Good water pressure is something most homeowners take for granted. There's nothing worse than coming home from a hard day at work, looking forward to a nice shower, only to be met by trickling water due to low pressure. On the other hand, excessively high pressure can be a source of great stress and frustration. From joints to supply lines to faucets, damage can occur throughout the plumbing system; high pressure will also keep your water bill higher than it should be.
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Groundwater Decline and Depletion
Our planet is comprised primarily of water. Aquatic ecosystems cover more than two-thirds of the Earth's surface. And all life on Earth as we know it relies on water to survive. Yet water pollution is a very real threat to our survival. It is considered by most scholars and politicians the world's biggest health risk, threatening not only humans, but also myriad other plants and animals that rely on water to live. According to the World Wildlife Fund:.
Why is SRP helping thin forests? Because wildfires threaten our water supply
Surface water and groundwater are both important sources for community water supply needs. Groundwater is a common source for single homes and small towns, and rivers and lakes are the usual sources for large cities. Although approximately 98 percent of liquid fresh water exists as groundwater, much of it occurs very deep. This makes pumping very expensive, preventing the full development and use of all groundwater resources.
Bacteria of greatest concern in drinking water are those that originate from the gut of warm-blooded animals. Sources include wildlife, pets, and livestock on farms or in feedlots. Contamination problems arise from improperly designed, failing, or overloaded waste water treatment systems, including septic systems from private homes, and leaking sanitary sewer pipes. Human sources are a particular concern as they include bacteria of human origin and may include human pathogens. Floodwater commonly contains high levels of bacteria from numerous sources.