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 […]

Irish protest over water taxes

On December 13, 2014, in Government, by Erik

The public has been raging over water charges with between 30,000 and 100,000 people protesting in Dublin. Police lines were hit with rocks and plastic bottles, and even a missile which sent one Garda officer to the hospital. However, most protesters were peaceful. Government ministers repeated the message that the water taxes are here to […]

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Confusion Over Water Bills in UK

On November 18, 2014, in Commentary, Government, by Erik

To meter or not to meter? In the UK, confusion over the best course of action to save money on water.

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What Happened to UK Water Charges?

On November 14, 2014, in Government, by Erik

Water charges have been effective off and on for decades in the UK. In many areas they were the norm until 1997, when they were discontinued over mounting public pressure on the Government. Now, with the fate of water charges in a very similar situation, take a look back at the history of water charges, […]

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Politics and Bad Infrastructure Drying Up Latin America

On November 11, 2014, in Government, by Erik

Karl Lippert, president of the Latin American division of SABMiller, claims that Latin America’s poor infrastructure, inconsistent regulation, and lack of sewage treatment hinders its ability to manage its supply of fresh water. While South America has consistent rainfall, it typically lands in unpopulated areas and the rainfall tends to deteriorate river basins with sediment […]

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$7.5 Billion Water Bond Passes in California

On November 7, 2014, in Government, by Erik

In response to the severe drought in the state, California voters approved the $7.5 billion Proposition 1 water bond. The money will be distributed to measures relating to water conservation, groundwater cleanup, protecting drinking water, and funding two storage reservoirs. The lion’s share of the money will be dedicated to water storage, specifically the Temperance […]

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Middle East and North Africa Must Combine Water Resources

On November 7, 2014, in Drinking Water, Government, by Erik

As the populace grows, there is increased pressure on nations in the Middle East and North Africa to make sure they have enough water, food, land, and energy provided for their people. By working together in a nexus approach, resources can be used more efficiently along with water and food to be readily available. For […]

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Irish Government to Revise Water Pricing

On November 6, 2014, in Drinking Water, Government, by Erik

After over 150,000 people took part in protests on Saturday, the Irish government has listened and is planning to change the charging system of Ireland’s water utility. While this might seem like a good move, the Right2Water organizers will continue to fight to have water paid by general taxation, not a utility fee. For more […]

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No to Fluoride in Southhampton’s Water Supply

On November 4, 2014, in Government, by Erik

Much to their chagrin, Public Health England will not proceed putting fluoride into the water supply after the Southhampton city council spoke out against it. Opponents to enamel-protecting fluoride believe it to be harmful in the long term. Southhampton citizens also argue the policy is medicating the public without consent. More on this story can […]

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The Government Needs to Step Up Water Equality

On November 3, 2014, in Commentary, Government, by Erik

Access to clean water is something that effects communities locally but is a global issue. It is time for governments to stand together to remedy this disparity and provide quality water for all people.