The Weekly Water Top Ten – September 16

The Quench Weekly Water Top 10 recaps the week’s top stories on drinking water issues. Come back each week for the latest news!

  • Drinking In The Rain – Check out this revolutionary new piece of clothing that gathers rainwater and converts it into drinking water!

 

  • Bottled Water Bans Continue To Create Controversy – As more colleges and universities ban the sale of bottled water some are concerned over their limited freedom of choice.

 

  • Department Of Environmental Conservation Looks To Double Its Workforce – The department put out a five-year plan to double its workforce in order to regulate and oversee more high-volume hydraulic fracking operations.

 

  • Drinking Water Lessens The Risk Of Diabetes – New studies from Harvard University show that swapping water for sugary soda drinks can cut the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by seven percent.

 

  • Washing Cars To Wash Away Thirst – Car washes and rotary clubs nationwide team up to provide five million days’ worth of drinking water by the end of the year.

 

  • Drought-Ridden Texas Takes Another Hit – Low water pressure following a break in the main causes the town of Gatesville to run completely dry.

 

  • Government Still Clueless About Pharmaceutical Contaminants – Five years and one task force later and the government still doesn’t know the full effects of medicine in our drinking water.

 

  • Finally A Helpful Use For Plastic Bottles – Pieces of plastic water bottle coated in simple amino acids are found to absorb arsenic from water.

 

  • Underground Barriers Can Save Our Groundwater – Permeable reactive barriers are a reliable and affordable way to keep toxic pollution from entering underground water supplies.

 

  • Protect Your Groundwater Day – Cliff Treyens of the National Groundwater Association offers some ways to protect this valuable resource in honor of Protect Your Groundwater Day.