America has a General Water Crisis and It Goes Well Beyond Flint, Michigan

Written by Geraldine Totesaut, Marketing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | May 5, 2017 As much as we might not like to readily admit it, the sad and hard truth is that a lot of Americans take the country’s supply of drinking water for granted. Many of us do so in terms of tap […]

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Groundwater Contamination due to MTBE

MTBE Contamination in Groundwater: Sources and Behavior By Leigh Horton, staff writer for Save The Water™ | June 12, 2017 Introduction This report synthesizes information about the effects of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) on groundwater and public drinking wells. It is based solely on a literature review of relevant materials from predominantly American organizations […]

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Road Salt Threatens to Salinize North American Freshwater

By Madeline Gressman, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | May 10, 2017 As springtime thaws the country, many are sighing with relief as frost rescinds and flowers begin to bloom. However, as the snow and ice melt away, few realize the lasting impact the winter season will have on the future of neighboring fresh […]

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Researchers Develop Environmentally-Friendly Method of Removing Pharmaceuticals from Water

By Anna Bartels, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | May 5, 2017 The presence of pharmaceutical compounds in water supplies has been well documented for several decades, but the exact threat posed and recommended responses have been debated just as long. The health impact on humans and wildlife remains a concern for many scientists […]

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Washing Clothes May Release Hundreds of Thousands of Microfibers Into Wastewater

Microfibers and microplastics constitute a growing issue in water contamination, and washing clothes may contribute to the problem. By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | March 13, 2017 If there is one thing teenagers seem less than inclined to do, it’s doing the laundry. Akin to washing the dishes or other commonplace […]

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Scientists Develop a Method to Warn of Toxic Algae Blooms Before They Develop

By William Young, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | February 3, 2017 Scientists have found more than one way to determine when a harmful algae bloom will occur. With these advancements, water ecosystems will be even more protected. Algae bloom is a natural process that occurs when an abundance of nutrients enters an area […]

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New Detection Method for Human-Made Chemicals

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 21, 2016 Many Americans generally envision water pollutants as toxic sludge seeping from industrial wastelands, but that is simply not the entire truth. While industrial runoff contributes to the pollution of lake and river ecosystems, much of water pollution lies in aspects we wouldn’t […]

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Pesticides Continue to Threaten the Health of Many

Article Courtesy of Rachael Lallensack | October 17th, 2016 | Wisconsin State Farmer | Published as Educational Material Many areas around the U.S., including the rural town of Stoughton, are suffering from water contamination due to fertilizers and pesticides, the main one being Atrazine. In Wisconsin, it was found at twice the recommended health level, […]

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PFAs: Toxins for 6 Million People

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer at Save the Water™ | October 27th, 2016 A recent study has shown that over six million Americans are using drinking water supplies that contain perilous levels of industrial chemicals, most of which are carcinogenic and can cause a myriad of health problems. What are these high-risk chemicals? They are […]

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Phosphorus Pollution Still Plagues Lake Ecosystems

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer at Save the Water™ | October 20th, 2016 It is challenging to find a reality where phosphorus is not an integral part of our society. It is found in chemistry classrooms, the human body, and the Earth’s atmosphere, but it is most notably found as one of the three core […]

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Reducing Nitrate Contamination of Water with Wood Chips and Bacteria

By Mariah Davidson, Research Project Leader of Save the Water™ | September 13, 2016 Large amounts of water are used to produce crops in the United States. Farms are designed with drainage tiles to remove the excess water from the fields and keep crops from becoming waterlogged. However, when water is drained from the fields, […]

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Nitrogen Removing Biofilters Could be Solution to Preventing Sewage Pollution

By Taylor Schaefer, Writing Project Leader of Save the Water™, August 16, 2016 Long Island, New York has a long history of using septic tanks and cesspool systems for waste removal. Unfortunately, these outdated systems have a high rate of failure and contribute to serious health and environmental issues. A recent study conducted by The […]

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