August is National Water Quality Awareness Month. You’re probably already aware that our tap water is in a state of crisis: with new stories breaking every day about how bad things really are, it’s time to firm up a few facts.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 7, 2017 12:00 pm
There has never been running water here. Some of the dwindling number of residents, all of whom live in poverty, recall that there were wells up until around 30 years ago, where locals could draw water. Those wells are now dry or contaminated. People who live here have to make a seven-mile journey to buy water or depend on donations made to the local Baptist church.
Welcome to Sandbranch, just 14 miles southeast of Dallas, the fifth wealthiest city in America.
There hasn’t been any investment here for a long time. The community doesn’t have trash collections, proper sewerage or street lighting – yet most of the residents don’t want move, or lack the …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 2, 2014 4:16 pm
Pure Water, the Clear Choice
I was traveling last week and while passing through this little town I stopped at a country-cooking restaurant for something to eat. There were some cars in the parking lot, a good sign that the food might be decent. I tend to avoid eateries that have only the staff’s cars in the parking lot at the dinner hour.
Anyway, when the busy server reached my table he thoughtfully placed a glass of water down in front of me. I raised it to my lips and was about to take a sip when he said, “You probably shouldn’t drink that.” I stopped an inch short of my mouth. Frozen, I asked, “Why …
Tyent Ionized Alkaline Water Purifiers-Doing the Dirty Work
Much has been written lately on the subject of water. Water not only covers most of the Earth, it now covers much of the news.
One would be hard pressed to pick up a newspaper or to watch television without seeing a story involving water in some capacity.
With rain, droughts, floods, pollution, mudslides, chemical spills, bans, and more, water is the trending topic these days. According to the website 247wallst.com, ten cities in California are on the brink of running out of water altogether. The effects this potential disaster will have on commerce in these cities and across the country are immeasurable.