Running Out of Potable Water! Really?

I glossed over a well intended article yesterday that talked about what mankind will do when he runs out of potable water. To be honest with you, the article irritated me because the title alone indicated that the author clearly did not understand water. Let me restate something important; If you are drinking potable water, the chances are very good that you are drinking water that has been treated, altered…

Fracking, Groundwater, and Sustainability

I’m not a fan of fracking. If it is done properly, the risks to the environment can be greatly minimized, but still, I believe this process is too risky, and I would prefer that we didn’t obtain sources of fuel this way. Briefly, I am generally against anything that puts foreign substances into my body, my planet, my water and my food. Add to this, we really don’t need the…

Whole House Water Treatment Plants

This morning I am coming to you from chilly, almost freezing sunny Las Vegas where I will be attending the National Ground Water Conference this week. Over some Fajitas a couple of folks interested in water conservation started talking to me about their vision for new homes to all come with their own storm water collection system and water purification plant that would make clean, safe drinking water out of…