Archives: Clean Environment

Blue-Green Algae Affecting Lake Erie’s Water Supply

What’s green and smelly that you definitely don’t want to drink right before Halloween? Lake Erie, and it’s not a joke. The lake is covered in blue-green algae or cyanobacteria and it is starting to pose a health threat close … Continue reading

How Hurricanes and Major Flooding Affect Drinking Water

Hurricanes and heavy rains can create destruction and danger on many levels including long-term power outages, destroyed homes, dangerous flooding, risk of diseases and unhealthy drinking water. Once a hurricane makes landfall, or significant rainstorms causes flooding, both public water … Continue reading

Bacteria & Viruses in Water

Bacteria and viruses are such small organisms that some cannot be seen under a conventional microscope. They have no taste or smell and cannot be seen by the human eye. Bacteria and viruses usually enter the environment through means including … Continue reading