With Day Zero Looming, Cape Town Searches for Solutions

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’re well aware that Cape Town is facing an absolute national disaster. The metro area, which is home to about four million people, is facing a drought so severe that “Day Zero” is looming: a day when there will be no fresh water left. Several weeks ago, Day Zero was going to occur in April, but now with strict water-saving measures, it’s been pushed back to June 4th, 2018. As ...

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WaterStart: Bringing Water Technologies to the Desert

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When you think of Las Vegas, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? A water oasis? Probably not. In the middle of the Nevada desert, Las Vegas stands out with bright lights, huge buildings, and hot black pavement. While most of the hotels have at least one pool, Vegas is not a wet region, in any way. But how you think about Las Vegas is about to change due a startup incubator known as WaterStart.

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Water Infrastructure: Imagine a Day Without Water

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Today is Imagine a Day Without Water. For many Puerto Ricans right now, that’s not so hard to imagine. Water infrastructure is one of those out-of-sight out-of-mind things. Even when you’re pouring a pot of water from the tap to boil pasta, water isn’t what most people think about.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Over the past several years though, the US has had several Stop and Think moments when it comes to water. From Flint, Michigan’s lead-laden ...

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Time to Disinfect a Well for Clean Drinking Water!

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Having a well for a residence isn’t difficult to maintain, particularly in instances that the ground water is shallow and doesn’t need a ton of maintenance. I’ve lived off well-water for almost 3 years now, and aside from changing the filters and checking the water softener monthly, we don’t do much for it. The best part? We never receive a bill from the city to pay for water usage! However, it’s time to disinfect the well. If you ...

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The Clean Water Rule: Repeal or Revise

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In February, the Trump administration issued an executive order to review the Clean Water Rule of 2015. The Clean Water Rule, also called “Waters of the United States,” regulates which bodies of water are Federally protected. These protected bodies of water are used for any variety of reasons: drinking, farming, industry, and recreation.

The initial purpose of the Clean Water Rule

The aim of the Clean Water Rule was to save time and reduce costs and confusion in regards to projects, ...

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