (meteorologists are describing our area as “abnormally dry”) isn’t helping much. The little spring that feeds our wells is down to a trickle. Our retired farm pond is growing in from the sides with maples and brush as there is very little water in it and even the frogs have grown silent or moved on. Most noticeable to us is the raspberry patch.
NEWPORT, NH

Water is disappearing in the West -- and not just during the summer

(CNN) — Skiers and snowboarders pray for snow so they can shred the slopes. Climatologists and hydrologists have an entirely different and more critical reason to cross their fingers for the "white gold." The West's historic drought has many impacts, including water shortages, more severe wildfire seasons and unprecedented heat...
ENVIRONMENT
healthdigest.com

You Shouldn't Swim In The Ocean If You Have This

According to the travel advice publication, The Points Guy, 38% of Americans are planning beach getaways this summer. If you're one of those people, before you dive in, there are health warnings you should know about that may make you think twice before taking that dip. The Conversation reports on...
LIFESTYLE
Tree Hugger

How to Create Your Own Drip Irrigation System

Drip irrigation applies water through small holes called emitters in a network of hoses or pipes rather than through broadcasting sprinklers or hoses. It delivers the water more closely to the root systems of plants, reducing water waste, controlling weeds, and promoting plant growth. Some 4.5 billion gallons of water...
HOME & GARDEN
backpacker.com

What to look for in a Backpacking Water Filtration System

When you’re headed into the backcountry, solo or with a group, access to clean water is essential. Choosing a water filtration system can be confusing, we tried out the Xstream Straw, and outlined what makes it a stellar option for your next outdoor adventure. Requires Minimal Physical Effort. Most traditional...
VIRUS
wateronline.com

Water Infrastructure To Receive Billions From INVEST Act

On Thursday, July 1st, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the INVEST Act, H.R. 3684, a $715 billion proposal, which includes the text of H.R. 1915, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021. WEF offered strong support for H.R. 1915 in a letter to the Transportation and...
CONGRESS & COURTS

The Major Benefits Of Having A Water Filtration System In Your House

The quality of water that we drink, wash our hair and body with, as well as that we use to clean fruits and veggies, has a huge effect on our health. Nowadays, to make sure that the water we use is clean, treatment facilities add chlorine to it, which can be damaging as it may contain harmful bacteria and chemicals that have a negative effect on our health and wellbeing.
HOME & GARDEN
Paducah Sun

Who controls our water?

“The pump don’t work ’cause the vandals took the handles.” Thus sang Bob Dylan in 1965, and we can now clearly see those vandals: In addition to polluting corporations, they’re the national, state and local officials who have routinely failed over the years to prevent the waste and defilement of our water supply while also failing to budget for even minimal upkeep and modernization of water delivery. As a result, the system is badly broken.
PUBLIC SAFETY
dogtime.com

The Best Fish Tank Accessories

A clean, beautiful fish tank provides a safe home for your fish and also functions as an interesting piece of decor. With that said, you need to have all the right accessories in place in order to have the best-looking tank possible. To help you create the best underwater world for your precious pets, we've rounded up a few of our favorite fish tank accessories. Read through to discover the perfect ones for you.
LIFESTYLE
Fox17

Leave water softening issues to the pros at Bergsma Plumbing

Leave plumbing issues to the experts like Joe Bergsma and his crew at Bergsma Plumbing. Bergsma Plumbing offers full service plumbing, from commercial residential service water treatment, new construction and also do a drain cleaning along with drain rehabilitation. Ever notice that “white stuff” in your dishwasher and sink? Water...
LIFESTYLE

Tips to Prevent Your Septic System from Freezing

Like water pipes, your septic system can freeze. Here are some tips to avoid the damage cold weather can cause. Meet the Expert: Sara Heger is an instructor and researcher in the Onsite Sewage Treatment Program at the University of Minnesota. She offered these suggestions to prevent a frozen septic system:
HOUSING
Eos

Dyes and Isotopes Track Groundwater from Sink to Spring

Beneath Florida’s cities and swamps lies a complex network of karst conduits. The same chemical weathering that carves truck-sized tunnels through the calcium carbonate rock also leads to sinkholes at the surface. For Florida insurance agents, sinkholes are a headache. But for the state’s hydrogeologists, every sinkhole is an opportunity to understand the aquifer below.
SCIENCE