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by Emily Hernandez, IX Water intern Water is everywhere and can be found in practically everything. However, what many people don’t know is just how much water is used to make some of our everyday essentials. In fact, a lot of water goes into making one of the most...
by Amanda Sotolongo, IX Water intern In developing countries, education is largely tied to water. This is because when the community has no running water, women often have to spend their days gathering water for the household. It is estimated that the women in Africa...
By treating and cleaning their produced water using IX Water’s new technology, oil & gas operators can safely reuse it onsite, or provide it to neighboring farms and ranches. It also saves operators from paying huge sums to truck their produced water offsite, and to truck clean freshwater onsite for fracking.
Toluene – it’s terrible, but IX Water can safely and cost-effectively treat water for it.
Exposure to benzene can cause short and long-term health effects, including death. Benzene is prevalent in the “produced water” generated by oil & gas extraction operations. Produced water is by far the largest volume byproduct stream associated with oil & gas exploration and production. About 21 billion barrels of produced water are generated in the U.S. alone each year. (1 barrel = 42 gallons)
Across the U.S., cattle-feed crops account for 23% of all water consumption. In the Colorado River Basin, it’s over half.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control says no evidence that Covid-19 can be transmitted to people through recreational bodies of water. However, you can still get it from other people while in the pool or at the beach or lake. Social distancing and mask-wearing is still the best bet to avoid catching or spreading the disease.
On Tuesday, the U.S. House passed the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). While most of the bill is not related to water, it DOES include some good regulation regarding PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) pollution generated by the U.S. military.
This morning, CBS News ran a short piece on the plight of our oceans’ sharks which are vanishing. BUT – CBS News: Why didn’t you mention “Shark-finning” is at the root of the shark decline?!
IX Power Clean Water (aka IX Water), has new technology to treat and clean the wastewater from factories that make everything from jeans to cell phones. Reusing and cleaning this water would save millions of gallons of fresh water per year. It is important to spread awareness and advocate for clean water solutions like those offered by IX Water.
On Wednesday, the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission announced a new policy to reduce the use of the family of man-made substances known as PFAS. The chemicals, which have plagued the drinking water of large parts of Colorado such as El Paso County, can be...
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