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Water Fact Friday

Continuing the theme from last week, here are a few more facts about water and water history. Enjoy!   The New England Water Works Association held it’s first meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 19th, 1882. For the last 131 years, the NEWWA has worked to advance the knowledge, science, government awareness, public trust, and environmental […]

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Central Arizona Project – Part 3

For our final post in this series, let’s take a look at Lake Havasu. Lake Havasu is a reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River on the border between California and Arizona, and has a capacity of 648,000 acre-ft (211 billion gallons of water). Parker Dam was constructed by the US Bureau of Reclamation […]

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Surface Water-US Rivers

Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go. ~Blaise Pascal   In last week’s post on rivers and canals, we primarily focused on the commercially navigable rivers and canals in the US, and a few commercial or industrial uses for unnavigable waters.   Fortunately for the United States, rivers […]

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Water to Energy

Water has uses beyond just the normal domestic, industrial and agricultural uses. Water is also used to produce energy, and new developments are made every day. One of these new developments is Enhanced Geothermal Systems. Present geothermal power generation comes from hydrothermal reservoirs, and is somewhat limited in geographic application to specific ideal places in […]

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Drinking Water Supply – What affects our water?

The recent oil pipeline spill in Mayflower, Arkansas last month had residents worried about their drinking water quality. And rightly so. Oil spills are just one of many threats to public health and safety, and the public water supply. However, thankfully, Mayflower’s water supply has been given a clean bill of health by the Arkansas Department […]

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Five Fun Water Facts for Friday

We hope you enjoy a few facts about water and treatment history!   The first municipal water filtration works opened in Paisley, Scotland in 1832. The first United States water plant with filters was built in 1872 in Poughkeepsie, New York.   The average person in the United States uses 80 to 100 gallons of […]

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Central Arizona Project – Part 2

In our last post on the Central Arizona Project, we covered the general construction of this 336-mile-long project, spanning over 20 years and 3.6 billion dollars. Today, we’ll take a look at two dams associated with the CAP; the New Waddell Dam, and the Theodore Roosevelt Dam.   Construction on the New Waddell Dam began in […]

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Surface Water-US Rivers and Canals

Today let’s look at two different types of surface waters in the United States. When you think about it, there are many different types of surface water, and many different ways they can be used. For now, let’s focus on rivers and canals.   The United States has more than 250,000 rivers, which translates to […]

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