More than 205 billion litres of raw sewage and untreated waste water spewed into Canada’s rivers and oceans last year, CBC News has learned, despite federal regulations introduced in 2012 to try to solve the problem.
The provincial government expects that schools will be built to the silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) minimum standard but they are “going for gold”, Ruston said. The school, for example, will have green roofs so that plants can be grown on them, and a rainwater collection system.
We have all the water we need, even in the desert, if we just know how to capture and use it wisely – Brad Lancaster
“Geologic and groundwater conditions at Pavillion are not unique in the Rocky Mountain region,” says DiGiulio in a press statement. “This suggests there may be widespread impact to underground sources of drinking water as a result of unconventional oil and gas extraction.”
Fracking, a fossil-fuel extraction technique in which drilling companies inject high-pressure liquids (frackwater) into the ground to break open…
His move to utility-free water was gradual, starting in 2008. That’s when the Tucson native put in a 3,000-gallon culvert cistern to collect rain falling onto the roof of his westside home.
With the help of Watershed Management Group, Stevenson learned how to reshape his landscape to passively collect rainwater and how to install gray water systems that capture indoor water for outdoor use. http://ow.ly/qzR9307BS0A