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Green-based technologies help cities manage storm water.
According to Dr. Lakhwinder Hundal, who works with District, most urbanized areas collect and move wastewater to Water Reclamation Plants (WRPs) using a connected collection system. In many areas...
A septic system is your only option for waste and water disposal in the country. Avoid unnecessary damage to the environment -- and your pocketbook -- by maintaining and monitoring it properly.
Give livestock extra attention and care in cold temperatures for optimal production.
Tap into a natural spring on your property to provide water for livestock
Springs help keep water level constant and your livestock will enjoy the cool water. Jeff Bettinger is a district conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, or NRCS...
All it takes is providing food, water, cover, and places for birds and animals to raise their young
My backyard has been certified as an “official wildlife habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation. I have birdbaths and feeders, lots of native plants and shrubs, and bird houses...
Farmers are volunteering their land for real-world water quality research and education
The Discovery Farms program is a multi-state, farmer-led research and educational effort to gather water quality information from different types of farming systems. The goal is to determine the...
Give birds and other wild things a drink
I have a birdbath that I keep filled with water year-round. I’m rewarded with all kinds of birds coming to my back yard. Even squirrels enjoy a drink. Larger wildlife, such as deer, would also...
Buy the best you can afford
When you need to get water from point-a-to-point-b, a good garden hose comes in handy. It can be tough to shop for a hose because there are so many choices. Denny Schrock is the Master Gardener...
Farmers around the country are volunteering for a surface-water runoff study
The Natural Resources Conservation Service, or NRCS, wants to prove that voluntary conservation efforts by farmers are valuable to everyone. A project called “Edge of Field Monitoring”...
The best defense against a flooded basement is a sump pump
When there’s a lot of rain, our sump pump gets a workout. When the water rises to a certain level in the sump pit, the pump kicks on and disperses the water away from the house. If you...