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2014-05-23 08:22:01

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After the rains and flooding that early spring weather brought to many parts of the U.S., now is the best time for water well owners to perform annual maintenance on their water wells and septic systems, according to the wellcare® Well Owners Network, a free resource for water well maintenance, testing and education made available through the Water Systems Council. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140522/90720 The wellcare®...

2009-09-16 10:52:09

Levels of chloride, a component of salt, are elevated in many urban streams and groundwater across the northern U.S., according to a new government study. Chloride levels above the recommended federal criteria set to protect aquatic life were found in more than 40 percent of urban streams tested.  The study was released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).  Elevated chloride can inhibit plant growth, impair reproduction, and reduce the diversity of organisms in streams. The...

2008-07-11 15:00:00

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 11--As supporters of a real estate developer strove to demonstrate the company's nature-loving motives, opponents of a vast subdivision proposed for northern Allen County found themselves arguing that failing septic systems aren't as great a threat as claimed. The Allen County Plan Commission on Thursday conducted a second public hearing on the Canyon Cliffs subdivision that would be built at Coldwater and Chapman roads along Cedar...

2008-07-02 03:00:15

By Mark Millican, The Daily Citizen, Dalton, Ga. Jul. 2--CHATSWORTH -- Concerns about septic systems, clean water and the Conasauga River took top billing at Tuesday's public meeting held by Murray County sole commissioner Jim Welch. Frank Sagona, watershed director for the Conasauga River Alliance, gave a report on a Clean Water Act project currently under way in the county. The septic system repair project is using $355,000 in federal funds from the Environmental Protection Agency,...

2007-03-12 09:00:23

By Jennifer Smith, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Mar. 12--Second of two parts When the waters of the Forge River turned cloudy and rank, and the fish began to die, many Mastic residents figured sewage was to blame. In a way, they were right. But the pollution suffocating the troubled waterway didn't come from a broken sewer main, or the tanker trunk of an unscrupulous pump man dumping effluent on the sly. Instead, researchers and health officials unraveling this environmental...

2006-08-15 10:38:56

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Septic systems may not remove natural hormone-disrupting chemicals -- like estrogen excreted in women's urine -- from wastewater before it gets into groundwater, which feeds many drinking water supplies, according to tests conducted in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In Cape Cod, more than 85 percent of residential and commercial properties use septic systems. In a telephone interview, Dr. Chris Swartz said: "We did find both natural estrogen...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.