#Waterroundup for December 5th, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
What do high turbidity, the Himalayan River, Silver Springs, Feargal Sharkey and Anchorage have in common? They all are the topics of this weeks, weekly water roundup
Lower Makefield, Yardley Borough and Falls Township were all effected by a boil water advisory. High turbidity levels, 1.7 ntu above regulation, were found in the water. High levels can increase chances of residents consuming disease-causing organisms. In light of the boil water advisory, the Pennsbury School District was closed.
Asian nations are currently competing to utilize the power of the Himalayan rivers. This hunger for energy and water shortage, has been the driving force behind all of the energy greed. However, half a billion people demend on the Himalayan rivers; this hunger for energy will cause a great deal of issues in the future.
A water main break occured in Silver Springs, this past Monday. Roughly 300 residents were without water; crew members are working to fix the break, cauing road closures early Monday morning.
The former Undertones lead singer and keen fly fisherman, Feargal Sharkey, is taking on the water companies and Environment Agency, in order to save the chalk streams.
Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility has declared that the tap water, in Anchorage is now safe to use. Water contamination was a result of the earthquake; the agency has said that they have tested the water for any bacterial contamination, and that it is officially safe for all public use.