Our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and it‚Äôs wonderful to see the heroic relief efforts of individuals and the large-scale aid that has been arriving since the Tropical storm hit. ¬†
There was also a big-hearted offer from Blackwater Draw Brewing Company, promising that affected residents could collect as much water as they needed. ¬†But this isn‚Äôt regular water ‚Äď it‚Äôs reverse osmosis water, used in the brewing …
An astonishing 5,300 water systems in America have violated the EPA guidelines on lead and copper, putting 18 million Americans unknowingly at risk.
How Did it Get This Serious?
The creaking, aging infrastructure that supplies the water is a known problem.¬† The cost of replacing it is too high, and so repairs are carried out piecemeal, when a localized problem becomes serious enough.¬† To safeguard the millions of people drinking the water, tests must be carried out to check for unsafe levels of dangerous contaminants, and this is …
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† On the Hunt for Clean Water
¬† ¬†¬†Following yesterday‚Äôs blog I received some positive feedback from people who were aghast at the degree of filth some of those bodies of water contained.¬† I also was asked this same question more than twice, ‚ÄúWhere is the cleanest water found?‚ÄĚ
I liked that question so I set out to discover where the cleanest water in the world might be found.¬† Here is what I learned.
When it comes to naturally clean water, we must travel to the far North.¬† Canada, to be specific.
¬†¬† ¬†¬†Elmvale, Canada:¬† Located some 90 minutes north of Toronto, the sleepy little village of Elmvale is located in aptly named, Springwater¬†Township.¬† For the past 20 years the …
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†The State of Water in the World
¬†¬†¬†¬† Clean water is headline news as of late.¬† When you look at the stories coming out of Ohio and their poisoned water supply, the West Virginia chemical spill, California drought and the banning of plastic water bottles in San Francisco, water is getting some big time press time.
Yet, what of the rest of the world?¬† What is the status of the water supply around the globe?¬† How are people affected by the lack of clean water or even the unavailability of water at all?
Let‚Äôs take a look. ¬†¬†
According to data collected by the US Census Bureau, in 2012, the population of the United States was 313.9 million people.¬† In …
¬† ¬† Most of us have seen those popular television commercials starring those Viking looking barbarians asking, ‚ÄúWhat‚Äôs in your wallet? ¬†
Well, a better question may be, ‚Äúwhat‚Äôs in your water?From what I discerned from a recent article I read about the safety of drinking water in the United States, the picture looks pretty bleak. ¬†Here are a few stats to mull over about the purity of the water we drink. ¬†Overall, we use some 60,000 chemicals in America. ¬†Frightening enough, but even scarier is the fact that of those 60,000, the Environmental Protection Agency‚Äôs (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulates only about 90 of those contaminants. ¬†Even at that, they don‚Äôt eliminate them; …