US Drinking Water


Filtration: Then and Now

Last week we posted about the history of filtration in Water Treatment. The first recognized instance of filtering water was credited to Hippocrates roughly 2,500 years ago, with the introduction of more and more filtering options added as civilization moved on to bigger and better scientific discoveries.   Today marks the 98th anniversary of a Rapid Sand […]

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Surface Water-Lakes: Part 2

A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.  ~William Wordsworth   Like last week’s post highlighting Thoreau’s enjoyment of lakes, Wordsworth also recognized the beauty and the deeply personal inspiration a lake can provide. The beauty of any lake affects different people in different ways, much like a lake can be polluted or […]


Surface Water-Lakes: Part 1

The lakes are something which you are unprepared for; they lie up so high, exposed to the light, and the forest is diminished to a fine fringe on their edges, with here and there a blue mountain, like amethyst jewels set around some jewel of the first water, – so anterior, so superior, to all […]

By admin | Education . US Waterways

Drinking Water Supply – What affects our water?

The recent oil pipeline spill in Mayflower, Arkansas last month had residents worried about their drinking water quality. And rightly so. Oil spills are just one of many threats to public health and safety, and the public water supply. However, thankfully, Mayflower’s water supply has been given a clean bill of health by the Arkansas Department […]

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