With a suite of services, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is continuing to improve the science behind the techniques that help protect natural resources across the country. NRCS is helping farmers install monitoring stations to test the quality of water flowing off their fields, measuring the effectiveness of conservation systems. Read the entire story online at Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Traces of 18 unregulated chemicals were found in drinking water from more than one-third of U.S. water utilities in a nationwide sampling, according to new, unpublished research by federal scientists. Included are 11 perfluorinated chemicals, an herbicide, two solvents, caffeine, an antibacterial compound, a metal and an antidepressant. Read the entire report online at Environmental Health News.
The debate over hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract oil and gas has largely focused on the chemicals injected underground and their potential impact on public health. Now, environmental groups are turning their attention to the waste produced by simply drilling a well in the first place. Water regulators in the Central Valley will consider the issue on Thursday. Listen to the podcast online at The California Report.
The average Californian uses about 1,500 gallons of water every day.
What? 1,500 gallons of water is a very long shower! That can’t be right; can it?
One thousand, five hundred gallons per day includes all the water used in the state divided by all the people in the state. In other words, 1,500 gallons includes all the water that it takes to water plants, wash cars, manufacture things, and run households. Read the story online at Redlands Daily Facts.
INC magazine raves about SFPUC’s public outreach campaign…
You might not think a sewer service would be a case study for how to do it right on social media, but in this case you’d be wrong. San Francisco Water Power Sewer has done what many a tech company can only dream of. It has driven engagement with heaps of user-generated content.
Also, word from AC14 organizers is SFPUC will be presenting their secrets to on-line customer engagement during a workshop at AC-14 in Santa Clara.
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