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Rathbun Regional Water Association wins best tasting water in Iowa award

March 14, 2018

Rathbun Regional Water Association took home the Best Tasting Water in Iowa Award at the 2018 Iowa Rural Water Association’s 43rd Annual Conference held in Des Moines Feb. 12-14.

A field of 22 rural water utilities from around the state submitted samples of their water, straight from the tap in an effort to identify the tastiest water in the state.

Jer Buckingham, who has worked at RRWA for more than 20 years and has served as plant superintendent since 2013, says the recognition is important to RRWA. “We strive to provide safe, clean drinking water every day,” he said.

 

Kathy Law, Iowa Rural Water Association says the competition is part of a Quality On Tap! Campaign. “The contest...

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Plastic, plastic, everywhere

Plastic, plastic, everywhere

September 01, 2018

The production of plastic has grown 8 percent a year for decades, much more than any other manufactured material, because plastic is just so useful. We use it for packaging (43%) and construction (20%); we have plastic in our clothes, our cars, our computers.

Plastic really is everywhere.

“Roland Geyer, an industrial ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, says no one had tallied how much plastic people have manufactured since its invention. When he did it, he was shocked at what he found. 'Eight point three billion metric tons of plastics produced so far. That's just really a staggering amount.' He did some calculations to understand that number. 'And it turned out that it can cover an area the size of Argentina,' he says, 'which is the eighth-largest country in the world.' 

'Ankle deep.'"NPR

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