Browsing the "clean water" Tag

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Simple Methods May Help Bring Clean Water To Developing Countries

Inadequate waste disposal methods, contaminated water sources and the lack of awareness about proper hand-washing all contribute to the spread of waterborne disease. The pervasive threats in developing countries are bacteria and organisms that are commonly found in human or animal waste, which can contaminate water supplies when waste disposal areas are too close to drinking water sources. People who have ingested water contaminated with harmful organisms usually experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration – and in extreme cases, or in the very young – death.

May 7th

Well Water Contamination And Safe Drinking Conditions

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 15 million U.S. households regularly depend on private ground water wells. Although this water can be safe for the most part, minor maintenance neglect can result in major problems. If even just a small amount of polluted ground water is consumed, it could lead to […]

March 6th

Guest Post: Fresh Water Through Hydraulic Jump

The ground is now covered by impervious streets and buildings, which do not allow rainwater to leech into the aquifer below. In some parts of the country the natural aquifers have been irreparably damaged due to over use without replenishment. The use of water is becoming more and more restricted every day. The recycling of water as part of the green movement is gaining popularity in the United States.

June 7th

Blog Action Day 2010 – Water

This is a good day to spread the word that not everybody in the world enjoys water the way we do in the United States. In fact, almost 1 billion people living on this planet go without enough water – water that is potable and can sustain healthy living.

October 15th

Blog Action Day Announced – Clean Water

This October 15, join bloggers across more than 100 countries who are participating in Change.org’s Blog Action Day for clean water. The purpose of this event is to debate, brainstorm and raise global awareness around clean water. Participating bloggers will take this single day to write about this very important and ill-understood issue.

October 6th