Category Archives: Opinions

We Support Colorado Rainwater Harvesting Legislation Changes

Even two rain barrels promotes understanding of how water cycles through nature. Among the valuable lessons taught include how much rain one can harvest from roofs, how much landscapes use, and how much potable water consumption can be reduced.

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Addressing Water Conservation Myths

Average Family Water Consumption

Conservation is convenient, sensible and smart. Intelligent conservation and sustainable technologies and techniques are good for society, good for the planet and good for business.

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Salt Lake City’s Water Shortage

Salt Lake City is not immune to the realities of the climate change crisis and our recent below average snowfall is a clear sign of that. We are doing everything we can to address this problem for the short and long term.

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Chlorine in Sewage Treatment Could Promote Antibiotic Resistance

Chlorine, may be failing to eliminate pharmaceuticals from wastes. As a result, trace levels are discharged from the plants into waterways. Scientists are now reporting that chlorine treatment may encourage the formation of new, unknown antibiotics that could enter the environment, potentially contributing to the problem of antibiotic resistance.

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Fix a Leak Week 2015

Promoted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program, March 16-22 marks 2015 Fix a Leak Week.  this week focuses on helping consumers be aware of leaks in plumbing fixtures and irrigation system in the home. Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. Are you ready to chase down those […]

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Hard to Lather – Easy to Fix

Hard water is called “Hard”, for a number of reasons…some say it’s because it is full of hard rock-like inorganic mineral compounds like calcium carbonate. Others call it hard because it’s hard on the wallet, plumbing, faucets, laundry, and appliances. I like to teach my team that it is hard to lather. Soft water is called soft because “soft” is the opposite of “hard” and it sounds better than “easy”.

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Protect your Wellhead

Mare and wellhead

Owning your own well makes you the proprietor of your own water utility. You are responsible for the quality of your own water supply, and also for protecting it’s source. Without vigilant wellhead protection, aquifers can become contaminated, and entire communities and geographic areas will suffer.

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NGWA leading CDC private water well owners outreach study

The National Ground Water Association is leading an effort to study the effectiveness of public awareness outreach to private water well owners for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Soft water causes water heaters to corrode?

There are accounts of softeners prolonging a water heater’s life span as well as some anecdotal accounts of water softeners causing water heaters to fail sooner, so this really needs to be clarified/qualified. Let’s dig a little deeper into it…

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Let us never forget

“Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended. We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail” – George W. Bush

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