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This research project aims to identify, list, and characterize chemical occurrence databases and data sets that can be used by states and utilities to perform source water assessments. The data sets were inventoried and reviewed based on a variety of descriptors (metadata). Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) require all US states to establish Source Water Assessment Programs (SWAPs). This includes the submission of a plan to the USEPA detailing how the states will delineate source water assessment areas, inventory significant contaminants in these areas, and determine the susceptibility of each public water supply to contamination. The collection of existing data on chemical occurrence is one tool to help determine potential contaminants and perform susceptibility analyses for surface and groundwater. This project includes a review of available, relevant source water data sets (e.g., surface water and groundwater) that document chemical occurrence in an effort to develop a comprehensive data inventory to serve as a central resource when performing SWAPs. Data sources queried to accomplish this task included national databases and data sets available through regional and state agencies, water utilities, and volunteer groups. The majority of databases and data sets included in this research project were identified as a result of the participation and cooperation of local and state agencies. The project team also identified national data sets and some state and volunteer groups? data sets through online research. The product of this research has extensive application to the drinking water and regulatory communities for assessing source waters, enriching the ability to assemble and evaluate all existing and readily available water quality-related data and information. Specifically, this project documented chemical data stored in a variety of databases and provided a mechanism to access it and the associated metadata. The online tool, Source Water Quality Database, provides information on water quality data related to chemical occurrence stored in national, regional, and state data sets. Originally published by AwwaRF for its subscribers in 2003 This publication can be purchased and downloaded via Pay Per View on Water Intelligence Online - click on the Pay Per View icon below
Drinking adequate water every day is essential for proper hydration, better health and weight loss. The fat burning process actually slows down when you don't drink enough water. But there are many people out there that do not like drinking plain water. If you are one of these people, fruit infused water is the delicious alterative you need to break your addiction to sugary drinks and diet drinks that are filled with chemicals. The 67 Fruit Infused Water Recipes: Vitamin Water Recipes To Lose Weight, Detox, Boost Immunity And Have A Healthier Body will make it much easier to drink all the water your body needs daily. Your body will get a healthy dose of essential minerals, vitamins and other micronutrients because of the infusion of fruits, herbs and spices. Besides curbing your sweet tooth, your weight loss efforts will be enhanced, you will have less stress, and minor ailments will be healed. Benefits you can expect include: -Getting extra minerals like calcium and magnesium in your body -Vitamins that promote glowing skin and healthy hair -Getting rid of toxins, bacteria and other parasites Minimizing your intake of soda, energy drinks and sports drinks is vital for better health. Now you have 67 healthy drink choices if you want to Rethink What You Drink. You can easily make any of these recipes and keep some quantity in a water bottle that you carry around with you. Water will no longer be boring and you can have as much of it as you want. Stay away from unhealthy choices of sugar-filled juices, sodas and fizzy drinks. Get the hydration your body needs through fruit infused water with the subtle taste of a variety of fruits, herbs and spices.
Forget those tedious pub guides detailing what real ales are on tap or whether the food's any good. With first-hand reports from 20 of the city's boozers,A Drinker's Guide to Cardiff captures what going to the pub is really all about: talking rubbish with your mates, consuming slightly more fizzy lager than is strictly advisable, and trying not to fall over.
A House Made of Water is a lyrical examination of daughterhood, womanhood, and Asian American identity. Elusive, but tactile, the collection wrestles beautifully with trauma and our inherited stories, seeking transformation throughout. What I love most is the intimacy of detail: the difficult weight of memory, the exquisite relief of disclosure. Michelle Lin's debut is a document of deep feeling, in the vein of Li-Young Lee and Sylvia Plath, but told in a voice entirely her own.
- CATHY LINH CHE, author of Split
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