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Protecting Florida Together: How to Take Action to Improve Water Quality

Florida has long battled water quality issues brought on by climate change, pollution, and a delicate water infrastructure. To keep Florida residents fully informed and to connect them to the latest water quality news, the state of Florida recently unveiled its new online dashboard Protecting Florida Together. Protecting Florida Together Governor Ron DeSantis announced the […]

Threat of PFAS Contamination Lurks in Jacksonville, FL Wells

The U.S. Navy has sounded the alarm on water contaminants that potentially seeped into private drinking water wells near Jacksonville, Florida. The Navy intends to test local wells for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) after it believes the chemicals seeped into the ground around Naval Station Mayport and Outlying Landing Field Whitehouse. Naval officials will […]

Microplastics in Water: Should We Be Concerned?

In case you missed the bombshell study released by the University of Newcastle in Australia earlier this year, let us fill you in on some disturbing facts. There’s no easy way to say this — you’re eating plastic. That’s right, the same stuff used to make milk jugs and toothbrushes. You’re drinking, eating, and even […]

Shrinking Populations in Big Cities Are Creating Water Quality Concerns

If you live in a bustling city like Chicago and hear that the population is actually decreasing, right away you may start thinking of potential benefits. The housing market is less competitive! Maybe you’ll experience less traffic on the way home from work! However, there is one unseen side effect of a shrinking population that […]

Lead Contamination Issues Plague Newark, NJ Water

Most Americans were shocked when the full extent of the Flint, Michigan lead contamination crisis became public knowledge. Flint, however, is far from an isolated incident. The overall water infrastructure of the United States currently holds a D rating from the American Society of Engineers. As pipes and lines continue to age, cities around the […]