Council Adopts New Water Use Policy for Winter Months

The Kingsburg City Council new water use policies for the winter month will attempt to strike a balance between equity while still meeting state-required water conservation rates. The new policy starts in November and allows for a range of fees and percentage of highest users that would be fined if the city as a whole does not meet its goals.

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Gippsland Water Table Could be Hit Hard by Coal Seam Gas

The development of coal seam gas could lower the water table in Gippsland by more than 15 metres, creating potential problems for farmers and the environment, state government water studies have found.

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Water, Water… Where?

Years ago, Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote a long poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The mariner and disgruntled crew were caught on a ship in the middle of the doldrums with no wind in the sails, as the mariner spoke these famous words: Water, water everywhere and all the boards do shrink; water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. Though they were parched with thirst and surrounded by water; it would be death to drink the ocean water.

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Tributaries Dying a Slow Death As Well

At present, the Ganga is choking with corpses and sewage, the Saraswati has long vanished from its course, and the Godavari’s course is slowly changing irrevocably, thanks to the concreting of its banks, and its tributaries are seemingly dying a slow death. And these rivers are the sites of one of the largest religious congregations in the world.

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Seiverights Says St Thomas Water Crisis Worsening

In a release Monday, Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for St Thomas Eastern, Delano Seiveright said that he was calling on the ministries of local government and community development and water, land, environment and climate change.

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Converting Stormwater from a Nuisance to a Resource

A decision support tool is one of the latest developments for the management and use of stormwater and the improvement of energy efficiency in the urban water cycle. The software has been developed within the EU-MED Programme project E²STORMED, led by the Universitat Politècnica de València, and applied in six Mediterranean cities.

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Florida’s Mid-Term Election will Determine Prospective Treatment of Water Supply

As Florida residents drive past dozens of lawn signs and bumper stickers, “Say yes to one” has caught some attention. As the November elections rapidly approach in the state, water conservation has landed at the top spot on the ballot. The Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment obtained the number one spot on the ballot for this years’ mid-term elections. If passed, the Land Acquisitions Trust Fund would be required to restore and maintain wetlands including the Everglades, forests, drinking water sources, beaches, rivers and lakes.

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Using Composting Toilets to Save Water and Add Sustainability to Your Homestead

Older toilets use as much as five to seven gallons-per-flush (GPF) of water. Although newer toilets cannot use more than 1.6 GPF, and high-efficiency-toilets use 1.28 GPF, that’s still a lot of drinkable water going down the drain. Compost toilets use zero water because there is no flushing. I discuss below what happens to the waste.

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Electrodialysis Identified as Potential Way to Remove Salt from Fracking Waste Water

A research team led by MIT that has found an economical way of removing salt from fracking waste water that promises to not only reduce pollution, but conserve water as well.

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Protecting Quinte-Area Drinking Water Ontario Supports Actions to Safeguard Drinking Water

Ontario has approved the Quinte Source Protection Plan to strengthen local source-to-tap drinking water protection.

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‘Good results in SABMiller-ICRISAT Andhra water management project’.

Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) A joint project by SABMiller India, Indian arm of brewer SABMiller, and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to improve rural livelihoods through integrated water resource management in four villages of Andhra Pradesh is yielding good results, the company said.

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New tech said to clean up fracking water.

A new water desalination technology may prove a savior for the oil and natural gas industries confronting growing concerns about the wastewater that flows to the surface in the months and years after a well is fracked.

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