Tag Archives: water

Cape Town Will Run Out of Water in April

Cape Town, the capital city of South Africa, is predicted to run out of its water reserves by mid-April of this year. The reason for the water crisis seems to be three years of severe droughts, as well as unsustainable water use by the city’s rapidly growing population. Cape Town’s attempt for water conservation proved to be ineffective, with only ... Read More »

Waukesha Seeks Solution to Water Crisis from Lake Michigan

The city of Waukesha has made arrangements to divert water from Lake Michigan. Waukesha’s current water source, the deep sandstone aquifer, is contaminated with radium. The problem has been worsening over the last decade and a solution had to be found to ensure the safety of the drinking water for Waukesha residents. The effects of radium contamination can lead to ... Read More »

Sulfide Mines No Longer Have to “Prove it First” in Wisconsin

Last month, the Wisconsin Legislature repealed what was known as the “Prove it First” law, which has put a freeze on sulfide mining in the state since 1998. Under the “Prove it First” law, the Department of Natural Resources could only grant sulfide mining permits to companies which had operated for 10 years and then closed for 10 years without ... Read More »

The Changing Waters of Wisconsin

In rural Wisconsin, climate change can seem like nothing more than a policy battle waged between political adversaries in Washington D.C., but scientists expect to see significant changes in our own state in the near future. A 2011 report by the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts predicted that the average state temperature will increase six to seven degrees Fahrenheit ... Read More »

Dive into Great Lakes with Divepoint Scuba

The small town of Stevens Point may seem an unlikely place for a dive shop to call home however, Bob and Carrie Butt, owners of Divepoint Scuba think otherwise. “You know we’ve got a lot of lakes, a lot of places to dive in Wisconsin, actually more lakes than Minnesota, Minnesota’s the land of 10,000 lakes and actually Wisconsin has ... Read More »

How a La Crosse Company is Helping Clean the Panama Canal

INOV8, a company based in La Crosse has custom built two evaporators for the Panama Canal to get rid of bilge water from cargo ships traveling through the canal The La Crosse company INOV8 International Inc. founded in Jan. of 1990 started with technology in a high efficiency burner. From that one product,  the company has expanded to a whole ... Read More »

Milwaukee’s Waterways Could Get Less Trashy

Milwaukee’s waterway litter clean-up may soon be on a roll in the form of a trash collecting wheel placed in the water. The litter removal device will be modeled off an existing device located in Baltimore, Maryland known as The Inner Harbor Water Wheel, or Mr. Trash Wheel. Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel was installed back in 2014. The wheel is ... Read More »

Michigan Ordered to Replace Water Lines to Flint

The state of Michigan has been ordered to fund the replacement of water lines within the city of Flint to finally provide adequate and drinkable water to the city’s residents. This demand comes after years of building concern for the water’s quality and harmful lead levels. Flint’s water issue has grown since an initial complaint in 2014, following the state’s ... Read More »

Why is Stevens Point the City of Wonderful Water?

The City of Stevens Point has been called The City of Wonderful Water since the 1920’s but what factors led to the city receiving such a title? In 2010, Stevens Point was voted number one out of 22 municipalities across North America as the best tasting tap water by the American Water Works Association’s annual water taste test. Lindsey Laskowski, ... Read More »