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raining during a drought

Droughts happen all the time, but the persistent drought in the American Southwest is historic. A combination of climate change and patterns in arid areas has placed populations in desert cities in vulnerable positions. The city of Phoenix is facing dwindling water supplies, and is trying to act fast to avoid a future without water. […]

Flooded streets of Miami

In terms of water quality Miami has been on the receiving end of a seemingly endless supply of negative press in the last few years. After an extensive report released by Bloomberg examined the flaws in Miami’s existing water supply residents are more concerned than ever about the risk of flooding in the area, and […]

California is known as a perpetually sunny and pleasantly warm paradise. But residents of the Golden State have faced a startlingly wet and tumultuous February, with over 18 trillion gallons of rain soaking the state. Albert Hammond may have crooned that “it never rains in Southern California,” but the most recent tally of the damage […]

– Florida City Drops Recycling Program

In the first days of January the government of Deltona, Florida, voted to suspend its curbside recycling program, much to the ire of local residents. How can a city simply stop recycling? The answer boils down to dollars and cents, and highlights the vast gulf between how the public perceives recycling and what actually happens […]

a bird with water heater

Draining a water heater is imperative if you want your water heater to deliver the best performance. The reason why we must drain water heaters on a regular basis is simple: sediment and minerals like lime and calcium collect at the bottom of the water heater over time. What Happens If I Don’t Drain My […]