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What You Need To Know About the Availability of Consumable Water in the United States

What You Need To Know About the Availability of Consumable Water in the United States

Posted on 16 May 2013 by asb

As of Aug 2012, nearly 63% of the contiguous US was experiencing drought conditions.1 At the peak, 77% of the Central Region was experiencing moderate to exceptional drought.  Continue Reading


  1. Real-time drought dataUS Geological Survey (USGS)  

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What’’s in Your Water?

Posted on 16 May 2013 by asb

USA Today exposes America’s Dirty Little Secret
Washington
—Each and every year, more than 860 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage is dumped into America’s waters and most people don’t even know it. It’s enough sewage to cover a state the size of Pennsylvania ankle deep. A shocking story in USA Today exposed America’s Dirty little secret, among the findings: Continue Reading

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10 Reasons You Should Be Prepared with Pure Drinking Water

Posted on 16 May 2013 by asb

The amazing stories emerging from the devastated North East Coast of the US remind us all how large and destructive these major storms can be. The area affected is as large as Europe according to a Fox News report. So the rescue and support efforts have to reach millions of people in a very short time. You are best to prepare for self-sufficiency.

1. You and your family can only live for a few days without water.

2. Drinking severely contaminated water can cause serious illness, and even death

3. Bottled water disappears from store shelves within hours of a disaster.

4. Bottled water re-supply to store shelves may not be possible for days, even weeks.

5. Bottled water plants may be out of operation after a disaster

6. Bottled water delivery can be stopped if roads are not usable.

7. You can’t rely on FEMA, government and your local utilities in all emergencies.

8. Earthquakes can destroy underground piping infrastructure disrupting water supplies.

9. In winter temperatures pipes can burst due to freezing, thus jeopardizing water supplies

10. Water supplies can be contaminated with sewage in an emergency

Preparing for an emergency is wise. Make sure you have your water emergency plan in place before an emergency arises.

FEMA and the Red Cross as well as the American Water Works Association (AWWA) recommend that in an emergency you should use distilled water. Distilled water undergoes prolonged boiling thus eliminating the biological contaminants and is of very high purity.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Have a distiller with a large storage tank, and keep the storage tank full at all times.
  • Fit you distiller with a pressure tank. This allows you to get stored distilled water from the storage tank even if the power fails.
  • Have an emergency distiller on hand.

Store bottled water. Glass containers are better than plastic bottled; plasticizers leach from the plastic over time.

 Posted Nov 13 2012 by Al Meder – Watercology

 

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Toxic Threats to Child Development

Posted on 16 May 2013 by asb

Nearly one in five (17%) children in the United States has been diagnosed with one or more developmental, learning or behavioral disability. There is a growing consensus that disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism are increasing in frequency. These disorders have widespread societal impacts, from health and education costs to the repercussions of criminal behavior. Research demonstrates that pervasive substances such as mercury, lead, PCBs, dioxins, pesticides, and others, are toxic to the developing child’s brain (neurotoxic).

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