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Drought Threatens Texas Oil Boom

From Bloomberg, we learn how dependent the Texas Oil Industry is on rainfall, just like everything else is dependent on rainfall. The worst Texas drought since record-keeping began 116 years ago may crimp an oil and natural- gas drilling boom … Continue reading

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Texas Chambers Pass Rainwater Bill

Rainwater Harvesting Bill Passes Both Texas Chambers By Erika Aguilar (this entire post is a copy of the story from KUT news, link is above) Rainwater can be harvested and stored in plastic or metal tanks, like this collection tank … Continue reading

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My Water’s On Fire Tonight (The Fracking Song)

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How to test your water for safety in Frac-land

You can find the video version the safety notice here Disclaimer: Although hydraulic fracturing contamination is linked to symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, hair loss, itching, and kidney failure, these symptoms are also correlated with exposure to radiation, … Continue reading

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Graphic Illustration of Texas Drought 2000-2011

There is a good graph at the link. from the link: Our current drought has ravaged crops and pastures, and is contributing to devastating wildfires in West Texas. Using data from the US Drought Monitor, we are able to show you … Continue reading

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The Worldwide ‘Thirst’ For Clean Drinking Water : NPR

Excellent Fresh Air interview on water around the world.  I am sure you will learn many new things about water if you read or listen to it. The Worldwide ‘Thirst’ For Clean Drinking Water : NPR.

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We Need Rain

La Nina is keeping the rainfall out of Central Texas.  This morning there was a bit of thunder but the rainfall was so meager that I could count the drops as they fell. Here is a piece from the Houston … Continue reading

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Tokyo Says Radiation in Water Puts Infants at Risk

As people very involved with helping other people store the healthiest water possible, we were shocked by the news today that Tokyo tap water is a risk to infants because of contamination with radioactive iodine. Among the reasons, we enjoy … Continue reading

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From toilets to tap: How we get tap water from sewage

I would rather collect rainwater but click this for an alternative. From toilets to tap: How we get tap water from sewage – USATODAY.com.

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Why I like my rainwater system

There has been very little rain so far this year and the dreaded word ‘drought’ is being heard on a more regular basis. Several weeks ago, I checked the level in my 20,000 gallon ferro-cement cistern and it was about … Continue reading

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