This day is going to be one for the record books. With temperatures expected to plummet as much as 50 degrees within a mere 24 hours, you are fortunate that the temps in your area will not get below freezing and that you are only dealing with rain. The rain, however, is getting to be a bit much. With more than a half of an hour before you left for work, the forecast indicates that it will continue to rain the rest of the day. And while there are so many places that find themselves with lots of rain, there are other places that are experiencing draughts.
Finding the best way to make sure that you are keeping track of the water levels in your area is important, especially if you have a basement that has gotten wet in the past. In many other places, the danger with high amounts of water is that drinking water sources can also be put in jeopardy.
Groundwater Contamination Remediation Continues to Offer Important Services to Many Parts of the Country
Given that so many things in our lives rely on water, it is often easy to forget that only 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh water, and that only 1% of the Earth’s water is drinkable. When you realize that this is the case, however, you begin to understand the important role that we all play in maintaining the safety and cleanliness of this valuable resource. Unfortunately, even though we all know that tis is the case, the latest research indicates that nearly 70% of the industrial waste in this nation is dumped into the water bodies where they pollute the usable water supply. This, of course, means that all of us are in jeopardy when this happens.
In an effort to address these contamination problems, the scientific community continues to explore different kinds of solution. For example, there are currently three basic technologies for removing perfluorooctane sulfonates and perfluorooctanoic acids (PFOS/PFOA) from water, including granulated activated carbon, non-regenerating synthetic resins, and regenerating synthetic resins. In addition, construction dewatering projects and various kinds of groundwater monitoring and remediation are always being improved.
Consider some of these other facts and figures about the roles that both individuals and professional environmental remediation contractors can provide to help ensure the safety of the water we all rely on:
- Ground water accounts for more than 95% of the nation’s available fresh resources, and is the drinking water source for half the people in the nation.
- Primary and secondary waste treatments remove nearly 85% to 95% of pollutants from the wastewater before it is treated, disinfected, and discharged into local waterways.
- Approximately 16,000 chemical spills occur from trucks, trains, and storage tanks each year. These spills often occur when materials are being transferred.
- More than 80% of the most serious hazardous waste sites in America have adversely impacted the quality of ground water that is nearby.
Our world is full of valuable resources that we need to care for. From the air that we breathe to the forested areas that we rely on for building as well as the air that we breathe. Many would argue, however, that there are few resources more valuable than water. For this reasons, there are many researchers and scientists who continue to work on solutions for when this valuable resource is contaminated.
In a world of limited resources, it is important to know that many of the places in the country that we treasure the most, including our homes, can be threatened when these resources are damaged. As today’s politicians continue to argue about whether or not there needs to be more regulations or fewer, it is the everyday American who can end up suffering. When the quality of the air that we breathe and the water that we drink is in danger, so our the lives we have become accustomed to. Citizens and businesses alike have to be prepared to take a stand when politicians are not. As administrations change and new elections near, there are many times when looking out for us. It is in these times when individual voices are important