The aging water infrastructure is threatening the USA’s water supply. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that keeping the nation’s water infrastructure working properly could cost the nation’s utilities $384 Billion over the next 20 years. The problems and possible solutions are explored in this video produced by the Associated Press.
With their quaint barrel-like contours and weathered cedar-plank sides, rooftop water towers are a constant on the New York City skyline. And though they may look like relics of a past age, millions of residents get their drinking water from the tanks every day.
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Co-Produced by the U.S. EPA and The Weather Channel. The show highlights three case studies—Santa Monica Bay, the Mississippi River Basin/Gulf of Mexico, and New York City.
Over the past 20 years, in the United States there have been dramatic increases in the occurrence of autism and certain forms of cancer; the cause for this increase is unknown.
With over 85,000 chemicals in use today, man-made toxins have spread throughout the environment affecting air and water quality like never before. The vast majority of these chemicals have unknown effects upon our health. Many contaminants found in drinking water (tap or bottled) across the nation have been linked to numerous forms of cancer, developmental effects, learning disabilities, parasitic infections, and intestinal illnesses.
Safe drinking water is of utmost importance for children, infants, and unborn fetuses; they are especially sensitive to chemicals that are often found in public water. Water is the fundamental nutrient in your body and water quality is critical for every bodily function, even down to the cellular level.