water quality





4/6/2016
DIY water filter kits allow just about anyone to create potable water from natural, fresh water sources such as ponds and streams. Simple, off-grid water systems using these kits can negate the expense and effort of packing in water and having lots of plastic bottles to recycle or dispose of.
4/20/2015
A leaky pond can be frustrating, and while good construction is the best way to avoid this problem, there are some solutions for fixing your pond when it does spring a leak.
10/27/2014
A new film called 'Behind the Water' is an engaging story of the men and women searching to find clean water. The film takes viewers on a wild ride through some of the world’s most rural and restricted areas, many captured on film for the first time.
9/3/2014
Spot an algal bloom, snap a photo, enter to win great prizes!
5/8/2014
There are weeds in the pond, what to do and what to use. A description of what to do with pond weeds and how to manage them with the various pond weed tools available on the market and a description on how they work. In this article we do not discuss chemical treatments and stick to natural methods.
4/15/2014
Don't let the spring invasion by algae aggravate the enjoyment of your pond.
4/8/2014
Home experiment reveals tomato seedlings started in water heated in a microwave do not grow well. How different are we from plants?
4/1/2014
Try these simple actions at home that can help reduce water pollution.
3/24/2014
Cage culture of fish has several sustainable techniques to consider adapting for a more innovative approach.
3/12/2014
Keeping your pond healthy and its inhabitant healthy can be a challenge, but knowing the basic steps to a healthy ecosystem can keep the pond alive for years, even reverse the aging process. Let’s look at two highly recommended tools for pond maintenance, aeration and beneficial pond bacteria.
2/11/2014
Because county health departments and public water systems check only for a few contaminants, homeowners are advised to test their own water, an inexpensive and simple solution for peace of mind.
2/5/2014
Learn the parts of a pond’s watershed and the differences between aboveground and belowground ponds to determine which pond type is the best for your property.
8/14/2013
Plant life along small streams starts a food chain that stretches all the way to the ocean.
7/23/2013
Going to the beach? Get real-time info on Great Lakes beach water quality, weather and water conditions.
6/13/2013
Protect and enjoy our nation’s 70,000 miles of rivers during National Rivers Month.
6/3/2013
Captured rainwater off of roofs can save money and water use.
3/20/2013
Rain gardens provide many benefits including filtering out pollutants and keeping runoff out of city storm sewers.
3/11/2013
March 10-16, 2013 is National Groundwater Awareness Week and groundwater provides over 40 percent of U.S. population with drinking water. You can protect water quality at home by conserving water.
2/19/2013
Tips on how to protect naturally-beneficial estuaries.
1/14/2013
Tips on how to save energy, water and fuel at home and on the road in 2013!
10/15/2012
Tips on how saving energy this fall and winter can help reduce nutrient pollution in water bodies.
9/17/2012
Tips on how to improve lakeshore habitat conditions by reducing nutrient pollution.
9/10/2012
Tips on how to take part in citizen science projects during the fall!
8/20/2012
Tips on how to dispose of pet waste properly for National Dog Day!
8/13/2012
Tips on how to prevent soil compaction on your lawn and reduce water pollution!
8/6/2012
Tips on how to save water at home and protect water quality during National Water Quality Month.
7/30/2012
Tips on how to protect yourself form harmful algal blooms.
7/23/2012
Tips on how green roofs can benefit your wallet and the environment!
6/18/2012
June is National Rivers Month! Help protect your local waterways with these simple tips.
6/6/2012
Broadening your understanding of mold and mildew in the house will help you to eliminate this hazard to health and home value.
5/21/2012
May is American Wetlands Month. Find out the many environmental benefits of wetlands and find out how you can help protect them!
5/14/2012
Tips on how to properly maintain your home's septic system.
4/30/2012
Tips on how to calculate your nitrogen footprint.
3/26/2012
Tips on how to protect water quality with phosphate-free cleaning projects during spring cleaning.
3/20/2012
Tips on how to protect local wildlife and water bodies during the spring thaw.
1/17/2012
Tips on how to be smart about salt this winter and protect water quality.
4/13/2011
Productive urban landscapes, if managed correctly, can reduce pollution in local watershed.
12/30/2010
Green Builder Media’s Vision and ReVision Houses highlight energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, indoor air quality and great new green materials.  




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