But it’s the septic tanks themselves that could be the party pooper of their own celebration. Septic systems are a significant cause of water contamination in Michigan waterways, experts say.
In 1988, nitrate in Figge’s well at his home outside Hastings registered below 1 milligram per liter, but by 2013, it had spiked to 10 milligrams per liter, a level considered unsafe by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Over the past year the city has been urging residents to conserve as much water as possible. Restrictions were lifted because the city believes our outstanding conservation efforts could be one of the reasons behind the low chlorine levels. The city says during the summer months chlorine levels tend to drop off because of the heat.
Water is a vital resource in central Wisconsin: Humans need it, much of the economy depends on it and the environment would be barren without it. That’s irrefutable. In an effort to find common ground, Wood and Portage counties are participating in Protect Your Groundwater Day the week of Sept. 7, a national initiative to get citizens thinking about the water they use.
Mansfield’s Water Utilities Director Joe Smolinski knows the city’s water is good and now his department has some recognition. The South Central Membrane Association named the City of Mansfield first runner-up in Best Tasting Water this year.
Water pollution has been a historical and stubborn problem in the water resource management. Several water pollution accidents continually occurred all over the world, threatening the safety of industry, agriculture and drinking water for resident’s life.
Keeping contaminants out of the Dan River in North Carolina — while being ready to quickly treat any that might appear — was the goal of an exhaustive study recently completed for the Danville Utilities water plant.
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Two years ago in September the Global Water Center celebrated its grand opening, and since then the facility has attracted new businesses, corporations and startups, not to mention a handful of universities too — all of them with the same focus: water technology.
Regional water utilities in California had to call on backup water supply plans after a major water pipeline burst in San Bruno late last month, spilling millions of gallons of water. The pipeline, known as San Andreas Pipeline No. 2, is part of the Hetch Hetchy Water System and serves three Peninsula water agencies.
The Zimba batch chlorinator, one of the inventions recently recognized in the Innovation Countdown 2030 compiled by public health and innovation nonprofit PATH, could provide developing countries with clean water in a package smaller than a bedside nightstand.
Karen and Scott Reynolds, both dog trainers, started their business in 2009 in Lansing. Scott Reynolds also worked as an environmental scientist at the time, and often was tasked with tedious, time-consuming storm water testing for bacteria such as E. coli, which is derived from human waste and can seriously sicken people when they contact or drink it at certain concentrations. It was Scott’s boss who suggested they train a dog to sniff out human waste in rivers, streams or other water, Karen Reynolds said.