Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 14, 2017 7:00 am
Americaâ€™s water system is undeniably in crisis.Â The projected cost of fixing the miles of pipeline that criss-cross the country runs to $1 trillion, according to some estimates.Â Thereâ€™s no quick fix.
Next Generation â€“ New Hope
But where there is a future, there is always hope.Â And where there is hope, there is a future.Â Maybe the next generation will come up with some answers, determined to put right what is broken and unsustainable.Â This possibility has been highlighted by eleven-year-old Gitanjali Rao, winner of America’s top young scientist award.
Horrified by the news of lead contamination in the water of Flint, Michigan, Gitanjali quickly realized the issue …
Thereâ€™s a British saying (and incidentally the title of a 2004 album by band The Streets), â€śa grand donâ€™t come for free.â€ťÂ In other words, you donâ€™t get something for nothing.Â Or in other words, you get what you pay for.
Consumers wield a lot of power these days.Â We donâ€™t have to believe what a company tells us, when we can just click online and check the facts for ourselves.Â So when we come across a deal that seems too good to be true, you know that it almost certainly is.
Cheap But Not Cheerful
Water ionizers arenâ€™t cheap, nor should they be.Â But the fact that they are a …
The residents of Bruni, less than 50 miles east of the Mexican border, know exactly how the people of Flint, Michigan feel.
Flint, of course, is infamous for the townâ€™s water supply becoming toxic with dangerously high levels of lead.Â Bruniâ€™s horror?Â Turn on a tap and rife in the cloudy, unappetizing water is arsenic.Â Linked to increased risk of developmental and intellectual issues in children, cancer and lung problems; in 2001, the EPA decided that the acceptable level of arsenic in drinking water should be lowered from 50 ppb (parts per billion) to 10 pbb.
This is the root cause of the controversy in Bruni.Â During 2014 â€“ 2015,Â …