Not everyone in India has easy access to clean drinking water. Many of us are, therefore,

Not everyone in India has easy access to clean drinking water. Many of us are, therefore, vulnerable to diseases caused by contaminated water. Water contamination is one of the major pollution threats we are staring at.  Untreated sewage flowing into rivers, presence of organic matter in water and high coliform levels are the major issues. Arsenic contamination is a major concern that we are worried about.  The image below shows that more than 100 million people live in areas where the water quality is worryingly poor with the levels of water pollution being very high. This is where water purifiers come into the picture. We just have to get one for ourselves and of course, our families. Can’t take risks when it comes to them, can we?  This water purifier with a clarity cartridge found outside the unit. To ensure clean water that also tastes good, this purifier has an MTDS controller. It helps you alter the taste of the water depending on the source.  TDS refers to total dissolved solids in water which include metals dissolved in water like calcium, chloride, sulphur, nitrate, iron, etc. which affect the taste of the water. The MTDS controller helps alter the level of these meta...

State looking into dumping of wastewater; hauler for Bethel Heights, watershed land under probe

SPRINGDALE — The state is investigating a report that a firm hired to haul an estimated 117,000 gallons of wastewater from Bethel Heights applied it to land east of Springdale without a permit, officials confirmed Monday. Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality officials said the investigation involves White River Environmental Services and land owned by Harold Parsons. The land is in the White River watershed. Jeff LeMaster, a policy adviser for the department’s Office of Water Quality, said the agency has no record of a permit allowing White River to discharge wastewater at that site or elsewhere. The hauler, upon request, provided the state with coordinates for an access gate to the land on Parsons Road, LeMaster said. White River Environmental told the department this was where the Bethel Heights wastewater was applied in late August, LeMaster said. “We’ve requested records from both the city and White River,” LeMaster continued. “But it’s still too early to tell who’s at fault.” Emails sent Monday to Bethel Heights Mayor Cindy Black and Robert Rhoads, an attorney representing the city, were not returned Monday night...