Water in the News!

Safe drinking water is a concern that everyone shares. Events like those of Walkerton, ON and Flint, MI demonstrate the liabilities that we all face in accessing and consuming our drinking water.

Did you know that 14% of US residents get their primary water from private wells that are not subject to the Safe Drinking Water Act?

Did you know that 20% of wells tested in Virginia demonstrated higher than acceptable limits of lead (Pb)? 

The unfortunate thing is that for distributed systems, the decisions on process and due care are in the hands of people who decide whether the water that you're consuming is safe or not. In the end, those people are liable to some degree; But how does that help your child if they've been exposed to high levels of toxins which can cause everything from mild or serious illness to severe learning disabilities?

If you are on a private well or surface water supply, the liability is all yours. Learn what others have experienced and what you can do to protect your family and yourself.

CBC News

Bryan Eneas

Dec. 5, 2018

Regina, Moose Jaw residents asked to limit water use after outages at water treatment plant

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/buffalo-pound-water-treatment-plant-experiences-temporary-outages-due-power-issues-1.4933576

ScienceDaily 

Nov. 28, 2018

Source:
University of Arizona

US groundwater in peril: Potable supply less than thought

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181128141856.htm

Science News

Laurel Hamers

FeatureArticle. Vol 194, No. 10, Nov 24, 2018

Engineers are plugging holes in drinking water treatment

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/engineering-clean-drinking-water-treatment-pollution

 

Peace Arch News

White Rock, BC, ALEX BROWNE
Aug. 27, 2018 3:15 p.m.

    White Rock water information session indicated concerns, anger

    https://www.peacearchnews.com/news/white-rock-water-information-session-indicated-concerns-anger/

    iwaponline.com

    Kelsey J. Pieper Leigh-Anne H. Krometis Daniel L. Gallagher Brian L. Benham Marc Edwards

    J Water Health (2015) 13 (3): 897-908.

    Incidence of waterborne lead in private drinking water systems in Virginia

    https://iwaponline.com/jwh/article/13/3/897/28428/Incidence-of-waterborne-lead-in-private-drinking