Jun 26

Nitrates in Rural Wells

If well water is contaminated by fertilizer runoff, septic discharges, or animal waste, it could put babies at risk. Consider this: Nitrate is a natural chemical compound present in almost all water, but high levels in fertilizer runoff, septic discharges, or animal waste can leach into groundwater. If it gets into drinking water, it puts infants …

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Jun 25

Is Your Toilet Running?

Then you’d better catch it! Because a leaky lav could waste hundreds of gallons of water a year. Listen up: Would you purposefully flush hundreds of gallons of unused water straight down the drain each day? Probably not—but if you have a leaky toilet, you could be wasting that much without knowing it. Karen Wirth …

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Jun 24

The Rain Barrel Barrels Back

The humble rain barrel is an easy-does-it way to save water and money. Listen up:  Most old technologies fade into obscurity, but the classic rain barrel is making a splashy comeback. Why? Because it’s an old-fashioned idea that still works. The barrel collects the water that usually pours down your gutters and often into storm drains. …

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Jun 21

Healthy Streams for Healthy Herds

When farmers improve the health of streams on their land, it also improves the health of their herds. Listen up: Farm-lovers gather round, this one’s for you. Manure and fertilizer runoff from farms is a significant source of water pollution. But did you know that runoff can harm the health of the herd, too? “Water …

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Jun 20

Tips for Little Water Conservationists

Teaching kiddos to save water is easy as ABC, with these simple ideas. Listen up: Hear the pitter patter of little feet around your home? If so, you can teach your children how to keep their water footprints small—even as they grow in size! The key is to make water conservation fun and simple. Here …

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