Tag: water

Kline’s Island Gets New Electrical Substation as Part of Infrastructure Update

The new Kline’s Island substation, above, includes provisions for additional power demands in the future.   It’s National Infrastructure Week — a time to #BuildForTomorrow and “highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure – roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, telecoms, and more.” We usually think of water infrastructure…

Clean waterways are healthy waterways

We’re blessed with an abundance of waterways in the Lehigh Valley — ponds, lakes, rivers and streams all give us ample opportunity for swimming, boating, and fishing. Anglers are especially lucky, as the region boasts a number of high-quality trout streams. There are steps we can all take in order to keep these waterways healthy,…

This inspiring mom hauls clean water to 250 homes every month

Moms do so much for us, and none of us would be here without them. So on this Mother’s Day weekend, we wanted to share an inspiring story about one mother (actually, a grandmother!) who goes above and beyond to take care of an entire community. Darlene Arviso, known as “The Water Lady,” hauls water for…

Some Easter traditions involve water, not eggs

Over the weekend, we found an interesting article about Easter and its connection to (you guessed it!) water, which led us to even more Easter traditions involving water. According to a 2010 Bangor Daily News story,  some Fort Kent, Maine, residents, get up before dawn to collect “l’eau de Paques,” or “Easter water.” The article…

World Water Day asks: Why waste water?

Wednesday, March 22 is World Water Day. This year’s theme is wastewater — or, more specifically, wasting water. It’s a topic that’s definitely worth a deeper look. Here are some quick facts and figures from World Water Day: (For even more, click on this downloadable World Water Day fact sheet) More than 80 percent of wastewater…

Keyhole garden design holds the key to saving water

In 2013, we wrote about one of our favorite gardening concepts: hugelkultur, in which large chunks of rotting wood buried deep underneath a garden’s soil will save water and, eventually, turn into compost. Well, we have a new favorite: the keyhole garden. A recent Rodale story does a great job of explaining the concept in detail,…

10 ways to ditch plastics

Back in January, we wrote about the flood of plastic trash that’s polluting our waterways. We’re going to revisit that post again today, add some more details, and include a few more suggestions about what you can do to reduce your use of plastic. Plastic is, literally, everywhere. We use plastic utensils, plates, cups and…

Water you waiting for? Teach kids about the importance of H20 today

It’s no secret that the Earth’s clean water resources are shrinking rapidly. Pollution, waste, drought — all play a role in draining our supplies of potable H20. There are, of course, many ways we can conserve water. The trouble is, it’s often hard to convince people that water is a finite resource. As long as…

Some water-saving tips for cold weather

Even though it looks like the Lehigh Valley region is in for some heavy rain over the next few days, we’re nowhere near out of the woods when it comes to the DEP’s drought warning. That calls for all of us to make some smart decisions when it comes to water use. As we’ve stated…

How much water does that Thanksgiving feast gobble up?

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the amount of water it takes to make some of our favorite foods. For this experiment, we turned to the Los Angles Times and used their interactive graphic, which measures the amount of water it takes to produce…

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