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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New Potential Cancer Link to Nitrate in Water Demands a Closer Look

By Anam Chohan, Researcher and Writer for Save The Water™ | July 10, 2019 New Findings  A ‘first of its kind’ study published in June 2019 by the U.S. based non-profit, Environmental Working Group, has analyzed nitrate exposure from drinking water across the United States between 2010 and 2017.1 The study, which was published in […]

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What Phosphate Mining Spills Do to Drinking Water

By Stephen Venneman, Staff Writer for Save The Water™  May 21, 2019 Although phosphate mining’s industry leaks from massive, radioactive waste threaten to pollute the Floridian Aquifer, the aquifer is one of the most productive in the world. In fact, the Floridian Aquifer provides drinking water throughout Florida as well as parts of Alabama, Georgia, […]

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Uranium Contaminated Water in the United States: Ordinary Men, Women, and Children’s Kryptonite?

Written by Anna Bartels, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | February 6th, 2018 Uranium is a naturally occurring, radioactive element. This element is often found in nature and can be mined and processed into a metal.1 The processed metal has played a major role in military weapons programs and power generation. But today its […]

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Aging, Aging, Everywhere, But What Will We Drink?

Written by April Day, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | October 10th, 2017 Introduction: Leaks, Leaks & More Leaks Aging infrastructure plagues many of America’s water systems, Miami-Dade is no different. On June 20, 2017, “more than 700,000 gallons of raw sewage — poop and wastewater — spilled from a 63-inch pipe.”1 The no-swim […]

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Trichloropropane (TCP)

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | August 5, 2016 History of Trichloropropane In the 1940s, there were numerous agricultural divisions that sold products to farmers in hopes of getting a profit. Two of these agricultural divisions, Dow Chemical and Shell, had begun to sell two soil fumigants (under the product name of […]

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Cactus “Guts” Clean Water

A joint Yale University and University of Virginia study published in 2008 concluded that the Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia spp.) contains special properties that allow the plant to naturally filter out certain water contaminants (Miller et al., 2008). Dr. Norma Alcantar and her team at the University of South Florida have also studied this relationship and found similar results.

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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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Montreal Approves Plan to Dump Sewage into St. Lawrence River

On November 8th, the Liberal minister of environment, Catherine McKenna, approved Montreal’s plan to dump 8 billion liters of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River.

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Road Salt Effects Ecosystem and Population Health

A study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene found that chloride concentrations exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water-quality criteria at 55 percent and 25 percent of the 168 monitoring locations in northern metropolitan areas from November to April.

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What We Think We Know about Water

March 22nd, 2015 — this year’s World Water Day — make this the day that we begin to think differently.

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