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Farmers aim to reduce nutrient runoff in U.S. waterways - WaterWorld

Posted by alvi 287 days ago in Water Quality from http://www.waterworld.com

In light of increased runoff of agricultural fertilizers into streams, rivers and watersheds, farmers across the United States are adopting more environmentally sound crop production methods and technologies that address this problem. ... Read More

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BBC News - Microplastics 'pose toxic threat to marine biodiversity'

Posted by alvi 287 days ago in Water Quality from http://www.bbc.co.uk

Tiny particles of waste plastic that are ingested by shoreline "eco-engineer" worms may be negatively affecting biodiversity, a study says. So-called microplastics may be able to transfer toxic pollutants and chemicals into the guts of lugworms, reducing the animals' functions. An estimated 150 million tonnes vanishes from the global waste-stream each year. It was the first study of its kind. ... Read More

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City of Houston water sources

Posted by AHamed 292 days ago in Water Quality from http://documents.publicworks.houstontx.gov

Sources of drinking water include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals, and in some cases, radioactive materials, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animal or human activity.
In 2008 Houston received 82 percent of its treated drinking wat ... Read More

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Houston ranks #95 out of 100 in big city water rankings - Houston Tomorrow

Posted by AHamed 292 days ago in Water Quality from http://www.houstontomorrow.org

The City of Houston Public Works Drinking Water Operations, which serves 2,700,000 people, ranked #95 out of 100 on a Big City Water Ratings list formulated by the Environmental Working Group, although Houston’s drinking water, “continues to meet or exceed all Federal and State standards for safe drinking water,” according to the annual Water Quality Report (pdf).

The group’s data, the focus o ... Read More

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A Thanksgiving tradition: a great feast — and pipes clogged with used cooking grease - The Washington Post

Posted by AHamed 292 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.washingtonpost.com

During the holiday, kitchen pipes are stuffed with more grease, food and fats than any time of the year. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is a yearly bonanza for retailers — and plumbers.

“When you work for Roto-Rooter, everybody knows you don’t get the day off,” said Paul Abrams, spokesman for the Roto-Rooter plumbing company. “It’s the one day you don’t ask off. Black Friday, it’s a ... Read More

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Water Canada | Ecojustice Releases Great Lakes Basin Pollution Report - Water Canada

Posted by wang 292 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://watercanada.net

Canadian communities are being given Report Cards for the amount of pollution they dump into the Great Lakes.
Finally our society is taking steps into reducing the large amounts of pollution being dumped into our great lakes which contain over 20 percent of the worlds fresh surface water supply.
Great lakes also provide drinking water for 3 out of 4 Ontarians. ... Read More

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Hydrochemical characterization of groundwater in wadi Sayyah, Western Saudi Arabia

Posted by Kondwani 293 days ago in Hydrogeology from http://download.springer.com

Groundwater is an essential and vital component of our life support system where it is used for drinking, irrigation, and industrial purposes. Wadi Sayyah is one of the most important wadis in the western part of Saudi Arabia to the northeast of Jeddah city. A total of 42 groundwater samples are collected from hand dug wells in this area and they are analyzed for various physical and chemical par ... Read More

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Thermonuclear Power Water Reporting Brought Back By USGS - Science News - redOrbit

Posted by AHamed 293 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.redorbit.com

The US Geological Survey (USGS) announced on Monday that it will resume reporting on the amount of water consumed in the production of thermonuclear power to allow water resource managers a chance to evaluate the influence of this type of use on the overall water budget of a watershed.

The use of heat and water budgets to estimate water consumption at individual thermoelectric plants provides ... Read More

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