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National Drinking Water Week

Tips for protecting your home's water

VALPARAISO | All the testing the city's Water Department does to make sure the water entering the homes is safe isn't enough. The home owner is responsible once the water enters his property.

May 11, 2013 12:00 am

Study to determine Valpo water's future

VALPARAISO | The future of water and, indeed, the future of life in Valparaiso and the rest of the planet is a combination of finding an adequate supply, conserving water to make the supply last and restoring the infrastructure needed to bring the water to homes and businesses.

May 10, 2013 9:00 pm Related

Water fluoridation debate rages on after 70 years

Fluoride in the water, introduced in the 1940s, continues to be a controversial topic. No one is calling it a Communist plot anymore, but the two sides still can be heated about it.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am

Valparaiso tests water often to ensure purity

VALPARAISO | Testing to make sure the city's water supply is safe and meets all the state and federal standards is a full-time job. Literally.

May 08, 2013 7:19 pm

Putting the brakes on water main breaks

VALPARAISO | It's not all fun and games at Valparaiso's Water Department during National Drinking Water Week, but some of it is.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am

Food Tank offers strategies on saving water

The United States suffered its worst drought in at least 25 years in 2012, in an event that affected 80 percent of the country's agricultural land.

May 07, 2013 12:00 am
Raising cash for Thirst Project wells

Raising cash for Thirst Project wells

For most Americans, getting all the clean water needed for everyday living involves walking only as far as the kitchen or bathroom.

May 06, 2013 5:14 pm Photos

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Water: It's about awareness and 'yuk' factor

The level of knowledge and concern for fresh water is low for the population in general, but it is especially low among high school and college students, Julie Peller said.

May 12, 2012 12:00 am

Federal, state laws proposed to help water utilities

Editor's note: This is the seventh in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 12, 2012 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Preserving our water is something we oughter

PHIL WIELAND: Preserving our water is something we oughter

After penning a week's worth of informative articles in observance of National Drinking Water Week, the poetry Muse pummeled with her lyre and forced me to write a tribute I call "Owed to Drinking Water." Don't blame me. Sue the Muse.

May 11, 2012 12:00 am

Saving water is good for people, bad for utilities

Editor's note: This is the sixth in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 10, 2012 10:45 pm

Taking the plunge in the water job market

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 10, 2012 12:00 am
Taming the trillion-dollar water infrastructure tiger

Taming the trillion-dollar water infrastructure tiger

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Now is a good time to prepare for a water emergency

Editor's note: This is the third article in a weeklong series for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 07, 2012 7:00 pm

The hidden hazards in your home's plumbing

Editor's note: This is the second in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 06, 2012 7:15 pm
Wellhead protection protects more than wellhead

Wellhead protection protects more than wellhead

Editor's note: This is the first in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 06, 2012 12:00 am

Use water wisely - that's all there is

As populations grow and fresh water demand increases, ways to use water more efficiently could determine our existence.

May 08, 2011 12:00 am

Conserving water usually good thing

VALPARAISO | How can using less water be a bad thing?

May 05, 2011 6:30 pm

Dealing with lead, fluoride and drugs in the water

VALPARAISO | Lead contamination remains a problem for water systems, fluoride still is a controversial issue, but now water utilities are facing a drug problem.

May 04, 2011 12:00 am

Valpo prepared for most threats to water system

VALPARAISO | The world's water supply is under attack from many directions, some of which we can control, but many we can't, such as radioactivity from Japan.

May 02, 2011 6:30 pm
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