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Talking turkey about water footprints

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It’s almost Thanksgiving, and as usual, we’ve got water on our mind. With all the cooking (and dishes to clean), we were wondering how much H20 is involved in the annual festival...

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Algae: Green menace or green solution?

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algae in a lake

For all that we’ve written here about algae — like the fish-killing, toxic effect algal blooms have on Lake Erie and other waterways, and the role that nutrient pollution has on accelerating its growth — you’d think we absolutely detest the...

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Islands in the stream are making it clean

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In the land-locked state of Iowa, there’s a whole new twist on island life: the city of Dubuque is installing floating...

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On Oct. 12, Imagine a Day Without Water

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Can you even begin to imagine a day without water? That's what we'd like you to do on Oct. 12:  imagine a day without water oct 12 LCA"Imagine a Day Without Water." Not just your personal use of water – brushing your teeth, flushing your toilet, taking...

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County has new, safer options for prescription drug disposal

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If you’ve been flushing unused medications down the toilet, it’s time to stop.

Doing so in the past has led to widespread contamination of water supplies, because wastewater treatment plants were not designed to remove these compounds.

Throwing drugs into the...

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12 projects selected to apply for WIFIA loans

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The nation’s water infrastructure got some great news in July: The Environmental Protection Agency chose 12 projects to apply for the first Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans.

You may recall that we wrote extensively about WIFIA, starting back in 2012. Former LCA general manager and chief financial officer, Aurel Arndt,...

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How are you celebrating Water Quality Month?

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August is National Water Quality Month, a time to celebrate — and appreciate — the role that clean, drinkable water plays in our lives.

We’ve compiled a list of 9 things that you can do show your appreciation for, and commitment to, clean water. But don’t just do them this month: Every month should be Water...

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Toxic algae blooms, runoff, and robots

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The good news is that there’s a new ally in the fight against toxic algae: underwater robots.
The bad news is that the algal blooms on Lake Erie “are expected to be worse than normal this year, well above the size at which they can potentially become harmful to aquatic life and even humans,” according...

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Clean waterways are healthy waterways

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We’re blessed with an abundance of waterways in the Lehigh Valley — ponds, lakes, rivers and streams all give us ample opportunity for swimming, boating, and fishing. Anglers are especially lucky, as the region boasts a number of high-quality trout streams.

There are steps we can all take in order to keep these waterways healthy, though...

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Watering properly is key to healthy plants — and conservation

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We’ve been fortunate this summer — so far — with a fair amount of rain that’s been keeping lawns green and gardens growing. Still, there are times when plants need a little more than Mother Nature is providing.

 We’ve blogged many times about using rain barrels to help conserve water, but watering properly also helps...

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