The Weekly Water Top Ten – September 16

The Quench Weekly Water Top 10 recaps the week’s top stories on drinking water issues. Come back each week for the latest news!

blog space The Weekly Water Top Ten   September 16

  • Drinking In The Rain – Check out this revolutionary new piece of clothing that gathers rainwater and converts it into drinking water!

 

  • Bottled Water Bans Continue To Create Controversy - As more colleges and universities ban the sale of bottled water some are concerned over their limited freedom of choice.

 

  • Department Of Environmental Conservation Looks To Double Its Workforce - The department put out a five-year plan to double its workforce in order to regulate and oversee more high-volume hydraulic fracking operations.

 

  • Drinking Water Lessens The Risk Of Diabetes – New studies from Harvard University show that swapping water for sugary soda drinks can cut the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by seven percent.

 

  • Washing Cars To Wash Away Thirst - Car washes and rotary clubs nationwide team up to provide five million days’ worth of drinking water by the end of the year.

 

  • Drought-Ridden Texas Takes Another Hit - Low water pressure following a break in the main causes the town of Gatesville to run completely dry.

 

  • Government Still Clueless About Pharmaceutical Contaminants - Five years and one task force later and the government still doesn’t know the full effects of medicine in our drinking water.

 

  • Finally A Helpful Use For Plastic Bottles - Pieces of plastic water bottle coated in simple amino acids are found to absorb arsenic from water.

 

  • Underground Barriers Can Save Our Groundwater - Permeable reactive barriers are a reliable and affordable way to keep toxic pollution from entering underground water supplies.

 

  • Protect Your Groundwater Day - Cliff Treyens of the National Groundwater Association offers some ways to protect this valuable resource in honor of Protect Your Groundwater Day.

 

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