Infrastructure and Vital Water Issues Are Not Just California’s Issue

Back over the last forty years or so at least, experts and avid followers have discussed, warned, and tried to make headway on getting government to issue regular infrastructure repair, maintenance, and alternative solutions to our vital interests. Only over the last fifteen years have we finally been faced with a crisis large enough to get attention. Droughts in the Midwest, sinkholes, temperamental weather, flooding, bridges and roads in varying stages of disrepair, economic downturns, food production reductions, water shortages have all come together in a perfect storm. Some blame it on the experiments going on with federal level weather … Continue reading

US Lead Contaminated Water Crisis

According to the EPA: How Lead Gets into Drinking Water Lead can enter drinking water when service pipes that contain lead corrode, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures. The most common problem is with brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures with lead solder, from which significant amounts of lead can enter into the water, especially hot water. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures and solder. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) has reduced the maximum allowable lead content — that is, content that … Continue reading