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Storm Water Runoff


What is Storm Water Runoff? Storm water runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, and streets prevent storm water runoff from naturally soaking into the ground. Why is storm water runoff a problem? Storm waterContinue reading

How to Read Your Water Quality Report


From coast to coast, the news has been awash with reports of consumers kicking the bottled water habit and taking back the tap. People are catching onto the industrys marketing con job. They now know that bottled water is an overpriced rip-off thats no moreContinue reading

Watershed Protection


Wondering what all the fuss over watersheds is about? The following presentation introduces the basic concepts of watersheds, how land use changes, neglect, dumping and urbanization negatively impact aquatic systems, and why watershed management is critical for maintaining our valuable water resources. watershed[waw-ter-shed] The areaContinue reading

The Cost of Bottled Water


Is bottled water really this bad? Read the following article…

Urban Legends about Plastic Bottles


In August 2001 Perrier, the world’s leading bottle water company, moved away from the iconic trademark glass bottle, which for almost 100 years has set the design standard in mineral water packaging. The company launched a liter format in PET plastic. PET stands for polyethyleneContinue reading

Bottled water has contaminants, study finds


By JEFF DONN, AP National WriterWed Oct 15, 12:17 AM ET Tests on leading brands of bottled water turned up a variety of contaminants often found in tap water, according to a study released Wednesday by an environmental advocacy group. The findings challenge the popularContinue reading