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River Water Quality & Riverbank Filtration

River water is highly important to us and the surrounding environment. The water that flows through rivers carries nutrients all over the world, which ensures that the plants get the nutrients they need to survive. Rivers also play a significant role within the water cycle. Around 75 percent of the surface water around the world [...]

2020-09-14T22:32:02-07:00By |Environmental|

Water Reclamation and Why it’s Important for our Environment

There are a myriad of steps that people and businesses can take to protect the environment. Among the more effective methods of protecting the environment is to recycle, which can be done with plastics, paper, cardboard, aluminum, and steel items. It's also possible to bolster recycling efforts by performing water reclamation. Water reclamation has to [...]

2020-08-10T23:00:49-07:00By |Environmental|

9 Effective Water Pollution Solutions to Protect Our Environment

While there are many things that need to be done in order to protect the environment, one highly important method of maintaining the health of the environment is to reduce water pollution, of which there are many effective solutions that can assist with this goal. Water pollution results from harmful substances contaminating any body of [...]

2020-05-26T09:21:16-07:00By |Environmental|

Understanding the Ocean Acidification Equation and Its Biological Impact

The impacts of climate change are already being felt all over the world. These impacts extend from poor air quality to damaged habitats throughout the environment. Among the largest reasons for climate change is ocean acidification, which is causing oceans around the world to become more acidic than they've ever been. Even if you've heard [...]

2020-05-19T09:47:29-07:00By |Environmental|

How Does Ocean Pollution Affect Humans and How Do We Mitigate It?

Ocean pollution occurs when chemicals, particles, and waste enter ocean water. It can also be caused by the spread of invasive species of fish as well as noise. Most ocean pollution comes from activities that are done on land via nonpoint source pollution. This kind of pollution includes pollution from boats, septic tanks, cars, and [...]

2020-04-21T10:44:27-07:00By |Environmental|

What is Stormwater and Why Is It Important?

Stormwater is any kind of water that comes from ice or snow melt as well as standard precipitation. This water will either remain on impervious surfaces like rooftops and pavement or soak into the exposed soil beneath. While it's possible for stormwater to evaporate on an impervious surface, it typically flows down to some other [...]

2020-02-18T10:23:21-08:00By |Environmental|

Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine: What’s the Difference?

Chlorine is a standard chemical element that's oftentimes used to provide people all over the world with clean drinking water. The reason that chlorine is highly effective and important for water quality monitoring is because it's able to kill bacteria via a chemical reaction. Whether you're treating your swimming pool or work in a water [...]

2020-02-13T15:12:14-08:00By |Environmental|

Water Quality Association: Programs, Resources, and Services

The quality of water is important in any environment because animals and humans require water to live while plants and trees require it to grow. Clean and pure water is essential if you want to properly maintain your health and well-being. Water is also used for cleaning, doing laundry, cooking, and bathing. Without clean water, [...]

2020-02-05T18:14:17-08:00By |Environmental|

Water Quality After Hurricane Harvey: What You Need to Know

Hurricane Harvey brought heavy rain and destructive flooding to the Houston, Texas area over the weekend and into Monday, causing many to wonder what the implications will be for water quality. Some feared that the drinking water supply would be contaminated, as water treatment facilities struggled to keep up with the deluge. Here is how [...]

2018-01-09T11:39:39-08:00By |Environmental|