Conserve Water- Follow These Easy Guidelines

We all know that we need to conserve water and not to be wasteful, especially with this valuable resource.  Water can get expensive and it is easily something we can save money on.

One of the first avenues to start with would be to look at the water bill and see how much money you are spending every month.  That will give you a starting point and to hopefully start seeing savings after a few tweaks to your daily habits.

Energy drinks linked to death!

The FDA is reporting looking into 13 deaths that have occurred over the last 4 years that have been linked to caffeine.  In these instances, the five hour energy drink may have been involved.

Monster is also being linked to about 5 deaths and the FDA is researching these as well.

Bottled Water Finally Being Put to Good Use

Have you heard of the newest technology in regards to grenades and explosives?

Picture a jug of water being blasted through a brick wall.  No matter how crazy this may sound, the British company, BCB International is doing just that.

Alleviate Pregnancy Pains by Drinking Water

There are many challenges a mother faces when pregnant, especially being comfortable.  Most articles, researchers, and books state not to take medications if you can help it, due to the unknown effects on the child.

Promoting Water Consumption in Schools

Schools in California are mandated by the federal government to provide students with access to free drinking water with their meals.  These must be in effect by the start of the 2011-2012 academic year.

Water is not only a great alternative to sugary drinks but also a great start to prevent obesity because it has zero calories.

Hurricane Sandy Affecting Drinking Water

Connecticut is encountering issues with their drinking water due to Hurricane Sandy.  The engulfing water forced the water treatment facility to close down.  The residents were informed not to flush their toilets during the super storm.

Obama and Romney Discuss Great Lakes

With election day nearing, both President Obama and Mitt Romney have formulated plans to discuss conserving our Great Lakes.  Both representatives have stated that they will be outlining their policy on Great Lakes protection.  Activists will be seeking commitments to continue a billion dollar restoration initiative started by the Obama administration.  

They also want a promise that will support placing barriers in Chicago area waterways to prevent Asian carp and other species from reaching the lake.  Neither side has endorsed this idea due to its controversy.

Canadian Drinking Water Facts.

If you were asked questions about drinking water facts in Canada, would you get a high score?  So far, over 1,000 kids and adults have discovered answers to these drinking water questions about the cleanliness of their water.

The survey, consisting of 9 multiple choice questions, was about the Campbell River resident’s drinking water quality.

Grants for Water Treatment

Due to the high amounts of contamination in the United States’ drinking water, the EPA has devoted $499,778 in grants towards developing low-cost water decontamination.  The water treatment facilities do have the ability to remove solids, bacteria, algae, viruses, fungi, and some chemical pollutants; however they are unable to remove any pesticides or antibiotic contaminants.

Canadian Drinking Water Facts

Over 45% of the country’s total surface area is highly sensitive to acid rain.

Municipal wastewater discharges represent one of the largest sources of pollutant releases by Canadian water.

Between 1974-1996, over 200 outbreaks of infectious disease associated with drinking water were reported.

In 2000, in Walkerton, Ontario, 7 people died and 2,500 became ill due to waterborne pathogens in their drinking water.

Health problems related to water pollution in general are estimated to cost Canadians $300 million per year.