The Pure Water Occasional for July 31, 2016
In this deep summer Occasional, you’ll hear about our decrepit water infrastructure, soaring bottled water sales, flushable wipes that should not be flushed, guacamole-thick muck in Florida water, and mean-assed Stargazers in Virginia. Then there are KDF, TAC, NAC, HABs, OneFlow, FilterSorb, ScaleNet, Nestle, Kingsley Dam, and Soddy-Daisy. Also, arsenic, Siliphos, butyl, polyphosphates, and Spectraguard. Hear about lead testing, cyanobacteria, the most water-stressed cities and the cities with the best-tasting water, our great motorcycle giveaway, a clear RO tank, and, as always, there is much, much more.
To read this issue on the Pure Water Gazette’s website, please go here. (Recommended! When you read online you get the added advantage of the Gazette’s sidebar feed of the very latest world water news.)
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The Real Costs of the Aging US Infrastructure
How much will it really cost to fix our water problems?
by Louise Musial
Even though water is an essential part of everyday life, residents pay much less for it than cable television or any other utility. The current water rates do not accurately reflect the actual cost of supplying clean, reliable drinking water or wastewater management and discharge to the U.S. population.
In this era of new technologies, a blind eye is often turned to the things that should be addressed. One of the most important of those is the aging water and wastewater treatment infrastructure in the U.S. (more…)