Monthly Archives: September 2010

Snapshot of World Water

Source:  Water Map Shows Billions at Risk of “Water Insecurity” BBC Advertisements

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Dry Cleaner Chemical Contaminates Water

It is getting more and more difficult to know what may be in the groundwater these days. Out of Boulder comes this story of how chemicals from a dry-cleaner infiltrated the nearby groundwater. It is nice to know that the … Continue reading

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Wells as a way to contaminate water

One source of ground water contamination is old abandoned water wells of which there are many in Texas. The linked article focuses mainly on North Texas but the problem certainly exists through Texas and the entire country. Every well drilled … Continue reading

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Desalination’s Energy Cost

I think we can agree that a reliable water source is very important. In addition, anyone living in Central Texas in the spring and summer of 2009 knows that we are subject to extensive drought. So what about desalination of … Continue reading

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Fracking: another reason to collect rainwater

In our quest to find more energy sources within the U.S.,  the technique of “fracking” is being used more often in the extraction of natural gas.  Serious questions are being raised about the effect of “fracking” on ground water sources. … Continue reading

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The future of water in the Texas Hill Country

I wish I could tell you that there is a rational plan for managing groundwater in the Texas Hill County but unfortunately there isn’t.  The Texas Observer article referenced in this post provides a very sobering assessment of Hill Country … Continue reading

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