Safe Water ! Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

I always take the greatest care to not sound water alarms when science and truth contradict my concerns. Some alerts, however like those over fracking and the situation in Flint, are very real and very much deserving of our concern, and remedial action. It never ceases to amaze me the shortcuts and bastardization of safe practices that municipalities take with drinking water, often escaping scrutinization of the public. One such…

Why does mine stink and hers doesn’t?

I can just hear some of you now. “Tom, are you turning to adult-oriented content?” Of course not, but this seemed like an attention-grabbing headline, so I took poetic license. Actually, this little ditty was motivated by a conversation I overheard at a local bar. Two women next to me were complaining about the chlorine smell in their water. One of the conversants commented that her water always smells of chlorine while…

Our Government – Water’s Biggest Threat

Governor Jerry Brown, “a man of the people”, involved in the shaping of California for multiple decades, had to release billions of gallons of water out of the Folsom Reservoir because drought stressed California, an area known for infrequent rains, did not have enough storage capacity to capitalize and store the trillions of gallons of new fresh water that the melting of abundant winter snows brought to the State. Isn’t…