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Potential Threat to Drinking Water Supply!

This weekend it was reported from Kosovo, which lies between Serbia and Albania,  that the authorities cut off the water supply in the capital Pristina after five people were arrested on terrorism charges.  They were “acting suspiciously” near the reservoir which supplies water to half of Pristina’s population of 200,000. (http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/kosovo-arrests-terror-suspects-alleged-water-plot-32383673) There is a possible […]

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The Economics of Water Shortage

When there are water shortages, conservation means seeing lawns dry out and plants die. But there’s another side this problem as many residents of California are discovering. There are fixed costs in operating a water treatment plant. In normal times this cost is offset by revenues from consumer fees based on water usage. The problem comes […]

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Be Prepared

When I was a young boy I was a member of the Boy Scouts.  This is a wonderful organization which taught young boys so many basic skills.   The Boy Scouts had a motto:  “Be Prepared”. These two words have so much meaning across life when you think about it. Apply these to your life and […]

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Water Quality in a Drought

The Great California Drought: It’s been all over the news lately that California is getting into more and more trouble with the continuing drought and dwindling water supply. Not enough people are conserving it, crops need it and enforcing conservation is extremely difficult. While everyone is concerned about the amount of water being used, few […]