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 […]
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, […]
Article Courtesy of Lizette Borreli | October 31st, 2016 | Medical Daily | Published as Educational Material In order to maintain new water pipe system, drinking water supply for residents of Flint, Michigan was switched from Lake Huron to Flint River which is highly toxic. Usage of contaminated water for more than a year led […]
Failure to Treat, to Monitor, or to Alert the Publish in Over 5,300 Other Cities for Lead Contamination
Article Courtesy of Jason K. | July 16th, 2016 | Augusta Free Press | Published as Educational Material Flint isn’t the only city that has a dire water pollution problem. There are over 5,300 other water systems around the country that have “either shirked responsibilities to treat their water supplies to reduce lead levels, failed […]
Article Courtesy of Staff of The News | March 27th, 2016 | The News | Published as Educational Material The Lagos State Waste Water Management Office (LSWMO) has begun to put stricter laws concerning the usage of septic tanks. The officials advise residents of Lagos to build these tanks in their area in order to […]
Article courtesy of Vivian Zhong and Renee Robins | May 8th, 2016 | Fair Observer | Shared as educational material. Vivian Zhong, a MIT undergraduate, recently interviewed a researcher at Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS), Renee Robins. The lab funds projects such as the development of a nanosensor for contaminant […]
Article courtesy of Dawa Gyelmo | April 21st, 2016 | thethirdpole.net | Shared as educational material. Phub Dem, a remote village in western Bhutan, is just one of the areas experiencing water shortages. After the continual drying of nearby streams and water sources over the past few decades, water shortages were inevitable, experts say. Because […]
Article courtesy of Isra Saleh el-Namey | May 10th, 2016 | The Electronic Intifada | Shared as educational material Gaza has been experiencing rather serious water crises as of late, mainly due to numerous power cuts. And as summer is approaching, the region’s water scarcity crisis threatens to get worse because of successive Israeli military […]
Closer to home, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently completed a water resources study that warns one of the state’s strengths, its water supplies, could become a challenge without proper planning and management
With more than 6,000 lakes and ponds and roughly 32,000 miles of streams and rivers, Maine is a water rich state, but aging infrastructure and development pressures have had a negative impact on some of that valuable water resource.
The WASH sector has struggled with the same failure issues for decades. Do we need a different way to learn and adapt?