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Friday Fun: Water Sayings

How often have we heard a water cliche or idiom that made us stop and wonder “what does that mean?” Though there are dozens of different water sayings and hundreds of ways to use them, today we’ll look at five sayings and their most common meanings.   When someone says “a drop in the ocean” […]

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Algal Bloom: A Source Water Threat

One of the more colorful and complicated threats to our water supply is algal bloom. When phosphates are introduced into water systems, higher concentrations cause increased growth of algae and plants. Algae tend to grow very quickly under high nutrient availability, but each alga is short-lived, and the result is a high concentration of dead organic […]

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Surface Water-Lakes: Part 1

The lakes are something which you are unprepared for; they lie up so high, exposed to the light, and the forest is diminished to a fine fringe on their edges, with here and there a blue mountain, like amethyst jewels set around some jewel of the first water, – so anterior, so superior, to all […]

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Water Treatment – Desalination

The history of water treatment in the US has covered a lot of ground. From the use of large-scale filtration to the introduction of chlorine as a viable treatment and disinfection option over one hundred years ago, water treatment has evolved into a diverse field, employing different geographical or treatment techniques. Even now, water treatment […]

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Earth Day 2013

For the last 43 years, April 22nd has been a reminder of the intricacies of the planet we live on, and the delicate balancing of our ecosystem. Water is the most common, the most fundamental and the most necessary resource for life. There are over 326 million cubic miles of water on the earth, which includes […]

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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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