During droughts, you’ve got folks all over the U.S. using quite a lot of water, like more than a gallon per minute by these Tampa Bay water hogs. While in Florida, water main breaks and repair activities have caused road closures. And citizens there are advised to boil all water before drinking or cooking. Similarly, Utah residents have been asked to limit water use after a major water line break.
You’re seeing droughts, water rationing, and weird water issues all over the world. In Rome, Italy, the climate, environment, and cities are drier than they’ve been for decades. Due to the heatwave, water sources could be turned off for 8 hours a day.
You ever wondered or been curious about what gets sent down the water drain? Lots of rubber bouncy balls, a rope monster, and even a snapping turtle have been found in wastewater treatment facilities in the Chicago area.
Even though Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes and quite a load of water, there are still critical water crises. For example, there are the 5 state officials charged with involuntary manslaughter for the Flint public health crisis that led to an outbreak of disease, suffering children, and lead poisoning.
But according to this story, global companies and corporations like Nestle don’t pay anything for water, and they’re continuing to increase their water usage. This increase in pumping can lead to negative effects on local wetlands, aquatic habitats, and stream flow.
Also in the Midwest U.S., Minnesota is having more water quality problems. This article calls for something dramatic to happen for water management reform and improvement of water resources.
Since the federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) isn’t providing as much money to local and state governments for safeguarding and protecting ecosystems like water and air, other organizations need to help out with mandates and responsibility for monitoring our environment.
What’s going on with the water for your family, in your neighborhood?
How does your organization use water effectively?
I’m here and happy to help your organization remotely monitor water, air, vehicles, and other valuable assets.
Thank you for reading and sharing your concerns about our environment. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions about air quality and water monitoring systems.