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Zoobird - All About Water


Zoobird - All About Water

Water is essential to life. Did you know sprinklers waste lots of water due to evaporation? Learn and discuss water here.

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Water everywhere and Even Drops to Drink!

There was a time not so long ago that the concept of paying for drinking water made people gasp with astonishment. People poured used motor oil in street sewer drains because they didn't know any better. Trash was hauled offshore without thinking and dumped. Homeowners fertilized their lawns carelessly, unaware that the rainwater took the chemicals into nearby lakes. These were the same lakes that that the homeowners swam in, waterskied and fished.

Now, drinking tap water is not as common as bottled water, or at least water that has been purified. Water conservation programs are in place. Communities encourage lawn watering on specific days. And, water awareness programs are more commonly educating us about how to care for our water resources.

This group is here for us to share information about water, our precious resource. Not everything about water conservation is obvious! So, let us know if you have a tip. Where are the best fishing areas, with the safest, cleanest fish? What are the smartest approaches to irrigation? Who's doing the most to help keep our environment clean? How can we help?

(photo by Michael Levin at Lake Lilly, Winter Park, FL)

Discussion Forum

Banana peels clean water

Started by Michael Levin Oct 15, 2011. 0 Replies

According to Wired, many studies have shown that banana peels can repeatedly filter water (up to 11…Continue

Tags: zoobird, banana, wired, water

Rain Barrels

Started by Michael Levin Jan 31, 2010. 0 Replies

I saw a rain barrel collection setup last weekend at Indigo Green Store that made me want to do one myself.…Continue

Tags: store, green, abundant, edible, landscapes

Toxic Waters .... discussed in today's NYTimes

Started by Michael Levin Sep 13, 2009. 0 Replies

NYTimes :: QUOTATION OF THE DAY"How can we get digital cable and Internet in our homes, but not…Continue

Tags: arsenic, lead, NYTimes, JENNIFER HALL-MASSEY, Ron Chandler

H2Oh No! World Act of 2009 (S.624)

Started by Michael Levin Aug 13, 2009. 0 Replies

Ina Calvano sent me this video and request from Houston, TX:"I just watched a video from charity: water, in which Matt Damon shows us the terrible plight of the hundreds of millions of people who…Continue

Tags: damon, s.264, matt, hyderabad, asia

Drinking Water in New Orleans

Started by mualpha. Last reply by mualpha Jul 2, 2008. 3 Replies

I have a problem where I know too much...I am going to New Orleans for a few days (leaving this afternoon). I am an environmental engineer that has worked in water/wastewater in the past, and I know…Continue

Tags: New, Orleans, plastic, safety, water

The Softest, Most Delicious Water

Started by Michael Levin Jun 25, 2008. 0 Replies

Do you know of a home or office water treatment approach that creates water that just tastes so good? Charcoal, paper filter, even electric methods of cleaning and purifying water tempt us, but we…Continue

Tags: filter, water

Irrigation, and an invitation

Started by Ron Chandler. Last reply by bob Jun 12, 2008. 16 Replies

Gardening in McRorie is a wonderful gift! The veggies and the people are fantastic: Maura; Dave and Jeanny (spl?); Shamal, Bob, Bruce, Blake, Mary and Ku, John and his wife, Jessica, Jeffery, Joel,…Continue

Tags: conservation, water

Rain8 - X10 Sprinkler Controller

Started by Michael Levin Jun 12, 2008. 0 Replies

Michael said the Rain8 might be an interesting addition to a garden.Rain8 - X10 Sprinkler…Continue

Tags: Controller, Sprinkler, X10, Rain8

Rain-Catching Systems

Started by Michael Levin. Last reply by Michael Levin Jun 10, 2008. 2 Replies

The Rain Saverfrom Water Conservation TechnologyP.O. Box 121, Sydenham, Ontario K0H 2T0 Canada(Click on the photograph above to go to the…Continue

Tags: barrels, environmentally, friendly, Storage, Water

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Comment by Monica Carter on September 12, 2009 at 3:39pm
Interested in Florida's water issues: surface water withdraws, water quality, the Floridan aquifer?
Sign up Now. . . . Registration will end Wednesday, Sept. 16
Register here:

The meeting, hosted by the University of Florida Water Institute, will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 23 and from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 S.W. 34th St., Gainesville.

The symposium is free and open to the public. However, advance registration is required and on a first-come, first-served basis.

The symposium will provide an opportunity for the seven technical working groups that are conducting the St. Johns River Water Supply Impact Study to address interrelated aspects of the study, present technical information and discuss scientific issues.
Comment by Monica Carter on July 13, 2009 at 9:13am
Water wars: Taking from Oklahoma to give to North Texas.
Water transported through pipelines and pumping stations,
Cost between $500 million and $4 billion and take five years to build.
Another $15 million to $60 million a year to transport water.
At what point do we realize that desalination is far cheaper than depletion?
Soon the choice will be do you want fish or do you want children.
Comment by paul bridgman on February 24, 2009 at 11:07pm
heads up you water barrel makers 250 gal containers in steel crate saint cloud erea on craigs list numbers are robert 407 908 0831 or joe 321 759 2889 here is the best part 75.00 or 50.00 for ten or more
Comment by paul bridgman on February 19, 2009 at 9:29pm
good read aquaculture
Comment by paul bridgman on February 16, 2009 at 5:14pm
bob you can set your barrels up high and put funnels around them.this will give you gravity feed
Comment by bob on June 6, 2008 at 9:08am
What are some ways of maybe setting up some rain catching systems at the Garden?

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