Category: Water in the News

Rio Grande Sewage Discharge: The Dangers of Sewage in Drinking Water Every time we flush our toilets or wash something down the sink, we create sewage. Usually, this waste is whisked away to a facility where it is treated to remove everything from feces and urine to scum and debris. But for some people living […]

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Americans Exposed to 5,000 Times the Safe Level of BPA, Study Finds Depending on where you live or work, you’re likely exposed to many plastic products every day. This might not seem like a bad thing since plastic is used to manufacture hundreds of consumer products. But as you’ll discover shortly, this precious material has […]

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Why Some States May Get Less Funds for Lead Pipe Removal & The Possible Impact on City Water America’s water infrastructure is in terrible shape. The two million miles of underground pipes responsible for supplying clean drinking water to Americans are rapidly deteriorating, exposing millions to dangerous levels of lead. But after years of neglect, […]

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Big Cities, Big Problems: Water Contamination in Urban Areas Living in a big city or other urban areas can be a worthwhile experience. They usually offer more quality job opportunities, dining options, sources of entertainment, and lots more. But as more people flock to these metro regions, precious resources, such as clean drinking water, become […]

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What EPA’s New PFAS Plan Could Mean for America’s Drinking Water They say every cloud has a silver lining, but so does one of America’s most widespread water contamination problems. Amid dwindling hope and growing concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new strategic road map to combat a group of highly toxic “forever […]

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The Infrastructure Bill and What It Could Mean for City Water It’s no secret that America’s water infrastructure is falling apart, and with this article we’ll only be discussing the water side of the bill (this is not a political post). Our nation’s drinking water systems and wastewater treatment facilities are nearing the end of […]

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Texas Water Crisis: Keeping Your Drinking Water Safe During a Winter Storm Clean drinking water is a crucial part of our health and well being. But regrettably, it’s something many of us take for granted. The ongoing Texas water crisis demonstrates how important it is for us to adequately prepare for the likelihood of similar […]

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Pharmaceutical Drugs Found in America’s Tap Water: Should You Be Concerned? Pharmaceuticals. They help prevent, cure, and alleviate various diseases and ailments, saving millions of lives and helping people recover. But little did we know that tiny doses of these life-saving compounds would be another set of contaminants polluting our nation’s drinking water? As you […]

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Why Springwell’s FutureSoft Water Softener Makes Sense in California California is known for its gorgeous weather year-round, beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, and regrettably, its many experiences with drought and hard water problems in some regions. For years, many homeowners have relied on conventional salt-based water softeners to combat the devastating effects of ‘hard’ water. However, […]

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EPA’s New PFAS Rule Lacks Details About Drinking Water If there’s anything we learned from the Dark Waters movie, it’s that PFAS chemicals can be toxic to our health. And usually, there’s an increased risk for people who live or work close to military bases, industrial and manufacturing sites, airports, and other areas where PFAS […]

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