Water

Rain Water Capture: Treating Storm Runoff in a New York public park

Our web site adds pages to document many ways of capturing storm water, both private and public.  Grassroots Coalition has been showcasing public sewer and storm water cleaning since 2005, when a Japanese Designer presented on her grand success with the first public park sewer plain earth filtering.  This method is making headway here in the USA with a New York City first, called Sponge park.  Details at the URL below.

Rain Water Capture: LA Imports Nearly 85 Percent of Its Water—Can It Change That by Gathering Rain?

An article reference from Yes Magazine.  Why is it included on this web site?  The direction of short term change towards long term goals of Los Angeles Area water independence from imported water is half way told.  It's just one journalist's research of many residential advocates  in the LA neighborhood. 

CalEPA Clean Water Act: Section 303(d) List / 305(b) Report Web Section Polluted Water List

The EPA California Branch keeps track of "impaired" water bodies and their pollutants for the purpose of preventing future impairment, and cleaning existing impaired water bodies.

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/tmdl/integrated2010....

This CalEPA web section has all sorts of data, past reports, maps, lists, and contact data to report local efforts that move us in the wrong direction.

 

Wetlands: EPA Wetlands Report Web Section

http://cfpub.epa.gov/roe/chapter/water/wetlands.cfm

This url last visited on November 20, 2015.

What you will find on this page.  ROE is "Report On The Environment" encompassing yearly statistics on the 'size' of USA's wetlands, as they decrease by over 85% (as of 2015).

Wetlands

What are the trends in the extent and condition of wetlands and their effects on human health and the environment?

Wetlands: An Introduction - by www.EPA.gov

http://water.epa.gov/type/wetlands/basic.cfm - Snapshot dated 11/20/2015 - Last visited November 20, 2015.

We have preserved this important EPA Wetlands Introduction on our website in case the EPA changes their web content.  The format or layout has changed in the copy and pasted operation of the HTML main content area.  You may wish to view the original at the above URL.

 


 

WATER & OIL VIDEO Farming, Fracking and Ground Water, Kern County, CA - by SpotlightCalifornia.com

Farmers and Kern County, California Commissioners' Meeting: Well Water Contamination California grows 2/3rds of the nations produce. Some farmers in the Central Valley farmers are buying recycled oil water from Chevron. Kiran visits the Central Valley's Cawelo Water District where the drought is causing farmers to use recycled oil water to irrigate their crops. She takes in the smells so you don't have to. This water is toxic. It can have 1 or more of 450 chemicals that oil companies use to bring oil to the surface. Hungry Now? Published on Feb 2, 2016.

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