New Water Technology Should Be Top Priority Says Sharon Kleyne

Kleyne Cites Erie Canal as Example of Bold New Water Technology. Kleyne Calls for More Inventions Like The Pelton Wheel.

As host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, Sharon Kleyne spends much of her time every week educating listeners and readers about great water technology in history and the desperate need around the world for new water technology today. Internationally respected for her own water research and education efforts, Kleyne knows that millions of lives are at great risk because new water technology has not kept pace with the world’s water crisis.

So, on October 26th, Kleyne, also the founder and director of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, remembered on their anniversaries two great examples of water technology that broke new ground.

On that date in 1825, the Erie Canal was completed and opened. Eight years in the making, the original Erie Canal was 40 feet wide, 4 feet deep and ran 363 miles across the state of New York. At the time, it was longer than any canal ever built in America and Europe. The canal was so popular as a means of transport and travel, Kleyne reminisced, that it was enlarged ten years after it opened. The first enlargement expanded the canal to 70 feet wide and 7 feet deep. In 1903, a third canal expansion—the Barge Canal—was begun. This project, completed in 1918, accommodated self-propelled ships.

Another terrific breakthrough in water technology, Kleyne recalled, was the Pelton Wheel, which received its patent on this date, October 26th in 1880. According to Kleyne, the Pelton Wheel is a water impulse turbine created by inventor Lester Allan Pelton in the 1870s. Kleyne described how the Pelton Wheel takes energy from the impulse of moving water. This was different than a traditional Overshot Water Wheel, which extracted energy from the water weight that ran through it. The end result of running water through the Pelton Wheel, Kleyne said, was five times the energy extracted from earlier wheels.

Both of these new water technology inventions were spectacular in their day and should be inspirational to everybody today. Kleyne, herself a leader in developing new water technology to enhance life and health in our world, believes that we still possess the capacity and energy to solve earth’s water crisis. Kleyne knows that requires more water education, more funding and more resolve.

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Did you know about the Pelton Wheel or the history of the Erie Canal before you read this article? Are you aware of the condition of water infrastructure in your community? Is water infrastructure a top priority in your mind? What do you think of new water research and new technology? If you have comments or stories about water infrastructure that you would like to share, why not get involved? We’d like very much to hear from you!

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New Water Infrastructure For Nation’s Largest City

Sharon Kleyne Observes Anniversary of Model Water Development. Water Life Science® Creator Kleyne Touts Water Infrastructure.

Sharon Kleyne’s water research has the international attention and respect of scientists, physicians and fellow researchers. She is also noted for her teaching and relentless calls for new water infrastructure. Kleyne was among the first to call attention to the major crisis in the U.S. that threatens safe water supplies all over the country. America’s water infrastructure is aging, unsafe and rapidly eroding and falling apart. Water pipes are cracking and leaking toxins into fresh water supplies. These pipes, many containing lead, must be replaced. For years, Kleyne has called on politicians, business and community leaders to make new water infrastructure their number one priority. Unfortunately, her pleas have too often fallen on deaf ears.

Yet, that is not always the case. In fact, today—October 17th, 2017—Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, celebrates the fourth anniversary of New York City’s infrastructure breakthrough. On this day four years ago, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg turned a ceremonial wheel in City Hall Park that opened a water tunnel that could finally serve all of Manhattan.

The water tunnel was decades in the building. It was first authorized in 1954, but construction did not begin until 1970. For the next 43 years, construction slowly proceeded. This monumental task took a very long time to be completed, yet it now promises at least a century of clean, safe drinking water for New York’s millions of citizens.

Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, says that this great accomplishment serves as a model for the rest of the country. This is the very thing that needs to happen in communities throughout the U.S., Kleyne believes. Kleyne argues that we owe it to the health of future generations to approach this task with commitment and perseverance. “We have the resources,” Kleyne says, “now we need the wisdom and the will to move ahead with new water infrastructure.”

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Are you aware of the condition of water infrastructure in your community? Is water infrastructure a top priority in your mind? What do you think of new water research and new technology? If you have comments or stories about water infrastructure that you would like to share, why not get involved? We’d like very much to hear from you! You can reach us in the following ways. Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 http://www.naturestears.com or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr

Canada Funds 49 New Water Infrastructure Projects

Sharon Kleyne Applauds Canadian Commitment to New Water Infrastructure. Kleyne Says U.S. Can Learn from Canada’s Commitment to Safe Water.

The U.S. has a million miles of water pipes crisscrossing the nation and every day 6 billion gallons of water are lost to leaks and cracks in the water lines. This is what Water Life Science® creator Sharon Kleyne is thinking of when she adamantly calls for stronger commitments to new water infrastructure. For years, Kleyne has urged politicians, business and community leaders to make new water infrastructure their number one priority. So far, results have been mixed. Individual communities have stepped up to replace aging water lines, but the country still lacks a unified commitment to new water infrastructure.

Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, looks north for a model that the U.S would do well to emulate. In May of this year, Kleyne points out, the Canadian federal government and the provincial government of Ontario announced funding for 49 new water infrastructure projects. Many will add a focus on storm water and green infrastructure.

18 of these projects will be built in the city of Ottawa thanks to the federal government’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is committed to providing 30.2 million dollars (or 50% of the funding) for these projects, while the provincial government provides 15.1 million dollars (or 25%). The remainder will be paid by recipients of these improvements.

“The City of Ottawa is pleased to receive infrastructure funding through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund,” said Jim Watson, Ottawa’s Mayor. “This federal and provincial funding is critical to help Ottawa move forward on our long-term plans to protect and sustain the health of our local water systems. The funding will also advance a number of priority needs to modernize our existing water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure.”

The other 31 water and wastewater projects will benefit 16 additional communities throughout Ontario. Canada’s 2017 budget proposes 21.9 billion dollars for investing in green infrastructure. This budget includes 5 billion dollars made available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, says that Canada’s commitment to new water infrastructure is impressive and just the kind resolve she would like to see from leaders in the U.S. “We have the resources,” Kleyne says. “We just need the will to commit and stay focused.”

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Is water infrastructure a top priority in your mind? Should we be doing more about replacing our aging water infrastructure? Do you know much about green infrastructure? Are you curious? What do you think of new water research and new technology?

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Sharon Kleyne Applauds Bronx Water Infrastructure Achievement

Water Educator Kleyne Teaches Water Infrastructure Needs. Sharon Kleyne Says New Water Infrastructure Saves Lives.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, teaches the importance of new water infrastructure every chance she gets. Without new water infrastructure, Kleyne contends, more and more people will be deprived of fresh water and more health issues will arise.

For many years, Kleyne has encouraged politicians and other government officials to get serious about water infrastructure. May pay lip service to the need to improve and expand existing systems, but unfortunately much of the interest is just talk. Meanwhile, the nation’s aging water infrastructure gets older and more unreliable.

Yet, there are stories and examples of positive breakthroughs and Kleyne was delighted recently to call everybody’s attention to one such project. Construction of the Croton Water Filtration Plant was completed after a decade of work and delays and was activated in 2015. Built beneath Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx (NY), the Croton Water Filtration Plant is the largest underground filtration plant in the U.S. The plant has the capacity to filter up to 290 million gallons of drinking water every day, Kleyne revealed, and it will do a lot to keep the city safe against drought and negative effects of climate change.

Kleyne shared that the 3.2 billion dollar plant reintroduced water from the Croton water supply system to the city’s distribution network for the first time since 2008. The plant site was prepared and excavated beginning in 2004, and construction of the 400,000 square foot facility was started in 2007 under management of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Kleyne noted that as many as 1,300 laborers contributed to the facility

Building the plant, said Kleyne, was not the only infrastructure achievement.  The 33-mile long New Croton Aqueduct was rehabilitated. Three new water tunnels were built to bring water to the plant, and then from the plant back to the distribution system.  With the capacity to filter up to 290 million gallons of water a day, the state-of-the-art facility can provide 30 percent of the city’s current daily water needs.

“This is the kind of commitment to new water infrastructure that we need all over the world,” said Kleyne. “We can’t waste time saving our water.”

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America’s Water Infrastructure Is Close To Collapse

Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Urges Action Now on Water Crisis. Sharon Kleyne Says Water Pipes Across America Must Be Replaced Now.

More than a year ago, FOXBusiness published an article by Matthew Morrow titled “America’s Water Infrastructure Is in Need of a Major Overhaul”.
http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/01/28/america-s-water-infrastructure-is-in-need-major-overhaul.html

In his article, Morrow began by discussing the then-still-new Flint water crisis. As we now know, a cash-strapped city made the ill-fated decision to switch the source of its drinking water from the Detroit water system to the polluted Flint River. The city has now switched back, but the crisis illuminated a deeper problem than people getting sick from bad water. As Morrow and others have written, the Flint water crisis focused the nation’s attention on the 1.2 million miles of aging lead water pipes that crisscross America. These pipes have a life expectancy of 75 years and many are already older than that. What happens to an aging lead water pipe? It leaches lead into the drinking water, making adults sick and negatively affecting brain development in children.

Morrow points out that most people in the U.S. have been spoiled by a century of easy access to water, but he also shares that experts are now saying that time is coming to an end unless we accept the monumental and expensive challenge of replacing old pipes. ”According to some estimates,” Morrow writes, “about 1.7 trillion gallons of water are wasted every year due to lack of pipe replacement and broken and leaky pipes”.

Replacement and repair costs will be significant by any measure. Both The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) estimate that these costs will exceed 1 trillion dollars. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the cost will exceed 650 billion dollars. Morrow also points out that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) states that forty out of fifty state water managers predict that their states will suffer major water supply issues in the next ten years.

All of these disturbing statistics are well known to international water researcher Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®. “We’re facing a water crisis of epic proportions,” said Kleyne. “Too much of the water falling to earth as rain is running off to the oceans,” said Kleyne. “Our aquifers are not being adequately replenished. We can’t go on like this. Water is essential,” Kleyne continued. “In all its phases, it’s the best shield against the inception and spread of illness.”

According to Morrow, water pipe upgrades will require a complex cooperative effort of local agencies, the U.S. Congress and some federal funding via grants and low-interest loans. Some of these efforts have begun, but too slowly. Already, more than a year has passed since Morrow’s clarion call to action and we have slipped closer to water infrastructure catastrophe.

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Sharon Kleyne Examines Water Infrastructure Findings Of Brookings Institute

Sharon Kleyne Says New Water Infrastructure Is a Complex Issue. Sharon Kleyne Encourages Public & Private Sectors To Embrace New Water Infrastructure.

Many citizens are vaguely aware of the fact that water infrastructure in the U.S. needs to be overhauled and improved. Water researchers like Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, Dr. Gerald Pollack and others have insisted for years that new water infrastructure should be the nation’s (and the world’s) top priority. But what is the situation really? What does it all mean?

According to a recent report (May, 2017) from the Brookings Institute https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brookings-now/2017/03/21/10-facts-about-water-policy-and-infrastructure-in-the-us/ , 30 of the largest water utilities in the U.S. “support up to $52 billion in economic output and 289,000 jobs annually; millions of households, businesses and industries depend on water systems every day. In vesting in water infrastructure ensures that these industries stay afloat and more investment often means more jobs.”

That seems clear enough. Water is big business. But it might surprise you to learn that the federal government is actually a small player in the world of water. States and local governments and utilities are actually responsible for 96% of annual public spending on drinking water and wastewater facilities. The Brookings Institute also points out that geographic and political boundaries complicate water investment. There are nearly 52,000 community water systems in the U.S., and they frequently include multiple users and watersheds. This sometimes leads to “operational inefficiencies and difficulties accelerating future investment.”

Other major findings by the Brookings Institute include the following. The price of water across the nation is rising. The average monthly residential water bill has increased 48% since 2010. Sewer service prices have also soared in the past two decades. There is also not enough money available to upgrade existing water systems. Though 88% of the American populace believes that something must be done to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure, utilities are barely keeping up with daily maintenance of declining systems. In addition, it is a concern that over 64% of the dams in America are privately owned and 69% of the dams were built before 1970.

The Brookings report also closely linked climate change and water cycles https://medium.com/@Brookings/water-management-and-climate-change-cfd1e0e35a11 . Citing a new book, The Water Problem edited by Pat Mulroy. Mulroy, the longtime general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, a Brookings Fellow and the lead negotiator on the Colorado River for the state of Nevada, draws on multiple sources to show that we face a crisis caused by climate change and suggests things we can do about it. For instance, Mulroy’s book goes far beyond the California situation with its water restrictions and drought to other parts of the country suffering from water shortages exacerbated by climate change. Some of these areas include Miami and the issue of rising oceans fouling freshwater reservoirs; intensive farming in Kansas and Nebraska, which is draining age-old aquifers; the Southwest where a rapidly growing population is stressing out the already strained Colorado River.

The silver lining of the Brookings report is that we in the U.S. are actually better off than the rest of the world because most of us have fairly reliable 24/7 water. Still, when we look closely, as we should, at our own water infrastructure problems, we can see the possibility of a bleak future that is already reality throughout the world. That reality is water scarcity.

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Sharon Kleyne Seeks Commitment To New Water Infrastructure

Sharon Kleyne Says New Water Infrastructure Should Be Our #1 Priority. Sharon Kleyne Calls on Officials To Prioritize Water Infrastructure.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, has insisted for more than two decades that new water infrastructure should be the nation’s (and the world’s) top priority. Because it is not the top priority, aquifers are not adequately replenished and too much fresh rain water runs off to the oceans where it is unusable by humans. The result is the worldwide water crisis that we’re doing our best, it seems, to ignore.

A few months ago, a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council revealed that water systems serving almost a quarter of Americans have reported violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the main federal law that regulates contaminants in drinking water. The violations included arsenic and nitrates contamination as well as failures in testing and reporting contamination levels. Not surprisingly, systems in rural areas account for more than 70 percent of all violations. The problem is so widespread that drinking water violations were found in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as territories of the U.S. The five worst states for Safe Drinking Water Act violations are Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia.

President Trump released his infrastructure plan in June. The plan proposes no solutions for rural America’s water problems and stresses the need to privatize the nation’s water systems. If implemented, this is likely to drive up water prices. Combine this likelihood with the challenges associated with financing the replacement and upgrading of aged pipes and plants and we discover a plan that will cost billions of dollars over several decades and be unattractive to private investors who are not convinced that individual projects will ever become profitable.

Water research experts like Kleyne are also quick to point out that we don’t have decades to make the fixes that are required. An unimaginable drinking water crisis is just around the corner and humanity has no time left to procrastinate. Kleyne teaches that the human body begins a lifelong, natural process of evaporation the moment it exits the mother’s watery womb. “This process continues until death,” said Kleyne. However, Kleyne added, if humans don’t supplement their evaporated body-and-eye water vapor, they will suffer illness and early death. Kleyne believes that understanding the process of evaporation is essential to becoming more successfully proactive about one’s health and the health of the planet. “We have one precious planet,” Kleyne said, “and education can show us the way to a water infrastructure plan that will work for everyone.”

Kleyne embraces her role, as researcher and scientist, of spreading the word about water, new water research, new water technology and new water lifestyles. She also vows to be a relentless voice calling for water infrastructure as the number one priority here and abroad.

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