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2011-08-31 07:00:00

The World's Largest Pressurized MIEX® System is fully operational at Ocean Shores Water Treatment Plant in Washington. Funded by $6 million provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the cityâs Shallow Aquifer Water Treatment Plant is now online. Ocean Shores, WA (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 This summer, the City of Ocean Shores, Washington has had more to celebrate than its annual summer kite festivals. The city finally has the new water treatment plant it...

2011-08-10 18:04:00

New Educational Water Conservation Animation Makes Saving Water Fun LAKEWOOD, Calif., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD), the groundwater management agency for south Los Angeles County, announced today the launch of its new animated Squirt educational water conservation series. www.wrd.org/safe (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO ) Squirt is the latest WRD water hero to aid in the District's groundwater protection...

2011-08-05 14:27:00

Below-Normal Rainfall Leads to Water Deficits HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today issued a drought warning for four Pennsylvania counties and a drought watch for 40 counties. "With the hot, dry summer, our statewide monitoring network indicates a need to take this first step, which is aimed at alerting the public and water suppliers that it makes sense to take some voluntary common sense steps to conserve," DEP...

2011-07-07 19:18:16

In a typical year, California gets about 30 percent of its water from groundwater wells. Yet when it comes to managing this precious resource, the state of California relies on a mixed bag of more than 2,000 local water agencies with varying degrees of authority. Critics say that this decentralized system leaves the state vulnerable to overdraft, which occurs when water is pumped out faster than replacement water is absorbed. But according to a new report published by Stanford University's...

2011-06-30 19:52:00

Continuing Education Units Credited by the State Department of Public Health LAKEWOOD, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD) today hosted its 7th Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop, featuring water quality experts from WRD and other agencies speaking on various topics of interest to engineers, water system operators and others who manage or operate public water systems. With about 100 participants from throughout WRD's service area, the...

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2011-06-25 06:20:00

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday it would examine claims that water wells in five states have been contaminated because of natural gas drilling, reports the Dallas Morning News. The sites make up one of seven cases included in a study of hydraulic fracturing's impact on drinking water.  The fracturing fluids in these types of gas wells are mostly water and sand mixed with chemicals.  They are injected underground to fracture rock containing natural gas....

2011-06-22 16:46:57

Computer algorithms might be useful in identifying sources of groundwater pollution, according to researchers in Australia and India. Writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management they explain how notoriously difficult it is to trace such pollution. Groundwater is a major and economical source of drinking water for both urban and rural areas. Although groundwater represents a small percentage of the total water distribution across the globe, it is the largest...


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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

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