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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 […]

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 […]

If the local authorities said you couldn't use your tap water, would you be prepared?

Water Contamination.  It can happen any time anywhere.  The latest example showed up in the news just last week. Over 300,000 residents in Western Virginia were  warned not turn on their taps.  They were advised not to take showers, brush their teeth, or even do laundry.  Why?  Because Thursday, Jan. 9 there was a toxic […]