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Flushing Water Pipes Can Increase Lead Exposure

Reduce your exposure with new info
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11:40 AM

Do you run the tap for 30 seconds or a couple of minutes to ensure you are getting "clean water" instead of the water that has been standing around in the pipes? A new study shows that flushing may make things worse. Learn more....



Oroville Dam Threatens To Collapse

Short-term thinking has put lives at risk
Monday, February 13, 2017, 8:51 AM

This is a running commentary on the rapidly developing Oroville dam situation. Because the story developed so rapidly, there wasn’t time to write a complete report.

I’ll have a tidy summary at some point, but first we have to scour and assemble the information. » Read more

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Water Storage In Winter

Considerations for keeping water from freezing
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 5:29 PM

Water is the most important item to keep in your storage because it is essential to survival. However, this can become more difficult in the winter when temperatures drop below freezing. If your water freezes, you’ll need to use precious energy and heat to thaw it out for use again. But there are precautions you can take to keep your water storage from freezing in the winter. » Read more

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Rotating Your Water Storage

Checking on your water preps
Friday, August 5, 2016, 4:28 PM

Water StorageA common question I am asked about preparing for any type of emergency is how often you should rotate your water storage. If you’ve tried to search around on the internet for an answer, there is a lot of conflicting information. I hope this article will not only answer your question but also help you feel more confident about preparing for an emergency. » Read more



Sandra Postel: Repairing The Water Cycle

It's now a top priority for our species
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 9:13 PM

El Niño has been dropping much-needed rain this winter on a parched American West. But it's making little difference to the greater water scarcity issues the US as well as the rest of the world is increasingly facing.

Here to talk about the state of the world situation for fresh water -- arguably the single most important resource to humans on the planet, next to oxygen -- is Sandra Postel, Director of the Global Water Policy Project, author, lecturer, and former National Geographic Fellow. The punch-line to her message: as more and more demands are placed on our finite freshwater supply by human consumption and climate change, intelligent conservation is now an absolute must. » Read more

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How to Make a Solar Still

DIY Tutorial
Monday, October 26, 2015, 3:12 PM

Learn to make your own distilled water and other liquids using these DIY solar still plans. A great weekend project to build resiliency and have more water security.


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Clean Drinking Water

Clean Water in an Emergency

3 simple preps for ensuring access to water
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:30 AM

Having access to clean water in an emergency is critical and almost always overlooked until it is too late. Here are a few obvious points to understand about water:

• Without water you die very quickly
Depending on your health and age, you will live for 5-7 days without clean water. You can live much longer without food.

• Water is heavy and takes up a lot of space
A gallon of water weighs about 8.3 pounds. Water is not easy to transport because it is so heavy. That means your emergency water plan should account for that. » Read more

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7 Tips For Less-Frequent, More-Efficient Watering

Save water and time
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 8:11 PM

7 ways to reduce your water use in the garden and become more efficient in its use.  Especially handy for areas experiencing prolonged drought conditions.


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Phil Williams

How to Build a Grey Water Wetland

DIY water conservation
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 6:39 PM

How much almost clean water is wasted down sinks, washing machines, and showers? At my house, my wife and I use thirty to forty gallons a day, but the typical household can use up to 200 gallons. It is poor house design to not take into account reusing grey water in a safe effective way. I decided to rectify this situation at my own home. Please bear in mind that you may have local codes and ordinances against grey water systems. » Read more

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Drip Irrigation - Phil Williams

How to Water a Garden

Tips and methods for best results
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:31 PM

Watering a garden is not as simple as just hosing down your garden every evening. In fact if you are doing that, you are not necessarily helping your plants.

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