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  • Lead Contamination in Schools’ Drinking Water Worse Than Previously Thought

    Soundbite Services BOSTON — As schools begin summer break, environmental groups are urging public officials to take swift action to “get the lead out” of drinking water in schools. A new interactive map by Environment America and U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) shows lead contamination in the tap water...
  • VOTE NO… DELTA TWIN TUNNEL AQUEDUCT HAS ALTERNATIVES NOT CONSIDERED

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board needs to continue to support its original decision not to support the proposed twin tunnel project which will divert water southward towards Los Angeles, CA. It is time to get beyond ‘diversion’ projects which began with taking all...
  • One source of water waste is running it to change from cold to hot. Any thoughts on how to deal with this?

    Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer EarthTalk Running the water to wait for it to get hot is a huge waste of water. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading non-profit green group, upwards of 10 percent of all the hot water drawn for showering in a...
  • Advocates Push for Big Federal Investment in Water Infrastructure

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. is drastically underfunding water projects, putting communities at risk for a catastrophic failure, according to a new report from the U.S. Water Alliance. Advocates for better water infrastructure are flooding Washington, so to speak, for Water Week 2017. The...
  • Time to save water!

    About Basic Water Resource Management

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Sometime ago I learned that every now and then one must step back and look at everything from the a ‘global perspective’. I also learned everyone(thing) is related in a dynamic equilibrium. As humans, we take for granted the essential water resources will always be...
  • Kids need to drink more water

    How to Get Kids to Drink More Water

    SAN FRANCISCO – A new study offers a simple solution for getting kids to drink more water in schools or child-care settings: Make it more convenient. Researchers from the University of California at San Francisco did an intervention study in 12 middle schools, giving some schools cold-water pitchers and...
  • HIGH LEAD LEVELS IN DRINKING WATER ARE TOXIC

    Especially for developing infants & youth As a chemist, I know that lead, mercury, and arsenic are toxic elements which, when ingested at very low ‘legal’ levels, over time accumulate in one’s body eventually causing nerve damage or physiologic toxicity. I wonder today if our local water districts need...