I don't know where their annual report comes from, but I don' t think it's right. I've tested 20ppm from multiple sources in town and have water from other towns to test my tests.
Is there anything I can do about it? Who can I complain to?
sidenote - it's really difficult keeping algae down in a fish tank where the water going in has a nitrate level where it's supposed to be changed out at
The US have abundant source of water, and household water accounts little compared to irrigation and electricity generating. So how does my saving household water like take less bath or better toilet will help with water around the world. It’s not like the water I saved will get transported to Africa anyway. So yeah, I have been wondering
Tap water here in high altitude in the Rockies has always tasted clean, I actually prefer than bottled. In the winter it smells of bleach but doesn't taste unusual. Any ideas or answers, and TIA.
I have been consuming RO water for 10+ years with no apparent health consequences. TDS is typically 1-3 ppm. While water has always been a topic of interest for me only recently have I began to question the necessity of remineralization of my RO water. A short time ago I added a calcium carbonate stage to my filtration system. Other then subtle flavor changes I did notice that my daily water consumption has decreased. I would previously drink a minimum of 64 oz and some days up to 128 oz of water a day. Now it’s hovering at about 32 oz daily.
Does anyone have any hard scientific sources that study pH, water hardness and health? I’ve read a ton of dogmatic BS that mineral less and acidic water could kill you which I know isn’t true since I’ve been consuming it for 10+ years. The only complaint I have is frequent urination but I always attributed it to the large volume intake.
They do add chlorine to sanitize the water. Not the tastiest, but I'd buy soap or food or something first. Also, why tf are people wiping out toilet paper? I had to make sure to buy extra because people are clearing the store out, so I don't run out. I don't know what the purpose of stockpiling either of these things are, but it's annoying. It reminds me of the "gas scare" here in San Antonio right after that hurricane hit Houston. I wasn't worried, but when everyone else got worried, I was forced to find gas just because everyone was freaked out, no stations had gas, and I was running on almost empty thinking everyone was dumb. Drove a few miles out of the city, surprise! No gas shortage. I went to pick up a friend from the Houston airport a few days later. All the stations I saw there had gas, no one was freaked out.
I currently go to a SUNY school that has just made the bulk of its thousands of students return home due to the area facing a water contamination crises. There is a lot of speculation as to what’s happening but the current belief is that oil, specifically petroleum, from a pipe infiltrated the water system. Due to how poorly the area handled this situation, I no longer trust them to be truthful about how safe the water is. When I return, what are some helpful tips to keep my friends and I safe?
Me and my friend are doing a campaign poster on why adhesion is the most important (yes I know there all important) I was wondering if I could get some things for it. If you need more info just ask.
President Trump’s EPA just restricted the bodies of water that the federal government can regulate to: the territorial seas and traditional navigable waters, Perennial and intermittent tributaries to those waters, Certain lakes, ponds, and impoundments, and Wetlands adjacent to jurisdictional waters. This unfortunately means that the federal government is no longer enforcing laws over many other waters, including groundwater, wetlands that are not adjacent to large bodies of water, some seasonal streams that flow for only a portion of the year, and “ephemeral” streams that only flow after rainstorms. Here’s what the means!
We have a GE fridge, and we drink lots of water...so much so that the reset light went on after just under four months. The OEM filter on Amazon is about $50, while others are closer to about $6. I know there could be some major differences as far as what is actually filtered (lead, medication, etc). And some off-brand filters likely have 0 actual testing and certification in the US and other countries with specific standards. But, realistically, is the GE one really better than any others, or are they selling their name mostly? Any other comparable filters at a better price?
Im thirsty as heck rn but its midnight and I don’t wanna wake everyone up
We use water from plastic bottles for boiling and we noticed it is not super clean after boiling. I don't remember such problem when we used regular tap water. The kittle is relatively new and I already cleaned it couple of times, so I guess the problem is with water.
What can it be?
I'm very ignorant about the situation, and how this all works, so I figured I should ask.
The Chilean Government is putting the production of Avocados before their people when it comes to the distribution of water
We need to spread awareness about this!!
81% of the country’s water is used for agriculture, 9% goes to the mining sector, and the citizens are left fighting over the remaining 10%.
In the region of Petorca where the avocados grow the villagers in Petorca are allotted 50 litres of water a day per household. In Canadian terms, 50 litres of water equates to a 5 minute shower and one flush of the toilet. The water comes dirty and often smells of chlorine.
In order to keep up with the fruits intensive water needs, villagers say that the region’s growers are installing illegal pipes and wells, diverting water from rivers and causing them to dry up. The growers are incurring minimal fines and... keep reading on reddit ➡
Do these actually exist somewhere? They must...right?
It couldn't be that difficult to run some extra piping to account for at least a second shower head.
I can't be the only one who spins in the shower to feel the warmth?
Edit: FIRST Platinum Award! Didn't think this would blow up, but really glad I'm not alone.
When I posted this I didn't consider the conservation aspect. I'd be Willing to totally take shorter showers to make up for the steady stream of warmth all over!
Edit2: I did try posting this in r/showerthoughts first, but their rule #4 prohibits posts about literal showers. Stupid, but it worked out, because I found this sub instead.
We’ve asked 13 experts, from varying backgrounds in the NGO, governmental, academic, and private sectors, this question:
In your opinion, what are the main contributing factors to our current global water crisis and what actions do you believe are most crucial in mitigating it as best as humanly possible?
A common thread surrounding the ideas of demand management, culture and policy change, and improved infrastructure seem to be prevalent. With members from the World Bank, Circle of Blue, and universities worldwide, this article documents their candid thoughts and opinions on this very important subject.
Thank you for your interest and you can read the full article here: https://worldwaterreserve.com/water-crisis/water-scarcity-experts/
Greetings all. I am a graduate student who is now "that guy" in his lab after going through a couple of GIS courses with a question geared toward those of you out there in the realm of natural resources related data-can anyone think of a more robust public dataset of water quality information than the USGS National Water Information System (available at www.waterqualitydata.us )?
I had made a map of some interpolated water quality values for my handlers which was presented at a conference, and the only feedback I got was that the NWIS data I used are only a subset of a larger dataset. Just curious if anyone had heard of such a thing or if indeed this person was mistaken!