Water and the Environment

Coal Pollutants and Water

The United States has been mining coal for hundreds of years. Today, 45 percent of our electricity still comes from coal-fired plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The seemingly inexhaustible supply of this carbon-based fuel comes at a heavy environmental cost. […]

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Water and the Environment

What Is Wastewater?

If you’ve come to this article wondering, “What is wastewater?” then you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll learn what wastewater is, where it comes from, where it goes, how to examine it, and how it’s treated. When you’re finished reading, you’ll […]

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Conservation

What is the Safe Drinking Water Act?

Passed by Congress in 1974, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is the bedrock of all other US federal laws regulating the quality and safety of drinking water. It authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set standards for the safety of public […]

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More About Water

Chlorine in Water

Chlorine in Water Chlorine is commonly used to disinfect our water. However, chlorine in water can also harm us. Because of this, we need to learn how to remove the chlorine in water, or how to entirely replace chlorine usage in our water treatment. Why […]

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