It’s Time to Change How We Think About Gray Water

By Stephen Venneman, Staff Writer and Researcher for Save The WaterTM | June 20, 2019   Introduction With increasing populations comes increasing demand for fresh, potable water. Much of that water comes from underground aquifers and is typically tapped by wells. The wells reach the water, but they also strain the natural resources around them. […]

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Buried Treasure: Scientists Discover 739 Trillion Gallon Freshwater Aquifer Under the Ocean

By Erin Fee, Staff Writer and Researcher for Save The Water™ | July 20, 2019 There’s something incredible buried beneath the northeast coast of the United States. Marine geologists have discovered 739 trillion gallons of fresh water 600 feet under the ocean floor.1 This vast reservoir stretches across the coastlines of Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, […]

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Nanomaterials: Beneficial or Detrimental to our Drinking Water?

Carbon nanotube lanterns are an example of nanotechnology, a rapidly expanding field with many possibilities | Credit: Michael De Volder (in Engineering at Cambridge) (through Flickr) A World of Bigs and Smalls As technology progresses, our technologies seem to become much larger or smaller. The Large Hadron Collider, constructed by the European Organization for Nuclear […]

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Widespread Lead Poisoning in Flint, Michigan

Soon after the transition was made, residents began complaining about the quality of the water, noting its strange color, taste, and smell. With proceeding investigations, it was found that the Flint river, and therefore the water being supplied to the community, was contaminated with almost unprecedented amounts of lead.

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Brazil Tailings Dam Disaster Affects Water Supply

The Fundão dam, operated by the mining company Samarco, collapsed first and spilled into the Santarém dam and waste from both began to flow to nearby cities and into a vital river. The toxic mud wave, which has been slowly traveling down the Rio Doce for several weeks, has now reached the Atlantic, adding a dangerous mix of arsenic, zinc, copper, mercury, and other substances to the water during its 500-kilometer journey.

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Mass Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh

Citizens of Bangladesh have been suffering from the consequences of arsenic poisoning for years. This situation is often referred to as one of the largest mass poisonings of all time.

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Blood Tests linked to Water Contamination

Before the city’s schools opened, many students were given blood tests to check for contaminants in their bodies. Many of the tests returned positive.

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The Problem With Bottled Water

In June 2015, Niagara Bottling released a voluntary recall announcement for 14 brands of bottled water, citing a possible E. Coli contamination as the reason. These brands are Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11, Niagara, Nature’s Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaw’s, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue, and Wegman’s (Rhodan).

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New Legislation Means Promising Future for World’s Access to Clean Water

Without access to clean water we would not be able to drink, bathe, properly clean our clothes, wash dishes or use the toilet. Can you imagine your daily routine without being able to accomplish any of these tasks? The reality is 2.5 billion people (one-third of the total population) lack access to clean water and sanitation.

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Coal Ash Sites Contaminate Water Supply with Deadly Toxic Metals

Coal-fired power plants create around 140 million ton of fly ash and other combustion wastes every year (2). The wastes created from the power plants contain some of the most toxic metals such as titanium, mantancse, arsenic, mercury, lead and molybdenum (1).

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Thirsting for Peace: Gaza Conflict Causes Drinking Water Crisis

As the recent offensive between Israel and Hamas continues to impact civilian life on either side of Israel’s border with Gaza, news agencies around the world have intensified their focus on this troubled region, decrying the loss of life and calling for a lasting ceasefire, which finally seems to be holding.

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High Tide: Controversial Study Finds Evidence of Street Drug in British Drinking Water

A recent study has found traces of cocaine in the public drinking water supply. Present in its metabolised form, benzoylecgonine, the street drug was discovered in samples analysed by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI), a section of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), as part of an assessment of pharmaceutical contamination.

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