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Medellin, Colombia

Medellin was Colombia’s industrial capital. Pollution to the water supply means it took 15 years of special actions to recover water quality to safe standards.

Urban Environments

San Gabriel River Flood Controls

The San Gabriel river is situated in California, and runs through Los Angeles. It has the most extensive water control system in the world, in a basin 3,000 km^2. 614 more words


Rain Gardens

When it rains on parking lots, roofs and driveways the pollutants on these surfaces goes straight into storm drains, lakes, streams and rivers. It cost money and more energy to treat this water into regulation standard quality water, drinkable water. 138 more words

Water Management

YWF's Water-Saving Tip of the Week: Reduce Food Waste

Cut your family’s water consumption by 475,000 litres (125,000 gal) a year

Forty percent of the food produced in the United States never gets eaten - … 292 more words

City Council Approves Graywater Use For Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver City Council passed an ordinance Monday that allows Denver to use graywater for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes.

Graywater is also known as reclaimed water, and is defined as wastewater that is collected from fixtures of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings for the purpose of having a second beneficial use. 205 more words


YWF's Water-Saving Tips of the Week: Drive Less

To Save Water, Drive Less

It takes an average of 3 liters (0.8 gallon) of water to make one liter (about 1 quart) of gasoline… 222 more words


YWF's Water-Saving Tips of the Week

Lawns, Gardens and Cars 

Outdoor water use for gardens, washing cars and watering lawns can account for at least half, and often far more, of our daily direct consumption of water. 277 more words