Gas, Water, and Oil
Nov26

Gas, Water, and Oil

Here are some friendly suggestions for car and other vehicle enthusiasts who regularly perform maintenance at home: It may seem cynical to the grass, but washing your car or boat on the lawn or other surface other than the driveway can minimize the amount of dirty, soapy water that could flow into the storm drain and eventually into the local waterbody. Check cars, boats, motorcycles, and other machinery and equipment for leaks and...

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Water Tips for Your Lawn and Garden
Nov24

Water Tips for Your Lawn and Garden

What goes up must come down, and the water used outside your home is no exception as it will find its way into a storm drain or wash away into the local waterbody. Here’s a small list of tips: All Things in Moderation: Using pesticides and other chemical treatments in the recommended amounts for example, and especially not if the forecast calls for rain. This also applies when watering the lawn; to prevent runoff into the storm...

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Lead Contamination in Drinking Water
Nov20

Lead Contamination in Drinking Water

Lead is a metal commonly used in household plumbing materials, water lines, and paint. While it is also naturally occurring, most people are exposed to some type of lead exposure due to swallowing (water) or breathing it in (paint chips and dust). It’s rarely found in source water, but it gets into tap water as materials corrode over time with lead pipe solder being the usual case, followed by brass or chrome-plated faucets and...

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Disinfecting Your Water
Nov17

Disinfecting Your Water

For someone who drinks regularly from tap, the last thing anyone wants is for that readily available source to make them sick. Boiling water is always the first recommendation during an emergency as it will absolutely destroy bacteria and microorganisms, but it uses a lot of energy, time, and changes the taste of water. And while most people think of chlorine use in swimming pools, it is often used as a disinfectant in water systems...

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A Simple Fun and Silly Straw Can Help The Kids Drink Water!
Nov13

A Simple Fun and Silly Straw Can Help The Kids Drink Water!

These days our culture is blanketed with a multitude of marketing strategies for every product you can imagine. Food and Beverages are no exception making choosing healthy often challenging. With a seemingly unending amount of choices when it comes to beverages for our kids, how do we get them to drink what is obviously the healthiest drink of all… clean and pure water. Water may be the healthiest way to quench the┬áthirst of...

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