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Temporary change in water treatment

August 09, 2018

Beginning this week, the City of Winfield will be changing their disinfection routine for a few weeks. You may detect a mild chlorine smell or taste in your water, but it should be minimal. This is a routine procedure and is done periodically as part of the disinfection process for water systems.

This line maintenance process is known as denitrification. Normally, the City of Winfield uses chloramines to disinfect the water; however, prolonged utilization of chloramines can result in nitrification, which can have an adverse effect on the safety of the water. Periodically treating with free chlorine prevents nitrification from occurring.

During this process, the water will remain safe...

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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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