A new groundwater study performed by the US Geological Survey explains what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. They studied aquifers in Florida, California, Nebraska, and Connecticut. According to the study, “More than 100 million people in the United States receive their drinking water from public groundwater systems, which can be vulnerable to naturally occurring contaminants such as radon, uranium, arsenic, and man-made compounds, including fertilizers, septic-tank leachate, solvents and gasoline hydrocarbons.”… Read More.
Culligan is donating 3 water purification systems that can produce up to 15,000 gallons of drinking water per day to the Convoy of Hope to help survivors of the devastating Haiti earthquakes. Culligan has already sent 250,000 bottles of drinking water that were on the ground within days of the earthquake. “These water purification systems will help save lives,” said Hal Donaldson, founder and president, Convoy of Hope. … Read More.
According to the opening paragraph of the article, “More than 20 percent of the nation’s water treatment systems have violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act over the last five years, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data.”… Read More.