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.
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.
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.
Spot an algal bloom, snap a photo, enter to win great prizes!
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.
Don't let the spring invasion by algae aggravate the enjoyment of your pond.
Home experiment reveals tomato seedlings started in water heated in a microwave do not grow well. How different are we from plants?
Try these simple actions at home that can help reduce water pollution.
Cage culture of fish has several sustainable techniques to consider adapting for a more innovative approach.
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.
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.
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.
Plant life along small streams starts a food chain that stretches all the way to the ocean.
Going to the beach? Get real-time info on Great Lakes beach water quality, weather and water conditions.
Protect and enjoy our nation’s 70,000 miles of rivers during National Rivers Month.
Captured rainwater off of roofs can save money and water use.
Rain gardens provide many benefits including filtering out pollutants and keeping runoff out of city storm sewers.
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.
Tips on how to protect naturally-beneficial estuaries.
Tips on how to save energy, water and fuel at home and on the road in 2013!
Tips on how saving energy this fall and winter can help reduce nutrient pollution in water bodies.
Tips on how to improve lakeshore habitat conditions by reducing nutrient pollution.
Tips on how to take part in citizen science projects during the fall!
Tips on how to dispose of pet waste properly for National Dog Day!
Tips on how to prevent soil compaction on your lawn and reduce water pollution!
Tips on how to save water at home and protect water quality during National Water Quality Month.
Tips on how to protect yourself form harmful algal blooms.
Tips on how green roofs can benefit your wallet and the environment!
June is National Rivers Month! Help protect your local waterways with these simple tips.
Broadening your understanding of mold and mildew in the house will help you to eliminate this hazard to health and home value.
May is American Wetlands Month. Find out the many environmental benefits of wetlands and find out how you can help protect them!
Tips on how to properly maintain your home's septic system.
Tips on how to calculate your nitrogen footprint.
Tips on how to protect water quality with phosphate-free cleaning projects during spring cleaning.
Tips on how to protect local wildlife and water bodies during the spring thaw.
Tips on how to be smart about salt this winter and protect water quality.
Productive urban landscapes, if managed correctly, can reduce pollution in local watershed.