Re-use / Recycle Water Filter Cartridges

On March 28, 2015, in Commentary, Discoveries & Innovation, by ukwfstaff

Here’s a typical question we get: Hi The new water filter arrived and is safely installed , thank you . How do I dispose of the old one , does it go in to plastics recycling ? Best wishes Susan Good question Susan: There are 2 main types of filter we’ll cover here: Inline filters […]

Climate change is causing toxic bacteria to contaminate waterways

On December 17, 2014, in Health, by Erik

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, has survived on earth for 2.5 billion years. It’s now found in large blooms in fresh water with high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus caused by factories, waste facilities, chemical fertilizers, and other pollutants. The bacteria is toxic and makes the water unsuitable for human use. Damage to the […]

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What climate change means for water and business

On December 16, 2014, in Latest, by Erik

Our freshwater resources are vulnerable, and that has businesses considering the effects of climate change and assessing the risks and challenges to come. Successful companies will have to balance demands for water and other resources with climate activity. Rising sea levels are a big problem, while changing storm patterns may cause more flooding (or alternatively, […]

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Sussex’s chalk waterways are in danger

On December 15, 2014, in Drinking Water, by Erik

Roughly 70 percent of Sussex’s drinking water comes from the chalk waterways, which include more than 50 streams. A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report showed only 20 percent were in good condition, and the WWF wants to see government action. Many of the waterways have been damaged beyond repair, but others can still […]

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Record Water Quality in England

On November 19, 2014, in Latest, by Erik

According to 2014 test results, 99.5% of England’s coastal bathing waters and 100% of inland waters passed mandatory standards this year. Bathing water quality is affected by sewage overflows, livestock manure, and wildlife, but low rainfall and sunny weather along with improvements by water companies have helped achieve positive water quality results. Stricter measures in […]

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It’s Farmers vs. Drillers for US Water

On November 17, 2014, in Commentary, Water Business, by Erik

Why fracking and farmers are coming to blows in the US, and what it means for water security.

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Water-Stressed Areas Account for 40% of Future Shale Gas Production

On November 7, 2014, in Commentary, Latest, by Erik

A study has shown that 40% of continents that have shale resources run a high risk of freshwater issues in the future. Further study, interaction with local citizens, and making sure plenty of fresh water is available can help curb that figure.

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How Water Bottle Filling Stations Are the Future

On November 5, 2014, in Commentary, Discoveries & Innovation, by Erik

Elkay has created water bottle refilling stations that will provide clean water in various campuses. This move not only can provide a communal clean water source but can help the environment by eliminating disposable plastic bottles.

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