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chicago upgrades aging water lines

Four years ago, Chicago announced a sweeping plan to systemically update miles of the aging water lines throughout the city in light of natural decay and water quality standards. Now, this promise is coming to fruition, as city workers are busy upgrading the central water main across North Broadway Street. This construction is the first […]

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The May 18th issue of USA Today featured a Gallup poll that compares our citizen’s concerns and fears related to many serious environmental issues compared to 1989-90. The poll, conducted from March 2nd to March 6th, polled a sample of Americans and asked if they worried “a great deal” about various natural and environmental concerns. […]

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Hard water, or water with a high accumulation of dissolved minerals, affects eighty-five percent of the United States. Usually the result of high levels of calcium and magnesium, hard water damages plumbing, eats away at clothing, and even causes health problems. The One-Time Ocean Hard water is a problem across the contiguous United States, but […]

corroded lead pipes

As the details of the water crisis in Flint, MI, continue to surface, a grim picture is painted of a negligent and irresponsible government finally facing the music of its poor management and planning. The problem is not easily remedied, and citizens are helpless as the water in the region is still by and large […]

USA outline with faucet

A recent investigation by USA Today Network revealed what we at Pelican have sadly predicted for some time: Flint, Michigan is only one of thousands of communities affected by excessive lead levels in drinking water. You can check this interactive map provided by USA Today Using data from the last four years, the USA Today investigative […]