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Letter to the Editor: A Farming Perspective on Agricultural Nutrient Runoff

Letter to the Editor: A Farming Perspective on Agricultural Nutrient Runoff

August 26, 2019 at 8:48 am 0 comments

By Don Wauthier The cover article in Water Finance & Management’s June issue by Michael Curley about agricultural nutrient runoff was a welcome wake up call to the water supply and treatment industry about this important issue. Despite what many think, the farm community is generally committed to protecting the environmentRead More

Examining New Payment Methods to Address Agricultural Nutrient Runoff

Examining New Payment Methods to Address Agricultural Nutrient Runoff

June 27, 2019 at 10:09 am 1 comment

By Michael Curley Water quality is a major problem throughout the United States. But it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be. In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland was so polluted that it actually caught fire! That made headlines all across the country and galvanized the U.S.Read More

EPA assessment finds nutrient pollution widespread in lakes

EPA assessment finds nutrient pollution widespread in lakes

December 19, 2016 at 10:19 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the results of a national assessment showing that nutrient pollution is widespread in the nation’s lakes, with four in 10 lakes suffering from too much nitrogen and phosphorus. Excess nutrients can cause algae blooms, lower oxygen levels, degraded habitat for fish andRead More