Tag Archives: water

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 »

Stevens Point Water Tastes Best in Nation, Raises Questions of Water Quality

Stevens Point’s water is this year’s recipient of the American Water Works Association’s “Best of the Best” taste competition for the second year in a row, beating out New York City.   The Association began this competition in 2005 to combat the negative connotations drinking water was gaining when compared to filtered bottled water.   The contest scores solely the ... Read More »

Struggle for Water is a 21st Century Universal

Deny global warming all you want. There are over a billion people on Earth who currently do not have access to drinking water, to whom a debate over human alterations to the earth’s ecosystem, and the effects of resource depletion, is futile. Simply, there are people who do not have the privilege of denying climate change.   Here is what ... Read More »