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Underground Tank Workshop Held at Rain Harvesting Supplies Headquarters March 6

A dozen rainwater harvesting professionals attended the hands-on workshop at the headquarters of Rain Harvesting Supplies in Denton, Texas on March 6 and learned how to properly assemble an Infiltrator underground water tank. Participants, all of them experienced rainwater system installers, learned how to prepare Infiltrator IM-Series water tanks for installation underground to provide the best results The IM-Series tanks [...]

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In Quest for Water, California Taps into Source from Dinosaur Days

Desperate for water as the state goes into it's fourth year of drought, California is tapping into deep water reserves that date back to the last Ice Age approximately 15,000 – 20,000 years ago. The prehistoric water was discovered deep underground only a short time ago and has received little publicity. Observers believe that California is setting itself [...]

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Colorado and California Battle Over Colorado River Water as California's Drought Goes into Year Four

Its an ugly scenario. California and Colorado are squabbling over Colorado River water. Residents in both states want it and think they should have it. A nearly 100-year old compact governs the amount of water each state may take from the Colorado, but California has taken more than its share. Now Colorado wants to turn down [...]

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El Nino is No Big Deal in California This Year; Is Water Rationing Next?

Californians have been wishing for an El Nino that will boost the chance of rain and help alleviate problems from the state's long-running drought. But El Nino has turned into "El Wimpo," according to one weather expert. The system is weak and late, and there is a limited amount of snow in the Sierra Mountains. [...]

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Baby, It's Cold Outside ... So Baby Your Rain Harvesting System

Record-breaking low temperatures nationwide play havoc with transportation, utilities and water pipes. They also can give quality rainwater harvesting systems a rough time. When weather gets bitter, a temporarily shut down is the best way to baby your system. In many cases, shutting down a system is not an option, so quality insulation is the first step [...]

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Air Pollution: Suspected of Rainfall Reduction

Air pollution from industrialization in the northern hemisphere has helped reduce rainfall over Central America, according to scientists writing in the journal Nature Geoscience."We identify an unprecedented drying trend since 1850," the scientists reported after studying the rate of growth since 1550 of a stalagmite found in a cave in the nation of Belize. Stalagmites [...]

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Home, Home on the Tank

  Some people really go for "small houses" these days, and here are two examples of recycled tanks that have become small houses. Cozy and cute.

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Californians Face Even More Challenges Due to Widespread Drought

Expect to see more personal challenges for Californian residents who are suffering the most severe drought on record. Californians might have to request water at restaurants and fresh towels and sheets at hotels. According to news reports, the State Water Resources Control Board is considering expanding mandatory water-use rules in addition to imposing emergency regulations [...]

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California Student Sums Up the Water Crisis in a College Newspaper Article

It’s almost March and California cities are seeing little rain. Water supplies are low in some areas, and 82 percent of the state is officially considered to be in extreme drought.The solution to this ongoing problem is implementation on all scales, from major residential water conservation to a cutback on agricultural and industrial waste, according to Brent Lund, a [...]

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Knowledge is Power When It Comes to Water Conservation

Only 28% of Texas indicate they "definitely know" the natural source of their drinking water ... the exact percentage that "definitely" knew that information 10 years ago. The 2014 survey shows that only 23 percent of Texans claim they’ve seen, read or heard anything about what the state plans to do to meet future water needs.Results [...]

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