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How Excessive Groundwater Pumping is Costing You

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The water stored in the ground can be compared to money kept in a bank account. If you withdraw money at a faster rate than you deposit new money you will eventually start having account-supply problems. Pumping water out of the ground faster than it is replenished over the long-term causes similar problems. The volume of groundwater in storage is decreasing in many areas of the United States in response to pumping. Groundwater depletion is primarily caused by sustained groundwater pumping. https://water.usgs.gov/edu/gwdepletion.html
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West Recovering from Massive Blaze, Drinking Water may be Contaminated

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Heavy sedimentation makes it difficult for water treatment systems to detect bacteria and other contaminants entering the reservoirs. https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/wildfires-have-major-impact-on-waterquality/article30512613/?ref=https://www.theglobeandmail.com&service=mobile
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Clean Drinking Water, a Quick History

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American drinking water supplies are among the safest in the world. The disinfection of water has played a critical role in improving drinking water quality in the United States. In 1908, Jersey City, New Jersey was the first city in the United States to begin routine disinfection of community drinking water. Over the next decade, thousands of cities and towns across the United States followed suit in routinely disinfecting their drinking water, contributing to a dramatic decrease in disease across the country. https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/history.html
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Be Careful, First Responders: Flesh Eating Bacteria Appearing in Harvey Aftermath

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http://time.com/4933050/hurricane-harvey-texas-flesh-eating-bacteria/?utm_campaign=time&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&xid=time_socialflow_facebook
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Houston Chemical Plants at Risk, Health Warnings Post-Harvey 

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What comes into focus from disasters such as Harvey is a lack of disaster preparedness compared with pandemics such as the flu, according to Hotez. “We don’t realize that the Gulf Coast is America’s vulnerable underbelly of infectious disease,” he said, referring to a paper he wrote in 2014. The hot and humid region combines high levels of poverty with major transportation hubs, with problems exacerbated by the effects of climate change. “All of those forces,” he explained Monday, “combine to make the Gulf Coast especially susceptible to infectious and tropical disease.” https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/08/29/the-health-consequences-to-expect-from-hurricane-harveys-floods/
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Houston Residents Warned Diseases may Arise in Drinking Water

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      In the coming weeks and even months, residents of Houston and other parts of southern Texas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey will be faced with the public health disasters that can result from dirty floodwater and landslides. The natural disaster has ostensibly turned the city into a sprawling, pathogen-infested swamp. https://www.google.com/amp/www.newsweek.com/hurricane-harvey-infectious-diseases-flood-water-bacteria-viruses-656093%3famp=1
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Sourcing and Effectively Managing Fresh Water is Becoming a Continuously Pressing Issue for Fracking Operations

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The average well requires between 500,000 and 700,000 barrels of water — that’s more than 21 million gallons — to be hydraulically fractured, a figure that is expected to only continue climbing as operators drill longer laterals and complete their wells with bigger fracturing jobs, requiring even more water. Where will that water come from? Operators are increasingly focused on reducing or eliminating their demand for fresh water by recycling and reusing produced or flowback water. http://www.mrt.com/business/oil/article/Water-management-becoming-increasingly-11303382.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop&_scpsug=crawled_3181280_9de6bb80-6e51-11e7-fc9f-00221934899c#_scpsug=crawled_3181280_9de6bb80-6e51-11e7-fc9f-00221934899c
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Researchers Applaud Chlorine Dioxide’s Beatdown on Listeria Found on Meat Processing Equipment

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Chlorine dioxide (CIO2) gas has the capacity to completely inactivate Listeria monocytogenes (LM) on ready-to-eat (RTE) meat processing equipment, according to new research. http://www.foodqualitynews.com/R-D/Research-hails-chlorine-dioxide-gas-potential-to-combat-Listeria-threat-on-RTE-meat-processing-kit
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Legionella continues to be a problem in potable water

Legionella is problematic for potable water systems

The water at Westminster Towers retirement community has tested positive for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, according to the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. Spokesman Kent Donahue said Tuesday that the Health Department tested “pre-remediation” water samples and recommended that Westminster “hyperchlorinate” its water systems — a common procedure used to reduce the presence of the Legionella bacteria. Westminster — a downtown Orlando complex that houses more than 300 people — hired a water treatment company to treat its systems in July after a former resident contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and potentially deadly form of pneumonia. Donahue did not say whether the Health Department plans to take additional samples, since Westminster hired a third-party company to treat the water. Wes Meltzer, communications director at Westminster Towers, said the residence’s clinical staff has conducted regular screenings but has not reported any other cases of Legionnaires’ disease at the complex. Westminster sent a letter to residents July 12 alerting them and providing information on Legionnaires’ disease and how to detect symptoms. Neither the complex nor the Health Department would provide more information about the status of the former resident.       http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-legionnaires-westminster-towers-water-resident-20170801-story.html
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Breakthrough in Cyanide Destruction

Chlorine Dioxide is effective at destroying Cyanide

ClO2 is not new to the mining industry but new applications and technology have improved the control and success of cyanide destruction. PureLine has been working with some leading scientist. Cyanide destruction programs all have to be customized. The following article provides good in-site to the basics of this chlorine dioxide reaction with cyanide. But as always, contact PureLine for more detailed information.
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